OUR FOUR-PART GUIDE TO FINANCING YOUR DATSUN.

Ok. So you want a Datsun, sweet! That seems simple enough with the fact that it's really affordable to own one! Then the tricky subject of 'car finance' enters the scene and sometimes knocks you off balance. Well, we're here to change that with our four-part guide on how to GO about financing your Datsun with ease.

PART FOUR: CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAR FOR YOUR POCKET

If you’ve kept up with our articles and followed some of our advice, you should now face the world with a few extra bucks in hand, eager to finance your first car. Walking into car dealerships at this point may just make you feel like you’re a kid in a candy store and with so many gleaming, beautiful, brand new cars surrounding you; how do you even begin the selection process? Don’t let this uncertainty bring you down. Here are some pointers to keep you on top of your car-financing game.

  1. Take a look at what you can afford. Your wallet may not be shouting profanities in protest at the thought of you getting a car, but check in with your savings. Pull out your budget and see what you can realistically keep up with each month. Buying a car is not just the monthly payments but also fuel and insurance costs, as well as general maintenance. This is where the Datsun GO comes out tops because it’s been voted by the Kinsey Report 2016 for the second year running as the most affordable hatchback to own!
  2. Analyse your unique needs. In order to get the most out of your moola, ask yourself what the car will be used for. Will it be for towing your SO’s 8 other family members along to the monthly grocery shopping trip or more for a quick errand run? Figuring out what you will use your wheels for will help save money when looking at all the bells and whistles. Check out our affordable Datsun range, which includes our awesome Datsun GO Panel Van, which is great for large loads and heavy lifting, to our Datsun GO Plus, which is ready to transport the family just about anywhere. Then there is our classic Datsun GO, which is perfect for those runs to varsity and back!
  3. Do your research. Of course, it goes without saying that the first thing you will look at is a price tag and whether or not that falls into your price range, but just remember that a car is much more than the initial outlay. Take a look at the specs that come with the price and do further research into things like fuel and oil consumption, maintenance and service costs the general reputation of the brand. The Datsun brand has been around for over a century, so you can feel rest assured that you’re buying into a brand with a good, solid heritage!  
  4. Dip into your savings for a deposit. Even though the Datsun Lux comes with a 0% deposit, putting a deposit on your car will help bring down your monthly repayment and will help you pay off your car a lot sooner than you think. A good rule of thumb is to set aside at least 10% of the car’s selling price to put you in good stead.

Don’t lose sleep over payments and the task of finding the perfect car. The new Datsun Lux Get GOing deal will satisfy all your car related needs. For only R1998 per month and a 0% deposit, Datsun will help you Get GOing at an affordable price. And that’s not all, the Datsun GO Lux also comes with a free Smartphone, too. With extra freebies like that thrown in for good measure, you’ll find it hard to hunt down a better deal, so get GOing and find out more about our exclusive Datsun Lux deal here.

DATSUN HISTORY

Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‘lightning-fast’ in Japanese but is also a reference to the three financiers who supported the business at the time – namely Mssrs. Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi – an acronym of the first letter of each name. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.

In 1933, Nissan’s founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of “mobility for all”. The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‘son of DAT’ – Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder’s dream a reality.

DATSUN TODAY

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun will provide a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA. Datsun already started sales in India and Indonesia, while sales in Russia and South Africa will commence later in 2014.

ABOUT NISSAN MOTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan South Africa is the operational hub for Regional Business Unit South, serving Nissan’s key South Africa market and 42 other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, including Angola, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. In South Africa, the company offers a range of 28 vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands, including the popular locally-produced Nissan light commercial vehicles - the NP200 half ton pickup and NP300 one-ton Hardbody – produced at the company’s Rosslyn plant, north west of Pretoria. In 2013, the company made history with the introduction of South Africa’s first electric vehicle, Nissan’s flagship Nissan LEAF. This will be followed in 2014 by the reintroduction of the iconic Datsun brand, as well as the launch of the new Qashqai crossover and new X-Trail sports utility vehicle. Nissan South Africa is one of the top five automotive companies in South Africa. For more information visit our website at http://www.nissan.co.za