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South Africa's best selling passenger cars are also the most hijacked cars in the country – which is a good reason why you should avoid them.
The unfortunate reality for South African drivers is among the many factors that go into deciding on your next purchase, like fuel economy and performance, is the genuine possibility of crime associated with your particular car of choice. The easily avoidable corroboratory effect is the increase in insurance costs that stems from the increased risk in insuring your car. As much as we love to rag the big insurers, those risk assessments paint an accurate picture. Currently, car-theft in South Africa has reached and may look to exceed levels never seen before. An added blow to South African motorists, is their most loved brands are also the most susceptible to hijacking and come with pricey premiums.