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The Mercury Cars Guide : August 8th 2009
14— Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, August 8, 2009 Motor Cycles fridge body, can be driven on car licence $5,500. HOBART TRUCK SPARES Ph 0488 726 464 0 MITSUBISHICANTER1992 GVM 4.5 T, dual fuel Mercedes puts focus ESPecially on safety Yamaha YMF700R Ph 6428 7077 or 0427 604 697 1 2008 SE Raptor, $10,490 Shearwater Motorcycles. MITSUBISHICANTER2003 Turbo intercooled, GVM 6.3T, 130,000 klms, $32,000 HOBART TRUCK SPARES PH 0488 726 464 0 Prime mover, a/bag with hyd, $55,000. Ph 0407 871 637. 1 Yamaha YZF-R1 2006 sary fairings, 19,100ks $14,990 Shearwater Motorcycles. Ph 6428 7077 or 0427 604 697 1 YAMAHAYZF600 51,000 klms, new tyres, excellent cond, 11 mths reg, $6,000 ono. Ph 6263 3342. 1 50th anniversary, spare anniver- Scania T124L 1998 Scania T142M 1986 Prime mover, Hendricson a/bag with hyd, $35,000. 0407871637 1 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 2 TOYOTA DYNA 1995 Bargain $9,000 ono. 6239 6351 1 Yamaha 2003 Ph 6428 7077 or 0427 604 697 1 ATTENTION! THERE MAY BE MORE LISTINGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY’S CLASSIFIEDS. 1 Commercial Vehicles HINO FD 1996, 0 ISUZU FTR 1986, 13.5 tonne GVM, 21ft steel tray with twist locks, reg, $11,000 ono, consider wrecking 0408 604 135. 0 NISSAN HOMER light truck, 2 ton pay load, new Sunraysia wheels and tyres, very straight Oct reg, offers. Ph 6264 1524. 0 1998 Volvo NH525 525hp, 18spd, airbag. Very tidy $ neg. PH: 0419 898 129 Mazda E2000 Van 2000, dual fuel, 6 months reg, $7,500 ono. Ph 0447 576 658. 1 MITSUBISHI CANTER 2000 4.2 litre engine, GVM 4.5T flat tray, can be driven on car, Licence ........... $14,000 HOBART TRUCK SPARES Ph 0488 726 464 0 Buy any Genuine Hino Part or Accessory and we’ll give you a three year warranty with unlimited kilometres during this period. the parts and labour. The 3 year / unlimited kilometre warranty applies to defects in workmanship and materials only, and does not cover fair wear or tear of the part / accessory. The 1 year / 100,000 kilometre warranty applies to defects in materials only, and does not cover defects in workmanship or fair wear or tear of the part / accessory. If the genuine Hino part or accessory is modified in any way, any Hino warranty that may have been applicable to that genuine Hino part or accessory, including but not limited to the 3 year / unlimited kilometre warranty and the 1 year / 100,000 kilometre warranty is voided. And it applies to both GVM, flat tray with Palfinger crane, will separate, 6 months rego, $33,000. 0408 604 135. 10.4 tonne Trucks, YMF660R Raptor, $5,990 Shearwater Motorcycles. MOREVEHICLES! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today’s classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY FAULTY READING: Two writers have said that they have had problems with the 2004 Holden Rodeo’s fuel gauge. 1 Freightliner Argosy 565hp, 18spd, B’Dble spec. Very tidy $ neg. PH: 0419 898 129 2003 Iveco Daily Cab Chassis 6.5t LWB, low km. $23,500. PH: 0419 898 129 2000 WE read with interest that Ferrari claims to not just have invented ESP, but to have fitted it first to production cars. However, don’t let the facts get in thewayof a good yarn, because Mercedes-Benz and Bosch started work on ESP prototypes in 1987, culminating in series production in 1995. Since Mercedes-Benz invented the automobile in 1886, we have had safety as our core value. Suchlifesavingmeasures as the crash crumple zone (1951), wedgepin door lock (1959), ABS (1978) and ASR (traction control) in 1981 demonstrate our leading role in safety innovation. Wedon’t just talk safety,welive it and demonstrate it every single day in all our passenger and commercial vehicles. David McCarthy Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia Satellite sense I WRITE regarding an email by Gavin Dowell, a Mitsubishi owner, about his satellite navigation system. I am an account manager at Whereis, Sensis’ digital mapping business. Whereis supplies 90 per cent of the Australian and New Zealand in-car navigation market with digital maps and here is some information about the Whereis data release process. Sensis releases its map data- Hobart, 9 Lampton Avenue. Phone 6272 3822 www.frmtoyota.com.au base at the start of each year to the navigation supplier of our automotive partners. The relevant navigation supplier then takes Sensis map database and converts it into their relevant format, so Mitsubishi has a different format to Mercedes. As with all navigation suppli- The place that has more expert opinions than any other. carsguide.com.au and in Saturday’s Mercury. ers, the new product undergoes testing before being released to the car manufacturer. This process can take between six and nine months, given the complexity of the testing. The age of the map data also takes into account the production, delivery and sale of the individual vehicle in Australia. Whereis invests a significant amount of time and research to ensure our maps are as up-to-date CarsGuide’s PaulGovergives ussome answers to those ‘‘driving’’ questions, andwriters give usaninsight into what’s goingonwith their vehicles. and accurate as possible. Therefore, providing annual updates to all our automotive mapping partners is key. Jules Snow Whereis We have passed on the information, and Mitsubishi is also helping Mr Dowell with his complaint about the cost of mapping updates. Wrong about write-offs I WAS surprised to see the article criticising the way re- pairable write-offs are handled, as I have the opposite view. As a vehicle design/develop- ment engineer familiar with panel shops, and who has been through the process a number of times, I offer my experience. Prior to the current Victorian VIV (Vehicle Identity Verification) process about seven years ago, there were certainly major issues with the quality of repairs and with stolen vehicles, but my experience is that the current system is very stringent, has welltrained and vigilant inspectors, and requires extensive evidence of the repair method (photographs, reports and receipts with VINs of donor parts). It is sufficiently stringent that an increasing number of panel shops are not interested in repairing cars with ‘‘repairable writeoff’’ status. Also be aware this status means the car is an ‘‘economic’’ write-off, which is mainly due to high parts prices, and (poor) designs that require replacement of the complete instrument pad when the airbags deploy. It does not reflect the severity of damage, as any vehicle too badly damaged to be safely repaired is recorded as a ‘‘statutory’’ write-off. Certainly the vehicles I have repairedweremuchlessdamaged than others I have seen repaired by insurance companies. Furthermore, these insurance repairs are done without having to go through any VicRoads checks or inspections (not even a roadworthy). If there are loopholes allowing stolen vehicles or parts to be used, then certainly these must be closed, but otherwise I believe the current Victorian VIV process is to be applauded for controlling the quality of repairs and rebirthing of stolen vehicles. Neil Silke email Grief over gauge when it’s not. Better that than the one in our 30-year-old Porsche. After finally buying his dream JOHN Oddo is upset because the same problem. Get your act together Isuzu and fix this ongoing problem you have. Adrian Contarino email In a fuel fix I BOUGHT a new Rodeo 3.0 turbo-diesel in 2004andhadthe same problem. I took it back to the dealer to fix under warranty and they replaced the fuel sender. I still own the Rodeo today and it is still the same. I have spoken toafriend,whomademeawareof a repair bulletin thatwasreleased by Holden to supposedly fix the problem. As my car is out of warranty, I have given up on Holden fixing it for me. This is my second Rodeo and, apart from this fuel gauge problem, they have both been great cars. Dean Gamble email Seat of power his fuel gauge shows empty I THINK something needs to be done about the driving posi- tion of what I see as mostly young drivers. I often see them lying down in car, the first time my husband took it out for a long drive, we came home on a tow truck because it just died, not far from home luckily. The fuel gauge read thatwestill had a quarter of a tank, but we didn’t. John, just fill it when it reads empty and you will never run out of fuel. Patricia Woolcock Viewbank Good advice. Petrol problem Rodeo, which is the same Isuzu vehicle, just a different badge name. When the light comes on, when empty, I still have 20 litres left in the tank. My car has been back numer- ous times to the dealer with no luck, justalame excuse saying it’s designed that way. I know at least two others with I HAVE the same fuel gauge problem with my 2004 Holden their seat at about 45 degrees from the vertical. The proof that it is not a correct driving position is made when they then pull themselves up and sit up more erect in order tomake a left or right turn. Needless to say, once the turn is made they go back to reclining. There is no way that they can have proper control of their car in such a reclining driving position. I would recommend ads on TV pointing out that V8 racing drivers, Nascar drivers and rally drivers all drive in an erect driving position.Theexception is, of course, F1 drivers, but that is because of aerodynamic considerations. Serge M Botans email You are right and they are wrong, but the real failure is with our driver education system. The right seating position should be part of lesson one. Advertising, like somanyoverfunded government messages on television, will not work. 14' flat tray, A1, 13918dev
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