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    Best Coupe Used Cars For Sale For Our Perfect Summers

  • Spacious Used Bakkies For Sale This Winter
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    Spacious Used Bakkies For Sale This Winter

  • Winter Maintenance On Your Vehicle
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    Winter Maintenance On Your Vehicle

  • The Real Cost Of Car Ownership: Financing 101
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    The Real Cost Of Car Ownership: Financing 101

  • Know Your Replaceable & Repairable Car Parts & Systems
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    Know Your Replaceable & Repairable Car Parts & Systems

  • The Best KIA Used Car Models For Family Road Trips
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    The Best KIA Used Car Models For Family Road Trips

Best Coupe Used Cars For Sale For Our Perfect Summers

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Best Coupe Used Cars For Sale For Our Perfect Summers

Best Coupe Used Cars For Sale For Our Perfect Summers

Coupes will never go out of style, there, we have said it. We love cars obviously and there is nothing sexier than a coupe, hardtop or convertible. Throughout history, they wooed many buyers into glorious days of road trips and promises of open road freedom. No matter if they are contemporary or a vintage classic, a best-used car for sale or straight out the box from a dealer, they will always be a collectable vehicle dripping with holiday nostalgia. Here are different options, for our diverse clients, to get you planning your next adventure to hidden gems around our magnificent countryside, coast to coast:

2020 Fiat 500 900T Twinair Sport Cabriolet Coupe

This revitalized classic is swathed in retro charm and city chic. Its tiny engine performs surprisingly well for its size and beats others in its class. 

The recent revooming (our word) of the 500c welcomed a new engine. This car is loved for its mix of size, good specifications and very good safety features, easy parking and fuel economy. 

Hipsters Hit The Highway

This collectable treasure is the quintessential city car fashion accessory. The roof's mode of operation is different but we love it. The fabric top slides within a roofline slot and ends in a neat pile on the rear hatch and doesn't impact on the impressive boot space of 185.  We felt safer in this convertible than in any other because the roof has adjustable degrees of opening.  There is a height-adjustable steering wheel and the driver's seat has a very good range of adjustability.  It adds to these alloy wheels, daytime running lights, electric windows, a leather steering wheel with audio controls, rear parking sensors and an impressive smart 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary inputs. All those ports are illuminated for easy finding, now that's smart. 

The 500c new safety features scored 5 stars for adult occupancy with 7 airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control.

Under the bonnet, you find the newly launched the prize-winning 2-cylinder turbo-petrol Twinair motor which delivers 63 kW and 145 Nm and only has to carry +/- 1 tonne. That equals a zippy ride. On average you will achieve approximately 5.0 L/ 100km. They are currently priced at around R253,000 as a best, used car.

We love the 500C and we like driving it too. The other options in its category have nowhere near the passion, charm and cool factor as a Fiat 500C. Pack your sunscreen and get your Spotify or Youtube Playlist ready, it's sightseeing time.

Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet

Summer is here! That means parties in the sun, lounging at exotic pools, diarising a summer view-drenched road trip to all the village and town festivals. 

The Renault Megane is a car made for driving, and it likes to play hard, so throw it at some desolate, twisting smooth country roads and experience some air-punching moments. The boot is a good size for your Polo tote bags and cases - and a spare clean pair of shorts for your passenger.

It was the first car to offer a folding glass roof as a standard, which easily and neatly folds away allowing the mountains to hear your exhilarated whooping from this classy cabriolet coupe. With the roof in its up position, the cabin is bathed in light. When you first sit beneath the panoramic glass top it is a jaw-dropping experience.

Its shape-shifting ability makes it a perfect choice from your used car dealer and ups the fun quota for your motoring. The petrol 1.2l engine delivers approximately 5.1l /100km and it also has a fine diesel engine option as well.

The lowered driver's seat, by 24mm, gives an exciting sporty feel and it is all protected by a comprehensive and effective security system which helps lower the insurance premiums.

