Toyota, man's best friend

In 2016, 80 year old Julia Albu phoned into CapeTalk to share aspirations of trekking through Africa in her two decade old Toyota Conquest (fondly named Tracy). Tracy is a 1997, model with close to 400 000 400 000 km's on the clock.

It turns out Albu isn't the only one holding on to her Toyota conquest. Fellow Toyota lovers and owners called into the Azania Mosaka show to share their testimonies of just how faithful, reliable and resilient this car is.

These are the most reliable cars. In the township we call it the 'starter pack'.

Doctor, caller

Everything keeps going right with Toyota's. Their marketing policy was so strong.

Linda, caller

You can't put more than R400 petrol in my Uno. I've had it for nine years and only service it once a year.

Janet, caller

Watch: Julia Albu outlines her traveling plans through Africa in her 20 year old Toyota Conquest

Listen to the open line conversation in the clip below:


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