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  • Appropriate Mileage For Selling Or Buying A Used Car
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    Appropriate Mileage For Selling Or Buying A Used Car

  • 3 Ways to Show Your Demo Car Some Love This Month
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    3 Ways to Show Your Demo Car Some Love This Month

  • Top 3 Features of the Renault Kiger for Sale
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    Top 3 Features of the Renault Kiger for Sale

  • Cute Meets Cool: Kia's Car Lineup
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    Cute Meets Cool: Kia's Car Lineup

  • Toyota launches all-new Urban Cruiser
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    Toyota launches all-new Urban Cruiser

  • Find your small business vehicle-The Renault Triber Express
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    Find your small business vehicle-The Renault Triber Express

Appropriate Mileage For Selling Or Buying A Used Car

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Appropriate Mileage For Selling Or Buying A Used Car

Appropriate Mileage For Selling Or Buying A Used Car

When thinking of a 'used car' you should realise that this is quite a broad term, as any car that has had a previous owner for even a month or two is considered used, just as a car that's been around for 15 years and has had several owners. When cars go beyond being a year or two old, however, there are factors that need to be taken into account when you're either buying or selling the car. One of the main things to check when looking for the best used vehicle for sale is the mileage the car has accrued, as this should tell you a fair bit about its history and overall usage.

What To Look For And Interpret From A Car's Mileage

The mileage of a car and whether it's considered 'good' or 'bad' is relative and mostly depends on how old the car actually is. A car that's eight years old but only has 10 000km on the clock, for example, has a remarkably low mileage and was probably not used very often or driven very far. A reading like this tells you two things: the owner either used it as a secondary/spare vehicle or it was owned by an older person who doesn’t travel much; and this car probably is in great condition for its age, in terms of the condition of the engine and parts. However, it should also tell you to investigate what the actual history was of the vehicle, as a car that's got low mileage but was driven almost daily between home and shops, for example, is still considered in running condition. 

A car that has low mileage but hasn't been driven in five years, however, will very likely need to be inspected as cars aren't meant to be left stationary for that long, as it begins damaging the engine and other parts remain unused for so long. On the other hand, if you come across a vehicle from 2017 that’s racked up 120 000kms, you should be warier as this is abnormally high mileage for a fairly new car. Again, investigating the history of the vehicle is very important, so that you'll get a better idea of what you're dealing with and how this car was probably being treated by its previous owners. There have been known to be several times where what appeared to be practically brand new cars were sold but had a serious engine problem and other issues - this is due to negligent care and bad driving habits of the previous owner, which wore the car down much sooner.

What Is Considered 'Good' Mileage?

The global standard to measure mileage by is based on the average that most cars tend to travel in a year. This is determined by the longevity of parts, as a particular part is built to last an average of a certain amount of kilometres. Based on this, car services are planned and parts are replaced when that mileage has been reached. If you're looking at buying a used car or if you're selling your own car, the best way to determine if the mileage on the vehicle is acceptable and warrants the price you are either buying or selling it for is to divide the mileage by the number of years the car has existed. 

The accepted norm for annual mileage of any vehicle is 20 000kms. This means that for every year the car has been around, you should add a maximum of 20 000kms. Any mileage up to or below that mark indicates that the car has been used in a fair way and would have reached its service times at the right time and mileage intervals. If you find the car's mileage is excessively high for its age and you're considering buying it, we urge you to reconsider or at least do intensive research into why the mileage is that high and what the actual condition of the car's engine and other parts are. Conversely, if you find the mileage is really low for the car's age, find out about its history and why the mileage is so low, as this also can have further implications.

Based on what the reading is on the best-used cars for sale, you'll be able to determine whether the car is selling at the right price. A car with lower mileage can get away with a higher price tag, as long as its condition is still great. If you're trying to sell your car with high mileage, you may need to lower your expectations of what you can get for it. If you are looking for used vehicles for sale with great mileage, contact us. 

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3 Ways to Show Your Demo Car Some Love This Month

3 Ways to Show Your Demo Car Some Love This Month

It’s the month of love here at Motus Select, and the only thing better than our prices is our range of good-looking demo cars. It’s the financial investment of a lifetime because you are purchasing an almost new car with minimal mileage and without the initial depreciation drop.