This coupe convertible has an outstanding safety package with strengthened windscreen pillars, strengthened body sides, roll bars, side airbags which includes 2 anti-submarining airbags beneath the cushions of the front seats. 

The Megane coupe convertible will be a limited supply item so resale values will hold up well. Its insurance costs are remarkably low due to the harder top. Its service intervals are long and the diesel option reduces refuelling visits. Whether you go for the convertible or fixed-top the car is equally sexy and you will find its price point remarkably affordable for this high-end offering.

Mercedes C-Class Coupe Cabriolet

Here's a four-seat convertible from the top drawer and one of many Mercedes coupe convertibles. It has a decent size boot for your YSL leather weekender bags and very spacious back seats so you can bring your butler along. 

To reduce head-blustering in the back seat Mercedes has designed an Aircap. It is a rail protruding above the windscreen in tandem with a deflector that pops up behind the rear seats.

There is a lot of tech in the C-Class that you would find in the S-Class. A sensible dose of anti-crash, seat massage programmes and ambient lighting. 

This C-Class is an exceptionally smooth, elegant and outstandingly comfortable drive with an automated gearbox. It is in the rare stratosphere of supremely high-end coupe cabriolets.

This convertible feels rock-solid but flows like a feather. 

Other borrowings from the S-Class can be found in the interior. The interior is a very close impression of the S-Class. The central media screen that sits right in your line of vision and doesn't distract you from the road. It may look like a sea of buttons and screens in a Boeing jet when you first sit down but you quickly flow over them with the utmost ease.

The C200 petrol is an eco-friendly choice with some electrical assistance which reduces emissions and supports acceleration. Whilst this does not deliver you a fully stocked hybrid it is still a very clever, smooth option. And just to put some more swank in its tail, it has a four-wheel drive for those muddy, gravel roads up to the castle. 

You want to find a classier coupe convertible than this in this category as it glides along oozing S-Class understated royal luxury. On a sunny day, with the top down, your wine farms map on hand this car will effortlessly drive you to your Merlot, where you will arrive relaxed. And for the Gen X and Millennials, there is loads of high tech to delight you.

The engine is so quiet you might doubt it's existence but be reassured this princess C-Class has various options of four petrol and one diesel. The most affordable version is the 1.5-litre petrol with 182bhp and the most wild, head exploding option is the phenomenal C63 AMG. The AMG is loud and proud, roaring along with a twin-turbo V8 engine and gobbles up kilometres and tyres.

As one would expect the AMG wild child impresses the cowboys amongst us, especially the V8-powered C63 AMG. Pricing ranges from approximately R600,000 for a used car to R1,000,000 for a new one out the box.

This range of choices should have you chomping at the bit by now with routes being loaded into your GPS. Remember that Motus Select offers a vast range of both new, pre-owned and demo vehicles, and our inventory is updated daily.

Check our website today and let's get your magical summer plan started.

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Spacious Used Bakkies For Sale This Winter

Spacious Used Bakkies For Sale This Winter

When it comes to having a vehicle that is practical, spacious and able to handle almost any terrain and the weight you throw at or on it, a bakkie is by far one of the most versatile vehicles you could own. Not only are they built to be rugged, but they are also built to last: most bakkies will give you a lifetime of driving pleasure if it’s maintained and serviced frequently, which makes it a great investment as a long-term vehicle. 

It’s also a great investment if you plan on selling it later on, as bakkies retain their resale value quite well locally since there is always demand for them in the South African market. Here’s a selection of some of our best, most spacious models if you’re looking for a used bakkie for sale this month.

2014 Mazda BT-50 2.0TDi High Power SLE Double Cab

This double-cab has been a hit on the local market and offers a very spacious interior to accommodate an entire family and their luggage without a problem. Whether you’re taking it out for a weekend away or need a strong workhorse to transport two large loads, the BT-50 will deliver and keep on delivering through any weather. Powered by a 2.2 Turbo diesel engine, it has a 6-speed manual gearbox and features traction control as well as telescopic steering. 

