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Car of Year awards boost finalists' resale values

By unknown | Mar 22, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

The resale value of the Car of the Year finalists has soared since they were named late last year. And the Honda Civic, the winner of this year's competition, is expected to have a resale advantage over its competitors.

The Honda Civic 1,8VXi was crowned queen of South Africa's roads at a banquet in Kyalami last week.

The announcement of the prestigious accolade comes after a stringent process of voting and the testing of eligible cars launched on to the South African market between October 21 2005 and October 14 last year.

According to managing director Darryl Jacobson, Burchmore's has registered a substantial demand for the finalists in this year's competition.

"Motorists who own these vehicles can undoubtedly celebrate the fact that their cars are finalists because, when they dispose of them, they will be significantly easier to sell," Jacobson said.

The Honda beat off strong competition from the Alfa Romeo 159 2,2 JTS, the Ford Focus ST three-door, the Hyundai Accent 1,6 GLS HS, the Lexus IS250 Auto, the Opel Astra GTC 1,9 CDTi, the Renault Clio 1,6 Dynamic five-door and the Toyota Avensis 2,2 D-4D Exclusive.

Audited by Deloitte and Touche, the final scores clearly showed Honda's Civic 1,8VXi sedan to be the winner.


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