[LCML] A South African press review
Dominic von Stösser
dom.vonstoesser at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 16:22:49 CDT 2010
On Oct 30, 2010, at 10:39 PM, Jeff Zepp wrote:
> Dominic von Stösser wrote:
>> I just thought I'd share a few gems from this month's 'Drive Out' magazine, which touts itself as "South Africa's #1 4x4 magazine".
> This quote from the online version of the sand dune trek into the Namib desert:
> "Although towing out the kaput Colt was nearly impossible, re-entering the desert and attempting a triple recovery was considered. Volker volunteered his assistance and had three Toyota Land Cruisers lined up for the job."
> It appears a Colt is a Mitsubishi...
Quite right. Standard 'bakkie' fare: available in 1, 1.5 and 2 cab configurations, 3-litre engines (petrol and diesel); IFS, live axle at back, normal part-time 4wd, 900kg load capacity.
I actually gained a lot of respect for those Mitsubishis when I saw a 3 litre turbodiesel double cab with an automatic, carrying 4 people, trundle merrily up and down the Kalahari duneveld. Surprisingly capable vehicle.
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