5 Student Cars to consider for under R180 000

Which of these cars is your ideal student car?

Being a student comes with a whole lot of independence and if finding yourself a good set of wheels to get around is your next point of order, below are five student cars to consider.

The following cars were listed in last year’s Transunion study, which revealed that an increasing amount of South Africans are looking at cars under the R200K mark.

Also read: 5 city cars for under R150 000

[PLEASE NOTE that the following deals are available through the respective manufacturers and financial institutions, and not through Women On Wheels, and that the prices represented below are subject to change]

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

Priced from R179 900 

With 193 343 units sold since its market introduction in March 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch has been the best-selling passenger model in South Africa for the past seven years.

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Toyota Etios

Priced from R165 500

A top performer in the Global NCAP rating, the Toyota Etios was awarded 4 stars for Adult Occupancy Protection (AOP) and 3 for Child Occupancy Protection (COP). The Etios boasts both driver and passenger airbags.

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Ford Figo

Priced from R175 700

5 cars will cost you under R200 000

The Ford Figo boasts an attractive interior design and high levels of comfort and space. It’s rich in smart technologies and safety features, and we think it’s a rather good-looking little car to drive around campus!

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KIA Picanto

Priced from R137 995


The new KIA Picanto is aimed at “the young, and young at heart,” says KIA. We attended the launch of the new KIA Picanto last year, and loved the amount of quirk and personality this little city car has to offer. An extensive colour range adds to its appeal, as well as a good reputation in the market as a finalist in the 2018 South African Car of the Year competition.

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The Datsun Go

Priced from R131 500 

Datsun GO named South Africas most affordable car for third time in a row

Since October 2014 Datsun has sold 18 915 vehicles in South Africa. With its distinctive front grille and athletic rear features, it keeps in trend with its competitors of a young and modern presence.

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