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A Look at the Best Second-Hand Vehicles to Buy in South Africa


Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are considered the best second-hand vehicles to buy in South Africa, as they scooped several accolades at Gumtree Pre-Owned Car Awards

These two brands emerged as the biggest winners in this year’s inaugural Gumtree Pre-Owned Car Awards as recently announced.

Volkswagen scooped three judges’ awards, while Mercedes-Benz took home two awards. Other notable winners included Toyota Rav-4, Ford Ranger, Kia Picanto, Mazda CX3 and the BMW M4.

These awards seek to recognise and promote the best pre-owned vehicles on the market across 10 categories, based on criteria a buyer might use when evaluating a pre-owned vehicle, as well as sales figures provided by TransUnion.

The expert panel of judges assessed 2015 models and there was also a People’s Choice winner, voted by Gumtree users, in each.

Gumtree’s Head of Automotive Jeff Osborne says the inaugural awards are long-overdue recognition of brands which best hold their value, deliver reliable performance and carry reasonable maintenance costs.

According to Osborne, the categories were developed carefully to give pre-owned buyers guidance on the specific price and vehicle types that met their budgets.

“The judges have done a fantastic and thorough job and we believe these awards can become an important annual landmark for the pre-owned market in South Africa,” says Osborne.

Here are the 2017 Gumtree pre-owned car awards winners:

Budget Car under R110 000
2015 Kia Picanto 1.0LS

People’s Choice:
2015 Kia Picanto 1.0LS

Light Hatchback under R140 000
2015 VW Polo Vivo GP 1.4 Conceptline

People’s Choice:
2015 VW Polo Vivo GP 1.4 Conceptline

Medium Hatchback under R260 000
2015 VW Golf 7 1.4TSI Trendline

People’s Choice:
2015 VW Golf 7 1.4TSI Trendline

Performance Hatchbacks
VW Golf 7 2.0TSI R DSG

People’s Choice:
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 4-Matic

Cross-over between R200 000 and R300 000
2015 Mazda CX3 2.0 Individual

People’s Choice:
2015 Mazda CX3 2.0 Individual

Luxury Sedan under R475 000
2015 Mercedes-Benz C220 Bluetec

People’s Choice:
2015 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0TFSI

Premium Performance Sports Cars
BMW M4 M-DCT

People’s Choice:
Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

SUV under R325 000
2015 Toyota RAV-4 2.0 GX

People’s Choice:
2015 Toyota Fortuner 2.5D-4D

Luxury SUV under R700 000
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250D

People’s Choice:
2015 Audi Q7 3.0TDI V6 Quattro

Double Cab Bakkies 4×2
2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCI XLT P/U D/C 4×2

People’s Choice:
2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCI XLT P/U D/C 4×2

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