In the market for a new car? In today’s post, we will be sharing some helpful information on vehicles that will save you some hard-earning money in terms of fuel and add to more happy miles for a vacation.

Even though during the month of July we have had a drop of 96 cents in fuel and 75 cents in diesel, we are still feeling it.

Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price has some insightful information on the most economical vehicles in terms of fuel-saving as well as re-selling.

True Price has access to data of bank repossession auction vehicles and uses the information to provide us with free vehicle evaluations.

Behind each vehicle, you will find figures expressed in percentage pertaining to the actual price paid on auction.

Opel Astra – 45.38%

This vehicle offers reasonable running costs, a classy interior, good safety features, and wide appeal.

The choice vehicle in this range is the Opel Astra 1.0T, priced from R301 049.00

Estimate fuel consumption of 4.4 liters per 100km

BMW 3 – 49.90%

This vehicle seems to be at the top of the list of our millennials in South Africa. A very prestigious car. Superb styling and excellent handling are just 2 of it’s selling points.

The choice vehicle in this range is the BMA 320d, priced from R649 000.00.

Estimate fuel consumption 4.8 liters per 100km.

Audi A1 – 55.66%

Looking for luxury, then this is the one. The Aude A1 has a beautifully designed interior and is a very reliable choice.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer current model pricing or fuel statistics as a new model is making its way to SA.

However, we are confident that it will be very economical and on par with the other models in our post of today.

Nissan Qashqai – 57.94%

With high appeal on the auction floor, this vehicle is a bit bolder than your usual mom’s taxi. Quiet and Comfy it is a very practical and economical SUV.

The choice vehicle in this range is the Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta, priced from R418 900.00

Estimate fuel consumption of 4.2 liters per 100km.

Suzuki Swift – 58.98%

If you are in the market for something a little bit more fun and a little bit sportier then the Suzuki Swift should definitely be a model to look at.

Though it has an exterior giving one the idea that it is small you will find once entering the vehicle it has enough space and is well-equipped.

Priced from R160 900.00

Estimate fuel consumption of 4.9 liters per 100km.

Toyota Corolla – 59.13%

The well known never-ending, never failing Toyota makes its way to our list.

A wise buy and safe option as this vehicle finds itself on the list of one of the most reliable and are supported by a great dealer network.

The choice vehicle in this range is the Corolla 1.4D Esteem, priced from R315 000.00.

Estimate fuel consumption is 4.5 liters per 100km.

Ford Fiesta – 60.08%

Well known of one of the most popular vehicles Ford produces, the Fiesta covers both an attractive exterior, stylish interior, and a comfortable drive.

The choice model in its range is the Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Trend, priced from R301 100.00.

Estimate fuel consumption is 3.3 litres per 100km.

Volkswagen Tiguan – 61.75%

A vehicle designed with the family in mind, this SUV offers ample space on the inside and a stylish exterior. An excellent option as a mommy wagon.

The choice model in its range is the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI Comfortline, priced from R505 800.00.

Estimate fuel consumption is 5.2 liters per 100km.

Our data is sourced from and the data pertains to vehicles that have done between 50 000 and 150 000km and was registered between 2014 and 2019.

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