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The Mercury Cars Guide : April 18th 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au CARSguide —7 Time to catch a hatch at last T It has taken four years, but Honda’s Civic hatch has finally landed.ByNeilMcDonald HE Honda Civic hatchhasbeenonsale in the UK since 1996, but until now ex- change rates have prevented the stylish front-driver from lining up in local showrooms. With prices opening at $38,990 for the six-speed man- ual, rising to $41,290 for the five- speed auto, the Si is batting in some serious European terri- tory, and even facing up to the Subaru ImprezaWRXand Mit- subishi Lancer Ralliart hot all- wheel drive turbos. The Civic Si hatch gets the STYLISH SAFETY: The Honda Civic Si has a five-star crash rating. same edgy body shape as the 2.0-litre Type R, but is powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder shared with the sedan. The 1.8-litre engine develops 103kW at 6300 revs and 174Nm at 4300 revs. The engine reaches 100km/h in 8.6 sec- onds, and delivers a combined fuel economy figure of 6.9 litres/100km for the manual. Like the Type R, the Si is built at Honda’s Swindon plant in theUKand gets a five- star crash rating. The car has been designed with European drivers in mind. The Si has a wide track and comparatively long wheelbase to aid handling. The front suspension uses MacPherson struts with a front sub-frame to isolate noise and harshness. The rear suspen- sion is a torsion beam set-up. Like the Type R, the Si gets electric power-steering, anti- skid brakes with brake assist, and electronic stability control. Passive safety gear runs to a rear seatbelt reminder system, plus dual front, side and cur- tain airbags. Despite its compact size, the Si boasts the same rear ‘‘mag- ic’’ seat set-up as the Jazz. The rear seat cushion folds up for extra storage, and the seats have a dive-down feature that creates a flat load area. The front passenger seat can be reclined to accommodate objectsupto 2.6m long,and the rear seatbacks split 60/40. The luggage area has 415 litres of space with the seats up. DRIVEAWAYNO MORE TO PAY! $9.50 per day† SAVE $2,000! 05 CHRYSLER PT Classic Cruiser 4 cylinder, 2.4 litre engine, 5-speed manual, ABS, dual front and side curtain airbags. Stock No. 321595 †To approved business clients only, with a $2,500 deposit over five years with a 30% residual payment. Interest rate 10.50%. DRIVE WAS$19,990 NOW $17, 990 AWAY WAS $27,990 NOW $26, SAVE $1,000! 4 cylinder, 2.3 litre engine, 6-speed manual, body kit, cruise control, 6-stacker CD player, MP3 compatible. Stock No. 321582 07 MAZDA SP23 990 DRIVE AWAY 07 HONDA Civic VTi (8th Gen) 4 cylinder, 1.8 litre hybrid engine, 5-speed automatic, remote central locking, cruise control, ABS,EBD. Stock No. 321636 ONLY $27, 490 DRIVE AWAY $14.75 per day† $15.00 per day† www.djmotors.com.au email@example.com Easy finance available with DJ Financial Services Hobart 1a Brisbane Street,Hobart Phone: 6213 3300 Warren Amos 0417 544 829 Luke Mitchell 0408 545 146 Glenorchy 275 Main Road,Glenorchy Phone: 6213 3315 Brian Anning 0418 531 853 Chris Wakefield 0400 635 446 Allan Gebel 0428 729 659 NONONSENSE NISSAN VALUE 08 Tiida ST > ABS brakes > Dual front airbags > Air conditioning AUTOMATIC SEDAN $19, Metallic colour $495 extra. 990 DRIVE AWAYˆ NAVARA 4x4 ST-X DUAL CAB 2006-2008 BEST PETROL UTE 09 MICRA > Dual front airbags > ABS brakes 08 Navara D40 ST-X Dual Cab > 4x4 > Common-rail turbo diesel engine > 3,000kg braked towing capacity > ABS brakes > Dual front airbags DIESEL MANUAL FROM $39, 990* FOR ABN HOLDERS Metallic colours $495 extra. > MP3 player input > Funky colours $16, DRIVE AWAYˆ 990 Metallic colours $495 extra. ˆ Private buyers only. * Price excludes dealer delivery of $1,650 and govt charges. Private and business fleet buyers only. All Nissan vehicles come with 3 year/100,000km warranty and 3-year 24-hour roadside assistance. Nissan reserves the right to withdraw, vary or extend any offer. www.djmotors.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Team NissanDealers 235 ARGYLE STREET HOBART PH 6213 3300 EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE WITH DJ FINANCIAL SERVICES NissanDealers 235 ARGYLE STREET HOBART PH 6213 3300 AFTER HOURS Keith McIntyre 0408 430 748 Doug Goss AFTER HOURS Keith McIntyre Cameron Gibson Ben Steedman Doug Goss 0418 124 158 0417 510 842 0438 121 377 0418 124 158 0408 430 748 09 X-Trail ST > Electronic Stability Program (ESP) > ALL MODE 4x4-i > 6 airbags MANUAL PETROL FROM $31, 990* Metallic colours $495 extra. 09 NAVARA D22 ST-R Dual Cab > Common-rail turbo diesel engine > 2,800kg braked towing capacity > ABS brakes > Dual front airbags FROM $30, Is your business eligible for the Federal Government’s proposed Investment Allowance? If new legislation is passed, you may be able to claim a tax credit of 30% on new or demo vehicles purchased for your business before 30 June 2009. Check your eligibility with your tax adviser. 990* FOR ABN HOLDERS Metallic colours $495 extra. WINNER ELIGIBLE FOR A 30% INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE? NIS279 2 ONLY 7 ONLY
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