This model is in immaculate condition and is packed with a host of features, including leather seats, front and back electrical windows, climate control and automatic headlights. As for added extras, it is fitted with a bull bar and tow bar, alloy wheels and comes with a colour-matching canopy. It’s available now for only R262 828 or R4686 per month for 72 months with financing.

2019 Nissan Hardbody NP300 2.5 TDi Hi-Rider

Nissan is well-known and praised by its owners for being a brand that just keeps ongoing, and it’s no different when it comes to its powerful bakkie selection. The Hardbody has been a popular choice among farmers and people who work in rural areas where performance matters. This particular model on sale features two front airbags, front and rear electric windows, power steering, central locking and an air conditioner. It has a very low 11 635kms on the clock and is in great condition. It’s available for R269 990 or R4447 per month for 72 months on a vehicle financing plan. 

If you’re looking for a used bakkie for sale, we have many more great models and deals available – check out our website for frequently updated stock.

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Winter Maintenance On Your Vehicle

Winter Maintenance On Your Vehicle

Winter months can take a toll on your car and how it performs, as several components tend to be affected by drastic temperature changes. Car batteries are notorious for failing at a much higher rate in winter, while tyres also need to be in good condition to maintain grip during rain, hail and snowy terrain. The best way to ensure that your car won’t suddenly break down on you this winter is by making preparations now, through a few simple checks and basic maintenance to your vehicle. 

If you are aware of nagging issues with your vehicle or just want to be sure that it’s still in good running condition, take it to the best car repair workshop in your area for a quick inspection and save yourself from any potential problems during the next few months. Here are a few things you should check if you want your car to be winter-ready. 

Check Your Car Battery

If your car has given any indication that the battery is sluggish, get it checked out. Batteries don’t handle cold temperatures well, so rather be sure that your car’s battery is still in good condition and will last you at least another few months.

Check Tyre Pressure More Often

Tyres deflate faster in cold conditions, and when your car’s tyres aren’t properly inflated, they wear down faster and reduce the amount of control you have over your vehicle while driving. Get them checked at least once a week while it’s cold out. 

Prepare An Emergency Kit

If you don’t already have a small medkit or emergency bag in your car, consider getting that sorted out soon. Nobody likes the idea of their car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, but it could happen, and not having the necessary resources with you can make the whole experience even more difficult and hard to get through – especially in winter. Get a backpack or tog bag and fill it with non-perishable essentials, emergency care supplies and a spare warm top or jacket. Pain killers, plasters, gauze and bandages, disinfectant, scissors, one or two bottles of mineral water, a few energy bars, a torch and a spare set of batteries, as well as energy bars, are always a good idea to keep on hand. You should also consider keeping a battery pack, spare phone charger cables, as well as an umbrella and raincoat in your car to be as prepared as possible in case anything happens.

To be sure that your car won’t give you hassles this winter, it’s best to take it to the best car repair workshop near you for a quick check-up before the deep winter cold sets in.

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The Real Cost Of Car Ownership: Financing 101

The Real Cost Of Car Ownership: Financing 101

When deciding to buy a car, there are many things to take into consideration. You’ll need to spend a good amount of time working out what a realistic budget is for you to set aside each month for loan repayments and work out what your petrol, insurance, and maintenance costs will be. After all, you don’t want to invest in a car only to find out that a visit to a car repair workshop will financially cripple you or that your monthly overheads are just far too high for you to be able to afford to keep your car.

More Promising Financial Times

Turbulent economic conditions have taught everyone to be more frugal and careful with their money in the past few years, but fortunately, recent reports indicate that South Africa is finally beginning to bounce back from last year’s lockdown losses. Many people are now able to upgrade their lifestyles, invest in homes and find new careers. 

If this is the case for you and a new car has been something you have had your mindset on for a while, this is probably the best time to buy one, as prices are still competitive. Before you do take that leap, though, it’s important to know the important details of car financing so that you’ll be ready to manage to own that new car financially.

