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The Mercury Cars Guide : April 18th 2009
4— CARSguide T WENTY quick ques- tions with the cap- tains of our car in- dustry. This week, Matthew Wies- ner, the boss of Skoda. What was your first car? A1979 Sigma. I used to fill it with oil and petrol at the same time (it blew a bit of smoke), but it just kept going and going. What are you driving to- day? Octavia RS TDI Wagon. Worst car you have driven? All my mates’ cars in the mid-1980s. The car you admire (but not from your brand)? Styling: Alfa 159. Engineering: Audi RS4. Secret skill that is no long- er a secret? The reverse sweep. Worst fashion disaster? Nothing yet. Any speeding tickets in the past 12 months? No. In six months you will be ... ? Hopefully looking back over the successful launch of the new Octavia and Superb mod- els and the incremental sales they bring to the brand. * CAR OF CHOICE: Skoda boss Matthew Wiesner is currently driving the Skoda Octavia RS TDI diesel wagon. Probably preparing to watch another Hawthorn v Geelong AFL grand final. At home you cook? A typical male domain — anything on the barbecue, a selection of succulent pastas, and I am also the resident pizza chef. Any kitchen disasters? Yes, experimenting is im- portant. A book that impressed you? Currently reading Recollec- with KEITH DIDHAM Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au tions Of A Bleeding Heart — Don Watson’s view on Paul Keating’s time in and around the PM’s office. An interesting read, given it was the last time we had ‘‘the worst recession in 60 years’’. Keeps the happen- ings of today in perspective. A movie you would like to see again? The great epic The Longest Day — it shows that some of the greatest and best thought- out plans will ultimately change when on the ground. The song you don’t want played at your funeral? I won’t hear anything. The rest of the world wouldn’t know it, but you are no good at . . . ? Playing a reverse sweep. When you find time to relax, you . . . ? Run, swim, ride with my daughters, and sometimes dig Saturday, April 18, 2009 things up in the garden. Sporting teams you follow? AFL: Adelaide Crows and Melbourne Demons (long story). Rugby union: Waratahs. NRL: Tigers. Still playing cricket for the Sydney Cricket Club. The car advertising cam- paign you wish you had done (but someone else thought of it first)? Nothing comes to mind. Pet hates? Time-wasting and fools. What makes you laugh? All sorts of things, depends on the mood at the time. When you retire, what will you do? That’s over 25 years away, haven’t given it too much thought as yet . . . keep play- ing cricket? NORTHCITY ON ELIZABETH A HUGE RANGE OF LATE MODEL, LOW MILEAGE MOTOR VEHICLES HONDA JAZZ VTI HYANDAI GETZ AUTO Ph 6231 2777 242 Elizabeth Street 2008 Auto, 5dr hatch, just 2000 klms as new $ 242 ELIZABETH STREET Mathew Allen 0417 147 056 www.northcitycars.com PH 6231 2777 Michael Allen 0418 123 262 5 speed 2.2 EFi, 4 cyl,Hard to find!!!, 125,000 klms, CSX with ABS, SRS x2 E/W $ 2005 5 speed 4x2 ute with canopy, just 55,000 klms, p/s, a/cond. 10,990 $ WINNINGCARS. SPOTONPRICES. NOW FROM i30 $ 19,990 DRIVE AWAY A WINNER AUSTRALIA’S BESTMID SIZE CAR UNDER $ • 7.2L/ 100KM^ • ESP STABILITY CONTROL • TRACTION CONTROL • ABS WITH EBD • POWER WINDOWS • iPOD & USB CONNECTIVITY • GLOVEBOX DRINKS COOLER • AIR CON WITH POLLEN FILTER 28,000 i30cw wagon available now. Full of unexpected surprises. hyundai.com.au/offers or call 1800 186 306 MOTORS PTY LTD HOBART CNR COLLINS AND BARRACK ST HOBART 6230 7220 Conditions: All carsmust be ordered and delivered between 1 April and 30 April 2009. Offer valid at participating dealers on existing dealer stock while stocks last. Offers exclude fl eet, 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 high mileage 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 SX manual. Metallic paint $320 extra. B) 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. C) Recommended Drive away price for Tucson City SX manual. Metallic/mica paint $320 extra. HYUN1707/HM_04/04/09 2004 5 spd manual, 5dr hatch, p/s, a/c, dual air bags, e/wind, 77,000 klms 15,900 $ 13,990 2003814-16 2007 5 door hatch, p/s, a/c, SRS x 2, e/w, new car warrant till 2012 18,950 $ TOYOTA CAMRY WAGON FORD COURIER DUAL CAB LOOK 2006 Automatic Hatch, 1 previous owner, 35,000 klms, white like new. 11,990 $ 21,900 HONDA JAZZ 2006 Auto, 1.8 VVTi, p/s, a/c, dual air bags, e/w, New Car Warranty SC ! $17,990 2006 Auto Limited, 1 owner, dual air bags, ABS, alloys, e/wind, Burgundy $ 14,990 SPECIAL! SUBARU FORESTER X 2004, auto, 2.5i, AWD wagon, 1 previous owner, just 50,000 klms $19,990 MAZDA 3 MAX SPORT AUTO COROLLA ASCENT HATCH LOW KMS CAMRY SEDAN LTD NOW FROM GETZ DRIVE AWAY 2009 MOST AFFORDABLE LIGHT CAR TO OWN & RUN# • 6.1L/100KM^ • BLUETOOTH AUDIO • FULL SIZE SPARE • REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY • IMMOBILISER & ALARM $12,990 B NOW FROM TUCSON DRIVE AWAY • 2.0 CVVT TWIN CAM ENGINE • 8.0L/100KM^ • BLUETOOTH AUDIO • ABS WITH EBD • ALLOYS • ESP STABILITY CONTROL $22,990 C
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