But much like any other car purchase, your vehicle only drives well for as long as you take care of it. So why not show it some attention and care this February with our expert tips below?

 

  • Give It The Works

 

If a car detailing service is within your budget, then you should go ahead and splurge. It’s well worth the price, knowing that your new car is being cleaned thoroughly with meticulous attention to detail.

If not, though, a good old car wash will do. It allows you to empty the back seats, throw away piled-up receipts, and give it some shine.

 

  • Out with the Old, In with the New

 

It certainly has been a rainy summer the last few months—so much so that we do not doubt that your windscreen wipers have been put to the test. Now is the perfect time to replace your blades and ensure you have optimal vision through rain, shine, or hail.

 

  • Renew, Refresh, Rotate

 

High-performing tyres are dependent on regular maintenance checks and rotations. You need to ensure that your tyres are filled up to the correct pressure, which will distribute weight evenly. This ensures appropriate wear and tear on your wheels. Poorly worn tyres pose a serious threat in slippery conditions due to insufficient traction.

These relatively easy and doable tips can help you make the most of your purchase. Be it an exceptional find from our selection of demo cars to our affordable pre-owned vehicles, maintenance makes a difference. 

With us playing Cupid, finding your dream car to take care of is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Explore our range of specials and demo cars to fit your budget and lifestyle.

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Top 3 Features of the Renault Kiger for Sale

Top 3 Features of the Renault Kiger for Sale

The robust Renault Kiger for sale is one of the highlights of Renault’s range in South Africa. A popular crossover compact SUV, it promises good looks across its five-variant range.

But what else makes the Renault Kiger for sale the ultimate buy? We take a look at the top three features you need, all designed to give you driving excellence.

 

  • Wireless Smartphone Compatibility

 

Connecting your phone to your car has never been easier than with Renault’s wireless smartphone replication feature. You have access to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, depending on your phone.

This feature allows instant entertainment streaming options, giving you or your passengers full control of the playlist for those summer road trips. It also gives you access to traffic updates, which are quite helpful for your daily work commutes. And if you’re running late to a party and need to let your friends know, it’s no issue with the hands-free calling functionality.

 

  • Reverse Parking Camera

 

Depending on your model of choice, you may have access to a supportive reverse camera. This is an essential feature in today’s day and age and is helpful in almost every situation.

It gives you an extensive view of the rear of your Renault Kiger, allowing you to navigate tight parking lots or bumper-to-bumper traffic. The sensors will alert you to any obstructions to help you manoeuvre carefully, giving you complete control of your car.

 

  • Smart Key Card Access

 

One of our favourite features of the Renault Kiger for sale at Motus Select is the smart key card access technology. It allows for hassle-free handling without you fumbling around looking for your outdated, bulky key.

This smart key card will minimise your efforts to unlock and lock your doors, allowing for smoother entry. It’s especially helpful if you’re wrangling kids through a busy parking lot or are carrying several heavy grocery bags to pack away.

The French are known for their ability to combine style and innovation in a seamless manner. Renault is no different, offering just that with the Renault Kiger. It’s where technology meets European charm, and it does it well.

Upgrade with the ultra-modern, technology-forward Renault Kiger for sale. Explore our range to find yours.

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Cute Meets Cool: Kia's Car Lineup

Cute Meets Cool: Kia's Car Lineup

From hatchbacks such as the Kia Picanto for sale to their zesty sedans to their spunky SUVs, Kia has a car for everyone. When it comes to car shopping, Kia simply outruns the best in almost every category. They have mastered consumer appeal by manufacturing vehicles that are always in demand.

Below, we have compiled a list of 5 of the most popular Kia cars in South Africa that you should consider.

Perfectly Punchy: Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto, nimble in size but mighty in style and value, is one of the leading hatchbacks in the country. It has a whopping 11-variant range, all equipped with petrol engines that vary from 1.0L to 1.2L. With most hatches, transmission options can be limited, but not with the Picanto, which is widely available in manual and automated modes, catering to your specific driving preferences.

What sets it apart from its counterparts in the same segment is that it comes packed with personality. A defyingly low fuel consumption rate of 5.8 L/100 km will lighten the load on your wallet. Its features include an 8-inch touchscreen display, multi-function steering wheel controls, and a 60:40 rear fold split function to add more space.

