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Kayondo adores her Rav4 that she often takes selfies in.

Kayondo adores her Rav4 that she often takes selfies in. PHOTOS BY MICHEAL KAKUMIRIZI 

By Arafat ndugga

Posted  Thursday, June 26   2014 at  01:00
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Tell me about yourself?
I am Natasha Kayondo, the public relations and guest relation manager of Club Guvnor.

What was your first car?
It was a Toyota Spacio.

How did you acquire it?
It was a gift from my father, but I liked it a lot since it was a new car, comfortable and it was suitable for me at that time.

What car are you driving now?
I drive a Rav4 manufactured in 2001.

How much did you buy it?
I brought it Shs35m from a car bond along Jinja Road.

Why that colour?
Generally I like class, that colour is easy, simple for the eyes, I don’t want those shouting colours that attract attention.

What do you really like about this car?
It is air conditioned, good steering that grips, it is raised for our bad roads and whenever I sit in it, I feel like home that is why I have taken many selfies in it.

How is its fuel consumption?
I usually don’t keep track on fuel, but I put in 25 litres at the start of the week.

When do you service it?
I do it when it is due but I cannot wait when it is faulty.

What is your dream car?
I am torn between two cars. Snow white Range Rover and some Cross Country I saw somewhere along Kampala Road.

What has been your longest journey?
Jinja. It was scary since I had never driven such a long journey alone. I had no alternative because I had to attend a burial. I shivered whenever the long vehicles overtook my car, over-speeding buses made the whole journey scaring to me.

What is the size of the engine?
I don’t have much technical knowledge about cars.

What traffic offences have you committed?
There was a time when I was parking along Kampala Road but I double indicated then one traffic police officer came and gave me a Shs60,000 fine but he forgave me and didn’t take my permit. Since then, I have never committed any offence.

What are your views about our roads?
The roads are narrow, then two elements that annoy me most are the taxi drivers and boda boda riders who are crazy, inpatient and shout a lot. Surely I hate whatever they do. Whenever I am in town driving, I always pray that they don’t scratch my car with their weird and reckless driving.
When do you wash your car?
I take some time but I always clean the interior to look nice and neat.

Any remarks on pedestrians?
Some people cross the road carelessly thinking that the drivers see them, that is why I think there are many pedestrian accidents.

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