Finishing school and becoming a student is an exciting step in life. However, while owning a car can offer you more freedom, it is important to choose the right model to avoid future hassles. Affordability is a major concern when reviewing popular student cars for sale. It is also important to buy a reliable vehicle to reduce the cost of repairs and for safety reasons. The VW Citi Golf, Opel Corsa Lite, Hyundai Atos, Toyota Tazz and Hyundai Getz are among the best student cars available in South Africa.
VW Citi Golf
With over 60 years of experience Volkswagen is renowned for manufacturing reliable and affordable vehicles. The company uses innovative technology to produce top quality cars. Volkswagen is a strong brand that has a bold image on the international and local market. Since the first Citi Golf, which was released on the market in 1985, the model has become popular in South Africa. Citi Golf’s popularity can be attributed to its affordable cost and outstanding resale value. The Citi Golf is cost-effective to run, which makes it ideal for students on a budget.
Opel Corsa Lite
Since its inception over 110 years ago, Opel has become a renowned brand name in South Africa. Opel strives to offer customers a pleasurable driving experience. The company’s motto “Wir leben Autos” is a reflection of their core principles. The company prides themselves in their passion, confidence as well as their attention to detail. The fun and dynamic Opel Corsa Lite 1.4L was manufactured in 2005 and has three doors and a modern exterior. This model has a duel clutch transmission and air-conditionings making long commutes more comfortable. The car’s compact size and power steering makes manoeuvring easy for novice drivers.
Hyundai was founded in 1967 and the company is one of the world’s biggest cars manufactures. Hyundai is committed to meeting the transportation needs of South Africans and the company contributes to the local economy.
The Hyundai Atos has a 45 kW engine with a maximum torque output of 87 Nm. The manual air-conditioner adds to driver comfort. The car has automatic transmission with power steering. The Atos has five doors and the functional interior has space to seat four people. The compact exterior has body coloured bumpers. An immobiliser protects the vehicle against theft and cup holders are a useful feature. The Atos has front electric windows. Halogen headlamps and fog lamps increase visibility during adverse weather conditions.
The Hyundai Getz has a 4-cylinder engine with a transverse inline- 4 layout and a natural aspiration. The Getz has a five-speed manual transmission. The engines power output is 71 kW at 6000 rpm with a torque of 125 nM at 3200 rpm. Air-conditioning is a useful feature during hot summer months. The Getz has electric windows as well as electric side mirrors.
The Toyota Tazz has a 4-cylinder transverse inline-4 engine with a natural aspiration. The engine has a 55kW power output at 6200 rpm and a torque of 103 nM at 4200 rmp. The Tazz has a five-speed manual transmission. It takes 14.1 seconds to go from 0km to 100km with a maximum speed of 159 km. Early models can come with a radio or CD player, while later models have an immobiliser and alarm to protect against theft. The five-door Tazz has enough space for four people.
Are you a student or a parent of one looking for a student car for sale? Be sure to look at the variety of cars for sale on www.automart.co.za .