The AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide for the year 2021 contains 63 cars over various different categories, the categories are as follow,
There are 3 sub-categories (Service parts, maintenance parts, and body repair parts) if all 3 of these categories are added together it will form the total parts cost, the following vehicles are considered to be the cheapest in their individual categories for total parts cost. It should be considered that the retail price of some vehicles includes a number of services and a selection of service and/or maintenance parts.
Entry-level vehicles: Datsun Go — R74,024.80
Budget vehicles: Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium — R53,254.55
Compact family vehicles: Mazda CX3 — R131,920.18
Family SUVs: Honda CR-V — R171,790.57
Executive SUVs: Alfa Romeo Stelvio — R179,210.39
Luxury SUVs: Range Rover Sport — R367,410.19
Adventure 4×4 vehicles: Ford Everest 2.0 BiT XLT — R117,037.19
LCV single cab vehicles: Isuzu D-MAX — R79,038.56
LCV leisure double cab vehicles: Ford Ranger 2.0SiT XLT — R96,083.00
Should only the cost of service parts be considered the following vehicles have the lowest cost:
Entry-level vehicles: Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique — R4,085.84
Budget vehicles: Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium — R3,347.78
Compact family vehicles: Peugeot 1.2 Active — R6,011.94
Family SUVs: Toyota Rav 4 — R6,183.32
Executive SUVs: Alfa Romeo Stelvio — R9,538.53
Luxury SUVs: Lexus RX — R10,504.97
Adventure 4×4 vehicles: Isuzu mu-X — R7,444.50
LCV single cab vehicles: Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi — R5,747.30
LCV leisure double cab vehicles: Ford Ranger 2.0SiT XLT — R5,134.09
Electric Cars: BMW i3 — R11,806.33
Overall service parts costs are, predictably, the lowest costs for all vehicles with vehicle body parts the most expensive.
“The AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide is important to research consumers must be made aware of. Buyers often don’t consider the potential lifetime costs of vehicles at the time of purchase, and budgeting for these expenses is critical. Our research shows that more and more people are keeping their vehicles for longer due to prevailing economic conditions and personal finance circumstances; the information in our Guide is a critical component of proper research as part of buying a new or second-hand vehicle,” concludes the AA.