THERE are few things Sibusiso Nkosi needs to make him happy.
But one of them is to own a fancy vehicle that’s new to the market.
“When my cars reach a certain mileage, I sell them,” said Sibusiso, a cop from Orchards, north of Pretoria.
He calls his new BMW 520i – his 38th car – Beast because it is huge.
Q: When did you buy Beast?
A: In January.
Q: Is Beast really your 38th car?
A: Yes, I got my first car – a 1982 Toyota Cressida – in 2000. It was a gift from my parents that I treasured but I drove it until it was finished. It now sits unused in my parents’ yard.
My passion for cars started in 2002 when I bought a replacement for the Cressida. I never looked back.
Q: What are the Beast’s best features?
A: The autostart, rain sensor, front and rear-view cameras, twin-power turbo, xenon lights, auto-park assist, driver fatigue detector, built-in navigator, leather seats, low-tyre pressure detector, headlights washer and the keyless drive.
Q: Is she your dream car?
A: Yes. She’s been my dream car for a long time. On the first night I owned her, my family and I slept in her.
Q: Would you lend it to anyone?
A: Yes, I’d lend it to my dad, Pastor Nkosi and my beloved wife, Nomsa.
Q: What colour is the car?
A: It’s Maple Gold.
Q: Why do you love her?
A: She is beautiful and classy. I plan to own this one for a long time.
Q: How far have you travelled?
A: I drove to Mpumalanga a few days after I bought her to show my new baby to my parents. My parents were excited because they want to see what new car I buy every year.
Q: Do you have any traffic fines?
A: No. I have calmed down a lot when driving on the road.
Q: What do you think of other Mzansi road users?
A: Too many motorists are impatient, drive drunk and love speeding. These three problems cause so many terrible deaths on our roads.