South Africa’s Top 2018 Budget Cars to match your Salary
Millenials are buying their first electric or hybrid cars in Urban cities, and the days of walking into a car dealership to trade in car or sell your second hand car are soon to be gone. Not to mention, auto-makers are placing a strong focus on hybrid and electric vehicles throughout 2018 - promising to make the majority of new car models in hybrid or electric variants.
Second hand car depreciation has kicked in! At each start of the new year, your second hand car value decreases by an amount that will leave you cringing. Can you imagine losing a large portion of your car resale value each year?
We understand the struggle of selling a car… In fact, we, too, have experienced all the haggle and hassle of private car sales and trading in a car at some point in our lives before the birth of CarZar.co.za - we buy cars!
The most desirable cars are always those still under warranty or motoring plan, and those with low kilometres on the clock - anything more than 25 000 km and you can expect at least a 10% drop in market value.
When it comes to buying a new car or trading in your second hand car for a much more expensive one, ‘negotiating’ is one of their master talents.
When it comes to buying a new or second hand car, passenger cars take preference for many South Africans.
Have you ever considered buying a car from a car auction? Well, here’s a secret:
Selling a car or trading in a car means being completely aware of the process, right through to the end of the transaction.
Like it or not, second-hand car salesmen have a bad reputation for trying to low-ball their customers with unfair offers. Ask anyone who’s ever sold their car if they think that the offer they received was the best they could have gotten anywhere else, and they’ll probably say no: maybe if they had tried a few more dealers they would have gotten a better offer. But that means driving up and down, looking for other buyers without ever knowing if you’ll get an offer at all.
Cars are an indispensable part of lives for many car owners. But, there comes a time when when a car has reached it’s age and now, it’s time to sell car.
Unless you’re a top market player, you’ll probably experience an unattractive view of the new car market. The average cost of a new car today is way passed the ‘car affordability’ scale for most South Africans - it’s no wonder the second hand car market is revving up on sales these days.
Everyone has looked at their set of wheels and thought how much they could get for it. And then most-likely went onto thinking, which new car they can get on a trade-in - perhaps already started the process toward trading in a car for a new or second hand car.
CarZar is an online car buying service that operates throughout South Africa. We buy cars of all makes and models and we offer instant cash for cars - but consumers have heard that all before. We understand that potential customers are asking: what makes CarZar different from other car buying services?
Who knew that Volkswagen and Toyota would be the most top sold cars in South Africa’s second hand car market?
What dynamic duo do you think of when you hear ‘the best team in history’: Batman and Robin? Han Solo and Chewbacca? Boerewors and beer?
The amount you spend on buying a new car and the amount you get back when selling your second hand car is something that most people ignore when they buy a new car…
What would you buy with R14-million?
There are many things to take into account when it comes to buying a new or second hand car - one major factor being your budget.
Searching for your next new car? Previous reports on the new-vehicle sales market have already disclosed its “positive performance in July sales” - showcasing a 4.1% increase, in comparison to July last year, thanks to its 46 719 units sold.
Owning a car is similar to having a baby - well, at least on the financial side of matters...
Superminis, wagons and SUV’S are dominating the automotive industry’s family market. But, why?
Selling your second hand car can be stressful and time consuming; as a result, you can unlikely end up selling it for less than what it’s worth.
When switching to or taking out a car insurance policy, the insurance company would generally dictate your premium, based on different aspects, such as - but not restricted to - your address, age, gender and driving tendencies.
“Sadly, incidents like these are not uncommon at all,” said CarZar Managing Director Fernando Pinheiro, after hearing scary stories about online car sales ending into horrific crime accounts.
eNatis… Sounds insignificant doesn’t it? But, if there’s anything you need to know about owning a car or before buying a new or used car, it’s having knowledge about what eNatis is.
Finding the right car buyer can be time consuming… and let’s not forget about the safety risks of the transaction, dealing with endless phone calls, meeting up with private car buyers in dodgy areas and a whole load of used car value haggling.
To some or even most car owners, the smallest increase in fuel prices may just seem like the economic norm. Maybe it’s because South African citizens have become too comfortable living with the condition of the country’s economic climate - adding the additional interest of ‘junk status’ to their monthly budget.
Purchasing your first car is life changing - allowing you the independence to go anywhere and everywhere you want. However, you have to ensure you are financially stable and able to maintain your lifestyle. As the value of your car depreciates from the moment you leave the dealership, perhaps think of purchasing a secondhand car. Saving up for the vehicle will be even more rewarding than making more debt by financing the car. Don't buy with your heart, buy with your head - the novelty of a new vehicle eventually wears off.
