Top 5 entry level cars dominating the South African roads

Although the top of the range cars like Mercedes, Porsche and Ferrari are the cars we always see ourselves driving someday, today there are affordable entry level cars that can offer you style and great features as you prepare yourself for your dream Ferrari.

Here are the top five entry level cars in South Africa today:

VW Polo Vivo Hatch


The Volkswagen still leads the pack with its great features that can be credited to the VW Citi golf legacy. The vehicle is designed to be functional and comfortable with the retailing price starting from R147 000.

Volkswagen’s Polo Vivo is one of the entry level cars that will have the best resale value out of the five cars listed here, mostly because of its silver badge on the front grill, but also for being most people’s first preference.

Toyota Etios Hatch


The Toyota Etios raced into the top six position because of its recent climb at being one of the most sold entry level cars in South Africa.

The Toyota Etios was recently reworked, giving the car a much more quality feel as well as making it more user friendly. The car is priced from R126 500 and boasts with beautiful visual tweaks, aerodynamic performance and safety features.

Ford Fiesta Ambiente


The Ford Fiesta is the cool and slick car on this list. It should be commended for its excellent interior design, the leather seats matching the leather steering wheel give the car a luxurious feel. At a price of R156 000 for the 2014 Ford Fiesta, it is built to appeal to the younger drivers.

The car has a programmable ignition key which can be pre-set to control the top speed of the car. This ability allows you to mute the audio of the car until the seat belts of the car are all fastened and preventing the ESP system from being disabled. To sum it all up: this car is fun, smart and funky.

Ford Figo Ambiente


Ford’s Figo 1.4 Ambiente could be viewed as the baby cousin of the Ford Fiesta. The car offers the driver a wide range of excellent specifications like air-conditioning, a radio/CD player, AUX jack to play your iPod and ABS, all from prices starting at R126 800.

It also offers other specifications such as power steering and central locking, assuring that you enjoy your driving experience without ever worrying about someone getting into your car without your permission.

Chevrolet Spark


The Chevrolet Spark has an engine that boasts a 60kWs of power, giving the driver of the car the fastest driving experience. The car is small, fast and affordable at prices starting from R100 000. This car offers you features like power steering, airbags and height adjustable front chairs. It is the best car for students and teenagers.

Entry level cars are your best chance of driving with pleasure. Beyond their magnificent designs, each car plays the same role in terms of pricing, fuel and the effect on the environment. You can buy them new or used from car dealerships or use classified services to find the entry level car you want at a price you can afford.

For deals on new or used cars for sale in Gauteng, do not hesitate to visit the Junk Mail website.

Yolanda Zondo

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