A Few Traits Of Quality Cars In South Africa 2021

In these financially trying times of the COVID-19 Virus, it's more important than ever to have a dependable, quality vehicle. In this article, we’ll be covering the top picks for quality cars in South Africa, as well as what makes a vehicle quality in terms of dependability.

Quality Cars South Africa - Vehicle Reliability

If people experience unreliability with a vehicle, it’s likely that they’ll stay away from that car brand in future, regardless of the scale of the issue. A J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study found that overall issues in vehicles have decreased by 10% compared to 2020. The study recorded the number of problems experienced by car owners, in the last year per 100 3-year-old vehicles in the US. While this study was not done in the US, the car brands mentioned in the report sell their vehicles in South Africa too, so conclusions made are applicable. 

Used Cars 2021 - Vehicle Technology

Car reliability seems to be on the rise, however vehicle technology continues to perform poorly and/or sporadically. Aside from the functioning of car computers, technology also features in many must-have car accessories.

Meeting Driver Expectations

Drivers want a reliable vehicle and they want manufacturers to fix recurring issues as well as keep vehicle models updated. They want the technology of a car to be as dependable as the mechanics. This is not an unreasonable request. All cars, both brand new and used cars, should meet the expectations of the driver.

Most Sought After Vehicle Brands And Models

Overall, Korean brands such as: Kia and Hyundai come in first, followed by Japanese brands. Next in the line-up of quality cars are American car brands and bringing up the rear for reliability is European car brands. The specific brands that ranked in the survey are Lexus, Porsche, Kia, Toyota, Hyundai and Mitsubishi. The Porsche 911 is ranked the most dependable car model for the second time in 3 years. Interesting, right?


Dependability is a key component to look at when purchasing a new vehicle, which makes it a key element we look for in all of our quality cars for sale. Knowing which brands and models took the cake in South Africa, 2021, is extremely useful. It can narrow down your search as well as avoid unnecessary expenses down the line.