“Cheap cars” is a relative term. What is cheap to my neighbour, an Arabian oil prince, may be unaffordable to me. So, cheap cars need to be put into perspective to make any real sense. To the average South African household, a cheap car could mean any car substantially less expensive than a new luxury German sedan with a star on its bonnet. That means the term “cheap car” means an affordable car for the purpose and financial means of the person looking at such car. Cheap cars could thus be seen as either a second-hand car considerably less expensive than its new derivative, or alternatively a new car of a smallish design without any stars adorning its bonnet.