We Compare Four Of The Best Double Cab Bakkies

Posted by on 13 Jun 2022 under Car Reviews, Ford, General, Group 1 Cars, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota

Best bakkies in South Africa

Best bakkies for sale in SA compared

In America they are called trucks, in Aussie Utes and in South Africa we call them bakkies. No matter what you call them, the bakkie is a firm favourite for a huge percentage of our population. Working bakkies on farms, building sites, mines, factories and small businesses, lifestyle bakkies to pull the boat or the trailer full of bikes, for weekend bundu bashing or simply to keep the neighbours jealous.

The thing is, it is impossible to define a ‘bakkie’. From the very basic single cab 4×2 to 4×4 twin cab, all turbo, all optional extras, high-riding snarling beasts that will make Mad Max blink, and everything in between, there is a bakkie for every need and the need for more bakkie variants seems insatiable.

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Car Safety Features: A Definitive Guide

Posted by on 25 Apr 2022 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, Clio, General, Group 1 Cars, Polo, X-Trail

Safety belt

Everthing you need to know about car safety features

Modern cars are laden with car safety features which have come a long way since the first seatbelts came out during the 1930s. From airbags and anti-lock brakes to traction control and reverse cameras, many car safety features have been added to ensure better protection in the event of an accident. In light of these advancements, and since road safety is a primary focus at Group1 Cars, we wanted to share a detailed guide on the various car safety features.

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Well Worth The Search: A Prime Pre-Owned Nissan Qashqai

Posted by on 26 Jul 2021 under Car Model History, Car Reviews, Nissan, Qashqai Facelift, Qashqai My14

Previous generation Nissan Qashqai

Used Nissan Qashqai models are VERY popular

The salesman told me to decide fast because they move quickly. “Ja, ja, salesman talk,” I thought, I have time.” Two days later when I phoned for the Qashqai, it was gone and I was disappointed. I was looking to trade in my venerable 2006 X-Trail and immediately fell in love with the Qashqai – a late first-gen 1.6, white, low mileage, fair price. It was the first time I had really looked closely at this oddly-named car. You would see them in the street, nice looking, nothing special. Until you look at the boot – the nearest thing to match my X-Trail I could afford then.

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Seven Pre-owned SUVs To Think About

Posted by on 03 Oct 2019 under Asx, Car Buying Tips, Car Reviews, Ecosport, Ford, Group 1 Cars, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, X-Trail

SUV in Woods

Seven Great SUVs

There is no such thing as a typical SUV. Some are bigger, some are rather cramped. Some are a bit too grand for anything but parking on a pavement, while some are at home in the bush. You cannot really compare cheap with cheap or large with large and get a meaningful answer.

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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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