WELL-LOVED PONY CAR: The Ford Mustang is the perfect driving tool for SA's winding roads. If you had R2-million which car combinations would you buy? Image: Sean Parker
Cape Town - Here’s the question – If you were given a free R2-million to spend on any one or more cars of your choice, what would you pick?
We asked some of our favourite experts – the guys (and lady) who are lucky enough to test-drive numerous cars, be at the launches for new models, can rattle off any cars specs off the top their heads in any situation, and have petrol running through their veins.
These are the people we couldn’t wait to ask – what will you be driving for R2-million? #My2Million
Calvin Fisher, Editor of TopCar Magazine
Two million Rand is a lot of money. I’d struggle to ignore a brand new Nissan GT-R but then again, I don’t always want to break the sound barrier in my daily drive. That, and we’re a family of five so I’d much rather value a luxury SUV with decent eco credentials such as the Volvo XC90 TwinEngine hybrid. I’d use the difference to build myself a six-car garage and fill it with project and race cars. I’m not the sensible type.
Ray Leathern, Online Editor of TopCar Magazine
If you’re after the most bang for your buck, then there’s still no better way to spend R2-million than on a Nissan GT-R - the supercar that has never stopped evolving, continues to defeat stuff costing twice as much, is faster point-to-point than anything with four wheels, seats four, and has a big boot.
Sergio Davids, Editor of Wheels24
With R2-million to spend, the list of potential vehicle combinations is endless. That being said I have my top three ways to spend R2-million on cars:
The big splurge – BMW M3 (R1.1 to 1.3-million). The BMW M3 sets the standard in performance sedans and the current generation is no exception. It’s fast, agile and can be driven “normally”, though I’d probably have sport mode engaged 99% of the time.
The practical choice – Range Rover Evoque (R 767 000 to R 1 030 500) + BMW 5 Series (R787 000 for the 528i). The Range Rover Evoque is one of the most stylish and capable SUVs around, making it a practical daily drive and an excellent vehicle for impromptu road trips. The current 5 Series is a bit long in the tooth compared to rivals but it’s one of my favourite premium sedans in South Africa.
What car would you choose spend R2-million on? Let us know by sharing on social media and using the hashtag #My2Million @Wheels24 @AutoTraderSA
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