Consolidated Auto in Boksburg is well known for often featuring in the top 5 Ford dealerships across the country. And, with an incredible team that manage all your new and pre-owner vehicle needs, this dealership also currently hosts the Ford Fiesta in its five variants.
Neil Boonzaier is the Dealer Principal at Consolidated Auto, who takes pride in presenting the full package to clients in terms of meeting all their needs through financing, new and used vehicles as well as providing fully fledged after care services. With forty years of experience in the motoring industry, Neil is very proud of the fact that this dealership is the third biggest dealership in the country. Through a work philosophy of continuously striving for service excellence, Neil enjoys representing a brand that continues to surpass expectations.
New Vehicle Sales Manager, Johan Vogel is proud of his twenty years in service to the motoring field. Johan believes that Ford-lovers are born into the industry and as such, he has a long history of working for the brand and being surrounded by the quality and sensible vehicles under the Ford banner. As a product specialist, Johan prides himself on being able to get back to his clients within minutes of their enquiries with a deal that is uniquely crafted to their needs and budget, as well as the fresh and intuitive perspective which the female Sales Executives add to the team.
Adrian de Beer has twenty-three years of service to the industry and has a firm, no-nonsense approach in being a sales representative, ensuring suppliers are always on their toes, so that he can always provide his clients with what they need. He believes in providing the right information to his clients, in order for them to make the best decision in terms of purchasing a vehicle.
The Ford Fiesta is a funky and slick hatchback, with elongated headlights and a newly-styled aerodynamic rear spoiler. Giving off a sleek yet speedy appearance, the Fiesta looks like a fast, sexy, small vehicle with serious personality. The interior is beautifully suited to the dynamic exterior with contemporary finishes and a modern dashboard, the cloth upholster is superior quality and easy to maintain. All the bells and whistles are right where they should be, including audio and infotainment systems (which increase in feature capability depending on the variant), vehicle systems feedback and trip computer, as well as auto headlights and rain-sensing wipers that just seem to confirm that this vehicle anticipates your every need.
Available in five variants, the Fiesta range includes the entry-level 1.0 T Trend (available in both manual and auto), followed by the 1.5 TDCi and the top-of-the-range 1.0 T Titanium, which is also presented in both manual and automatic derivatives. With the 1.5 TDCi producing 63 kW of power, the entry-level variants give out 74 Kw, whilst the Titanium model allows for 92 Kw of power delivery. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is turbocharged and earned the title of International Engine of the Year for three consecutive years. Resulting in the phenomenal fuel consumption ratio of 4.9 litres to every 100 kilometres, this vehicle is excellently designed to be both affordable and exciting to drive.
Speaking of which, the drive of the Fiesta is firm and stable, with great reaction to my directions. I felt fully in control at every moment during my trip and enjoyed the slightly weighted feel of the steering that prevented hair-trigger over-corrections on my part. Corners and turns were smooth and solid with almost no body roll. Ultimately, I found it to be a most engaging drive that prompted me to feel as though the Fiesta was an extension of me and my quirky nature.
Built on a boron steel frame to reinforce the body, the Fiesta scores a 5-star NCAP safety rating; key points are subsequently strengthened to optimise passenger safety and remind me that this vehicle is designed to protect and preserve, whilst allowing passengers and the driver the opportunity to experience freedom and fun on the road.
Back on home turf at Consolidated Auto, I have heard that loyal customers often travel from Delmas, Randfontein, and even Vereeniging for the service of their vehicles and additional products. With a long history of exceptional customer service and a wealth of knowledge on their team, Consolidated Auto has built up a solid client base and has many repeat customers who have become part of the Ford family over the years.
Being well-known in the area, the dealership is also a proud supporter of the Lions Rugby Club, sharing their partnership at the 2nd of June 2018 Saturday Carnival where the Lions players came out to meet the community, celebrate and test drive some of the amazing vehicles on show. With the excitement of an impending Ecosport facelift due in the next few weeks, keep your eye on this dealership to catch their specials:
Journalist: Desh Bechan
Reporter: Inge Stols
Editor: Belinda Anderson