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The Mercury Cars Guide : March 7th 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —3 Diesel drives Ford’s future Small car buyers will behearingmore about Ford’s tongue- twisting Fiesta ECOnetic over comingmonths. Neil McDonaldreports make it into other Fords. Ford Australia president and CEO T Burela admits that he would like to see a whole range of ECOnetic Fords. In the UK, ECOnetic models are available in Fiesta, Focus and Mon- deo. ‘‘We’re looking and studying that as an option but it’s too early to say,’’ he says. ‘‘We’ll start off with the Fiesta though.’’ Full local specifications and ECO- netic pricing will be released closer to the hatches on sale date around October. In theUKthe five-door ECOneticis $1000 less than the five-speed manual Titanium 1.6-litre petrol hatch, which closely equates to the Australian-spec $20,990 Zetec 1.6 five- speed. Burela describes the Fiesta ECO- netic is ‘‘an economy car without compromise’’. Since its launch in Janaury, the petrol Fiesta is proving a big hit. MOTOR: The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic boasts impressively low fuel consumption. Demand is outstripping supply, particularly for Zetec models. ‘‘We think that with the ECOnetic that will take that to another level,’’ Burela says. He believes buyers are ready and prepared to pay for a car like the ECOnetic. ‘‘We think thatweneed to offer the Australia customers a choice,’’ he says. ‘‘We thought, why not intro- duce it to the range and give the consumers the choice of where they want to go.’’ The Fiesta ECOnetic looks and drives just like the conventional hatch, using conventional diesel powertrain technology. Power comes from a 1.6-litre TDCi diesel with a particulate filter to It looksand drives just like the conventional Fiesta hatch HE same technology that gives the Fiesta diesel a fuel economy figure of just 3.7 litres/100km is expected to reduce harmful emissions. The engine de- velops 66kW at 4000 revs and 200Nm from just 1750 revs. Apart from its hybrid-busting fuel economy, the modern direct-injection diesel has a C02 emissions figure of just 98g/km. Burela says the car has the potential to de- liver class CO2 best-in- emis- sions compared to the current crop of competi- tive vehicles, as well as against today’s most popular hybrids. Apart from the specially calibrated diesel, the car uses low- rolling resis- tance tyres, aerodynamic aids, longer final drive gear ratio and 10mm lower suspension for reduced drag. The driver also gets a green shift indicator light in the instrument cluster, which signals the best gear change point to maximise fuel econ- omy. To help reduce weight there is a tyre mobility kit rather than a traditional spacesaver spare. Exceptional Value - You Decide! 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 Subaru Impreza R StandardEquipment: . Symmetrical AWD . HorizontallyOpposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC StabilityControl . 5 Star Safety² . Power Everything . 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty . CD Player . Cruise Control . Front, Side& Curtain Air Bags . JapaneseQuality . Alloy Wheels . Manual Transmission For a very limited time from: $22,990 * Subaru Liberty Sport Limited Edition StandardEquipment: . Symmetrical AWD . HorizontallyOpposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC StabilityControl . 5-Star Safety² . Front Grille Mesh (Resin) . Front Under BodySpoiler . STI BootSpoiler (Sedan Only) . CarpetMat Set . Sport Badge . Choice of up to $1,000RRP ofGenuine Subaru Accessories . Available in Black or Ivory Leather¹ . Dual Front, Side& Curtain Air Bags . 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Brake Assist . Manual Transmission For a very limited time from: $34,740 * Performance Subaru Cnr. Argyle & Burnett Streets www.performanceautomobiles.com.au Subaru Forester X StandardEquipment: . Symmetrical AWD . HorizontallyOpposed Boxer Engine . ABS/EBD . VDC StabilityControl . 5 Star Safety² . Power Everything . 3yr Unlimited Km Warranty . CD Player . Cruise Control . Front, Side& Curtain Air Bags . JapaneseQuality . Dual Range Transmission . High/Low Selector . Manual Transmission For a very limited time from: $29,990 * Peter Latham Sam Allwright Adrian Millington 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) 07Subaru ForesterX Manual, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91463) 06 Subaru OutbackAWD Automatic, wagon, white, 4 cyl (Stock# 91447) 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 13/03/09. 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 13/03/09. New A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 Pre-Owned A/H: Mike Nebbs 0417 089 631 6210 7000 $22,990? $23,990? $23,990? $23,990? $24,990? $24,990? $26,990? 06 Subaru Outback Safety Pack $28,990? Manual, wagon, blue, 4cyl (Stock# 91395)
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