The Charismatically Conventional: Kia Pegas

Conventional is not always as drab or outdated as it’s made out to be. Certainly not with the Kia Pegas. It’s a modern-looking sedan that gives you more space than your usual city car. Although it may not be the first car from the brand that comes to mind, it should be.

The three-variant range is equipped with 1.4-litre petrol engines as a standard, along with automated and manual transmission options. It also manages a reasonable fuel consumption rate at 5.7 litres per 100 km. Additionally, it impresses even more with features such as its remote central locking, parking assist sensors, ABS (Anti-Locking Brake System), and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution).

The Infinitely Sleek: The Kia Seltos

As we move through the range, you will find that the mid-sized to large SUVs are undeniably suave. The Kia Seltos is a fine example of this with its meticulously crafted body, smooth curves, and ergonomically designed interiors. It is the ideal starter SUV to invest in if you are looking for more than just additional legroom.

The Seltos is available in several variants, with base models equipped with a 1.6L engine. Fuel types include petrol and diesel, with manual, automated, and DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) gearboxes to choose between. Moreso features such as its drive mode selector (Normal, Eco, Sport), LED daytime running lights, and reverse camera make the Kia Seltos a worthwhile purchase.

The Effortlessly Spirited: Kia Sportage

Kia continues its winning streak with its large SUV offering, in the shape of the Kia Sportage. Energetic and dynamic, this vehicle demands attention with its sculpted physique and challenges most of the heavyweights in its respective segment.

The range is fitted with a 1.6L engine as a standard, but this differs between LX, EX, and GT-Line models. It reaches maximum torque at 320 Nm/2000 rpm and has a 54-litre fuel tank. Kia has also equipped all variants of the Sportage with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. 

But where this marvel truly excels is in its features, all of which make it a winner in our books. These include technology such as smart cruise control, wireless charging ports, ambient mood lighting, and a panoramic dual-curved display on some models. The Sportage’s features make those long road trips during our warm summers bearable.

The Radiantly Robust: Kia Sorento

To conclude our list, we take a look at the bold challenger, the Kia Sorento. It’s very capable and is ready to tackle all roads. Built with space in mind, the Sorento is more than just a weekend car; you can use it daily because of its practicality.

Neatly packaged into a 7-seater, it is undoubtedly big but still efficient. The range carries four distinct variants, is fitted with a 2.2L engine and DCT gearbox, and is available in different drivetrains. The Sorento boasts an incredible time of 10.7 seconds to go from 0 to 100km. Lane Keep Assist, smart entry, push-start ignition, and its rotary gear shift dial are just some of its highlights.

Kia produces cars that have the “it factor". Their range has a commanding presence but remains approachable. Ultra-modern, irresistibly cool, and with a minimalistic yet appealing style, their cars are made to fit into any lifestyle. Your perfect match is only a few clicks away, and the Kia Picanto can be yours today, direct from the best with Motus Select.

Discover South Korean charm with the Kia Picanto for sale and more of their show-stopping range. Find yours in-store or online.

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Toyota launches all-new Urban Cruiser

Toyota launches all-new Urban Cruiser

Toyota is pleased to welcome the all-new Urban Cruiser to its model line-up. Building on the success of the outgoing model. 

Striking exterior design

Urban Cruiser Familiar design cues such as the clamshell bonnet, slim headlights and gaping lower grille remain and show its relation to other members of the Toyota SUV family, while the Urban Cruiser has grown in every direction.

The Toyota urban cruiser features bi-halogen projector headlamps lower in the face inset within the bumper and framed by a chrome bezel. The slimline LED DRLs now become the focal points, splitting into two with a chrome strip in between that merges into the piano black grille. A massive lower grille aperture with a honeycomb design combines with a silver ornamental skid plate upping the aggression factor.

The Toyota Urban cruiser silhouette reinforces its SUV credentials with increased length, a high beltline and a gently sloping roof. Like the Fortuner, the use of blacked-out pillars lends the appearance of a floating roof. Bulging squared-off wheel arches and silver roof rails add an air of ruggedness. At the rear ultra-slim C-shaped LED taillights are inset with a black panel which is in turn overlayed by a pale silver garnish. A roof spoiler and decorative silver skid plate round off the rear.

