10 BEST USED HATCHBACKS FOR R100 000 OR LESS
Did you ever have to trade your car in for a “cheaper” 2nd hand vehicle to help ease your monthly expenses? The following vehicles are inexpensive to run, have budget-friendly service costs, and as a bonus safe too!
1) KIA RIO HATCHBACK
The Kia Rio hatchback earned the 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award, placing first in the subcompact Hatchback category. “Kia’s has earned significant accolades across its entire vehicle line-up, and this latest honor from Vincentric is further testament to Kia’s commitment to quality and value. The Kia Rio is an attractive option for customers looking for stylish efficiency and a strong value proposition. The Kia Rio took home the award because it had the lowest repair and depreciation costs of all the vehicles it competed against, according to Vincentric President, David Wurster.
2) RENAULT SANDERO 66KW TURBO
Whether you are driving around your family or simply heading out for a weekend adventure, family and fun time takes to the road with the Renault Sandero! This modern and refined hatchback is the perfect family vehicle thanks to its safety technology, spacious interior and ample comfort features. In the Renault Sandero vehicle safety is not an option, but a given. Lower fuel consumption reduced maintenance costs and a more efficient engine overall. These are just 3 of the benefits of enjoying the Sandero Reliability that comes standard with a 3 Cylinder Turbo Renault Designed Engine. But don’t think that this means you’ll have to change your driving habits, as the 66KW Engine is proof that a smaller engine does not necessarily mean a downsize in power!
3) HYUNDAI GRAND i10
This Hyundai vehicle is consistently reliable, they are good value with many extras included of other more expensive vehicles, for example, air conditioning, speed control/cruise control, decent mileage per gallon, heated mirrors, lane control indication, etc. As an added bonus this beauty is comfortable for longer journeys too!
4) HONDA BRIO
Honda is usually anything but entry-level, but in an attempt to introduce the Honda motoring experience to a wider audience, the brilliant little Brio was developed and launched in South Africa in 2012. According to Honda (back then), “the Brio’s combination of styling, affordability, quality and motoring fun will offer young first-time buyers an attractive budget motoring option.” And it does!
5) TOYOTA ETIOS
Forget about pretty or frivolous: the Toyota Etios is all about value and durability. With bulletproof mechanical bits and easy serviceability, there's a lot of clever engineering that's gone into giving the Etios a long, drama-free, and safe service life.
6) VOLKSWAGEN UP
One of the safest small cars on our roads, the Up has 6 airbags. The Volkswagen Up is more sophisticated than its size and looks suggest. It's comfortable, feels stable on the road, and is enjoyable to drive. Upmarket Volkswagen style on a tiny budget.
7) VOLKSWAGEN POLO VIVO
The Polo Vivo handles bumps and ruts much better, giving it a very comfortable ride, making it more appealing to urban living. With the ride and handling on the Vivo being this good it makes it the top of its class and quite untouchable. If you're concerned about re-sale value, you can't really go wrong with a Polo Vivo. These cars are always in demand and running costs are low.
8) FORD FIGO
The Figo is a practical, fuel-efficient little runabout and is a sought-after used car, especially by motoring experts. The hatchback feels like a big car with plenty of space for occupants and storage and has excellent ride and handling characteristics.
9) SUZUKI SWIFT
We loved the older Swift for its fun-to-drive demeanor. Some great deals are available on used models! A good family car with a good turn of speed. A bit different from the average hatchback. It's a bit of a hard ride due to its sporty nature.
10) HONDA JAZZ
The Honda Jazz represents everything that Honda stands for: Excellent build quality, an engine that will stand the test of time, a practical and spacious interior.