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The Mercury Cars Guide : November 7th 2009
2--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, November 7, 2009 Four models of modern POSTER CHILD: The Toyota Prius led the way in hybrid-motoring technology. GREEN FUN: The Mini D offers fun and efficiency. It may be green, it may be clean, it could be blue, hybrid or electric --- social responsibility comes in many forms and many colours as Kevin Hepworth explains IT doesn't really matter what you call it, the push is all about sus- tainability and leaving as much as we can from this generation for the next, rather than gobbling up fi- nite resources with no re- gard for those to follow. The motoring industry is one very obvious face of conspicuous consumption, yet there are many compa- nies investing billions of dollars and untold hours into trying to minimise the impact of individual transport. After hours of consideration and debate the CarsGuide team have settled on four finalists for the CarsGuide Green Car Of The Year. The choices will not please every- one, and they certainly are not the only worthy ones, but there is a strong argument that efficient cars only have benefit if people drive them. So here they are. TOYOTA PRIUS (1.8L petrol engine and electric drive motor, 100kW/142Nm plus electric drive, 3.9L/100km, $39,900): This has been --- and still is --- the poster child for hybrid technology in Australia. The new generation Prius brings a styling remake with more practicality, more power, better efficiency and a range of benefits from its ability to run off a combination of inter- nal combustion engine and battery utilising au- tomatic stop/go and re- generative braking. The designers also paid special attention to small increments of im- provement with minimised panel gaps, the smooth profiling of the doors and glazing seals, as well as the aerodynamic efficiency of the door mirrors, door handles, rear spoiler and vehicle underbody. It all added up to a slicker flow through the air and a lower co- efficient of drag. That means using less fuel to go the same distance. BMW 118d (2.0L turbo diesel, 105kW/300Nm; 4.5L/100km, $42,170) The 118d comes in with impeccable credentials, having won the world green car of the year last year. It arrives in Australiawithin the next couple of weeks as a key plank in BMW's overall driver for better dynamic efficiency. It has enough power and perfor- mance to keep happy those not willing to give up all the fun factor in search of social conscience but runs a welter of technologies and efficien- cies in the background, keeping fuel consumption reasonable and emis- sions good. The 118d comes standard with auto stop/start, optimum shift indicator, electric power steering and brake energy regeneration. www.thecarmart.com.au 6211 0566 14 Derwent Park Rd, Derwent Park David Strang 0404 724 986 Mark Patterson 0417 025 936 Todd Jackson 0419 514 956 Rob Sylvester 0418 124 226 (Finance) Easy on-site finance available 14729jayne 95 Ford XG Falcon ute 4.0lt auto, p/s, a/c, budget priced. $4995 99 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, 90,000km. $3995 98 Hyundai Lantra SE 1.8lt p/s, 163,000km. Hard to find in auto. $6995 96 Holden Combo van 1.4lt, p/s, ideal for small deliveries. $4995 95 Saab 900 'S' 2.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys. $6995 05 Ford Courier Flat tray 2.6lt manual, p/s, a/c, 93,000km. $10,995 05 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, 75,000km, like new. $8995 93 Mitsubishi Lancer GL 1.5lt manual, p/s, top road test. $2995 96 Hyundai Excel LX 1.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, great value. Only... $2995 96 Holden VS Commodore Equipe 3.8lt auto, p/s, a/c. 138,000km. $3995 04 Kia Rio wagon 1.5lt manual, a/c, p/s, 115,000km. $5995 05 Kia Cerato LD 2.0lt, p/s, a/c, electrics , 90,000km. $9995 $7995 $7995 99 Holden VT Commodore Series II 3.8lt auto, p/s, a/c, alloys, always popular family wagon, presents very well. 97 Mitsubishi Starwagon 2.0lt manual, p/s, a/c, popular family people mover, moderate kms. Specialising in cars... Under$10,000 www.thecarmart.com.au
October 31st 2009
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