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The Mercury Cars Guide : November 28th 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 to tick all the right boxes GOOD VALUE: The VW Golf was considered pricier than other cars its size, but it offered of more of everything. Mark Hinchliffe, Courier Mail, Brisbane: ''The Fiesta is a surprise package. Splendid handling, cutesy looks and an accommodating interior. I'd own ome Who would have thought a Daewoo- sourced Holden would make it to our top 10? A couple of suspension, steering and brake tweaks and the Cruze could be a more serious contender.'' Neil McDonald, Herald Sun, Melbourne: ''The GT-R has sensational power and handling but this Japanese supercar is better on the track than the road. ''My favourite is the Fiesta, which has inherently good dynamics, impressive packaging and contemporary styling to give it a distinct edge over the competition.'' Karla Pincott, Carsguide.com.au: ''The Golf is pricier than other cars its size, but for that money it offers a lot of more of everything, and its simply more fun to be with. ''If you weigh up value for money and then add bang for the buck, this is a clear stand-out.'' ''The E Class is a beautifully-built package, well thought-out, safe, solid and smooth to drive. But you go cold once you look at the price tag and how the tag grows once you start adding options that should be standard.'' Bruce McMahon, Courier Mail, Brisbane: ''The little Fiesta is a charmer, cheap and cheerful with a great chassis. Sure there are some edges a little unrefined.'' how they voted FIRST-PLACE CHOICES Paul Gover - Volkswagen Golf Kevin Hepworth - Volkswagen Golf Neil Dowling - Volkswagen Golf Stuart Martin - Volkswagen Golf Keith Didham - Volkswagen Golf Karla Pincott - Volkswagen Golf Neil McDonald - Ford Fiesta Mark Hinchliffe - Ford Fiesta Bruce McMahon - Ford Fiesta THE FINAL COUNT 1. Volkswagen Golf - 86 points 2. Ford Fiesta - 78 points 3. Mercedes-Benz E Class - 73 points 4. Subaru Liberty - 63 points 5. Mazda3 - 49 points 6. Volvo XC60 - 38 points 7. Hyundai i30 CW - 36 points 8. Nissan GT-R - 30 points 9. Holden Cruze - 27 points 10. Toyota Prius - 15 points PREVIOUS COTY WINNERS 2008 Ford Falcon FG 2007 Hyundai i30 2006 Holden Commodore VE 2005 Suzuki Swift 2004 Ford Territory 2003 Honda Accord Euro 2002 Ford Falcon BA 2001 Holden Monaro 2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 1999 Toyota Echo 1998 Holden Astra 1997 Holden Commodore VT All 4 the adventure sale price: END OF YEAR SALE! IF YOU KNEW YOU WOULD BE IN A SUBARU TOO! Plus Forester X includes: » Symmetrical all-wheel drive » 6 airbags incl. curtain airbags » 5-star ANCAP safety rating » Power 126kW @ 6000rpm » CD player (with MP3 &WMA) » Immobiliser security system » Air conditioning » ABS, EBD and ESC » 16-inch steel wheels EXIGA Horizontally Opposed Boxer Engine. Better balance High performance Improve fuel economy Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Better grip Improved handling drive away no more to pay! $24,990 from drive away $35,490 from drive away $39,990 from drive away $41,490 from drive away $63,990 from drive away WDB 478654 4 WDBCA45EXKA 45EXKA478654 W 4 WDBCA45EXKA4 45EXKA478654 W WDBCA45EXKA4 5EXKA478654 54 WDBC 4 WDBC DataDot Security Anti-theft system $32,990 Forester X (manual) VDC Stability Control Active safety assistance Increased driver control 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating Front, side and curtain airbags Enhanced safety cell "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" "Adventure Sale Price" Price includes: Registration Stamp duty Dealer delivery fees 7 Seater 6 Seater PERFORMANCE AUTOMOBILES CNR. ARGYLE & BURNETT STREETS www.performanceautomobiles.com.au 6210 7000 New A/H: Adrian Millington 0438 062 259 ACT TODAY, ASK US ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S 50% TAX BREAK ON BUSINESS VEHICLE PURCHASES
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