DATSUN GO is the most economical city car to service or repair – 2019 AA Kinsey Report.
The Datsun GO has emerged as the most cost-effective vehicle to service or repair in the City Cars and Entry Level category of the 2019 AA Kinsey Report. The GO has for the fourth consecutive year – and every year since its launch in South Africa – come out on top in this well-respected survey.
The Kinsey Report details costing for parts and servicing on a variety of popular vehicles sold in South Africa across 8 categories, giving consumers a good idea of what to expect when taking a vehicle in for repair or servicing. Winners in each category are determined by costs of servicing parts (filters, spark plugs, wipers and brake pads), repair parts (cam belt, shocks, clutch plate, flywheel and fan belt) and finally crash parts (doors, fenders, bumpers, glass, lights and wheels etc.). The winner is the cheapest in the 3 categories combined.
Datsun GO parts most affordable in class
At R63 310, the GO’s total parts basket price this year amounted to around R3 000 less than its closest competitors. The Datsun GO proved the most affordable of all eight cars in its category in terms of both service parts and repair parts. Its service parts basket price totalled R2 047 – 16% less than the vehicle ranked second-best in this regard – and its repair parts basket price was R8 846 – 21% less than the vehicle ranked second best in this regard The GO was also mentioned as one of the bestpriced in its class in terms of crash parts, with a basket price of R52 416. .
Designed with cost-efficacy top of mind
Volatility in the South African economy in recent years has had a real and marked impact on South Africans across the board. As a result, A-segment category cars have increased in popularity, particularly with first-time new car buyers. The GO was designed with cost-efficacy front of mind, as an offering to cater to this demand.
“The results of the 2019 AA Kinsey Report serve to further reinforce the Datsun GO’s position as a market leader in this
segment as well as its reputation for providing the South African customer base with an offering that is not only affordable in terms of its selling price but also represents real value for money in the long-term,” says Kabelo Rabotho, Marketing Director for Datsun South Africa.
The 2019 AA Kinsey Report
Released on June 26, and now in its 29th year, what was previously known as the Kinsey Report has been relabelled the AA Kinsey Report, to appear on the AASA’s official website.
The report is compiled by veteran motoring journalist Malcolm Kinsey and compares popular vehicles in nine different categories, in terms of the price of their parts. This is further split according to the prices for parts needed during servicing, for repairs and as a result of crashes.
A total of 72 different cars have been included. Twelve vehicles that were featured in the previous year’s report have this year been omitted. However, an additional 19 have been added.
All new Datsun vehicles are now covered by a Datsun Warranty of six-years or 150 000 kilometres, doubling the amount of time the customer can enjoy care-free motoring. As part of this warranty, Datsun offers road-side assistance and customer contact centre that is available for customers to call toll-free every hour of the day, every day of the year.
To find out more about the Datsun GO, book a test drive at NTT Datsun Klerksdorp at 46 Margaretha Prinsloo Street or call 087 286 4200.
WOW Magazine – Living August 2019