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Here's how you own a brand new Datsun GO by saving R75 a day

2019-01-29 09:30
2018 Datsun Go

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Owning a new car is no longer a costly indulgence reserved only for those with deep pockets. By foregoing small daily treats or saving the money you would normally use for public transport, you could be the proud owner of a brand-new Datsun GO for as little as R75 a day.

The Datsun GO was launched late last year and the Mid Spec model costs a total of R144 500. This means over a period of six years with 0% deposit, R75 a day would pay off this zippy car as well as cover the costs of interest.

A good place to start

There are a number of ways you could scrounge together R75 every day. Start looking at your daily spending habits and think of creative ways you could cut back a little. For example, skipping your morning latte and croissant from the local coffee shop is a good place to start.

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Preparing lunches at home is another great way to save ZAR - not to mention healthier than the toasted tramezzini and cooldrink from the office canteen.

2018 Datsun Go

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And when was the last time you looked over your subscription services and cleared out the ones you are not using anymore? Do you really need three video-on-demand services?

Only R75 a day

Commuting back and forth to work each day on public transport or private taxies can easily exceed R75, especially if you live far from the office. And people often subject themselves to this way of getting around because owning a car seems unattainable.

Datsun GO

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Not only can it be easy to pull together R75 a day, owning a Datsun GO will get you places faster than public transport. In addition, the impressive fuel efficiency of the 1.2-litre engine, which has a combined consumption of 5.2 litres per 100km will save you money on fuel costs.

Smart city slicker

The Datsun GO and GO+ models come with a standard 3-year/100,000km warranty and an optional service plan. Consumers will also receive one-year insurance with the purchase of a GO or GO+, so for the first year, your new car will truly only cost you R75 a day.

2018 Datsun Go

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The beauty about the GO is that when driving it you won’t feel like you are driving a car that only costs you R75 a day. The new models have an upmarket style that will stand out in the crowd and smart features that are usually found in more expensive vehicles.

The GO and GO+ now have redesigned front grille and bumpers (front and rear) and 14" wheels. The New GO and GO+ models are powered by the energetic petrol engine that produces 50kW at 5 000rpm and 104Nm at 4 000rpm paired with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission.

It also comes with a long list of safety features which will ensure that you are not skimping on what is really important. Standard specification includes reverse parking sensors, intermittent wipers, central locking, an immobiliser, ABS, driver and passenger airbags, and retractable seatbelts.

So, have you figured out where that R75 is coming from yet?

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