Buying Used Cars

It’s essential to know the pros and cons of buying a used car, specifically which year and model of a vehicle will deliver the best long-term ownership experience. We discuss, in detail, when a particular model range was launched, updated and discontinued. We also delve into which engines provide the best performance and fuel consumption, as well as insights to the suspension, brakes, wheels and build quality.

CLASSIC: Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, Land Rover Series 1 and Willys Jeep

Looking for a classic car but want to venture onto roads less travelled? We drive three collectable options… If we think about classic cars, often images of fast, elegant coupés and cabriolets pop into our heads. However, many folks consider the 4x4s of the 20th century works of art. These three classic 4x4s are a case in point.

CLASSIC BUY: BMW E36 M3 (1994-1998)

South Africa did not receive the first (E30) M3 because of its left-hand-drive-only configuration. This subsequent E36 M3 model was thus the first official model available locally.