Ok, it’s your first car purchase – a new or a used vehicle, which is the best? We weigh up the pros and cons to ensure that you find the right ride.
Sometimes, you just need to know when it’s time to let go of your vehicle and move towards a new automotive-free lifestyle. Unless you’re already thinking about selling your car for cash, in order to buy a new car. Either way, CarZar.co.za can help!
Whether or not your car has been under the rug for a while, your car is due to be worth much less than what you paid for it. This is the result of every car owner’s nightmare, ‘depreciation’.
Automotive companies have entered a global race toward self-driving cars.
Cape Town, SA - The CarZar Survey conducted with News24, illustrated that 82% of South Africans fear safety risks and 87% are concerned with price fairness.
Cape Town - CarZar is disrupting the automotive industry and en-route to becoming South Africa’s fastest car buying service.
You can now buy cars through a vending machine! It’s as easy as buying a can of Coca-Cola or packet of Simba chips. Well, at least in Singapore…
When purchasing a car, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is deciding whether you’re going to select a petrol or diesel variant. While old critiques, such as “noisiness”, no longer apply, ask yourself, “which car variant is better for me?”
If your are relocating to another country, letting go of your long-traveled South African-bought car can be a difficult decision. However, a decision for many rational reasons. This may include expensive pricing of cars in the international automotive market; you are not ready to go of your South African dream car; or you just do not want to sell your car and buy a new car due to the unnecessary hassle of the car selling process.
Selling your car privately? Selling your second-hand car privately can be a hassle if you do not know where or how to start your car sale process – especially when user listings can be a needle in a haystack!
Buying a car in South Africa is a major financial commitment. With gradual increases in values in the new car market, many consumers are steering towards buying second hand cars from used car markets, whether from private car sellers or dealerships who sell used cars.
There comes a point in life to decide whether to trade-in your car or sell it for cash. Both options have its gains and losses.
With government-agreed plans to develop battery technology, the future of the automotive industry is clearly electric.
If a motor vehicle is completely unfit for use, it is your human right to be able to deregister the vehicle and get it scrapped. Sometimes, the vehicle has reached its age and is no longer worth fixing, or it has been in an irreparable accident. In this case, you can sell the car to a scrap yard or someone who will make use of the reusable metal parts. You therefore also have the right to pocket some cash from your scrap sale.
When selling your car, trading in your car, auctioning your car or simply changing any details about your second hand motor vehicle, it is your responsibility to ensure that the vehicle owner or vehicle titleholder particulars are changed. This is to avoid paying pricey fines involving incorrect information use; and ensures that you retain a clear vehicle record, in case any traffic violations have been committed using your used car or any second hand vehicle that you have sold.
Selling your car online can be a daunting experience. Many car owners do not how to market their car sale online in ways that could help them acquire the best value.
One cannot expect to drive a vehicle once the driver’s license has hit its expiry date.
If you have bought a car or any motor vehicle, you are now a title holder of a new, second hand, built-up or modified motor vehicle. It is therefore your right to have the vehicle registered onto your name. However, you, as the new vehicle owner, are responsible for registering the vehicle at the appropriate registering authority, in order to receive a registration certificate. The title holder of a financed vehicle, will be the institution financing your used or new vehicle.
Without a car license, one does not have the right to drive a motor vehicle legally on the road. However, every motorist has the human right to renew their motor vehicle license; unless stated otherwise by legal registering authorities.
After our homes, buying a car is probably the second most expensive item on your budget list. The sad part about this is that many car buyers have become victim to car sale scams, frauds and being ripped off from buying a second hand car.
Trading-in a car involves more processes than selling your car for cash. Research should therefore be #1 on your to do list, before trading in your car. In fact, doing research first will also help you get to know your rights and responsibilities when trading in your car. Hence, allowing for a smooth car trade-in experience and avoid potential hassles of expensive courts.
Watching your vehicle get taken by strangers can be a heart-breaking experience. It is almost as though you are losing part of yourself. A part of you that used to take you anywhere and everywhere you wanted.
When taking into mind, ‘roadworthiness’, one often thinks of South Africa’s public road transportation systems, because the fact is that taxi’s have caused much traffic road rage for car drivers.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you sell your car correctly, in order to avoid any legal claims actioned against you. This is includes ensuring that you describe and represent your car accurately and fairly, to the potential car buyer.