Something interesting you may not know…

Karl Benz from Germany created the first true automobile in 1885/1886. In the “olden days”, everyone rode horses and only the rich drove cars. Nowadays, everyone drives cars and only the rich ride horses; but I never estimated just how much time we spend driving….. I doubt the horses of today would manage if they were tasked with transporting us once again!

Did you know that the total number of working days stuck in traffic amounts to 10 days on average per year for South Africans? That’s 240 hours! That means a lot of time on the road, and with evidence like “road rage” there is no doubt that driving is not for everyone but it is something we just cannot avoid in this day and age. Cruising down the street with your favourite tunes blasting from the speakers can be a great joy, but driving can also be kind of a drag. According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, an average person spends 101 minutes per day driving. That means in a lifetime, an average Joe spends a whopping 37,935 hours driving a car (assuming that s/he starts driving at 18 and drives until 78 years old). In that time, average Joe will drive around 1,284,256 kilometres, which is approximately the distance it takes to drive to the moon more than three times! These findings mean only one thing:

“Life is too short to drive boring cars”

Life is short and we spend A LOT of time driving…. so it is best to drive something suitable, something exciting and something that makes driving pleasurable!

We recently went exploring and whilst cruising up the Old Main Road in Hillcrest couldn’t help but notice how many Volkswagen’s were on the road. At one point we were snaking along the curvey route up Botha’s Hill heading for Monteseel and found that we were surrounded by Volkswagen’s, in my rear-view mirror was the ever popular Volkswagen Jetta, ahead was the latest Volkswagen Touareg and SNAP driving past in the opposite direction was the New Polo TSI. Clearly, this is a very popular brand and it is easy to understand why, these cars are economical, stylish and easy on the pocket! Backed up by customer service excellence and full support, it is no wonder VW is so popular. Realizing how much time we spend driving, it certainly is worth investing in a vehicle that will ensure you look back at your car with a smile every time you park.

Driving the new Polo TSI has been like going to therapy! From the moment you turn the key in the ignition to the moment you arrive at your destination you will be left feeling elegant, balanced and free of life’s worries.

“The New Polo TSI: She is not just 4 wheels and an engine, she is home”

The TSI is therapy on wheels….

If you are in the market for a new vehicle then be sure to visit Alpine Volkswagen Hillcrest. From the zesty Volkswagen GTI, to passenger SUV’s like the new Touran or the nippy UP! The team at Alpine VW Hillcrest are sure to have what you are looking for.

“Here at Alpine Volkswagen Hillcrest, our customers’ needs are our top priority. We pride ourselves on ensuring excellent customer service. View our list of brand new Volkswagens for sale. We stock the full Volkswagen range of passenger vehicles to suit all your needs.”

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