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Going to varsity or college? This means you most likely just got your license, you want a car, but you don’t have much money. Fortunately, a light wallet does not mean you have to drive a rusty skedonk that most likely won’t get you there.
The Datsun Go is the perfect car for a student. It is good looking, spacious, full of great features, safe, easy to drive, very light on fuel and very affordable. Perfect.
It feels like the other day we announced the launch of the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus. First launched in India, these compact and exciting twins certainly made an impact abroad and here in South Africa.
The updated versions were given fresh styling that made them even more appealing if that’s even possible. It didn’t stop there either as the cabin design is also more functional with a few additional features. In terms of the powertrain, the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus have kept the zippy and economical 1.2-litre engine. We take a look at the top five facts you should know about the Datsun Go duo available in South Africa.
When Nissan beat Porsche’s best time at Nurburgring in 2008, the world tilted on its axis. At least if you were German, and made or owned sports cars. It was as if Japan beat the Springboks at the World Cup. Wait! What?
Most drivers have experienced mayhem and confusion at traffic circles as almost everyone thinks it’s their right of way. Many drivers also believe that they are the only ones who know the rules and what to do. Even the timidest drivers become something else the second they enter traffic circles and expect other drivers to wait.
Datsun has launched refreshed versions of the Datsun GO and GO+ in India. They now include several new features that make them an even more popular proposition for potential buyers.
From a mechanical point of view, both the updated Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ are identical to their predecessors with the small but impressive 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. It produces a respectable 68hp and 104Nm of peak torque coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. According to the ARAI-rated fuel efficiency figure, both models will give you 19.83 km/l on the open road.
Driving fuel-inefficiently is like chucking a couple of bucks out of your window every kilometre. With petrol just south of R16 per litre, you should seriously think before you go full F1 down the driveway.
But can you save fuel when driving a manual car?
South African drivers are like medicine: keep in a cool, dry place. Too hot and especially too wet and we go strange. A bit of rain and Solid Susan turns into Maniac Megan and Dependable Dan into Clueless Clive.
So when it rains, make sure you can see them and they can see you. A split second of either these not happening can totally ruin your day.
It’s no use getting the best-priced car in the country, only to be done-in when it comes to service or repairs.
Fortunately, Datsun GO drivers win all the way. At R149,600, the Datsun GO is easily the most affordable car in South Africa. And it comes to the party when you have to service or repair it. Just ask the experts.
“Whoa! Look!” My friend Stoker stopped in his tracks and pointed, his finger trembling. I looked and fell in love.
Death and taxes were the two things you could be certain of. Now there is a third. The rise in the price of fuel in 2019. From R13,42 in January to R16,12 in June (95 ULP coastal), the price of this precious juice has ticked ever upwards month after month.