Many of the hundreds of thousands of admitted students in 2022 will need access to their wheels to start the next phase of their lives.
Few are in a position to buy a new car, but those privileged in that position have no choice. In the entry-level bracket of the local new car market are his more than 17 different models of passenger cars priced from R162 900 to R200 000.
citizen motoring scrolled through the virtual showroom looking for options for those looking for their first set of wheels. The existence of every his teenage first car is so important that we opt for cool cheap cars rather than purely cheap ones. Street reputation goes a long way, so we factored styling into the equation.
We were able to find 5 cars that caught our eye, all for less than R250 000.
Here is a list of cheap and cool cars for anyone leaving school to consider.
Toyota Agya 1.0 MT – R200 000
If there’s one thing Toyota’s most affordable car in its stable has, it’s swagger.
There are 6 colors to choose from, but if you want to make your friends the envy, Electric Yellow is the perfect choice. Combined with the standard 14-inch black alloy, headlights and grille, there’s no denying that the Toyota Agya (pronounced A-gi-ya) is an attractive package.
The Agya has a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated engine that sends 48 kW to the front wheels via a 5-speed transmission. A fuel consumption of 4.8 liters per 100 km (that is about 21 km per liter) should be on the ear of any teenager in need of money.
Speaking of music, this entry-level model doesn’t come standard with a radio. Nothing an aftermarket head unit, amp or subwoofer can’t fix. That would make it an even cooler cheap car.
Suzuki Ignis 1.0 GL-R208 900
Called an urban SUV by Japanese automakers, it’s safe to say that the Ignis has style like no other on our roads. At 180 mm wide, it’s definitely not your run-of-the-mill small hatchback.
The Suzuki Ignis’ powerful 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 61 kW of power that is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Mahindra KUV100 Nxt 1.2 K6+ #DARE – R215 999
The Indian automaker spiced up the KUV100 series by offering #DARE a few years ago. This adds style and specs while keeping the price as affordable as possible.
You can choose from 3 colors. Combined with the standard black roof, black alloy wheels, and #DARE decals on the doors, it’s one of the coolest cheap cars out there.
The Mahindra KUV100 K6+ #DARE draws power from a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that sends 61 kW to the front wheels via a 5-speed transmission. The fuel consumption is 5.9L/100km.
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Renault Kiger 1.0 Life – R219 999
This baby SUV smells of attitude. Combined with strong sculptural lines, ground clearance of 205mm and roof rails, it is a more attractive model than the conventional hatchback.
Under the hood of this front-wheel drive Renault Kiger is a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Renault claims that for every 100 km he consumes only 5.2 liters.
Fiat 500 TwinAir Cult – R249 900
The coolest car in the matrix of cheap cool cars. The Fiat 500 model has changed little since it first appeared in 2007, but it has lost none of its charm. Like the Smeg Kettle, its retro-modern style is timeless.
The Fiat 500’s 2-cylinder 875 cc turbocharged petrol engine develops 63 kW and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Fiat claims it consumes only 4 liters per 100 km. That means you only use 25 km per liter. This is probably the coolest part.
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