Group 1 Cars Blog

Group 1 Cars Blog

News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars


Is This Car Affordable? 5 Ways to Tell.

Posted by on 20 Jan 2020 under Blog, Car Buying Tips

Blak Sedan

Identifying Which Cars Are Really Affordable

If you’re planning to shop around for an affordable vehicle in South Africa in 2020, we have excellent news – there are plenty of great options on offer from Group 1 Cars dealerships throughout the country. However, when you’re faced with this amount of choice, it can become a bit of a headache to figure out which pre-owned vehicle is right for you. After all, when you drive that car, bakkie or SUV off the lot, it needs to suit your lifestyle, not the other way around.


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A Summary Of The Different Gearbox Options

Posted by on 17 Jan 2020 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Gearbox

Gearbox Options Explained

You are scrolling through Group1cars for your next ride and everything looks great, but what does MT and AT and AMT mean? CVT and DCT? Let’s have a look.

MT stands for manual transmission and was the original way to transfer engine power to the wheels optimally, according to the speed of the car. The driver pushes in the clutch pedal to manually disconnect the transmission from the clutch plate, selects a gear, releases the clutch again to engage the selected gear. Until quite recently this was the most efficient way to change gears, and many drivers still believe it gives the most driver engagement.


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Used Isuzu Single Cab – The Ultimate Workhorse

Posted by on 14 Jan 2020 under Isuzu

Isuzu Single Cab

Isuzu Single Cab

With a solid reputation for its reliability, durability, versatility and affordability its should come as no surprise that all of the Used Isuzu Single Cab for Sale on our showroom floors are popular with both business owners and fleet managers.


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The Best Time to Buy a Car in 2020

Posted by on 03 Jan 2020 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, General, Group 1 Cars

Car in Dealership

Top Tip: When To Buy That New Car

Buying a new car is a double-edged sword if ever there was one – it’s extremely exciting, but it can also be rather nerve-wracking to make such a big investment. As such, it makes sense to evaluate all your options very carefully before you sign on the dotted line and drive off in your new vehicle.


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How to Avoid Smash & Grabs This Holiday

Posted by on 20 Dec 2019 under Blog, Group 1 Cars

Broken Car Window

A Few Tips On Avoiding Smash & Grabs During The Holidays

T’is the season to be jolly and happy holidaymakers are crowding onto South African roads to make their way to their vacation destinations. However, as the roads get busier, so to do the frequency of opportunistic crimes increase. Smash-and-grab incidents occur throughout the year, but it’s even more prevalent around the festive season. Fortunately, there are ways to safeguard your car and belongings.


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The EV Revolution: Is RSA Ready To Adapt?

Posted by on 17 Dec 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Electric Car Plugged In

Will Electric Vehicles Become The New Norm In SA?

Sustainability is a topic that is on everyone’s lips of late, and with good reason – our planet’s natural resources are under severe pressure and something needs to change if we wish to call Earth our home for much longer. This is why the EV (electric vehicle) revolution is such a big part of the planning for automakers around the globe.


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Tips For Getting Your Car Ready for the Holidays

Posted by on 09 Nov 2019 under General, Group 1 Cars

Driving

How To Get Your Car Ready For The Holidays

It seems every summer half of South Africa gets into their cars to visit the other half, who tend to live quite far away. Every year is the same lament of the terrible toll on our roads. There is nothing you, the responsible driver, can do about the behaviour of others. You can keep an eye out for inebriated pedestrians, drive defensively and take regular rest stops.


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Need Help Fixing A Tyre Puncture?

Posted by on 27 Oct 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Flat Tyre

Tips TO Fix A Flat Tyre

Everyone knows that ‘prevention is better than cure’ but sometimes things are simply out of our control. In the motoring world, a tyre puncture is always a possible outcome whether you drive on urban roads or going off-road. Even if you are the most careful driver, you can’t always avoid getting a tyre puncture.

 
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Our Group 1 Write Up: Honda Civic Type R

Posted by on 23 Oct 2019 under Civic, Honda

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

A Sports Compact is a class of car which is based on a production model but offers sportier features, looks and handling. It is a vehicle class which is dominated worldwide by the Honda Civic Type R, which is why the Used Honda Civic Type R Vehicles for Sale at Group 1 are always in high demand. There are 5 model variants which have been manufactured and sold globally, which each one having limited or special editions which has further expanded the range. Each Honda Civic Type R Model Variant is based on a generation of standard Hond Civic Vehicles which are classified as follows:


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Our Group 1 Write Up: Volkswagen Golf GTI

Posted by on 17 Oct 2019 under Golf GTI, Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Golf was originally designed to replace the iconic VW Beetle, but because of the massive success of the vehicle within two years of its launch Volkswagen also launched the first Golf GTI model variant. It was an instant hit and ever since then, a thriving Used VW Golf GTI Used Cars market was established. Today is no exception and all of the Used Golf GTI for Sale at Group 1 are quickly snapped up by the vehicles avid fan base.


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