Toyota Auris 1.6XR
Medium hatchback under R260k
Similar attributes like strong resale value, high levels of quality, reliability, strong residual values and high levels of reliability certainly makes the Auris a viable used car buy. Yes, the styling might not appeal to all, but it's hard to ignore the high level of value for money this car offers, especially with such a comprehensive list of luxury features.
It's very hard to match the sheer effortless driving experience that the Auris delivers. In fact, on paper it outperforms other vehicles in its class, as well as being slightly more economical. The 0-100km/h sprint took 10.0-seconds, while the combined fuel index figure was quoted at 6.2-litres per 100km.
The Auris offers a supple ride in comfort even on rougher roads. For this price bracket the ride quality is very good. The brakes are up to the task as well, with good all-round stopping power and nice progressive brake pedal feel. This Auris model also comes equipped with ABS and EBD. Other safety features include front, side and curtain airbags, as well as stability control.
You will find the doors close with a solid thud, with a nice feeling of quality for a vehicle in this price range. The interior gives one an overall feeling of quality and its immediately clear to see high quality materials were used through-out the cabin.
The leather clad steering wheel seemed to be ageing well and appeared very tidy after more than 55 000km of mileage. Overall the Auris probably delivers the best value at the price than most vehicle in its class, but its engine is not quite as versatile. The Auris still seems like a real honest, value for money used car buy and it's certainly a worthy contender in this category.
Value For Money
- R249 000
- 6.2 Litres/100km
- 0-100km/h in 10 seconds
- Power and Torque at 97kW/160Nm
- Very good build quality
- Good overall styling