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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 16th 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009 Co-Op Toyota NEW models have landed at Co-Op. They have the Special Edition Camry Touring for $29,990 drive away. Features include 17-inch al- loys, rear lip spoiler, dual-zone air conditioning and a six-disc CD changer. For $33,990 drive away there is the new Special Edition Aurion Tour- ing that features 17-inch alloys, wing type rear spoiler, dual-zone air conditioning and enhanced sports features. Lexus Of Hobart THINGS are hotting up in May at Lexus of Hobart with the launch of Lexus premier sales event L’Exhibi- tion. When coupled with the Federal Government’s proposed 30 per cent investment allowance, L’Exhibition couldn’t have come at a better time. Motors Hyundai MOTORS Hyundai Hobart has a great deal on their fuel efficient diesel Hyundai NF Sonata SLX 2.0-litre automatic demonstration vehicle. Features include metallic sleek silver paint and a 2.0-litre four- cylinder turbo diesel engine, coupled to a selectronic automatic transmission. With power steering, air condi- tioning, alloy wheels and cruise control, it is a steal for $28,990, save $7371. Motors Citroen THERE are a number of special offers on the Citroen C3 range this week. A2009 plated C3 Exclusive demon- strator with a 1.6-litre petrol engine has been reduced by over $4800. It has a four-speed automatic transmission, iron grey paint and less than 2500km on the clock for $22,990 drive away. The C3 Exclusive standard fea- tures include air conditioning, new cars 16-inch alloy wheels, ABS brakes, six speaker sound system, electric front windows and has a four-star safety rating with four airbags. Motors Chrysler Jeep Dodge AJEEPCherokee Sport demonstrator has been slashed by a massive $10,245. Finished in brilliant black paintwork, this 2.8-litre diesel turbo with 460nm torque, has a five-speed automatic gearbox, 16-inch alloys, rear parking sensors, towbar with 2300kg capacity, front and side curtain air bags, cruise control and a six-stackCDplayer with MP3. Drive away for $39,990. DJ Kia DJ Kia’s Wheel Deal for this week is a Sportage LX manual for $21,990. It features an economical 2.0-litre engine, power steering, air condi- tioning, dual air bags, remote cen- tral locking and immobiliser. Comes with five-year unlimited kilometre factory warranty. DJ Mitsubishi DJ Mitsubishi has one Ralliart Colt with red duco for $24,990. It features a 113kW 1.5-litre turbo engine, front-wheel drive, five- speed manual, 16-inch alloys, six- stack CD player and a body kit. Honda Central IT is the last day of the Brilliant Honda Clearance at Honda Central today, and they have specials run- ning on all demonstrators. Drive away in a Civic VTi manual demo for $24,888 or jump up to an automatic for $2000 more—that is a huge saving off new prices. Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Tilford TILFORD has a red hot deal on a demonstration model Territory this weekend. This car has seven seats and comes equipped with air condition- ing, remote locking and CD player. It also has the safety of ABS, dual airbags and dynamic stability con- trol. Drive this car away for $32,990. DJ Mazda DJ Mazda’s deal of the week is on a Mazda 3 Neo Sport sedan automatic. Its safety pack includes six air- bags and dynamic stability control. This is great value at the dis- counted price of $24,990 drive away. DJ Nissan DJ Nissan has one 2008 demonstra- tor Dualis available for $25,990 drive away. It sports a 2.0-litre engine with automatic CVT transmission, cruise control, ABS brakes and a cooled glovebox. Finished in arctic white paint and discounted by over $4000. Motors Hummer THE new H3 Hummer is now avail- able from $50,490 plus on road costs. Motors Saab THE new Saab Vector sedan has landed. Features include 2.0-litre petrol turbo, automatic five-speed trans- mission, silver paint with black accented leather trim for $45,280 drive away. Performance Automobiles PERFORMANCE Automobiles has one Subaru Forester X automatic for sale. This fantastic five-star ANCAP safety rated vehicle is finished in spark silver. It comes with extras like a full window tint, cargo tray and rubber mat set. Fantastic buying at $35,490, save $2137. with KEITH DIDHAM TWENTY quick questions with Mercedes-Benz Australia boss Wolf- gang Schrempp. What was your first car? Fiat 600. What are you driving today? I currently drive an S 600, my wife Andrea drives an M-Class. Worst car you have driven? Not wanting to criticise, I would rather say least inspiring! And it was a Ford Escort because of contin- uous carburettor problems. The car you admire (but not from your brand)? An Aston Martin DBS 177. The concept that was shown and will be built in very limited numbers. Secret skill? Singing old rock songs and playing rhythm guitar! Worst fashion disaster? Probably a French black patent leather jacket from my college days in the seventies — hindsight is a wonderful thing. Any speeding tickets in the past 12 months? Yes I confess I have, but I have left the Autobahn back in Germanynow and very much appreciated the local traffic rules. In six months you will be? Driving the all new E-Class (arrives July) to Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Rd. At home you cook? Spaghetti bolognaise while enjoying a good Aussie red. Any kitchen disasters? I cook a special Indonesian meal Nasi Goreng, and always manage to Wolfgang D Schrempp make it too spicy! A book that impressed you? Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom. Movie you would like to see again? Out of Africa. The song you don’t want played at your funeral? Anything from a German Oompah band. The rest of the world wouldn’t know it, but you are no good at? Getting up early in the morning. When you find time to relax you? Like to experience the freshness and vitality of Australian cuisine, cul- ture and landscape. Sporting teams you follow? FC Bayern Munich. The car advertising campaign you wish you had done? The Honda advertisement where all the actions lead to another reaction. Pet hates? The combination of arrogance and stupidity. What makes you laugh? Watching children eat ice-cream. When you retire what will you do? Spend time withmywife and family. Travel (by car). Play golf and spend a lot of time in concert halls and reading books. CARSguide —13 Merc boss opens up
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