Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual has the best value retention irrespective of category in the 2018 Gumtree pre-owned contest.
The 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle contest finalists have been announced and at
91.34%, the Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual dominates as the car model with the best value retention irrespective of category. This model is also the most prevalent in its class with a 3.87% second best value margin.
The CX-3 comes with Mazda's 2.0L 16-valve SKYACTIV petrol engine that goes from
0-100km/h in 9.5-seconds. one of the only vehicles in its category to break the 10- second barrier. The automatic gearbox maximises efficiency and theref ore the Mazda returns impressive fuel economy regarding its normally aspirated petrol status, with
a figure of just 6.1-litres per 100km.
The automatic gearbox also offers a sport mode that alters throttle response and shifting time, while you can always opt to change manually with the paddle shifters situated behind the steering wheel. Overall, the engine is smooth and stays well composed even at higher engine revolutions.
The Mazda3 1.6L Dynamic made finalist in the Medium-Sized Family Saloon under R260k category as well as the Hatchback under R275K category. While the Mazda CX-5 2.0L Active made finalist in the SUV under R325k category.
All road-tested vehicle finalists were chosen through careful cooperation with official data partner TransUnion- the definitive data capturers for South Africa's pre-owned automotive market. Following an analysis of national pre-owned vehicle sales data and using the best-selling cars as a starting point, other factors like retail price and value retention within our selected categories and car age range were examined to determine the top 55 finalists.
The pre-owned contest evaluates 2016 models, thus the selected top five finalists in each of the 11categories are vehicle models with the most favourable depreciation
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Boys and Girls Youth Africa, on 22 June, marked its sixth anniversary of “education for all” campaign at Blue Eagle Secondary School to make education accessible.
Students, teachers, pastors and graduates attended the event along with other stakeholders of the Cosmo City community. The event started with a march from Multipurpose to Blue Eagle Secondary School with the Johhanesburg Metro Police, Lonwabo Security and LL Security making everyone safe.
Speaking during the event, Boys and Girls Youth Africa chairperson Skhumbuzo Nxumalo said students should respect their teachers and take education seriously.
“Today we say education for all because there was a lot of blood shed for us to get the education we are enjoying now. So everyone must have access to it and it must be taken seriously,” he said. “Students must show respect to our education system by preventing the usage of drugs and visiting taverns. Young people should look up to the graduates and be inspired to change the world.”
Phuti Moabelo, a graduate, challenged other graduates and motivational speakers to inspire and encourage students to take education seriously.
“These students are not lost because we are here,” she said. “When they know that education is a key, they should understand that how to use that key is important because its either you lock or unlock,” said Moabelo. “Let us unlock their destinies, support them by building their confidence and connect them to rise. May they also see themselves shinning in LORD’s light.”
Delivering her speech, Blue Eagle High school principal Patricia Nldala said sometimes students go to school because they are being forced to do so. Ndlala highlighted on the need of education to address issues like youth unemployment. She challenged students to have a better learning spirit than the youth of 1976.
“Change can only come from the young ones through education. Nowadays, the brains are sharper than before, so we expect young ones to be able to solve many challenges through education,” said Ndlala.
Students who spoke to Cosmo City chronicle expressed their excitement for the educational inspiration they got from the event.
“It was a good inspiration from the graduates,” said Gosego Mothobi, a head boy at Blue Eagle High. “We need to aim high in terms of education because that’s where our future is. Sometimes as youth we tend to turn a black eye in important things. We tend to forget that teachers are here to uplift us to the next level in our lives.”
“Now I understand that we need to endure in education in order to make it in life. We truly have to take it seriously and go out there to change the world. When I leave this institution I want to have my own NGO to bring out the best from education,” said Thembekile Jibilika, a head girl at Blue Eagle High.