Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cars in ZA . . . rh

Driving around town (and a bit in the country), we see a lot of cars. I'm pretty sure that Toyotas are the most prevalent. Most of the "taxis" are 14 passenger Toyota vans (combis). I'm sure that helps them be the most numerous on the roads. There is also a great number of Volkswagens around. Most of them are older "Citi" models. These look like the old Rabbits we had in the USA.

Since we drive a Subaru, we look for them, mostly in vain. We will go weeks without seeing even one and then, like last Saturday, we see three in one day. American cars are not around much. In fact, if it weren't for the fact that most of the mission/church cars are Chevy Aveos, we would seldom see any GM cars. There are a few Chryslers, Dodges and Jeeps. Ford has the biggest presence of American vehicles on the streets and roads.

Then we get to the cars we seldom or never see at home. There are Daihatsus, Daewoos, Tatas, Mahindras, Opels and Chanas. I think both Daihatsu and Daewoo are made in South Korea. Tatas and Mahindras come from India, Opels from Germany and Chanas from China. Of these, Tatas outnumber all the rest combined.

As for us, we drive a Nissan. About 10% of the church fleet are Nissans.

Okay, that wasn't very important, but interesting.

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