KB still strong after 1.5 mln kilos
OUDTSHOORN — Twenty years and over 1,5 million kilometres later, a 1996 Isuzu KB is still running smoothly.
The trustworthy Isuzu with its slogan “Isuzu Delivers” lives up to this promise every single day according to Oudtshoorn resident, Gerhard du Toit.
Du Toit is so confident in his Isuzu bakkie that he uses it to run his courier business, Roadrunner, every day. He said his brother first bought the bakkie in 1997, a demo model with only 7 000 km on the clock. “When I decided to retire in 2003 I needed a reliable vehicle to start my courier business and I decided to buy my brother’s Isuzu.”
This decision, Du Toit never regretted. “Despite the age of the bakkie it has helped me run a successful business for many, many years. I travel between Oudtshoorn and George twice every single day.”
Withstanding the dry, harsh conditions of the Karoo, Du Toit said the key to the longevity of his bakkie is to make sure that it is fully serviced every 10 000 km and to maintain it with genuine Isuzu parts. “I might not be able to take on the Dakar Rally, but when I get into my Isuzu I have complete faith that it will take me where I need to be and back without any problems,” said Du Toit.
Boasting a full service history, Du Toit’s Isuzu KB is still in excellent condition, running on all its original parts.
Du Toit said that he would not trade his Isuzu anytime soon. He also added that he talks to his bakkie nicely every day and that they have an agreement that their relationship will last for years to come.
Gerhard du Toit with his trusted 1996 Isuzu KB that has driven twice to the moon and back.