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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 14th 2009
4— CARSguide Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, February 14, 2009 dard with Continental’s new ContiSeal tyre which seals itself in most punctures. If the tyre is punctured by a sharp object no wider than 5mm, a poly- mer coating on the in- side of the tread will seal the hole without loss of air pressure. Volkswagen Group Australia service gener- al manager Phil Murray this week, demonstrated the tyre’s ability to with- stand a puncture by drilling into a non Conti- Seal tyre with a 5mm drill bit deflating the tyre. He then drilled into the ContiSeal which stayed inflated. ‘‘This is not a run-flat tyre,’’ Mr Murray said. ‘‘Its performance is the same as the standard high-performance (Con- tinental ContiSportCon- tact 3). ‘‘You don’t have the harshness of a run-flat tyre. ‘‘And in the unlikely case you have to change a tyre there is still an alloy full-size spare wheel.’’ Mr Murray said the No holes in the latest VW T HE VW Passat CC is the first car in Australia to be fitted stan- EXTRA SAFE: TheVWPassat CC is the first car in Australia to be equipped with ContiSeal Tyres. In most cases, these seal themselves when punctured. ContiSportContact 3 tyres with ContiSeal cost $550, which was $50 more than the tyres without ContiSeal. Gregor Stone, general manager of marketing for Continental importer Tyres4U, said ContiSeal was available 235/45R17 94W Continental ContiS- portContact 3 for $648 with fitting and balanc- ing and 235/40R18 95W Continental ContiSport- Contact 3 Conti Seal at $787. ‘‘The prices VW must have mentioned to you are best wholesale dealer prices,’’ he said. ‘‘Dealers need to make a margin to cover costs and grow their business, so the prices that con- sumers would pay at retail are above. ‘‘They are an average of 15 per cent or approx- imately $100 a tyre above the standard tyre which reflects the extra cost to produce these tyres, ma- terial and processes to produce them, together with the enhanced safety benefits they provide consumers. ‘‘Self-supporting run flat tyres, which feature on most BMW cars and SUVs are approximately 20 per cent more expen- sive than the equivalent non run-flat tyre.’’ He said the ContiSeals did not weigh extra like run flats and were not restricted to distance and speed when punc- tured. Continental has warned that because the motorist won’t notice when their tyre has been punctured, they should regularly examine the tyre for nails or screws. The polymer coating is only on the inside of the tread, not the side- wall, however Mr Mur- ray said 85 per cent of punctures were in the tread area. MARK HINCHLIFFE WINNINGCARS. SPOTONPRICES. NOW FROM 2009 TUCSON DRIVE AWAY $22,990 • 2.0 CVVT TWIN CAM ENGINE • 8.0L/100KM^ • BLUETOOTH AUDIO • AIR CON WITH POLLEN FILTER • ABS WITH EBD • ALLOYS • POWER WINDOWS • ESP STABILITY CONTROL • TRACTION CONTROL B NOW FROM 2009 i30 $ WINNER AUSTRALIA’S BEST MID SIZE CAR UNDER $ 19,990 DRIVE AWAY 28,000 A • 7.2L/ 100KM^ • ESP STABILITY CONTROL • TRACTION CONTROL • ABS WITH EBD • POWER WINDOWS • iPOD & USB CONNECTIVITY • GLOVEBOX DRINKS COOLER • AIR CON WITH POLLEN FILTER hyundai.com.au/offers or call 1800 186 306 NOW FROM 2009 GETZ DRIVE AWAY 2009 MOST AFFORDABLE LIGHT CAR TO OWN & RUN# • 6.1L/100KM^ • BLUETOOTH AUDIO • POWER WINDOWS • AIR CON WITH POLLEN FILTER • FULL SIZE SPARE • REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY • IMMOBILISER & ALARM $12,990 C MOTORS PTY LTD HOBART CNR COLLINS AND BARRACK ST HOBART 6230 7220 Conditions: All cars must be ordered and delivered between 1 February and 28 February 2009. Offer valid at participating dealers on existing dealer stock while stocks last. Offers exclude fleet, rental and govt. buyers and vehicles used for commercial purposes. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers. The unlimited kilometre warranty is only applicable to vehicles used for private and domestic use and is not applicable for vehicles used for certain highmileage commercial purposes i.e. courier, security and rental cars. ^ADR81/02 fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits, road conditions and condition of vehicle. A) Recommended Drive away price for i30 petrol SXmanual. Metallic paint $320 extra. B) Recommended Drive away price for Tucson City SXmanual. Metallic/mica paint $320 extra. C) Recommended Drive away price for Getz 1.4 3 door manual. Metallic/mica paint $320 extra. #2009 NRMA Vehicle Operating Cost Survey for Getz 1.4 S manual model. HYUN1610/HM_14/02/09
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