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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.
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.