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Group 1 Cars Blog

News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars


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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Own An Affordable Used Isuzu Double Cab

Posted by on 13 Mar 2019 under Isuzu

Isuzu Double Cab

Isuzu Double Cab

With ten distinct pickup models to choose from, there is without a doubt a Used Isuzu Double Cab for Sale at Group 1 Pre-owned which will suit your needs. Whether it is a hardcore offroad vehicle you’re looking for or a family friendly Double Cab that can also be used as a business focused light commercial vehicle (LCV) during the week, we can guarantee that we have the perfect Isuzu Double Cab for you! Originally sold in South Africa as the Isuzu KB Double Cab, the name has now changed to become more in line with Isuzu’s international offering, but the one thing that has remained the same is the legendary quality of these amazing pickups.


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Who Decides On Speed Limits?

Posted by on 26 Feb 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Speed Traffic Signal

Who Chooses What Speed We Drive?

Whether we like it or not, speed limits are necessary to balance road safety and move traffic as efficiently as possible. Speed limits are enforceable laws which means they are set by elected officials. While they might be responsible for setting the speed limits, how do they decide what is appropriate?


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Why Buying A Pre-Owned BMW X5 Is Still Worth It

Posted by on 20 Feb 2019 under BMW, BMW X5, Car Buying Tips, Car Model History, Car Reviews

BMW X5

Buying second-hand cars can be a daunting task but if you want quality and reliability, look no further than a pre-owned BMW X5. It has brought pure enjoyment to all who have owned one and proved an exceptional contender in the new and used car segments. In fact, at Group 1, our showroom floor often plays guest to several quality pre-owned SAVs (Sports Activity Vehicles) just like the BMW X5.


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A Bird’s Eye Review On The Mini Cooper Range

Posted by on 01 Jan 2019 under Car Reviews, MINI

MINI

The MINI Remains Timeless

In our opinion there are very few cars that have the youthful appeal of the modern Mini, and this has not changed since the New Mini burst onto the scene in 2001. It has retained its iconic look made famous by its Mini Mk1 predecessor, but today’s Mini is safer, bigger, more comfortable and an around better car. In fact, thanks to BMW’s influence the Mini is more a compact luxury car than a simple city run-around. And once you add bigger models like the Countryman and the Clubman the compact size of the model class is already erring on the side of SUV.


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