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November is Movember month – the month when men take a break from scraping their faces in aid of the fight against testicular cancer. Why? Probably because NOT scraping our faces is a more visible public reminder of masculinity than NOT scraping the objects we are trying to save….. OR, is that SCRAPING the objects we are trying to save?
This morning the “I will do anything for a free breakfast and cup of coffee brigade” – you may know us as the Port Elizabeth media – descended upon Kelston Motors on William Moffett to test drive 9 vehicles in their range.
Up for grabs were examples from Mahindra, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Peugeot.
Accompanying me as we whizzed through Port Elizabeth was Bay FM Presenter, Sport Nut (and general NUT), Rob Taylor.
At every stopover we paused for the obligatory Movember Mo-Ment Commemorative Snap, thanked our brave and gallant salespersons for trying to get impoverished 4th Estaters to consider buying something completely out of most of our reach and then fought with other posers to pilot the most expensive vehicles we could find….
The last vehicle tested is normally the one that sticks in your mind and this was so but also for another reason:
We drove the Mahindra XUV 300 W6 1.5 Diesel and Jason Bosch had me at; “Please do not slow right down over the speed bumps (the low ones on Glendore Road through Pari Park) – go over them at normal speed!” I did not feel as though the little (but spacious) vehicle was going to fall apart as we proceeded to do just that.
With over 25 years on the South African market the Mahindra is a well proven reliable vehicle.
Back at the showroom Jason took us to have a look at what must be the cheapest 4×4 available in South Africa – The Mahindra Pik Up Single Cab 4×4 at around R240 000 Including VAT. The South African assembled diesel engined workhorse has a maximum payload of 1200 kg and a braked towing capacity of 2500 kg.
Not sexy but certainly looks like it will last for years to come. Maybe that is why Claire is with me? 🙂
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