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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 28th 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —3 for Melbourne Motor Show its name because it uses hybrid- powered technology that has a frac- tion of the environmental footprint of today’s cleanest cars. Buttner describes it as a car for ‘‘post 2020’’. Toyota is already developing the car’s potential, looking at sustainable seaweed as a source of materials. The 500cc rear-drive 1/X is made from lightweight carbon fibre and weighs just 420kg, less than half the weight of a Corolla but delivers similar performance to the 1.8-litre petrol hatch. ‘‘But carbon fibre is oil based and oil is a finite resource,’’ he says. ‘‘Post-2020 it is likely vehicles like the 1/X will be made of plant-based plastic, which has just been in- vented.’’ Buttner says the car is realistically a decade away but some of the innovations could make it to market earlier. Toyota expects to replace the carbon fibre body with one made of plast-based plastice, called eco- plastic. By 2020 Toyota has vowed to have a hybrid powertrain available across all its models, from the Yaris rightup to the LandCruiser. ?The Melbourne Motor Show is on at the Melbourne Exhibiton Centre until March 9. REAL THING: The Camry-based hybrid. FUTURE SHOCK: Toyota’s 1/X eco-car of the future. Exceptional Value - You Decide! SUBARU IMPREZA R SUBARU FORESTER X SUBARU LIBERTY SPORT LIMITED EDITION PRE-OWNED SUBARU SELECTION QUALITY - RELIABILITY- PERFORMANCE 99 Subaru LibertyGXAWD $10,990? Automatic, sedan, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91328) 00 Subaru Impreza GXAWD $12,990? Automatic, sedan, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91403) 02 SubaruForester XS Luxury . Symmetrical AWD . Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC Stability Control . 5 Star Safety² . Power Everything . 3yr Unlimited KmWarranty . CD Player . Cruise Control . Front, Side & Curtain Air Bags . Japanese Quality . Symmetrical AWD . Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC Stability Control . 5 Star Safety² . Power Everything . 3yr Unlimited KmWarranty . CD Player . Cruise Control . Front, Side & Curtain Air Bags . Japanese Quality . Dual Range Transmission . High/Low Selector For a very limited time from: $22,990 * For a very limited time from: $29,990 * Performance Subaru Cnr. Argyle & Burnett Streets www.performanceautomobiles.com.au Peter Latham Sam Allwright Adrian Millington . Symmetrical AWD . Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDCStability Control . 5-Star Safety² . Front Grille Mesh (Resin) . Front Under Body Spoiler . STI Boot Spoiler (Sedan Only) . Carpet Mat Set . Sport Badge . Choice of up to $1,000RRP of Genuine Subaru Accessories . Available in Black or Ivory Leather¹ . Dual Front, Side & Curtain Air Bags . 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Brake Assist From only: $34,740 * Manual, wagon, silver, 4cyl (Stock# 91170) $19,990? 01 Subaru Impreza WRXAWD $19,990? Manual, sedan, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91451) 06 Subaru ForesterX Automatic, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 90704) 06 Subaru ForesterX Automatic, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 9139) 05 Subaru LibertyAWD Manual, sedan, blue, 4cyl (Stock# 91338) 07Subaru Impreza AWD Automatic, hatchback, red, 4cyl (Stock# 91464) 07Subaru ForesterX Manual, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91487) 08 Subaru ForesterX Manual, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91463) 06 Subaru OutbackAWD Automatic, wagon, white, 4 cyl (Stock# 91447) $22,990? $23,990? $23,990? $23,990? $24,990? $24,990? $26,990? 08 SubaruForester X LuxuryPack $27,990? Manual, wagon, silver, 4cyl (Stock# 91467) All pre-owned Subarus come factory serviced, registered & with free extended warranty! *Plus $1,950 Dealer Delivery, Government & Statutory charges as applicable. Offer excludes government buyers. To approved purchasers. Offer expires 02/03/09. ¹Some parts of seating not full natural leather. ²Rating by Australasian New Car Assessment Program. ?Vehicle prices are plus $22.50 statutory transfer fee and stamp duty of 3% on vehicles up to $35,000 and 4% on vehicles over $35,000. Vehicles advertised are available at time of printing. Offer ends 4pm Monday 02/03/09. New A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 Pre-Owned A/H: Mike Nebbs 0417 089 631 6210 7000 GRANDSON: The third-generation Toyota Prius.
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