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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 28th 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009 Under $3,000 AABARINA 5 dr hatch, superb cond, 165,000kms, 1.3ltr man, reg 1/2010 $2,450. 6229 2725 0 AAAWANTEDAAA Landcruiser front diff suit 60 series or just swivels disks, hubs, etc Ph 0407 891 371 0 AA SCRAPPY AA Cars on wheels removed free. Ph 0407 891 371 or 6239 1371 0 A BARGAIN Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi, 5 spd, a/c, p/s, mags, books, lady owner, very tidy, $2,990. Ph 0428 293030. 0 ALFAROMEO90SUPER good cond, low k’s, reluctant sale, $2,500 ono.0407 551 088 0 APOLLO Camry shape, 1990 model, auto, 4/09 reg, neat and tidy, goes very well $1,500 ono. Ph 0406 288 089. 0 AUTOMAGNASEDAN1989 new head gasket, good tyres, 5 mths reg, tidy, reliable $1,250 Ph 0488 120 860. 0 BARINASWING1995 10/09 reg, 1.4L, economic and reliable $3,000 ono. 6257 1411. 0 BERLINA STNWAGON VN, 1990, auto, $2,000. Ph 6229 3290. 0 BMW 323i 83 (E30), alloys, good tyres, no reg, suit restore or wreck $600 ono. Ph 0417 450 281 0 CAMRY hatch 1983, brown, reas cond, motor runs well but auto box needs attention, $550 ono. Ph 0418 319 849. 0 CAMRY station wagon 1989 5spd, no reg, motor rattles, $300. Ph 6272 6248 or 0400 263 549 0 CAMRY 1996 p/s, a/c, $3,000. 4 mths reg, Ph 0449 000 414. 0 CELICA 86, damage rear driver panel, all elecs, 2L twin cam, no reg, flair kit, $1,000. Quick sale 62502474 or 0439564114 0 CHEAPMERCEDES77 250 auto sedan, 6/09 reg (Vic), p/s, a/c, cd, vgo, $1,650. Ph 0407 873 484, after 12. 0 COMMODORE 1991, S Pak, manual, full history, low ks, vgc, $3,000. Ph 0429 855 032, no texts. 0 COMMODOREVN V6 auto, 6 mths rego, needs new diff, $800 ono. 6268 1125 0 COMMODOREVH no motor, V8 4 spd, $1,000 ono. Ph 0437 885 558 0 COMMODORE VL 1988, mags, cd player, reg, $1,800 ono. Ph 0418 770 368. 0 COMMODORE VS sedan, 17 inch mags, air con, abs, rego, drives well, good cond. $2,600 ono. May Trade 0415 441 138. 0 COMMODORE VP wagon, 5 mth reg, 18in mags, CD, goes well $1,650. Ph 0404 745 812. 0 COMMODORE VN Auto, clean and tidy, goes well, $1,500 Ph 6247 9133. 0 COMMODORE VP sedan, auto, p/s, reg 7/09, very clean and tidy, $2,590 6272 6364. 0 COMMODORE 82 VH wag, 308 4 sp, mags, new tyres, reg, chrome, scoop, vgc, $2,600 ono Ph 0438 080 433 0 COROLLA SECA 1986, not going, good fix up or spare parts $400 ono 0408 122 383 0 COROLLASECA1987 very good cond, white manual, $2,000. Ph 6229 6239. 0 COROLLA89HATCH needs some work, $1,000. Ph 6248 9585. 0 DAEWOOCIELO 1994 auto, interior and body in good cond, needs some mech work. What offer! 6266 6301. 0 DAEWOO LANOS 97 5sp man, good cond, ideal first car. $2,700 ono. Ph 6254 7318 or 0427 615 453 0 DAEWOO 1.5i hatchback, 94, red, manual, c/l, immob, good cond $2,500 ono. Ph 0408 834 974 0 DAIHATSUAPPLAUSE’92 1.6 Exec, 5 spd, p/s, a/c, 7/09 reg, $2,450 ono. Ph 6244 1612 or 0416 540 773 0 DAIHATSUCHARADE’89 3 dr, 5 spd manual, new tyres, new clutch, 5 mths rego, 0 $1,190 ono. Ph 0418 884 510 DAIHATSUCHARADE mech okay, spotless, l/reg, good tyres, petrol miser, $1,950. Ph 0408 487 627. 0 DAIHATSU Charade 1993, reg, goes well, exc fuel economy, $1,200. 0411251294 Kettering 0 DAIMLER 1974, tidy, good tyres and battery, runs ok, no reg, $600 ono, or swap. Ph 0420 989 880. 0 DATSUNSTANZA’79 A1 motor, reg, new tyres, $400 ono. Ph 6273 7536 0 EA SEDAN 89, auto, lowered, 8'' 12 slots, 6/09 reg, extrac- tors, r/spoiler, $1,200 ono. Ph 6272 1530. 0 EF FAIRMONT ’94, exc cond, drives faultlessly, all elecs, new brakes/tyres, serv hist, $2,700 ono Ph 0458 109 910. 0 0 FORD Fairmont 1993 Wagon, auto, 7 seat, reg 6/09, good cond, $2,300. 0439 318 747. 0 FORD FALCON 1996 Classic sedan, 5 spd man, $2,000. Ph Tony on 0408 136 079. 0 FORD FALCON 1963 XL 170 motor, deluxe, very good orig cond, $2,000. 0438 500 979 0 FORDFESTIVA 1996 5dr hatch, good reg/tyres, p/steer, cd, good mech, bargain $2,950. Ph 0418 540 112. 0 FORD Festiva GLi 95, reg 11/09, very economical, $2,400. Ph 0427 803 392. 0 FORD LASER 90 hatch, 5 spd, a/c, 3½ mth rego, CD. goes well, new tyres, $600, 0449 729 919. 0 FORD LTD 92 clean, 2nd owner, 300K, orig paint, wheel arch, trims, t/bar, velour uphol, reg, $2,750 0418130159 0 FORD SPECTRON VAN auto, reg, 8 seater, convert to dbl bed, elec s/roof, $1,500. 6247 7212 or 0400 885 099 0 EFFORDFUTURAS/WAGON 96, fact dual fuel, gd tyres, towpack, gd order, goes well, 1 owner, $1,350 ono. 6254 7240 0 FALCONEL 1997 5spd man, rego, cd, tint wind, alloys, $1,700ono. May trade. Ph 6247 8664 Howrah. 0 FALCON GL 1986 XF, goes well, reg to April, good tyres, $920. Ph 0412 424 703. 0 FALCON PANELVAN 1984, good condition, nothing to spend, 6247 9163. 