Inside story 

The Toyota urban cruiser interior is an aesthetically pleasing mix of fabrics and features. The predominantly black cabin features subtle touches of silver including the satin-plated trim inserts, chrome door handles and metallic-tipped ventilation controls. High-quality black striated cloth upholstery features throughout the interior.

The Toyota Urban cruiser redesigned dashboard houses an easy-to-read seven-inch infotainment screen which features Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. The instrument nacelle houses a pair of grey-bevelled analogue clocks that also incorporate a new colour TFT display.

Convenience features include Push Start with Smart Entry and rear PDC. The driver’s seat is now height adjustable and electric folding mirrors, reverse camera and auto-controlled air conditioning are standard on both grades.

Under the bonnet 

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is fitted with the familiar 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that offers 77kW and 138Nm which allows for a top speed of 170 or 175km/h for the manual or automatic respectively. Buyers can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic on the XR grade. Fuel consumption for both derivatives is a frugal 6,1 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser rides on MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear, a set-up that is perfectly calibrated for all driving conditions to provide a pliant ride that strikes a balance between control and comfort.

Improved safety features 

Toyota Urban Cruiser is now fitted with Vehicle Stability Control and Hill Assist Control. Inside a rear centre headrest along with a third rear ELR seatbelt improves safety for the fifth passenger. XR models gain side and curtain airbags in addition to the standard driver and passenger airbags. ABS with EBD, Isofix and an alarm/immobilizer system is standard on all models.

View our Toyota Urban Cruiser for sale on Motus Select.

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Find your small business vehicle-The Renault Triber Express

Find your small business vehicle-The Renault Triber Express

Triber offers small business owners looking for a budget delivery vehicle that offers versatility, yet low ownership costs will certainly appreciate the Renault Triber Express.

Since its launch, the Renault Triber has proven to be an appealing offering with exceptional value for money that has allowed it to cement a strong foothold in the AB Entry Hatch segment. To meet market needs the range was subsequently expanded with the addition of the Triber Express panel van.

The Triber express panel van is a well-equipped vehicle that features impressive load space which allows it to accommodate the extensive needs of South African commercial customers, at an extremely affordable price point.

Distinctive SUV design 

The Triber Express boasts striking projector headlights, stylish longitudinal roof rails, LED daytime running lights and a three-part ultra-modern triple-edge chrome grille that compliments its SUV-inspired styling.

Compact yet versatile 

Triber Express might look compact, but it offers surprising amounts of space and versatility.

In the interests of cargo carrying, the rear seats have been removed, resulting in a loading area of 1,500 kilograms with a payload of up to 542 kilograms. This loading area is lined with durable flooring and features steel mesh behind the driver and on the sides for added safety and durability of the load area. Blacked-out rear windows keep the cargo away from prying eyes.

Adding further versatility is the fact that the loading of small packages can be done via the side doors, while normal loading from the rear is effortless thanks to the low floor.

Triber Express has an upfront driver’s seat that is six-way adjustable and creature comforts include front power windows and rear park distance control. An easy-to-use infotainment system comes integrated with R&Go radio, Bluetooth, USB and Aux ports.

Adding to the versatile nature of the vehicle, the interior also features additional storage spaces such as a glove box and added storage space in the centre console.

Safety is a key selling point and the Triber Express is equipped with ABS and EBD that complement its advanced levels of passive safety that is based on equipment such as three-point seat belts, a seatbelt reminder, dual airbags and reinforced body structure.

Low running costs 

The Triber Renault Express offers a great combination of performance and fuel economy thanks to its lightweight structure and chassis. The 1.0-litre engine offers 52kW and 96Nm and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The capable 1.0-litre engine promises fuel consumption of just 5,5 litres per 100km, which is very advantageous for small business owners trying to keep overall fuel costs low.

Your perfect small business partner 

Triber Renault represents a compelling package for small businesses. Its compact size, versatility, cost-effectiveness and fuel efficiency make it a practical and efficient choice for various business needs, such as deliveries, transportation and service operations.

View our Renault Triber for sale on Motus Select.

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