AMONG questions being asked by every soul currently operating on earth is: when will this economic crisis be over? When will banks readily grant consumers loans so they can buy cars?
Johan van Zyl of Toyota Motor Corporation says: "Not until the financial sector fully recovers, re-establishes reasonable levels of liquidity, and redevelops the trust that will allow wider availability of consumer credit.
"In my view we are probably at least 18 months away from this situation."
So we must proceed with caution and patience until then.
But there will still be a demand for transport and, doing our little bit, we will continue to offer insight into some good bargains out there. This week we have a heap of them.
Renault SA has put its factory demo Renault Logans and Clio on its dealer floors. Prices for the Logan are R99500, while R139000 gets you the Clio.
Also on special offer is a package on new Clio hatchbacks, which you can either buy at cost price or settle for a R25000 cash back deal.
You can find these deals at the following Renault dealerships: Bryanston, East Rand, Sandton, Route 24 and Northcliff. Volkswagen is the current talk of eKasi with such strikingly good looking cars as the Scirocco, now known as the "Skorokoro" by township masses and Golf GTI 6.
If anyone living in or near the Silver Oaks, Pretoria, is looking oto buy an aged but still desirable Citi Golf, check out VW Silver Oaks. They have stock and are selling at from R995 a month.
Enthusiasts of the Subaru Impreza STI should look up Subaru Bruma. They are selling the ballistic Impreza STI hatch for R449000, some R70000 less than the current going price for these cars.
Nissan dealer McCarthy Nissan Woodmead has 2007 model pre-owned units of the 2,0 X-Trail.
The dealer is selling them for R170000. You might be looking for a pre-owned Nissan Tiida sedan and for a good deal on these look up McCarthy Nissan in End Street. They have units going for as low as R95000.