THIS week SunWheels went to Vosloorus to meet Daniel Mbatha, who has stayed loyal to one brand – Volkswagen.
Daniel currently works at a bakery in a large anchor tenant at Campus Square Shopping Centre in Joburg.
Q: What car do you drive?
A: It’s a second-hand 2006 VW Golf 1.
Q: When did you buy it?
A: In 2017.
Q: Why do you like it?
A: It is easy to maintain in most cases. I can fix it if there is a problem – unless it is something mechanical and complicated. It also has a good petrol consumption and is comfortable to drive.
Q: Is it your first car?
A: It’s my fourth but they are all VWs.
Q: Do you have a driver’s licence?
A: Yes, I got it in 2007.
Q: Why did you choose that colour?
A: I fell in love with it in black. Every time I wash it, it looks new.
Q: How far have you travelled?
A: I have driven to Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KZN.
Q: Did you change anything?
A: Not me, but the previous owner changed the music player and a few other things.
Q: Is it your dream car?
A: No, my dream car is the Golf 7 GTI.
Q: Would you lend it to someone else?
A: Yes, but only if that person has a driver’s licence and is a reliable and responsible driver.
Q: Does it have a name?
A: I did not name it but my kids call it Black Mamba because of its colour. I like the name.