Good First Cars In South Africa

What is a Good First Car?

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (“patent motorcar”), built in 1885 by the German Karl Benz, is widely regarded as the first practical modern automobile and was the first car put into production. It was patented and unveiled in 1886.

Good First Cars In South Africa

Toyota Agya

The Toyota Agya is a small yet funky little hatchback. The hatchback model offers five seats and a 260-litre boot which should be ample for a student or an individual that needs to commute to the office.

Under the bonnet, it features a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 49 kW and 89 Nm of torque. This results in a manufacturer-claimed average fuel consumption figure of 4.8 L / 100 km which is very frugal.

Suzuki DZire

If you are looking for something a little bigger to fit your friends or your new family, the Suzuki DZire might be a good option to consider.

The compact sedan also offers to seat five occupants, however, it comes with a 378-liter boot, great for those extra suitcases on the weekend trip.

Renault Triber

Need to be able to fit a few extra passengers for the carpool or growing family? The Renault Triber multi-purpose vehicle might just tick all the boxes.

The model, which comes fitted with ABS brakes and two airbags as standard, offers up to seven seats and then still has 84 liters of luggage space. However, fold down a few seats and you will gain access to 625 liters of boot space. 

How much is a Kia Picanto?


ModelCash PriceTotal Cost
Picanto 1.0 Style ManualR259 995R403 870
Picanto 1.0 Style AutoR273 995R446 078
Picanto 1.2 Street ManualR258 995R403 285
Picanto 1.2 Street AutoR272 995R424 491

Can Kia Picanto drive long distances?

As with any city car, the Picanto is built more for city driving than long motorway driving. That said, when it comes to driving on the motorway the Picanto doesn’t have any issues with handling distance.