Group 1 Cars Blog

Group 1 Cars Blog

News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars


5 Facts About Filling Stations That Are Actually Myths

Posted by on 20 Aug 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Caltex Filling Station

Filling Station Facts or Myths?

Have you ever waited until morning to fill up because you believe you get more fuel earlier in the day than later? Or perhaps you had a flaming row with your significant other because they whipped out their cell to make a call while you were at the service station? Today we take a look at five facts about filling stations that are actually myths. Read on to find out more.


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Tips To Avoid A Shoddy Car Dealership

Posted by on 30 Jul 2019 under Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Used Car Dealership

How To Avoid Unreliable Used Car Dealerships

Far too often we hear horror stories about unsuspecting buyers being fooled by a shoddy car dealership. It all starts off well as people think they are getting a brilliant deal which only turns out to be a total waste of time and money. Everything comes down to trust but with so many car sharks out there, how do you know which car dealership to use?

An obvious solution is to only buy from a reputable dealership directly associated with the brand you want or those with accreditation from the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Most of these dealerships also sell used cars which are typically the safest bet.


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New VS Used: The Benefits for First-Time Buyers

Posted by on 19 Jul 2019 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Used Vs New Cars

Buying Used vs New

Buying your first car is one of those big life moments you will always remember. After all, a car is a symbol of personal freedom. When you have your own set of wheels you can (for all intents and purposes) set off into the sunset, chasing new horizons and seeking thrilling adventures whenever you choose. Well, in real life most of us have to pitch up for work in the morning, but you get what we’re saying.


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Car Review: Second-hand 2003 Nissan X-Trail

Posted by on 24 Jun 2019 under Blog, Car Model History, Car Reviews, X-Trail

2003 Nissan X-Trail

Used Nissan X-Trail

The year was 2001 when the Nissan X-Trail was launched facing off against the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. At that stage, both were in their second generation which meant the Nissan X- Trail had stiff competition with these already successful SUV crossovers.


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Helpful Advice When Buying Secondhand Cars

Posted by on 12 Jun 2019 under Blog, Car Buying Tips

Second hand Cars

Tips When Buying A Second hand Car

According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers South Africa (NAAMSA), sales of secondhand cars have increased steadily in South Africa over the past few years. Considering the high prices of new cars and the fact that more students are looking for their own means of transport, pre-owned vehicles play an important role in the economy.


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How Does The Kia Rio 1.4 Tec Measure Up?

Posted by on 23 May 2019 under Car Reviews, Kia, Rio

Fourth Generation Kia Rio

Fourth Generation Kia Rio

The Kia Rio was launched in South Africa in early 2017 and immediately turned heads wherever it went. Motorists around the country fell in love with the Rio as it seemed ideal for urban life. What’s more, they sell about 500 Kia Rio’s every month and the sporty hatchback has regularly been at the top of the list for SA’s top 10 passenger cars.


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The Truth Behind Turbos And Engine Technology

Posted by on 16 May 2019 under Blog, General

Turbo Engine

Turbo Engine

Unlike the old days where turbos were reserved for racers and muscle cars spewing fire and deafening noise, today’s engine technology has changed considerably. All types of cars across various segments, regardless of shape, size, brand or price points have implemented turbos in some shape or form.


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How To Stay Safe On The Road During Load Shedding

Posted by on 23 Apr 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Arrive Alive During Loadshedding

Arrive Alive During Loadshedding

Load shedding has been a talking point for quite some time and unfortunately, it is not going away any time soon. For South Africans, driving during load shedding can be a real challenge considering power outages affect traffic lights and street lamps. Not to mention the presence of emergency vehicles, service delivery workers and the difficulty to spot pedestrians and cyclists in the dark.

If you are on the road during a power outage, it’s imperative to follow the rules of the road. As always, Arrive Alive adds some valuable input with their set of guidelines to ensure you and other road users remain safe on the road.


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Which SUV Is Safer, Toyota, Isuzu or Mitsubishi?

Posted by on 15 Apr 2019 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, Car Reviews, Group 1 Cars, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Toyota

Toyota, Isuzu & Mitsubishi

Toyota, Isuzu & Mitsubishi

This is the type of information many people want to know and we’ve gone the distance in answering that very question. It literally is the battle royale as we compare the Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB AT, the Isuzu mu-X 3.0 4×2 AT6 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 D4.

While all three are large, automatic SUVs with comfortable seating for seven people, which one tips the scale in terms of the all-important safety features? To ensure a fair fight, we’ve chosen the slightly more affordable 4×2 variants since the whole idea is to compare the list of standard active and passive safety features.


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Used BMW 320d – The Pride of the 3-Series

Posted by on 22 Mar 2019 under BMW, BMW 3 Series, Car Reviews

BMW 320d

BMW 320d

Used BMW 320d for Sale at Group 1 Pre-owned are a smart purchase on a whole lot of levels. Firstly there is the fact that it is a BMW, one of the most widely respected brands in the world, and secondly the 2.0-litre turbo Diesel engine is not only exceptionally responsive, but also very, very fuel frugal. But that is not all that a Used BMW 320d Sedan has to offer, as it also comes loaded with comfort and convenience features; all of which are designed to ensure the most pleasurable of driving experiences. As part of the Luxury BMW 3-series, it also comes standard with the absolute highest level of safety features, which provides ease of mind while driving!


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