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2017-08-01 10:36

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Janine Van der Post

Cape Town - When it comes to customer satisfaction in South Africa  German brands outshine rivals, according to the 2017 Ipsos quality survey.

Audi and Volkswagen continue to set standards in the Ipsos Competitive Customer Experience survey, covering the 2016 calendar year.

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Who's buying cars in SA? 

Purchasing Experience

The Ipsos Survey reveals that the passenger market has the closest split in terms of "purchasing experience" and "sales experience" per male/female customer.

Out of the 22 000 customers surveyed, 41.8% of female respondents make up the passenger car, compared to 58.2% of males. In the light commercial vehicle market, only 15.6% women are purchasing bakkies compared to 84.4% males.


Where are cars being purchased?

Gauteng reigns when it comes to car sales with the province making up 40.7% of the passenger car market and 35.9% of LCV sales too, reports Ipsos. Next is KwZulu-Natal making up 16.2% and 13.7% respectively while the Western Cape makes up for 13.7% and 11.1%.

Purchasing experience - Sales index per race:

Servicing Experience

When it comes to servicing vehicles, 41.8% women are happy with the service received while only 58.2% of men are satisfied with the experience with passenger vehicles.

The commercial segment almost mirrors the purchasing experience while only 15.6% females are satisfied in the light commercial sector and 84.4% males are content with the servicing experience.

Servicing index per Age group:

 Servicing index per Race: 


Servicing index per Province:

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