0 FALCONXFUTE $1,800 ono Ph 0418 122 603 FALCON1998AUTO 0 Good tyres, CD, new gas conv, cheap to run, ex taxi, will swap $1,500 ono. Ph 0447 044 345 0 FALCON 82 s/w, reg, gen low mileage, roof racks for surfie/ painter etc, $1,500 ono. Ph after 10 am 6234 5935. 0 FESTIVA TRIO ’96 2 door hatch, 5 speed man, CD, tint, p/s, good tyres, $2,450 ono. Ph 0421 990 077. 0 FOR SALE or Swap. ’92 Subaru Liberty GX, tidy in/out, goes well, leaking flange, $3,000 ono Ph 0447 525 908. 0 FORDCORTINA GHIA 1981, good cond, goes great, exc interior, new tyres, $1,000ono. Ph 0400 326 763. 0 FORD ECONOVAN, 1996, long wheel base, new rings, bearings, no reg, $1,280 ono. Ph 0415 132 783 0 FORDFAIRMONTXDGHIA $400, suit parts. Ph 0437 885 558 STILL POPULAR PROMOTERS of the Bris- bane truck show refute claims that manufacturers are turning their backs on the Queensland show. All manufacturers except for Hino and UD are attending the Mayshow, which promises to be even bigger than previous events. The show will also mark the end of the old exhibition build- ings with the redevelopment of the show venue due to begin in August after the Royal Agricul- tural Show and be ready for the 2011 truck show. In the meantime the organis- ers have received the blessing of the local council to close off Gregory Terrace to traffic so crossing from one section of the show to the other will be much easier. The closure will also enable more exhibitors to enter the show. has completed the million-dollar upgrade of its national parts distribution centre in Sydney. The centre primarily func- HINO has promised 24-hour FAST-TRACKPARTS delivery of partsnowthat it tions as a warehouse for Hino parts and accessories, which are distributed through its dealer network. ‘‘The upgrade was a necessary function of our business growth, which has increased our stock requirements,’’ said Hino spokesman Greg Bleasel. ‘‘The distribution centre pre- viously contained over 22,000 separate storage locations and was doing an admirable job. ‘‘But we have now increased overall storage by 28 per cent, expanding the centre to include over 28,000 storage locations.’’ The introduction of new report- ing system software that more accurately measures and moni- tors the centre’s productivity has revealed that Hino can now provide a 24-hour service rate for orders 95 per cent of the time. ‘‘We’ve determined that our extra space and stock provides a 95 per cent probability of fulfill- ing parts orders the same day,’’ Bleasel said. ‘‘Daily orders received by4pm will in the vast majority of cases be dispatched by 5pm the same working day. ‘‘This is an impressive perfor- mance standard when you con- sider that the distribution centre will every month ship thou- sands of parts worth millions of dollars to dealers in 38 national locations.’’ The increased distribution centre capacity and service rate gives Hino dealers and owners quicker access to a wider range of parts than ever before. Dealers can rely on the dis- tribution centre to hold and rapidly deliver stock to them so they don’t need to carry the same amount of stock they have had to in the past. BIGBONNETLOVERS AMERICAN truckers love will they be forced to consider dumping them in favour of the cab-over trucks the rest of the world prefers? That’s the possibility being touted in the US as the world’s truck industry goes through a massive restructuring process to ward off the effects of the global economic crisis. The American trucking in- dustry is already under the strong influence of European truckmakers, with Daimler owning Freightliner and West- ern Star, and Volvo owning Mack as well as selling its own Volvo trucks on the North American market. Given the strength of the European brands in America it is being suggested that Ameri- can truckers might be left with no choice if companies like Daimler and Volvo were, as is being speculated, to communise their American models with the trucks they make in Europe. While it would be a massive shake-up of the US trucking industry the cost savings and efficiencies of such a move may prove irresistible to fleets strug- gling to make ends meet in these tough economic times. Truck makers could entice fleets to forgo their bonnets by offering their Europeancab-over trucks at a discounted price. their bonneted trucks, but THE $42 billion stimulus GOVERNMENTBOOST package announced by the Federal government will be good for the transport industry, ac- cording to Isuzu Director and Chief Operating Officer Phil Taylor. The package provides $650 million for local community infrastructure projects and maintenance of highways. This increased investment in road maintenance