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How were the featured vehicles selected?

All road-tested vehicles featured here are short-listed finalists in the 2017 Gumtree Pre-Owned Car Awards. Finalists were chosen through careful cooperation with official data partner TransUnion, the definitive data capturers for South Africa’s pre-owned automotive market.

Following an analysis of national pre-owned vehicle sales data and using the best-selling cars as a starting point, we examined factors like retail price and value retention within our selected categories and car age range to determine the top 50 finalists. The winners in each category carry the green trophy icon on their road tests.