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The Mercury Cars Guide : March 14th 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009 motor mix MercedesE-ClassCoupe The outstanding model from the new E-Class range. While the sedan version of the new genera- tion E-Class had been seen in Detroit in January this was the coupe’s first outing — and well worth the wait. A really pretty rendition of a true coupe style. AudiTTRS There was no shortage of new Audis in Geneva with the A5 and S5 Cabriolets on show but they were put in the shade by this hot version of the cool TT. What really sets this one apart is the use of a rorty five-cylinder engine which is a hint to a wider future use of the powerplant behind the four-rings badge. MaybachZeppelin Outrageous, outlandish and un- apologetically designed to shout ‘‘look what I’ve got that you don’t’’, the latest Maybach earns its spot in the top 10 for offering a stone interior as an option. The high- tech process for bending Indian granite around complex surfaces is more Jetsons than Flintstones and about as left-field as anything seen in a production car. AstonMartin One-77 Another conspicuous statement of wealth, this super-exclusive super-car — only 77 are being made — exudes power and style. Everything is special, right through to the unique 7.3-litre V12 massaged out of the company’s standard 6.0-litre unit by Cos- worth. It is believed at least one of these beauties is heading for Oz. JaguarXFR It has been a little while coming but Jaguar has put some real bite into its award-winning XF range with the arrival of the high- performance R version. Without over-burdoning the car with fancy, garish aero bits there is little doubt the XFR looks the biz. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under the bonnet doesn’t hurt, either. Fiat500Cconvertible Not really a convertible in the contemporary sense of the word, this latest rendition of the insuffer- ably cute Fiat 500 is a must-have fashion accessory. The rollback soft top is true to the style of the original 1950s car with the centre of the roof rolling back to open the passengers to the skies without the complicated engineering of removing roof rails or C-pillars. ChevroletSpark Far more super-realistic than super-car, the little Spark is none- the-less an excellent example of its kind. Developed from the General Motors Beat concept shown in New York two years ago, the Spark is a bright rendition of a city car which, despite its name, is not electric nor even hybrid. May come under serious consideration for life with a Holden badge. HOTAND COOL: Audi TT RS MINI RIVAL: Citreon DS Inside Concept COUNT ’EM: One of only 77 Aston Martin One-77 WORTH WAITING: The Mercedes E-Class coupe Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —3 NEXT-GEN: Hyundai’s ix-onic BITE: Jaguar’s XFR FAST ART: The Pagani Zonda Cinque 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) 01 Subaru Impreza WRXAWD $19,990? Manual, sedan, white, 4cyl (Stock# 91451) 06 Subaru ForesterX 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 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 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 Automatic, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 90704) 06 Subaru ForesterX Automatic, wagon, white, 4cyl (Stock# 9139) 05 Subaru LibertyAWD Manual, sedan, blue, 4cyl (Stock# 91338) 06 Subaru ForesterX Automatic, sedan, pure white, 4cyl(Stock# 90686) 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) $22,990? $23,990? $23,990? $23,990? $24,990? $24,990? $26,990? 07Subaru ForesterX Luxury $27,990? Manual, wagon, silver, 4cyl (Stock# 91467) 06 Subaru Outback Safety Pack $28,990? Manual, wagon, blue, 4cyl (Stock# 91395) 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 For a very limited time from: $34,740 * BE QUICK! BEAT THE PRICE RISE! 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 4pm Friday 20/03/09. 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 expires 4pm Friday 20/03/09. New A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 Pre-Owned A/H: Mike Nebbs 0417 089 631 6210 7000
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