Every year the Kinsey Report reviews the prices of car parts in South Africa, making it an invaluable tool for car buyers.
Toyota parts remain the most affordable
Every year the Kinsey Report reviews the prices of car parts in South Africa, making it an invaluable tool for car buyers. As with every year in recent history, Toyota has made a strong showing with a number of cars performing outstandingly in their respective categories.
Toyota was represented in six categories (Superminis, Crossover, Family Favourites, Compact Crossovers, Double Cabs and Single Cabs), and scored podium places in five of these.
The Toyota Fortuner was victorious in the Crossover category, with the cheapest total parts basket of R100 429, which was also the lowest percentage of the vehicle’s selling price at just 15.91%.
In the Family Favourites category, the Toyota Corolla Quest came out on top, with a total parts basket of R85 031, or 23.92% of the vehicle’s selling price. The Toyota Corolla Hatch came in third in this category.
The all-new Toyota Starlet came out second in the Superminis category with a parts basket of R90 826, edged out of first place by a mere few hundred rand and beating a number of popular contenders. The Starlet also had the cheapest service parts basket by a substantial margin, at just R3150.
The Toyota Hilux was as reliable as ever in procuring third spots in both the single- and double-cab categories. What was particularly impressive was the very low percentage of the vehicle’s selling price that the Hilux achieved, with just 14.2% in the double-cab class and 18.4% in the single-cab class.
The Toyota Rush came in fourth place in the keenly contested compact crossover category, while the Yaris and RAV4 managed fifth place in their respective categories.
“In these tough economic times, motoring consumers are leaning increasingly towards brands they can trust and from which they can expect value. Parts pricing is integral to Toyota’s philosophy of providing motorists with what they require to meet their personal transportation needs and this latest set of Kinsey Report results indicate that we remain on course,” concluded John Thompson, Toyota’s Vice President of Service, Tech, CS & Future Toyota.