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This bus is the business

Ford Tourneo Custom
Ford Tourneo Custom

The minibus is as much part of our South African DNA as the double-cab bakkie, but it’s not always top of mind when people think of buying a new family car. The Ford Tourneo Custom might just change a few minds…

Soldiers, surgeons, firefighters and airline pilots are supposed to have some of the most stressful jobs on earth. Your life – and somebody else’s – is always on the line! I’d like to add another: bus driver.

As a youngster in Cape Town, I’d occasionally catch a ride in a double-decker City Tramways bus. The ungainly and painfully slow Leyland would wallow its way through the narrow streets of the city, the sweating driver manipulating the huge steering wheel like a helmsman on a stormy sea. It didn’t look like fun.

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