A Triton is value for money in hard times

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If you are in the process of buying a car, this could not have come at a better time. It's bargains season and to help you, we will be your roving eye, seeking good prices for you, our readers.

As a start, a Mitsubishi dealership in the Midrand business district has slashed R35000 off the price of a 2007 model - the 2,5 DiD Triton. The dealer is selling these vehicles for R225900.

High riding bakkies are a firm favourite in South Africa. Their versatility has come in handy to many families. The Mitsubishi Triton is a case in point. With overwhelming winning features, it is among the most technologically advanced double cabs in the country.

The range is suited for the typical Mzansi lifestyle in that it can be used to do daily chores, or as a workhorse or even as a leisure vehicle.

And to help ease your mind about these bakkies, the latest Synovate quality research has discovered that the Triton range came above its segment competitors as the vehicle that gives the least problems.

Another feather in the cap of the Triton is that the Mitsubishi Spirit Of Africa Tour that uses these bakkies is currently taking place in KZN. I will be taking part in this gruelling challenge this week. I will share with you how the bakkies perform in my column next week.

Proton is fast increasing the number of its vehicles on our roads. And why not, the vehicles offer plenty of value for their price in terms of good features and great styling topped off with excellent fuel consumption. A national campaign run by the company sees prices on the ranges being reduced drastically.

If you are on the lookout for inexpensive transport, head out to your nearest Proton dealer to see if you can't score big during these rough times.