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We just moved to cape town and would like to get a car. We plan to be here for 1 year. Is it better to rent or buy one? We may get a second car so definitely would like which options work better to save money..:)

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Hello

We just moved to cape town and would like to get a car. We plan to be here for 1 year. Is it better to rent or buy one? We may get a second car so definitely would like which options work better to save money..:)

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We had to rent a car for a while (about 4 months) when we arrived, cost us an absolute fortune. Try to buy if possible.
 

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I agree car rental is going to cost R6,000+ a month.
Plus if you buy you can sell when you leave. Yes, it's more hassle but will save you more money.
 

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There are very cheap car rental options, especially if you sign for a year, however they are usually not great cars.

Don't forget that buying a car means petrol, maintenance, insurance, servicing, etc... :)
 

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We had to rent a car for a while (about 4 months) when we arrived, cost us an absolute fortune. Try to buy if possible.
Am also looking into Long-Term rentals.
By saying an absolute fortune can u be more specific,and if possible what car agency was it.From what i can see all major brands have long term offers but are much more expensive than stand alone agency's with say 2 or 3 branches in all of the SA.

Any advice on car rentals for 2-3 months,and good offers that anyone has first experience with,would be much apreciated
 

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Hi

As a frequent traveler a car will cost a minimum of 300 rand per day or 9000 rand per month or 108 000 per annum you can buy a brand new car for this amount and then sell it a year later for about 75% of the value so the sums speak for themselves
 
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