• Locally, the Toyota, Hilux, Ford Ranger, and Isuzu D-Max bakkies are the most popular options.
• The criteria is based on double cabs with sub 100 000km mileage, priced under R200 000, and are 10 years or younger.
• Nissan, GWM and Toyota all have options listed on the Autotrader dealer classified across SA.
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Nothing says Proudly South African more than our nation's love affair with bakkies.
Whether it's heavyweights like the Toyota Hilux or half-tonne offerings like Nissan's NP200, they are becoming as common on local roads as pickled fish on an Easter weekend.
People are tired of hearing it, but it's the truth. The Hilux is the top-dog on the block, and everyone else is merely playing catch up, although other brands have value for money offerings.
Nothing wrong with pre-owned
Buying new is not a viable option for many, so the used market is more realistic. There are decent examples for sale on the dealer classifieds - like Autotrader - that suit the pocket, depending on what you're looking for.
With the increasing prices of new vehicles in general, do you think buying a decent pre-owned model is a better option? Please email us, or share your thoughts in the comment section below.
The criteria used in this instance is based on double cab bakkies with sub 85 000km mileage, priced under R200 000 and are 10 years or younger sold at dealerships across the country.
Some of the bakkies listed cost more than brand-new passenger cars, but the type of capability, drive and road presence a bakkie exudes is something different.
These less than 10 years old, low mileage double cabs are worth a look if you're in the market for a bakkie but not in the position to pay brand-new Toyota Hilux or Ford Ranger: