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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 11th 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Ideal for tradies on a budget Atruck’satruck butsomecan save businessessomebig money.Neil Dowling tests the Kia responsive enginesandthe G-force chest crushes on acceleration. You drive a truck be- Y cause someone pays you too. But it doesn’t need to be a chore and for owner- drivers, there are clever trucks that will help you improve the business’ bot- tom line. Which is where Kia comes in. After the demise of the Pregio one-tonne van, Kia has been left with a single imported commercial ve- hicle. The Kia K2900 replaces the K2700 with more than 50 per cent more power, better comfort and a great- er load-carrying ability. small torque KIA K2900 TRAYBACK Origin: Korea Price:$30,490 Engine: 2.9-litre, 4-cyl, common-rail turbo-diesel Power:92kW@3800rpm Torque:245Nm@ 1500-3250rpm Fuel: Diesel Honda Central HONDA Central’s Demonstra- tor Clearance is a great place to start if you’re looking for relia- bility, build quality and econo- my. Jazz, City, Civic, Accord, Accord Euro and the ever- popular CRV demonstrators are all available with extremely low kilometres and big savings. DJ Nissan PRICES have been reduced on DJ Nissan’s 08 Nissan Tiidas, which are available in sedan and hatch in a range of colours. All come with air condition- ing, cruise control, ABS brakes, dual airbags, low kilometres and come with the remaining time on their New Car War- ranty. Manuals are now only used cars $15,490, while automatics are $16,490. Euro Central AT Euro Central this week, you can drive away in a 2005 Honda Odyssey Luxury. This wagon has all the com- forts of a luxury sedan and the practicality of seven seats. Features include a leather interior with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, Elec- tric sunroof, alloy wheels and NISSAN: The ’08 Tiida is available at DJ Nissan. tinted windows. Co-Op Toyota CO-OP is offering a great deal on the now-rare 2001 Holden Barina 5 door Hatch. The Bari- na features a 1.4-litre engine, Manual Transmission, power steering and air conditioning. It’s travelled only 41,000km and could be yours today for $28,888, drive Away. Save $8990. OU don’t drive a truck because you appreciate fine handling, Driving a small truck is no fun when they are empty because they buck like a branded steer. They are also very short on safety. But to improve the ride quality, put a tonne of load in the back and it’s plain sailing. The K2900—theKis for Kia and the 2900 repre- sents the capacity of the four-cylinder, common- rail turbo-diesel engine — is pure function and any aesthetics is purely acci- dental. It is keenly priced at $30,490—including a steel tray—which is practically irresistible to a tradie on a budget. And it does an excellent job. The rear deck is 3.11m long and 1.63m wide. At 761mm from the ground, the low deck also PRACTICAL: Kia’s newK2900makes sense for blokeswhoneed an affordable worker. makes it a relatively easy to shovel off sand or load hardware. Thefour-cylinder engine is related to the previous 2.7-litre mill though is sig- nificantly upgraded to pro- duce more power. This engine is also an option for the Grand Car- nival people mover. There’s only one trans- mission in the K2900 and it’s a five-speed manual that turnsa long prop shaft to the rear wheels. Conventional technol- ogy means a live rear axle with leaf springs and that produces the unnerving ability for an unladen rear end to hop and buck at any road surface irregularity. Put some weight in the rear and the truck rides like a quality mid-size car. That’s good news for the driver and up to two pas- sengers who live in a for- ward cab cell with typical bare-bones features. There is electric win- dows and a CD player, but there’s no airbags, no ESC and no ABS. It’s a pure form of trans- port and with its claimed 10.6 litres/100km and the five-year, 130,000km war- ranty it makes sense for a bloke who needs an afford- able worker. 0 0 1 Commercial Vehicles ISUZU diesel, 5 T, 1984, tip tray, motor runs, g/box needs work, $1,800 ono. 6287 1255. ISUZU ’82 5.6 GVM, KT26, 4 cyl diesel, 6 cyl 5 spd box, new tyres, $1,100. 0438 896 049. Mac Trident 2000 470 hp, Hamelex tipping tray, ringfeeder. Hamelex 48T spec trailer 2005, complete or will seperate. $125,000 ono. 2005 Northern Steel superdog, airbag, $34,000 ono. Ph 0428 458 124 MERCEDES-BENZ MB, 2002, 100D (2.9), White, very good cond, 83,000 kms, EO6540, expiry 06/10, Good Van, New Tyres, No heavy Loads, Just Serviced, $12,990 ONO. 0419 102126. otagotek @netspace.net.au, any time, Otago Bay, 7017. 2 Trucks, —15 MITS ’91 FK415 Tipper, low klms, GVM9.7, 11 mths reg, vg cond, $30,500. Ph 0417 536 846 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org TOYOTA DYNA 95 model, 14' flat tray, excellent cond, $10,000. Ph 6239 6351 1 MOREVEHICLES! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today’s classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 Fuel tank:65litres Economy(official): 10.2 litres/100km Economy(tested): 10.9 litres/100km Greenhouse:272g/km (Corolla: 175g/km) Transmission: 5-speed manual; rear-drive Brakes: disc/drum Turning circle:10m Suspension: Front— double wishbones, torsion bar; Rear—live axle, leaf springs Wheels: Front—15-inch, 195/R15/8PRtyres; Rear —dual 12-inch, 5.00/R12/8PRtyres; 12-inchand15-inch spares Length:5120mm Width:1740mm Height:2035mm Wheelbase:2615mm Weight:1809kg GVM:3290kg Payload: 1481kg Tray:3110mm(l),1630mm (w),761mmdeck/ground height Warranty: 5yr/130,000km Service:15,000km Features: Airconditioning; 2-speakerCDaudio; electric windows, three seats Rating:80/100for doing exactly what it’s designed todo THE TOUGH, TRICKED UP TRADIE TRUCK. $50,990 NPR 200 Premium (NPR 275 also available) † Dealer delivery included, on road costs excluded. • Super clean Euro IV 155hp (114kW) 5.2 litre SiTEC Series II diesel engine • 6 speed Automated Manual Transmission • Quicksilver paint • Aluminium tray body • Toolbox • Bullbar – driver and passenger airbag compatible • Towbar - factory fi tted 3500kg with connector for electric trailer brake system • Ladder racks • Chrome grill • Fog Lamps • ABS • Driver airbag and immobiliser standard • Traction control (ASR) • Bluetooth and satellite navigation • AM/FM CD MP3-compatible system • Can be driven on a car licence* For further information Freecall 1800 035 640 or visit www.isuzu.com.au ERG Truck Tracker 1989-2008. *NPR200 only. † Recommended sale price including dealer delivery but excluding on-road costs. 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