Thursday March 7 2013

I love the noisy sound of my Subaru

Susan Muwonge leaves the cockpit of her rally

Susan Muwonge leaves the cockpit of her rally car. She looks on as the Subaru N1O is being serviced after a motor rally section. PHOTOS BY ISMAIL KEZAALA 

By Esther Oluka

We have often seen you on the race track with a nice sports car. What type of car is it?
It is a Subaru N10

Did you buy the car yourself or someone did it for you?
I bought it myself.

How much did it cost?
Being a sports car, it really cost me a lot of money.

However, I cannot disclose the amount since it might scare away women who might want to join rally sport.

What do you love and hate most about your car?
I love my sports car because first of all it is manual, therefore I do control it when I am driving. Also, I love the noisy sound it makes when I am driving.

On the other hand, there is nothing wrong that I hate about my car.

What is your most memorable and worst experience with your car?
My most memorable experience with my car was winning the National Rally Championship title back in 2011. The worst was when I signed a contract with Kobil Uganda Limited, raced for them but failed to make it. It was really embarrassing since they had such high hopes in me.

Do you drive that car when going for social functions such as weddings and introductions?
No, I do not since it is meant to be driven only during rallies. Whenever I am going for functions, I use my other car which is a Subaru Impreza N10. It is white in colour.

Do you usually let other people drive your car and if you do, what sort of people are they?
No, I never give it out because I am always afraid that someone can easily damage it. However, sometimes I do lend it out to my navigator and mechanic.

Do you have a dream car?
Yes, I would love to own an Audi Q5 someday.