Sasha Ferguson, a motorist and younger businesswoman who has owned her Toyota Want 2005 mannequin since October 2018 says she loves it as a result of it doesn’t eat quite a lot of gasoline, which is attributed to its 1800cc engine. She purchased her gray Want at Shs24m.
Ferguson additionally loves the Want, station wagon in nature, not solely as a result of it’s fairly spacious however as a result of it has a black inside, from the dashboard and trunk to the seats, which doesn’t get soiled simply. Even then, when it will get soiled, it’s straightforward to wash.
Apart from the black inside, Ferguson had her dashboard cowl and carpets customised in pink and embroidered together with her title. Pink, she says, was so as to add magnificence to the automobile inside.
“If you’re in search of a sport or quick automobile, I’d not advocate a Toyota Want as a result of it isn’t quick. If you speed up, it takes time to choose pace. When it will definitely fires up, it’s averagely quick. I’m not a pace buff and all I’m concerned with is getting from level A to B,” Ferguson says.
A lot as Ferguson’s service schedule signifies that her Want is meant to be serviced each three months, she says she companies it after 4 months at roughly Shs120,000. This entails changing automobile elements such because the oil filter, engine oil, blowing or changing the air cleaner, and changing the brake pads, amongst different elements. “A want is comparatively low cost to purchase and keep. It’s not a automobile that you’ll park at dwelling since you can’t discover a explicit spare half or that it’s a must to import one. Its spare elements are simply sourced on the native market,” Ferguson says.
When driving on a murram street, Ferguson says the Want tends to be shaky in comparison with when she’s driving on tarmacked roads. The shaking, she provides, creates driving discomfort, particularly if she is driving for a protracted distance.
“If the shaking intensifies, have your mechanic examine your engine mounting. If not, you would possibly find yourself promoting or abandoning the automobile but the issue might be rectified,” Ferguson advises.
Like most second hand vehicles offered in native bonds, Ferguson observes that the battery her Want got here with was not sturdy. She needed to substitute it throughout the first 5 months of driving the automobile as a result of it couldn’t maintain and preserve sufficient battery energy to assist automobile equipment such because the radio.
“If you purchase a used one, think about changing the battery and tyres since you aren’t certain how lengthy the earlier proprietor used them for,” Ferguson says.
Fred Kabogoza, a automobile supplier in Rubaga, says quite a lot of Toyota Want vehicles usually have low floor clearance, not like related station wagon, the Toyota Fielder that’s of the identical make and form.
This maybe, explains why Ferguson needed to get new stronger shock absorbers and tyres to provide her automobile a considerably raised clearance to save lots of her the burden of her automobile touching and rubbing in opposition to excessive street humps and bumps.
Kabogoza, once more, agrees with Ferguson that a Want is a ravishing automobile however that it has a weak physique, not as sturdy and robust. “Its physique can simply get broken by minor knocks. You need to, subsequently, drive it with quite a lot of warning,” Kabogoza advises, including that while you purchase one, put entrance and rear bull bars or guards.
A seven-seater, 5 door and 1,380kilogramme automobile, the Toyota Want hit the market in 2003. A lot as it’s saloon in nature, its excessive rear seats and people within the center might be adjusted or bent to create extra space within the automobile to permit you carry extra baggage. This explains why it’s principally used as a industrial automobile. It comes manufactured with both 1800cc or 2000cc engine sizes and is on the market in quite a lot of colors resembling black, gray and white, amongst others.