“That's a Whole Salary in the Tank”: South Africans React to Toyota SUV’s Owner's High R4 000 Fuel Bill

“That's a Whole Salary in the Tank”: South Africans React to Toyota SUV’s Owner's High R4 000 Fuel Bill

  • A South African man filling up his Toyota FJ Cruiser was in for a rude awakening when he sat with a fuel bill of over R4 000
  • Jacque Kruger's video went viral on TikTok as it showed his car was running empty, then he headed to the petrol station to fill up his two fuel tanks, totalling 154 litres
  • South Africans weighed in and reacted to the viral clip, with one commenting: "My goodness - it doesn’t even seem real!"

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A Durban man's hilarious video as he struggles to comprehend how it costs R4036 to fill up his Toyota FJ Cruiser with petrol has gone viral.

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The Toyota FJ Cruiser has a double fuel tank that totals 150 litres. Image: Tik Tok
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Jacques Kruger first notified his followers that his Toyota SUV's fuel light was on and headed to the fuel station, commenting on how good the gleaming red 4x4 looked. But then it went downhill as the high fuel price made Kruger swear in frustration at the high cost.

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According to the Automobile Association of South Africa, the cost of 95 unleaded is R26.09 in coastal regions after several increases in the past few months.

However, Kruger's massive R4 036 petrol bill is due to Toyota increasing the FJ Cruiser's fuel tank capacity to 159 litres, Automark reports. This modification was introduced in 2013 and is for owners who take long trips and overland expeditions where petrol stations are few and far between.

Watch the video on Tik Tok here, and please be advised it contains some swearing:

South Africans reacted on social media:

@zeena peters says:

"My Goodness - it doesn’t even seem real. And I complain about an R800 fill-up."

@Bianca says

"We parked behind a Hummer the other day, dude only put R150 in. Enough for him to start his car again."

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@CarlLouw says:

"I will never complain about filling my tank again."

@MicaylaCatherine says:

"That’s why I never let my car go below half because I’ll have a heart attack filling it from empty."

No, those ‘fuel pills’ going viral on social media claiming to reduce fuel consumption don’t work

Briefly News reports that the record-high fuel prices in South Africa have seen chancers trying to sell so-called 'fuel pills' that claim to reduce a car's fuel consumption once added to the fuel tank.

Several videos on social media show South Africans promoting the use of so-called 'fuel-saving pills'; one of the videos on TikTok has close to 940 000 views. The woman in the video also claims the pill makes the engine work more optimally.

The high fuel price has made South Africans desperate to save money on transport costs, and the use of social media to punt these 'fuel-saving pills' is a worrying concern.

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