To know how much does it cost to rent to own a car in South Africa? This is the most common question by car owners considering the concept of lease versus purchase. The answer is “it depends.”
It depends on where you choose to buy a car, or full service. We should note here that this answer also depends on your family. Your spouse, children and friends will all have different priorities and driving habits than you.
There are many different trade deals that affect what you pay for a car, and of course these can vary with location. So, for example if you want a used car, the dealer will charge you a premium and if you want to buy new from an international dealership, then the same dealer will charge you a premium.
If you want a rental car, it may be cheaper to buy in South Africa. Some taxi services can still offer free auto rentals and you could simply take a taxi there. One caveat: you need to make sure that the taxi is up to the task of driving the car you bought because you do not want to get into a sticky situation if the taxi you are traveling in has issues with stopping.
Auto rental companies and shops also have a lot to say about this because they do have to do with the residual income they make off of your car. The point is: you have to do some research when it comes to this.
But if you are going to spend the money on a nice car, you want to have a good deal. You need to have as many incentives as possible to get the deal that fits your budget.
For a guy that wants to buy an auto, the best place to go is a dealership that sells new autos and used autos. Sometimes it is the new car that is the best option because the dealerships are looking to sell more of them. While some dealerships are popular because of their salesmen, they are the best bet because they sell vehicles by the thousands at a time.
There are a lot of car dealers in South Africa, but there are only two in Cape Town. You will get the best deal on the car if you want to buy new or from a reputed dealer. But as far as price goes, they are still competitive with each other.
If you are going to rent a car, you will find that most drivers will give you a discount for doing so. The only problem with renting is the hassle of the rental process. For a new car, it may be a good idea to rent for one or two months, especially if you are going to be living in the area.
Dealerships will give you some small discounts for renting but you should shop around to see what the best deal is. This is true for both new and used cars, and you may even get some higher discount for taking the car on a road trip.
There are some great cars to be had by dealers, but you will probably pay a premium for it. You can still save money by buying a used car though.
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