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The Mercury Cars Guide : August 15th 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au —3 for Nissan in crossover stakes small torque Nissan Dualis Price: from$24,990(fwd)and $26,990(awd) Engine: 2-litre four cylinder Power:102kW/5200revs Torque:198Nm/4400revs Transmission: six-speed manual, constantly-variable auto, front or all-wheel drive Economy:8.2-8.5L/100km Emissions:196-206grams/km CO2 It might be built in Britain but there are none of the little quality glitches I have seen in the Brit-built Honda Civic Type R, and the factory’s location definitely helps the price. Nissan believes the front-drive Dualis can nearly triple sales for the nameplate in Australia and the car has all the right ingredients for the job. The sticker might still be a little high when so many models are clustered around the $20,000 trigger point, but Nissan has the dowdy Tiida to do the price fighting and the revitalised Dualis with the right stuff to go up against the classier cars and the baby SUVs. SMART: The Nissan Dualis is skilfully designed to provide extra luggage space without compromising leg room. Your chance to test drive a red-hot V8 T HE FPV powerhouse stable is about to launch another scorching model, fol- lowing on the heels of the hot F6Eunveiled a couple of weeks ago. One lucky Carsguide reader will be among the first to get behind the wheel of this awesome machine as our Guest Tester. The new vehicle will be released nationally on September 1, but FPV is not releasing much in the way of detail, except to say they mystery car will again pay tribute to Ford’s rich muscle car history. ‘‘Our next model to be re- vealed is something we’re really excited about,’’ FPV’s general manager Rod Barrett said. ‘‘The beauty of being a local manufacturer is that we can respond relatively quickly to market demand. ‘‘And this new V8 vehicle along with our recently released F6Eis a product thatwe envisage will be warmly welcomed by fans of the blue oval,’’ he added. ‘‘With plenty of FPV DNA running through its veins, our new addition will, like the rest of our range, be easily identified on the street and from behind the wheel as an FPV product.’’ And you could be the one to fly to Melbourne to drive this car for a weekend in October, as Carsguide’s Guest Tester. You’ll also have a guided tour of the FPV and Ford Performance Racing workshops, hosted by one of FPR’s V8 Supercar drivers. After the test drive, your review of the car will be published on carsguide.com.au, with photos of you at work behind the wheel. To enter, go to this website and in the Guest Tester story tell us in 50 words or less why you want to win. You must be over 25 years of age and hold a current full manual licence to enter. Include your contact details and address, and also tell us which newspaper you saw the competition in. For four weeks, we will announce the weekly short-list winner of a great FPV prize package worth $80. Check in the paper each week to see if that’s you. The guest tester winner will be announced in Carsguide. Celebrating 100 Years of Audi. Introducing the 100 Years of Audi Limited Edition Audi A4, Audi A3 Sportback and Audi Q7.* This year marks the 100th anniversary of Audi, and we’re celebrating this centenary of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ by introducing three special models that offer leading edge design, superior build quality and exceptional fuel efficiency - limited editions of the Audi A4, Audi A3 Sportback and the Audi Q7. Offering all of the defining attributes that make their model ranges so sought after, these LE models also incorporate a prestigious range of additional features for exceptional value. For exclusive opportunities on the Audi LE models, and across the Audi range – contact Audi Centre Hobart, 246 Murray Street Hobart, or call (03) 6238 3344 today. *Audi Limited Edition Models are available in limited stock and limited colours. Overseas models shown. Overseas Audi Q7 4.2 TDI model shown. AUDI4217_LE_HM_10x8_1508
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