“Nice wheels,” the ouk with the cash said. “But what happened between 30 – 60 000km?” He then offers you half the asking price.
Nothing cuts your car’s resale value as much as a missed service. Except maybe a flash flood. Yet people hate spending money or even time on servicing their cars. A service is a grudge expense. But why? Think about it.
It feels like the other day we announced the launch of the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus. First launched in India, these compact and exciting twins certainly made an impact abroad and here in South Africa.
The updated versions were given fresh styling that made them even more appealing if that’s even possible. It didn’t stop there either as the cabin design is also more functional with a few additional features. In terms of the powertrain, the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus have kept the zippy and economical 1.2-litre engine. We take a look at the top five facts you should know about the Datsun Go duo available in South Africa.
Datsun has launched refreshed versions of the Datsun GO and GO+ in India. They now include several new features that make them an even more popular proposition for potential buyers.
From a mechanical point of view, both the updated Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ are identical to their predecessors with the small but impressive 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. It produces a respectable 68hp and 104Nm of peak torque coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. According to the ARAI-rated fuel efficiency figure, both models will give you 19.83 km/l on the open road.
It’s no use getting the best-priced car in the country, only to be done-in when it comes to service or repairs.
Fortunately, Datsun GO drivers win all the way. At R149,600, the Datsun GO is easily the most affordable car in South Africa. And it comes to the party when you have to service or repair it. Just ask the experts.