Why Buying a Used Bakkie Is a Good Choice

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Why Buying a Used Bakkie Is a Good Choice

A bakkie is a quintessential South African vehicle. It is not only the car of choice for farmers, but those who live in big cities also enjoy driving them. You can look for used Toyota bakkies for sale for town driving or used Isuzu bakkies for sale for off-road adventures. But, you might be wondering whether or not a new or used bakkie is the right choice for your needs. Both used and new bakkies for sale have their merits, but used might be the best choice for you for several reasons.

When you are looking for used bakkies for sale you will find many options available. You will have access to both newer and older models, and will not be restricted by the latest models that manufacturers have on their showroom floor. And you will be contributing to the environment by not buying a new car and instead opting for a used one. Still sceptical? Below are just some of the reasons why buying a used bakkie is a good choice.


Little to No Depreciation

As soon as you drive a new car off of the showroom floor, there will be depreciation of the car’s value. Over the years of owning the car, it will continue to lose significant value, meaning that you will be paying for a car that now costs much less than when you bought it brand new.

A 2013 Toyota Hilux might sound like an older model, but if you purchase a used bakkie, you will not be experiencing any depreciation, which will save you money in the long run. A model that is three to five years old is still relatively new, so you will not be compromising on quality. However, some lenders will have a limit on how old the vehicle can be when you purchase it so be sure to find this out before making any decisions.


Lower Your Impact on the Environment

While this might not be the first thought in your mind when it comes to buying a car, a used bakkie, such as a Toyota Hilux 2.7 or an Isuzu KB250, will have a lower impact on the environment. This is because you are no longer demanding a new car to be built but you are rather “recycling” an old one.

These vehicles have already passed through the manufacturing process, meaning there is one less vehicle to impact the environment. However, you will need to be sure that the Toyota Hilux bakkie or Ford Ranger that you purchase does not have any issues which could cause it to use more fuel than normal, which will produce more noxious fumes in the air. Ask the dealer about any possible issues that the vehicle might have in the engine which could increase fuel consumption.  


It Has Up-to-Date Safety Features…

...for a lower price. With today’s technological advances now extending to vehicles, even used bakkies provide extensive safety features but at a lower price to a new model. For example,  a used bakkie will still have the safety features such as stability control, reverse cameras, ABS and airbags but the vehicle will cost much less than a newer one.

You will not have to compromise on safety or the modern features of newer models, which makes a used bakkie the ideal choice. If you have a family, you will likely be looking for a model that has several seat-belts, airbags and other safety features. And while you can find these in a new vehicle, it might become a costly purchase. A used vehicle already has these features installed, making it an easier and more efficient choice.


It Is Easily Customisable

When purchasing a new bakkie, you might be restricted by the manufacturer in terms of the customisation options. But, with a used vehicle, you will be able to add or remove the features that best suit you. You will also be able to have the vehicle repainted in a colour of your choosing without voiding the warranty of a new bakkie.

It is important to note that some options can be costly. If you would like to install a Bluetooth and USB-capable sound system, you might end up paying more than you budgeted for. Do some research on the features that bakkies have and are able to accommodate and make a list of which ones suit you best. For example, you might find that you would prefer a canopy rather than having a colour-coded bumper.


Bakkies Are Best

When searching for the perfect bakkie to suit your needs, you should not always look to the new models first. A used bakkie is ideal for those who might not have a high budget and it has many other benefits. One of the major benefits is that it will experience little to no depreciation, meaning it will keep its value for years to come. You will also have a lower impact on the environment and still have up-to-date safety features. So, the next time you need to buy a bakkie, opt for used instead.

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