Group 1 Datsun Blog
Welcome to the Group 1 Datsun Blog, the home of the best Datsun Reviews and all of the breaking Datsun News in South Africa.
Here you will find all of the information you’ll ever need about the Datsun Brand, both in South Africa and abroad, and we’ll keep you updated with everything from model changes and new car releases, to Datsun driving tips and vehicle safety information. In fact, we suspect that this Datsun Blog will soon become the social media heart of Group 1 Datsun as we provide the best information in a format that is easy to use and fun to read.
“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.
I was eleven years old when I crashed the Datsun through the farm gate. The gate went flying into the bossies, I stalled the engine and my grandpa muttered about fixing the brakes. The Datsun was fine, just a few more scars on the hardworking 1300 farm bakkie I was learning to drive with.
Have you ever been in a long supermarket queue, stuck behind the tannie with the strange hat? You notice the next queue is much shorter, so you move there. Then the next. Twenty minutes later you finally get to pay and the tannie with the strange hat is long gone.
The Datsun GO is already seen as one of the best entry-level cars in South Africa thanks to its price and reliability, but now Datsun South Africa have truly put their money where their mouth is and upped the Standard 3-year/100,000km warranty to an AMAZING 6 years/150,000km. This has effectively doubled the amount of time that any New Datsun Driver can enjoy hassle-free (not to mention care-free) driving!
You’ve just received your driver’s license and an exciting life lays ahead of you, but one burning question remains – “what is the best car for young drivers?” Well, this question is easier to answer than you might think; all it takes is a quick visit to a Group 1 Datsun Dealership in Gauteng, the Western Cape or the Eastern Cape for a test drive of the New Datsun GO Range and you’ll immediately know that this is the car for the NOW generation (and one which is just right for your driving needs)! This trusty 4-wheeled companion will become your best friend and allow you to enjoy university, college or your gap year to the utmost.
Before Datsun became the company it is today it was best known for building some of the world’s most iconic sports cars. The 240Z is possibly one of its most endearing designs and was built and sold between 1969 and 1978. To this day it is still one of the top-selling sports cars in the world, so when we heard that internet celebrity and car lover The Sketch Monkey has designed a modern version of the 240Z we were intrigued, to say the least.
The Group 1 Datsun Service Centres in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Uitenhage, and Port Elizabeth provide some of the most comprehensive vehicle servicing, repair and maintenance options available for the Datsun brand in South Africa. But why is it that regularly servicing your vehicle is so important? For us here at Group 1 there are 3 Important Reasons Why You Should Service Your Datsun Regularly:
For more than 4 years the Datsun GO and its model derivatives have been some of the most affordable vehicles sold in South Africa, but now thanks to some serious upgrades incredible pricing is no longer this cars only virtue!
The verdict is in and the much talked about Datsun GO Fuel Economy Figures are just as good as they were advertised to be! The 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine that powers the 2019 Datsun GO range will take you more than 600 km’s on a single tank, and this is all thanks to a VERY IMPRESSIVE 5.2-litres per 100 km fuel economy rate*.