The year-end festive season approaches, and one thing remains certain: There Will be Gadgets. I may with some success alter the rhetoric of Daniel Day-Lewis, "So, ladies and gentlemen, if I say I'm a [gadget] man, you will agree."
I have just returned to Australia from a brief holiday in South Africa. So I am in a position to offer a snap assessment of South Africa from the point of view of an outside (but inevitably biased) observer.
There was a time when the Toyota Corolla broke every conceivable record in South African motoring history. The people's favourite, in terms of popularity, seems to have slipped from grace lately and, in a last ditch effort to recover some of the glory of yesteryear, Toyota launched the Quest. Have they succeeded? Quite simply...no.