Preparing For Financing: What You’ll Need

If you’re an organised person who has their bank and other documents in order, this part of the process shouldn’t be too difficult to get through. Any financial credit provider, whether a bank or dealership that arranges finance for you, will need proof of identification, proof of residence and proof of income first of foremost. You will also have to have a great credit score, which means you’ll need to have an existing credit history indicating you’re a reliable lender who repays their monthly accounts on time. Without any credit history, or if you’ve fallen behind on payments and currently have a bad credit score, you’re highly unlikely to be approved for vehicle financing. 

You’ll be guided through the application process and will be informed of how much you can get financing for, depending on your income and expenses. It’s also a good idea to shop around a bit and get quotes from various credit providers, as they do tend to vary a bit in what they’d be willing to offer you and what the interest rates are.

The Extras: Because It’s Not Just Loan Repayments

Owning a car is a commitment that will always incur extra expenses. Whether it’s petrol today or a new set of brake pads every so often, all of these factors should be looked at before making your decision on which car to buy. Look at what service costs and parts are for the particular make and model you’re interested in and research parts availability. That aside, factor into your calculations the cost of car insurance and routine maintenance and replacements like car tyres.

Once you have all the above aspects worked out, you’ll have a fairly solid idea of what to expect when buying a car and how much it will cost you monthly or annually. With proper planning, you’ll be much better prepared for the bill after visiting a car repair workshop or service centre.

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Know Your Replaceable & Repairable Car Parts & Systems

Know Your Replaceable & Repairable Car Parts & Systems

Car ownership comes with many responsibilities, one of which is keeping your car in good condition by having parts replaced, serviced or repaired as needed. If you’re looking at saving on these expenses when going for a car service and repair, it is worthwhile knowing which parts can be repaired and which will have to be replaced. Some systems have components that can be repaired without replacing the entire unit, but some smaller parts and components have a short lifespan and are meant to be entirely replaced when they’re worn out.

Here’s a list of the parts you need to replace entirely, and those you can give a bit of a longer lifespan through repairs.

Parts That Need To Be Replaced

  1. Spark Plugs. Typically, spark plugs last for anywhere between 16 000 and 32 000 kilometres, but they can stop functioning properly if dirt and grime have collected around the terminals or if the terminals have become corroded. They’re fairly cheap and should rather be replaced entirely when worn out. Signs that your spark plugs are failing include heavier fuel consumption, the car struggling to start and idling feeling rougher than usual.
  2. Air Filter. This part ensures that dirt and dust don’t get into the engine by filtering and trapping them. The main sign that your air filter needs to be replaced is that it is visibly very dirty and clogged. Other signs include your check engine light coming on, less horsepower, petrol smell when your car starts or black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe.
  3. Car Battery. While your car’s battery could still have a good while left to go if you charge it or jump start it, at some stage, it will reach the end of its lifespan. Batteries tend to last between three and five years, but they can vary based on many factors, including extreme temperatures and only driving short distances with your car.

Parts That Can Be Repaired

  1. Starter Motor. A much costlier part to replace but one that generally can be fixed by a specialist, your car’s starter motor isn’t likely to break down as easily as the other parts mentioned above. Signs that your starter motor is defective includes hearing a loud click or several clicking noises when you try to start the car. If this does happen, you need to check your battery first and foremost, as that could also cause the sound.
  2. Alternator. Another part that can be repaired, the alternator, causes electrical accessories to malfunction as it produces energy to turn lights on and power electric windows.

 

Getting your parts repaired or replaced as soon as possible will prevent further damage to your vehicle and can bring down your petrol expenses significantly. If you’re unsure of whether your parts can be repaired, it’s best to take your car to a car service and repair specialist.

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The Best KIA Used Car Models For Family Road Trips

The Best KIA Used Car Models For Family Road Trips

With the year nearly halfway through, we’re all longing for a bit of a break from the routines of everyday life. While you may not be able to take a long holiday until the end of the year, there’s always the option to break away for a weekend and go somewhere different with the family. Now that we’re finally free from lockdown restrictions, the possibilities of where to go are virtually endless, so why not plan a little road trip and make it extra special with a spacious SUV that everyone will enjoy? You’ll love every moment of exploring and driving with ample space for everyone to relax in comfort and style, and with the various features most modern SUVs have, there will be nothing you’ll lack. 

