5 great pre-owned cars you can buy for less than R140,000

27 September 2019 - 13:05 By Motoring Reporter
The 2017 Toyota Aygo 1.0 X-Play (5 door)
The 2017 Toyota Aygo 1.0 X-Play (5 door)
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If you’re looking for student wheels or a city runaround, here are your five best previously-owned buys for under R140,000. All five vehicles are finalists in this category for the 2019 Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards.

Each is a two-year-old model offering an excellent balance of price and performance, with resale value, safety and fuel economy as key considerations for the judges.

1: 2017 Toyota Aygo 1.0 X-Play (5 door)

A likable, fun and boldly-styled vehicle, the Aygo (above) has top fuel efficiency and agile handling.

The 2017 Kia Picanto 1.0 Street
The 2017 Kia Picanto 1.0 Street
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2: 2017 Kia Picanto 1.0 Street

The Picanto has long been a great budget buy and this 2017 Street model is even more polished and practical, with improved driving dynamics and great fuel economy.

The 2017 VW Take Up! 1.0 (5 door).
The 2017 VW Take Up! 1.0 (5 door).
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3: 2017 VW Take Up! 1.0 (5 door)

Much desired as a well-packaged and well-appointed budget car, the Take Up! delivers good performance and outstanding fuel economy. 

The 2017 Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique.
The 2017 Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique.
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4: 2017 Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique

With more ground clearance than its competitors and a comprehensive set of standard luxury features, the Kwid has been a popular and well-priced purchase since its launch into our market three years ago.

The 2017 Toyota Etios 1.5Xi (5 door).
The 2017 Toyota Etios 1.5Xi (5 door).
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5: 2017 Toyota Etios 1.5Xi (5 door)

The Etios has a slightly dated style but it offers durability, reliability and value for money with its 1.5-litre 16-valve engine, plus strong safety features.

*The winners of the Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards will be revealed on 24 October 2019. 


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