The Datsun GO is a feisty little hatchback, fully integrated with cutting-edge technologies in its drivetrain but also inside the cabin. Putting the driving technology aside, the Datsun GO undoubtedly looks the part of a budget-friendly small family car. It delivers excellent fuel economy with an impressive consumption of only 5.2l/100km.
“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.
Why would you buy a smaller car when you can get a bigger car? Because a smaller car usually costs less. Because it is cheaper to run. Because why pay for big when you want and need smaller? So you know you want a smaller car, but which one? Have a look at the Datsun Go. Many South Africans do, and here are ten facts about this popular car to help you decide.
New technology always has its detractors, until it is generally accepted. When the iPhone came out, Blackberry went: “But where are the buttons? You don’t know which side is up! It will never sell.”
Same with CVT: “It does not give you the feel of the car. You cannot ride the gears! It will never sell.”
Johnny or Jane is going to varsity or college and mum and dad are taking them shopping for their first car. Oh dear! So much to choose from. So many options, dealerships, confident salespeople. What to do? Unless mom or dad is really expert in used cars, it will be a challenge. Here are some tips on how to avoid the most obvious pitfalls.
The Datsun GO is one of those success stories that tend to baffle auto connoisseurs. It’s a compact, entry-level vehicle that manages to sell 400+ models every single month in an economy that is not exactly at its most rosy. So, what gives? Why does the Datsun GO sell the way it does?
Here are three important reasons why this modern-day classic keeps flying off showroom floors throughout South Africa:
The “Made-in-India Datsun GO and GO+ CVT” could soon be exported to Nepal and South Africa as well. Both models are manufactured at the Renault-Nissan production plant at Oragadam in Chennai where they started delivering two automatic variants in India on October 11.
Going to varsity or college? This means you most likely just got your license, you want a car, but you don’t have much money. Fortunately, a light wallet does not mean you have to drive a rusty skedonk that most likely won’t get you there.
The Datsun Go is the perfect car for a student. It is good looking, spacious, full of great features, safe, easy to drive, very light on fuel and very affordable. Perfect.
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.