So, you are shopping for a bakkie, but you can’t quite take advantage of the rapidly rising prices of the many options in the new market. What does a budget of less than R300,000 allow you to buy on the second-hand market?
AutoTrader has identified the most commonly listed used bakkies that fall below the theoretical price cap, using its variant-level data spanning the first eight months of 2021.
“In an initial seven-year process, we captured and cleaned up over four million metadata to create the only used car database in South Africa that allows car buyers to accurately research the variant and level of equipment.
“This level of detail, which has been primarily designed to provide car buyers with the best-in-class research, also allows us to form a more accurate view of what is happening in the subsections of the market in terms of average prices. and mileage, ”AutoTrader said. CEO George Mienie.
Single cab options
Suppose you are looking for a single cabin half ton bakkie. In this case, the Nissan NP200 is the most logical choice since it is the only model of the segment still available in the new market (where all derivatives are priced below R300,000) and is therefore well represented in the second-hand sector.
The 1.6i petrol variant with air conditioning and safety package has an average list price of around R175,000. However, opting for the diesel-powered 1.5dCi – which also comes with the safety pack – will cost you a little less on average (keep in mind that its average mileage is higher and the average registration year is older).
The Toyota Hilux 2.4GD, on the other hand, is a solid choice for those looking for a single-cabin one-ton workhorse, with its average mileage of 93,184 km and its average registration year in 2018, noted. AutoTrader.
Double cabin options
In recent years, the Double Cab has started to sell more than the Single Cab, and many have chosen to use the Double Variant both as a work utility vehicle and as a family transporter when needed.
The chart of the most listed double cab variants intriguingly only includes a single Hilux derivative despite this nameplate’s dominance in the new market, suggesting that these tend to hold their value relatively well – with many examples that are still priced well over R300,000, AutoTrader noted.
The 3.0D-4D Raider carries an average list price of R232,396, although its average mileage and registration year are the most extreme on the list at 201,889 km and 2010, respectively.
That leaves two main options: the Ford Ranger and the Isuzu KB (D-Max). The diesel-powered Ranger is typically offered with a 2.2TDCi four-cylinder mill or a 3.2TDCi five-cylinder unit, with average list prices between R 250,000 and R 280,000, depending on the trim level, AutoTrader said.
The KB variants of this vintage are also available with the choice of two oil-fired engines (displacing either 2.5 or 3.0 liters), with average list prices covering the R230,000 to R270,000 range.
“Although R300,000 doesn’t buy you much in the new-bakkie market anymore, there are plenty of used options at this price point and below. Buy wisely and you can choose an example that can give you many years of service, ”said Mienie.
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