2015 Kinsey Report - What Are The Cheapest Cars to Service and Repair?

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Which are the cheapest cars to service and repair? The annual Kinsey Report is out now!

The Kinsey report for 2015 has been revealed. The report aims to give the consumer an idea as to how much it costs to service or replace parts on your vehicle. Winners in each category are determined by costs of servicing parts (filters, spark plugs, wipers and brake pads), repair parts (cam belt, shocks, clutch plate, flywheel and fan belt) and finally crash parts (doors, fenders, bumpers, glass, lights and wheels etc.). The winner is the cheapest in the three categories combined.

While the report does its best to provide the consumer with accurate information, it does state that shopping around for parts can be beneficial. The Kinsey report sources prices from dealers around the Durban area over the course of a single month. The 74 cars are split up into nine categories for comparative purposes.

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2015 Kinsey Winners

City Cars and Entry Level

datsun go
Position Datsun Go 1.2 LUX Nissan Micra 1.2 Visia VW Polo Vivo Hatch
Servicing parts 3 035,79 2 676,95 3 020,44
Repair Parts 6 919,18 7 451,39 9 058,42
Crash Parts 27 676,76 34 351,07 37 726,92
 

Super Minis

Renault-Sandero
Position Renault Sandero Turbo Dynamique Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge Peugeot 208 1.2 Active
Servicing parts 2 877,20 3 002,00 4 793,96
Repair Parts 15 602,46 8 011,00 13 626,02
Crash Parts 47 038,19 54 725,00 49 043,72
 

Family Hatch/Sedan

2014-Toyota-Corolla
Position Toyota Corolla 1.6 Prestige Toyota Corolla 1.6 Quest Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.7 TBi
Servicing parts 5 582,26 5 349,35 4 811,00
Repair Parts 16 389,60 16 704,63 17 330,00
Crash Parts 45 106,96 47 412,46 63 243,00
 

Compact Crossovers

Toyota Avanza 1.5 TX
Position Toyota Avanza 1.5 SX Ford Ecosport 1.0T Trend Renault Duster 1.6 Dynamique
Servicing parts 3 229,17 4 467,97 2 626,91
Repair Parts 9 673,92 15 994,65 13 288,81
Crash Parts 54 883,71 58 341,97 63 777,84
 

Crossovers

Toyota-Fortuner-Epic
Position Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D4D Auto Kia Sportage 2.0CRDi auto Toyota RAV4 2.2GX
Servicing Parts 5 120,82 5 167,89 4 819,49
Repair Parts 6 400,47 8 189,90 9 152,91
Crash Parts 65 892,32 79 634,77 83 735,68
 

Executive Crossover

Volvo XC90 Review
Position Volvo XC90 D4 Momentum Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro Toyota Prado 3.0 VX Auto
Servicing Parts 4 810,80 7 547,47 6 850,84
Repair Parts 16 735,20 15 334,52 38 037,20
Crash Parts 142 962,00 149 780,21 128 825,14
 

Double Cabs

Tata Xenon
Position Tata Xenon XT 2.2 Toyota Hilux Raider 3.0 D4D GWM Steed 6 2.0 VGT Xscape
Servicing Parts 3 662,11 5 130,38 2 269,27
Repair Parts 14 481,70 18 160,27 10 319,24
Crash Parts 40 383,44 62 695,60 76 848,59
 

Single Cab Bakkies

Nissan NP200 Stealth
Position Nissan NP200 1.6 Stealth Nissan NP300 2.0 Hardbody Chevrolet Utility 1.4 Club
Servicing Parts 2 083,71 2 060,90 2 625,41
Repair Parts 10 985,29 10 574,85 7 375,65
Crash Parts 33 957,89 36 678,81 49 095,38
 

Executive Saloons

New BMW 3 Series
Position BMW 320i Auto Audi A4 2.0 TDI SE Auto Infiniti Q50 2.0T Premium
Servicing Parts 5 377,84 4 251,25 4 505,06
Repair Parts 8 149,91 7 905,91 5 808,56
Crash Parts 92 666,95 94 795,04 98 386,90

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