What Zulu women want, at least on wheels
EVERY woman suffers from what I call deci-phobia — the fear of making the wrong decision.
Deci-phobia is what makes us take so long to reach a decision on most topics, but especially cars, since most women know close to nothing about things on wheels.
This is frustrating car manufacturers to no end, as they would like to make the ideal “female” car for us women, who comprise at least half of the buyers on roads today. In the hope of at least getting a short list of what Zulu women want from their cars, I rang up friends and family of different ages.
Here’s their wishlist — and it’s a good one for any car buyer out there.
When looking for a car most Zulu women consider fuel efficiency, and this is no surprise since it’s known that women are big on saving!
Surprisingly a lot of women would be most likely to buy a minivan because of its carrier capacity, yes size does matter!
My Zulu women are also very big on the car’s speed, and that is obviously due to the fact that we are almost always in a rush.
If given a chance to pimp our wheels we would pimp the body, because we want our cars to be as appealing and attractive as their owners — after all, “You are what you drive!”
According to Zulu women, a car feature that is to die for is adjustable pedals to make driving easy when driving with Louboutins, because having to take our precious babies off every time we get behind the wheel is kind of depressing.
Another surprise was the number of the ladies I spoke to who prefer Audi above other marques, “because it looks and feels classy”.
Oh, and those sexy “eyes”, thanks to those LEDs that look like flashy eyeliner.
So from the information above we can conclude Zulu women want all the usual things that make a desirable car — good consumption, comfort, luxury and efficiency — but if Audi designers ever make a combi, if will be a big sell in Richards Bay.
It can even look a little retro, like the DKW panel van made in the 1950s, that one of Audi’s mechanics restored and put back on the road in January this year.
It was called the Schnellaster Kastenwagen, or Rapid Transit Panel Van, and had a puny 896 cc two-stroke three-cylinder engine.
But just to show how the wheel turns, DKW had also made several fully-electric versions of the Schnellaster Kastenwagen.
One of only two fully electric Schnellaster Kastenwagen that Audi’s mechanics had restored earlier this year. Add some LED lights, and Zulu ladies might just buy this Audi combi.