5 fuel-bashers to beat the December blues!

These days, our monthly fuel bill is nearly as much as our car repayment, which is just a little ridiculous! So, what we’ve done for you is simple: We’ve gone and found 5 fuel-saving cars that won’t punish you at the pumps.

Here they are then: A money-saver for every budget there is!

1. Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi – 3.3L/100km

Ford recently took the covers off the new Fiesta and it’s a winner! The new Fiesta boasts seriously sweet styling, but the sweetest part about it lies underneath the bonnet: The 1.5 turbodiesel pushes 66kW and achieves just 3.3L/100km.

Perfect for a December road trip!


2. Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDi – 5.3L/100km

If you’re in the market for a spacious SUV, the 2-litre diesel Tiguan is a fuel-saving winner. From just R292k for the entry level diesel variant, filling up an SUV will never feel so good again. It boasts a money-saving 5.3L/100km, which is just the sort of number that we love.

Oh and it’s a VW! SA’s favourite.


3. Audi A4 2.0TDi/1.4TFSi – 4.1L/100km

One for the businessman in love with a smooth drive and German quality, the Audi A4 offers class leading fuel consumption and sophisticated looks. The best part about it is that you can now find a used A4 for just under R200k if you look a little harder

It's one of our favourite fuel-savers out there!


4. Volkswagen Golf GTD – 5.0L/100km

Ready to ditch your VrrPha for a VrrGrrr? If so, you're not alone. One the top-sellers in Europe, the GTD offers awesome performance and a fuel-saving engine! Sure, it’s a diesel hot-hatch, which makes no sense whatsoever, but we’re giving it the thumbs up.

Saving on fuel never looked this good.


5. Nissan Navara 2.3D – 6.3L/100km

Ah! A good ol’ bakkie. Yes, indeed, not even rising fuel prices will stop us from buying them and this is the one to get if you're looking to win at the pumps. The 2.3 turbodiesel pushes a respectable 450Nm, while still offering a cool 6.3L/100km.

Sounds perfect for a trip to the coast.


Bonus Basher - Nissan Leaf – 0.0L/100km

We’re not getting the likes of Tesla anytime soon but this is the ultimate middle finger to those rising fuel prices. As an electric car, it certainly isn’t cheap – but think of the long term savings! Just pray for no load-shedding and you’re good to go...

Sam Da Fonseca (19) of The Car Scene was just 3 years old when he first fell in love with cars. Now, he has made it his life's mission to drive as many awesome machines as possible, much to his South African pleasure and years since first falling in love with his dad's monsoon-green BMW 328i. Thanks Dad! @thecarscene_