By Jeff Osborne, Gumtree Autos
If you’re looking for student wheels or a city runaround, here are your five best previously owned buys for under R140k. They’re all finalists in this category for the 2019 Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards. Each is a two-year-old model offering an excellent balance of price and performance, with resale value, safety and fuel economy as key considerations for the judges.
TOP FIVE BUYS <R140K
2017 Toyota Aygo 1.0 X-Play (5 door).
A likable, fun and boldly-styled vehicle, the Aygo has top fuel efficiency and agile handling.
2017 Kia Picanto 1.0 Street.
The Picanto has long been a great budget buy and this 2017 Street model is even more polished and practical with improved driving dynamics and great fuel economy.
2017 VW Take Up! 1.0 (5 door).
Much desired as a well-packaged and well-appointed budget car, the Take Up! delivers good performance and outstanding fuel economy.
2017 Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique.
With more ground clearance than its competitors and a comprehensive set of standard luxury features, the Kwid has been a popular and well-priced purchase since its launch into our market three years ago.
2017 Toyota Etios 1.5Xi (5 door).
The Etios has a slightly dated style but it offers durability, reliability and value for money with its 1.5-litre 16-valve engine, plus strong safety features.
The winners of the Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards will be revealed on 29 October 2019.
Don’t forget to VOTE for your favourites to stand a chance of winning a car!!!