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    Default Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Hello Everyone

    I am a 25 years old bachelor and looking to buy my first bakkie and was hoping this forum will provide me with some valuable advise.

    I do live in the city so my vehicle will mostly be used to drive to the office and back home, but I do like to go hunt, fish, camp and to the farm over weekends/holidays.

    What I am looking for:
    1) Reliable bakkie, which won't cost me an arm and a leg to run and maintain (Maintenance & Service, Diesel and Insurance)
    2) I would prefer a 2017 - 2018 model, with low millage (<100,000km)
    3) Comfortable to ride, because will mostly be used in the city
    4) I don't want to struggle to drive 120km/h on the highway and needs to pass other vehicles without to much trouble
    5) Double cab, but not sure if I should consider an Extended cab?
    6) Brands I am looking at: Amarok, Hilux, Isuzu and Ford
    7) Budget: R250,000 - R300,000

    Any advise will be much appreciated

    Kind regards
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Isn't your budget a bit low for that year model and km combination?

    Must it be 4x4?
    Auto or Manual?
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Am I correct to assume that with your budget and preferred year model, you are not looking for a 4x4?
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit1995 View Post
    Hello Everyone

    I am a 25 years old bachelor and looking to buy my first bakkie and was hoping this forum will provide me with some valuable advise.

    I do live in the city so my vehicle will mostly be used to drive to the office and back home, but I do like to go hunt, fish, camp and to the farm over weekends/holidays.

    What I am looking for:
    1) Reliable bakkie, which won't cost me an arm and a leg to run and maintain (Maintenance & Service, Diesel and Insurance)
    2) I would prefer a 2017 - 2018 model, with low millage (<100,000km)
    3) Comfortable to ride, because will mostly be used in the city
    4) I don't want to struggle to drive 120km/h on the highway and needs to pass other vehicles without to much trouble
    5) Double cab, but not sure if I should consider an Extended cab?
    6) Brands I am looking at: Amarok, Hilux, Isuzu and Ford
    7) Budget: R250,000 - R300,000

    Any advise will be much appreciated

    Kind regards
    Gerrit
    Taking into consideration points 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 your best option is an Isuzu D-Max/KB 250.
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by lizardalpha View Post
    Isn't your budget a bit low for that year model and km combination? -
    Must it be 4x4?
    Auto or Manual?
    That is all I can afford at this stage and my father advised I should not go older than 5 years. These requirements are the reason why I was wondering if I should consider an extended cab.
    Must it be 4x4? Not a must
    Auto or Manual?[/QUOTE] Prefer an Auto, but not a deal breaker.
    Last edited by Gerrit1995; 2021/02/23 at 10:07 AM.

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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Hi & welcome.

    For the combo of year, mileage & price, the Amaroks, Isuzus and Hiluxes will be out of price range. Your choice will probably be limited to a 2.2. Ford Ranger.

    I have an Isuzu KB 250 4x4. No frills, very basic but it has all I need. If you wait around and the right one comes along close to your price range, that would be my suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Am I correct to assume that with your budget and preferred year model, you are not looking for a 4x4?
    It is not a requirement.

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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    The Mahindra Double cab, is R322k new out the box.


    If you push them for a discount, you'll get one for under 300.

    If you go for a demo model, you might get the higher spec one for that price.


    These bakkies are tough as nails and surprisingly comfortable.


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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Hi & welcome.

    For the combo of year, mileage & price, the Amaroks, Isuzus and Hiluxes will be out of price range. Your choice will probably be limited to a 2.2. Ford Ranger.

    I have an Isuzu KB 250 4x4. No frills, very basic but it has all I need. If you wait around and the right one comes along close to your price range, that would be my suggestion.
    Reliability excludes the Ranger

    The Isuzu prices have gone up like crazy. My brother bought a demo 2019 Isuzu KB 250/D-Max D/C with less than 20000km on last year for R30000, the same bakkies are now over 400k.

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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    How about a brand new double cab for R317k? I have the previous 4x4 model from 2011. Excellent warranty service and it's been used as a work bakkie carting sand, stone, cement, tar poles, bricks and coal. No problems except for headlights and a temperature gauge fixed under warranty. They have dealerships in SA and are established. Made by a consortium of Ford and Isuzu.

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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit1995 View Post
    Hello Everyone

    I am a 25 years old bachelor and looking to buy my first bakkie and was hoping this forum will provide me with some valuable advise.

    I do live in the city so my vehicle will mostly be used to drive to the office and back home, but I do like to go hunt, fish, camp and to the farm over weekends/holidays.