is very wel- come, it will help stimulate the economy, create new jobs and deliver long term benefits to all road users, Taylor said. The previous government al- located just $300 million per year to road maintenance, an inade- quate figure according to Taylor, and the effects are being felt across the highway network. Taylor says the focus needs to beonfixing current roads rather than new projects that could result in cost blowouts or poorly planned roads. The Isuzu boss also called for investment in rest areas for truck drivers to reduce crashes caused by driver fatigue. There is a severe shortage of truck stops across Australia. There are stretches of road up to 500km long without a shower, meal-break or other facilities for truck drivers, Taylor said. $1,500 ono. Under $3,000 Cars 1 Ford Horse Truck -6 x horse, 5 spd 180hp, back stock door, immac inside with new ramps, steel partitions with sprayed on rubber floor, sleeper cab, mechanical report avail, $49,990. Ph 6261 4207 or 0424 684 061. 1 0 $4,000 ono. Ph 6243 0008. ISUZUPANTECNPR300 ’98 L 4.5, H 2.4 W2.4, GVM 6.2. Tieman lift. New batt, tyres, alternator. Reg July. Exc cond. $16,000. Ph 6297 6224 or 0447 504 699 0 2.7 ltr turbo diesel, 2 side doors, suit del work, 150,000 ks, good cond, $24,500. Ph 6243 7926. 1 Sprinter Van 316 TIPPER - VOLVO NH14, 525 Cummins, 18 Eaton, alloy wheels, as new rubber, $77,000 ono. Ph 0428 518 804 1 MOREVEHICLES! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today’s classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY FORD’92ECONOVAN Refrigerated, diesel, truck with an automated shift transmission he’s long wanted— and he’s excited about it. The development and testing program of the new Eaton auto- mated shift transmission has been completed and the truck has exceeded even the optimistic ex- pectations of Mr Bushell and the Eaton engineers. UD’s local engineers rejected I the UD automated gearbox when it was offered by Japan in favour of the Eaton box because the UD gearbox is a synchromesh unit, which are notoriously slow to shift in comparison to a constant mesh gearbox like the Eaton. Production of the ECUs for the Eaton gearbox installation has been going since December and UD hopes to make the first deliveries of the auto-equipped GW in the next month or two. ‘‘It’s going to be great,’’ an enthusiastic Mr Bushell said. ‘‘The reports coming back from Eaton are very positive about the installation. ‘‘Eaton is particularly happy about the communication be- tween the ECUs in the UD truck and the Eaton transmission. ‘‘It’s more sophisticated and refined than the transmission in some of the American trucks it’s T’S been a battle, but UD general manager John Bu- shell is finally on the verge of having the heavy-duty with Graham Smith wheels Cars Commercial Vehicles Trucks, Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —15 UD praised for new auto transmissions DEVELOPMENT: UD is offering the Allison 2500 automatic transmission in its PK5 delivery truck. been fitted to so there are none of the problems that are sometimes associated with the automated gearbox in other brands. ‘‘By having thetwoECUstuned to talk to each other its a much, much sweeter application.’’ Three trucks have been built with the transmission and have been handed over to customers for early field testing to provide final confirmation of the installa- tion before its generally released. ‘‘We recently drove a truck to Melbourne and Eaton are over the moon,’’ Bushell said. Bushell told Big Wheels that the test drivers who have tried the Eaton transmission have also been lavish in their praise of it. ‘‘Even the guy who normally drives a Kenworth, was surprised at how well it pulled,’’ he said. Bushell has high hopes for both the heavy-duty GW model with the Eaton automated shift gear- box and the medium-duty trucks fitted with the Allison automatic transmission, which have also wonhigh praise from those in the field who have driven them. UD released the MK auto in 2008 and will soon also have a larger PK model with the Allison auto available. ‘‘We don’t have the number of models of other brands, but in a straight model-for-model compar- ison wherewedo have modelswe have between 18and20 per cent of the medium-duty market,’’ Bu- shell said. ‘‘The addition of these autos gives us a new position where we won’t have any competition. ‘‘UD has been a leader of the 350 hp-plus Japanese market, but has felt under threat,’’ Bushell said. ‘‘The autos will help us and it will give us the weapons to fight back against the likes of Isuzu — I’m quietly excited about them.’’ Convoy heads to Brisbane show
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