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Nkosana Sosibo and his cream-white Toyota Corona. Photos by Sammy Moretsi  ~ 

WHILE his peers cruise in their expensive cars for attention, Nkosana still enjoys old set of wheels.

Nkosana Sosibo from Mohlakeng near Randfontein, west of Joburg, spoke to SunWheels.

He said: “I’m the same age as my Toyota Corona – 44 years old. We were both born in 1974.”

Q: When did you buy your car?

A: Six months ago.

Q: Why do you love it?

A: It puts bread on the table for my family of four. I use it to move people around Joburg. It is easy on petrol while taking me from point A to B. It’s also fast and comfortable.

Q: Is it your first car?

A: No, my previous car was a Toyota RunX.

Q: Can anyone else drive it?

A: No, that would be like selling something deeply personal.

Q: How far have you driven?

A: The farthest I have been was Vanderbijlpark in the Vaal.

Q: What can you tell us about its colour?

A: It’s cream white – just like cool, sweet vanilla ice cream. I love the colour although my favourite ice-cream is caramel.

The colour makes it easy to spot me from a distance.

Q: Does it have a pet name?

A: Papa G.

Q: How many traffic fines do you have?

A: None.

Q: Do you have a driver’s licence?

A: Yes.

Q: What do you think of other Mzansi drivers?

A: Please, I say this with all due respect and to save them from possible hijackings, especially women drivers: Don’t take too long to drive off from a Stop sign. The longer you wait there, the more of a target you become to would-be criminals.

“Women also have many other problems on the road, but many of these are not even their faults. Many male drivers are rude and aggressive toward female drivers.

“This causes them to panic and end up being described as bad drivers.”

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