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55 of the most expensive car body parts to replace

From bumpers to wheels, spare car parts can cost you a packet in South Africa.

This is according to the spare parts pricing guide recently released by the Automobile Association (AA).

The guide details the costs of 17 body parts on 63 of the country’s favourite cars, according to data gathered by the AA.

The vehicles were divided into 11 major categories and compared, which showed significant differences in pricing for certain models and parts.

Setting up the guide

To create the spare parts pricing guide, the AA found pricing for the parts that it said are replaced the most frequently by vehicle owners.

These prices were gathered from dealerships in Gauteng to ensure fairness, said the AA.

The car parts selected were:

  • Grille
  • Bonnet
  • Radiator
  • Wheel Rim
  • RH Rear door
  • RH Front door
  • LH Rear fender
  • LH Front fender
  • Bootlid/Tailgate
  • Rear windscreen
  • Front windscreen
  • Air con condenser
  • Rear bumper skin
  • Front bumper skin
  • RH Front door glass
  • LH Headlight assembly
  • RH Rear light assembly

Of these parts, we found that the most expensive replacements are not always the largest – but rather more intricate elements like the headlight clusters.

Surprisingly, parts like rims, grilles, and windscreens were also often more expensive than a host of larger components.

As expected, however, the vehicles with the highest starting prices tended to have the highest parts prices.

For example: At a starting price of R1,477,500, the Lexus RX 450h SE is not only one of the most expensive vehicles on the list, it also boasts the most expensive part to replace – a R64,630 headlight assembly.

The parts

Detailed below are five expensive parts for popular vehicles in 11 major segments in South Africa, as provided by the AA.

It is worth noting these are the most expensive out of a selection of regularly-replaced parts.

Click on the underlined names to visit TopAuto Car Prices for more information.


Model Part Price
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GA Front Bumper Skin R7,839.95
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GA Aircon Condenser and Radiator R8,106.49
Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion RH Rear Door R8,432.56
Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion RH Front Door R8,746.97
Datsun Go 1.2 Mid Bootlid/Tailgate R9,890.68


Model Part Price
Citroen C3 1.2 Feel RH Front/Rear Door R9,254.52
Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1.5 GL A/T Bootlid/Tailgate R9,491.12
Mahindra XUV300 1.2T W6 Grille R10,905.74
Citroen C3 1.2 Feel Bootlid/Tailgate R11,234.97
Nissan Magnite 1.0T Acenta LH Light Assembly R12,540.73

Compact Family

Model Part Price
Peugeot 2008 1.2 Active A/T LH Rear Fender R15,524.25
Opel Crossland 1.2T Elegance Bootlid/Tailgate R15,593.99
Hyundai Venue 1.0T Glide LH Headlight Assembly R16,980.06
Hyundai Venue 1.0T Glide RH Front Door R17,506.98
Kia Seltos 1.6 EX LH Headlight Assembly R19,286.40

Family SUV

Model Part Price
Peugeot 3008 1.6T Allure Bootlid/Tailgate R28,342.62
VW Tiguan 1.4TSI Comfortline Wheel Rim R28,922.50
Mazda CX-5 2.0 Carbon Edition LH Headlight Assembly R30,374.12
VW Tiguan 1.4TSI Comfortline LH Headlight Assembly R36,616.00
Peugeot 3008 1.6T Allure LH Headlight Assembly R37,439.91

Executive SUV

Model Part Price
BMW X3 xDrive 2.0i Bootlid/Tailgate R30,022.39
Jaguar E-Pace D200 R-Dynamic S LH Headlight Assembly R35,234.38
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2D Elite LH Headlight Assembly R39,336.84
BMW X3 xDrive 2.0i LH Headlight Assembly R40,282.29
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2D Elite Front Windscreen R43,748.31

Luxury SUV

Model Part Price
Land Rover Defender 110 D300 X-Dynamic HSE LH Headlight Assembly R44,129.15
Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d 4Matic LH Headlight Assembly R44,625.18
BMW X5 xDrive 30d LH Rear Fender R48,928.42
Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d 4Matic LH Rear Fender R58,575.97
Lexus RX 450h SE LH Headlight Assembly R64,630.06

Lexus RX

Sport Executive

Model Part Price
Honda Civic Type R Bootlid/Tailgate R29,446.12
Mercedes-AMG A35 Hatch 4Matic LH Headlight Assembly R35,442.55
Audi S3 Sedan Quattro LH Headlight Assembly R35,949.00
Honda Civic Type R Wheel Rim R43,522.49
Honda Civic Type R LH Headlight Assembly R52,728.40

Adventure 4×4

Model Part Price
Toyota Land Cruiser 78 4.2D Wagon RH Front Door R27,506.49
Jeep Cherokee 2.0T Trailhawk Front Windscreen R27,722.29
Jeep Cherokee 2.0T Trailhawk Bootlid/Tailgate R34,362.25
Jeep Cherokee 2.0T Trailhawk LH Headlight Assembly R36,927.98
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4DI-D Exceed LH Headlight Assembly R37,513.00

LCV Single Cab

Model Part Price
Nissan Navara 2.5 XE Bootlid/Tailgate R13,044.01
Fiat Fullback 2.4 Front Windscreen R17,380.08
Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi Rear Bumper Skin R17,724.86
Fiat Fullback 2.4 Bonnet R17,937.73
Fiat Fullback 2.4 Radiator R18,196.08

LCV Leisure Double Cab

Model Part Price
VW Amarok 2.0 Highline Bootlid/Tailgate R21,792.50
Nissan Navara 2.5DDTi LE A/T Radiator R22,241.18
Mitsubishi Triton 2.4DI-D Extreme A/T LH Headlight Assembly R31,061.55
Nissan Navara 2.5DDTi LE A/T RH Rear Door R33,843.51
Nissan Navara 2.5DDTi LE A/T LH Rear Fender R45,102.60


Model Part Price
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S Black Bonnet R32,657.96
Porsche Taycan Wheel Rim R36,160.97
Porsche Taycan RH Rear Fender R44,081.56
Porsche Taycan RH Headlight Assembly R44,561.43
Jaguar I-Pace EV400 S Black RH Headlight Assembly R51,137.02

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