    What I am looking for:
    1) Reliable bakkie, which won't cost me an arm and a leg to run and maintain (Maintenance & Service, Diesel and Insurance)
    2) I would prefer a 2017 - 2018 model, with low millage (<100,000km)
    3) Comfortable to ride, because will mostly be used in the city
    4) I don't want to struggle to drive 120km/h on the highway and needs to pass other vehicles without to much trouble
    5) Double cab, but not sure if I should consider an Extended cab?
    6) Brands I am looking at: Amarok, Hilux, Isuzu and Ford
    7) Budget: R250,000 - R300,000

    Any advise will be much appreciated

    Kind regards
    Gerrit
    Hi, welcome.

    Your budget is a bit low for your requirements. Probably only a 2.2 extended cab or if you search far a double cab. Some ford's of late, and i repeat some, before the forum eats me, have of late had some reliability issues, but if it's 201-2018 it will still have a warranty at least.

    I would have a look at the Mahindra too, the toyota's, isuzu & amaroks will be way out of budget.

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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit1995 View Post
    Hello Everyone

    I am a 25 years old bachelor and looking to buy my first bakkie and was hoping this forum will provide me with some valuable advise.

    I do live in the city so my vehicle will mostly be used to drive to the office and back home, but I do like to go hunt, fish, camp and to the farm over weekends/holidays.

    What I am looking for:
    1) Reliable bakkie, which won't cost me an arm and a leg to run and maintain (Maintenance & Service, Diesel and Insurance)
    2) I would prefer a 2017 - 2018 model, with low millage (<100,000km)
    3) Comfortable to ride, because will mostly be used in the city
    4) I don't want to struggle to drive 120km/h on the highway and needs to pass other vehicles without to much trouble
    5) Double cab, but not sure if I should consider an Extended cab?
    6) Brands I am looking at: Amarok, Hilux, Isuzu and Ford
    7) Budget: R250,000 - R300,000

    Any advise will be much appreciated

    Kind regards
    Gerrit
    If you are willing to look at single cab you will be able to buy a brand new Mahindra Pik Up S6 in 4x4 after discount. It has a big cabin if you were wondering.

    4 years or 120k KM warranty.
    90k KM service plan.
    4 years roadside assist.

    It is also packed with features:
    Auto headlights/ wipers
    Cruise control
    Bluetooth touch screen head unit
    Height adjustable driver seat with arm rest.
    Electric mirrors/ windows/ petrol flap
    etc.

    The engine and gearbox combo is superb. There is more than enough power/ torque available to cruise at high speed without needing to change gears to maintain momentum when unladen.
    Can really carry a load.
    Is fuel efficient.
    Is reliable.

    I am driving my second Mahindra and have put these vehicles through the wringer. Never once did I even think they would let me down.
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    I agree with Koebelwagen.

    Have a look at the Mahindra.

    Its really good value for money and the stigma around these bakkies are misplaced.
    Cheers
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    I agree with Koebelwagen.

    Have a look at the Mahindra.

    Its really good value for money and the stigma around these bakkies are misplaced.
    Well, if he wants to stay a bachelor then the Mahindra is perfect for him
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Mahindra is not a bad option
    In your budget you might be able to find a newish 4x4 D/C Nissan NP300 2.5tdi
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    For up to 300K, you can get a decent xtra cab Hilux with less than 100K km and also around 2018 model.

    For the same money you can get a 3.2 Auto Double Cab Ford Ranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcePick88 View Post
    For the same money you can get a 3.2 Auto Double Cab Ford Ranger.
    Where? (Taking into account the year and mileage parameters in the OP)
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    I know that the Mahindra is good bakkies, but not a bakkie I see myself driving. (The looks are not to my liking)

    I think the advise I got was that I need to wait a year or two until I can increase my budget.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Where? (Taking into account the year and mileage parameters in the OP)
    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for...r/xlt/25914722

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for...r/xlt/25914523

    On the edge of 5 years. But its there.

    I would say there is something out there in that price range.
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    Default Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit1995 View Post
    Hello Everyone

    I am a 25 years old bachelor and looking to buy my first bakkie and was hoping this forum will provide me with some valuable advise.

    I do live in the city so my vehicle will mostly be used to drive to the office and back home, but I do like to go hunt, fish, camp and to the farm over weekends/holidays.

    What I am looking for:
    1) Reliable bakkie, which won't cost me an arm and a leg to run and maintain (Maintenance & Service, Diesel and Insurance)
    2) I would prefer a 2017 - 2018 model, with low millage (<100,000km)
    3) Comfortable to ride, because will mostly be used in the city
    4) I don't want to struggle to drive 120km/h on the highway and needs to pass other vehicles without to much trouble
    5) Double cab, but not sure if I should consider an Extended cab?
    6) Brands I am looking at: Amarok, Hilux, Isuzu and Ford
    7) Budget: R250,000 - R300,000

    Any advise will be much appreciated

    Kind regards
    Gerrit
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