Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
5 minute read
4 Feb 2021
8:51 am

Frugal Toyota Starlet can save you a fortune at the pumps

Jaco Van Der Merwe

The results of our little economy run in the hatchback left us speechless.

Our now departed, long-term Toyota Starlet 1.4 XR

I wonder how many people know where the Kungwini Municipality is? To be brutally honest, I did not have a cooking clue myself until its Driving Licence Testing Centre threw up a few rare open slots for licence card renewals on the Natis online booking system. A quick Google referral dampened my excitement as the venue in question was in fact Bronkhorstspruit, 113.5 km from my house. But with open slots as scarce as hen’s teeth and my licence card’s expiration date fast approaching, I had little other choice but to take a slot and make the 227 km round...