ONE CAR, ONE TECHNICIAN FACEBOOK COMMENTS I bought my 1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL The new Prius is in a class of its own. Unique and classy! – Hybre Meyer Wow! The Prius looks idyllic and very interesting. Toyota will always remain the best. – Donald Mbombi 80% of Toyotas sold 20 years ago are still on the road today. This is the truth. You can drive a Toyota forever. It appreciates in value instead of depreciating. – Edward Kimen Nemutamvuni A Hilux Legend 45 is my second car and the best bakkie I have ever bought. Toyota is the best and I will never, ever drive another brand of car. – Marnus Fouche Visit us on Facebook: Join other Toyota fans on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ toyotasouthafrica. Let us know what you think about My Toyota Zone, what you want to read more (or less) of, talk to the editor or just drop us a note. as a demonstration model with around 12 000km on the clock in May 1998. For its very first service, at 20 000km, I took it to Lichtenburg Toyota. With mileage now of 470 000km, it has just received its 45th regular service at the very same dealership, attended to by technician Kallie Swanevelder. We recently had 105mm of rain in one day. The following day I had to take my car for its service, and the Corolla became virtually amphibious on the 12km of dirt road I have to travel to get to town. To top it all, this road has not been graded for three years – I consider it the worst road in Africa and it is full of water when it rains. My car travels this road every day and is indestructible. After another 470 000km I intend to bring it back to Lichtenburg Toyota for its 90th service. Peter Alan Schultz, Lichtenburg LETF: Peter Alan Schultz (right) with his 1997 Corolla and Lichtenburg Toyota’s Kallie Swanevelder, the only technician to have ever performed a service on the Corolla. OTHERS COULD LEARN I want to congratulate both Kerneels van Antwerpen and Tinus du Preez on the excellent service they gave me on the purchase of my new Fortuner. They updated me regularly on the status of the purchase and finance. The assistance with the financing was done very professionally and with more commitment than I ever expected. They are truly leaders in their field – rival companies could learn from Oranje Toyota Welkom on service delivery. It was an amazing experience with these guys. Riaan Pretorius, Welkom EXCELLENT AMBASSADOR We would like to pass on our heartfelt thanks to Service Manager Keith Naude at Buffalo Toyota East London. We have been servicing our Toyota Quantum with this dealership for many years and have never been disappointed. Keith is an amazing people’s person, is hands-on and always helpful. He has been tremendously courteous, polite and professional on all our visits. His service has always been excellent – he is a wonderful ambassador for the Toyota brand. The Family Mission, East London BELOW: Riaan Pretorius acquired a Fortuner similar to this one.
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