How to Buy a Car in South Africa in 2021

That new shiny car. That car that is all yours. Your new car. These are all great feelings, but how do you buy a car in South Africa? Should you buy new or second hand? Where should you buy from? What about insurance?

These are common questions that start clogging up our minds when we consider buying a car. While they are all valid questions to ask, the answers are fairly simple and straightforward. Whether you want to buy the new EcoSport or P Series Bakkie, or if you want a second-hand deal, Club Auto has all the information for you!

Should You Buy New or Second-Hand?

This is a common question many buyers ask. New vs second hand is a debate that goes back to the dawn of the first car. While new may seem shinier, you may be able to get a better deal on a second hand car. The choice is really up to you.

Here are a few considerations to take into account:

  • New Cars are usually more expensive that Second Hand due to fees, taxes and VAT.
  • New Cars can have better finance deals.
  • Second Hand cars allow you to get more bang for your buck.
  • Second Hand cars are normally worth less and have lower insurance premiums.
  • New Cars give you more choice on colours, trimmings and model.
  • Second Hand cars may allow you to get a better speced car.

While these are only some arguments we have heard, it should help you make your own decision. When it comes to finance and insurance, we always urge you to speak to licensed professionals before making a decision.

Where Should You Buy From?

The next question is where do you buy this car from. When you are buying new you can check out your dealership of the car you want to buy. They often have the best deals and can help you find the car of your dreams.

If you are looking to buy a second-hand car you will need to find a place that has great options and many cars for you to choose from. A place like GetWorth is a great place to look. Not only will they allow you to trade in your old car, they will also help you find your new second-hand car through their system. You can do most processes online making it easy for you to find your car and book a test drive. Check out GetWorth here.

What About Insurance?

Insurnace is one of those confusing things that we often run away from. The long paperwork, endless phone calls and confusion is enough to stop us buying a car. However, this can all be made easier by working with an experienced broker. A broker can help you buy comparing quotes from multiple insurers to help you find the best cover to suit your needs and budget.

Need a broker? Speak to a broker today!