There are various pre-owned SUVs on the market at great prices, and we’re going to cover a few of our favourites on sale if you’re currently looking for a used SUV for sale

2015 Soul 1.6 CRDi Smart – Automatic Transmission

The Soul is made for people who are fun, young or young at heart, and unapologetically unique. Upon its release, it immediately captured the attention of people around the world for its quirky shape and fun ad campaign featuring animated hamsters and other animals. It became loved by many owners for its ample space and incredibly smooth driving experience – and it doesn’t lack in performance or features either. This particular model is white with bright red detailing and comes with a fantastic sound system, Xenon lights, keyless entry system, bucket seats, Isofix rear seats, park distance control, traction control, electric mirrors and smash & grab.

It’s still in immaculate condition and has only 87 355km on the clock. Available now for R199 900 or R3564 per month for 72 months with a car finance plan. 

2019 Sportage 2WD 1.6GDI AT Ignite – Automatic Transmission

The Sportage has always been a stylish and desirable SUV, and the latest generation definitely continues the legacy with flying colours. Globally and nationally, the Sportage has raked in accolades and awards for safety, features and customer satisfaction, and it has been no different for the latest range on the market. This 2019 model is brimming with features and extras, including a great infotainment system with crystal clear sound to take phone calls or listen to your favourite music, curtain airbags, remote central locking, rear parking sensor, front electric windows, USB and AUX ports, and steering wheel controls. A nice bonus is that it’s still covered by a 5-year unlimited kilometres warranty, so there won’t be a need to worry about unexpected expenses arising anytime soon. 

It’s extremely spacious, and seating is comfortable throughout the cabin, so your family members will all love the journey as much as the destination. This model has 37 187kms on the clock, comes in sparkling white, and barely looks a day old. Get it for R309 899 or R5105 per month for 72 months if you opt for a car financing solution. 

2021 New KIA Seltos 1.6 MT EX MY21 – Manual Transmission

If you’re looking for something practically brand new and very eye-catching, this might just be the perfect match for you. Space will never be a problem in this Seltos, as it beats most competitors in its class when it comes to cargo volume and spaciousness for all passengers. It can very comfortably accommodate adults in the rear seating area and boasts very sophisticated and appealing interior styling. 

Considered as one of the upper-end luxury variants in KIA’s SUV range, you’ll find premium features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear camera with dynamic parking guidance, tyre pressure monitoring system, remote keyless entry, and a total of six airbags throughout the cabin. You and all your family members will love the impressive 6-speaker sound system and ample storage space for cups and other items in the front and rear seats. 

This model is practically brand new, with only 4935kms on the clock and comes in a captivating electric blue. It can be yours for R383 995 or R6345 per month for 72 months with a financing payment plan. 

2020 Sorento AWD 2.2D 8AT 7 SEATER EX – Automatic Transmission

If style and stature are just as important to you as space and function, this executive-level SUV will tick all the boxes for the discerning buyer. You’ll also have absolute peace of mind regarding vehicle safety, as the Sorento has a long track record of winning several awards for safety around the world, as well as receiving a five-star rating in Euro NCAP tests. 

It’s also smart: the Sorento comes equipped with intuitive driver assistance safety features, including automatic braking when an unexpected obstacle, animal or pedestrian appears in its path. Blind spots won’t ever be a concern as the Sorento scans moving traffic all around the vehicle exterior and warns you of sudden changes like a driver swerving or pulling out of a parking spot without warning.

This model comes in a very dark brown and has only 3935kms on the clock. It’s available now for R559 500 or R9507 per month for 72 months on a finance plan.

For these and many more used SUV for sale offers available at the moment, keep checking our website as we update our stock daily.

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