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The Mercury Cars Guide : December 5th 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au ---17 Battery problem sparks fast action from Holden HANDY: The Holden Crewman Ute is perfect for the handyman on the go. firstname.lastname@example.org with GRAHAM SMITH Q I HAVE experienced the flat battery problem that is affecting many VE Commodores. Mine is a V8 SS ute and it would not restart if it was left sitting for a day or two. I was advised by the NRMA after three visits to contact my Holden dealer who on hearing my story replaced the battery and upgraded the software. I have not had any trouble since and am happy with the service I received from the dealer. Peter Poke Kaleen, ACT A We have asked Holden to confirm that there is a fix out there for this problem, as it appears to affect a lot of cars. Q CAN you tell me how much I could expect to get for my 1981 VC Commo- dore SL/E and where I should advertise it to sell it? Its only had the one owner and is in original condition with a 308 V8, auto trans, air con, electric windows, and has very little rust. Sue Corfield, Alexandria, NSW A The V8 SL/E is the most desirable of the VC Commodores so it will have the most appeal to enthusiasts, but the earlier Commo- dores are still just on the cusp of being collectable and values are still somewhat depressed. In good condition you could expect to get $2500 to $5000 and the value of yours will be determined by the amount of rust in the body. Advertise it in the classic car magazines or try giving it to an auction house like Shannons. Q I am looking for a medium-sized family car that I plan to keep for at least five to 10 years, and have a budget of $10,000 to $17,000. The car I would like is Ford Falcon XR6 sports Automatic with LPG. Is it a good family car? Which is the best model? Will there be any problems with it in the future? Sanjay email A For that sort of money you re looking at a BA model, which would make a fine family car, but its impossible to say what problems you might encounter in the period you plan to keep it. The BA suffered from fairly average build quality, but any problems should have surfaced by now. Q MY husband is keen to buy a Holden Crewman Ute for his work as a handyman. He needs to be able to carry a ladder, tools and maybe a roll or two of bitumen, but at other times we need to carry our grand- children. Can you tell me if there is a V6 SS model, or is it just a V8, why Holden stopped making it, how much would you expect to pay, and how do you rate them? Gail email ATheSSwas onlyaV8,butthere was also a Crewman S that came standard with the 3.8-litre V6. It will carry a decent load, certainly enough to handle your husband s work needs. The rear seating was rather upright and uncomfortable over a long period. You would expect to pay up to $25,000 for a V6 S and $28,000 for a V8 SS VZ model. It was dropped because it wasn t the success Holden hoped for and having a separate chassis it didn t fit well with Commodore production. I would look at a Japanese dual-cab. Q ON a recent trip to Western Australia the driver side seat on my 2006 Mazda 6 Luxury Sport Hatch developed a lump in the seat back, which gradually became more and more uncomfortable. On return home I asked that it be fixed under warranty, but was told by the dealer and by Mazda that it wasn t covered by the warranty. The trim, I was told, was regarded as a wear and tear item, and as such it wasn t covered by the warranty, but I would have thought that a seat should not start to fall apart inside the warranty period and wear and tear seems to be a poor excuse to deny a warranty claim.Paul Eastgate email A It does sound as though there is a problem that isn t a wear-and- tear issue with your seat, that there could be a fault in the seat that has caused the lump to develop. I would press Mazda to have a technician actually check the seat, and if that doesn t resolve the issue to your satisfaction consider taking action under consumer protection laws, as it would seem you might be able to claim that the seat wasn t fit for the purpose for which it was sold. Motor Cycles RM85L'04 New plastics, engine rebuild, looks new, heaps of spares, $3,000 ono. 0417 030 675 0 RM250 2006 $6,000 ono. Ph 0410 171 901. 0 SCOOTER SYM VS125 5,000 kms, economical to run, 7/2010 reg, storage box, helmet and gear, all in good cond, $2,200 ono ... 0419 103 535. 0 SUZUKI DRZ 125L good condition, '06 model, $2,600. Ph 0409 141 081 0 SUZUKI 250 1982, $1,200. Ph 0408 301 090 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email email@example.com 2 TOY RUN AFTER PARTY Saturday 5th December Come and party 5 pm-late Cross Piston Saloon Old Main Rd, Bridgewater 1WANTED exhaust system suit Suzuki GT750 triple, 3 into 1 or 3 into 3. Ph 0408 138 002 0 YAMAHA R1 '02 red/white, many spares, new tyres, exc cond, $8,000. Ph 0439 998 964. 1 YAMAHA SD185 no rego, great little road bike, $950 ono. 0458 211 368 1 Yamaha Virago 250cc 1990, windscreen, topbox, 03/10 rego, good cond $3,300 ono ph 6278 9849. 1Yamaha Virago 535, '94 LAMS approved mod, low k's, very good cond, reg'd $4,750 ph 0434 785 139 0 ATTENTION! THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY'S CLASSIFIEDS. 1 Visit Truck & Machinery at: manheimfowles.com.au Introducing Truck & Machinery BUYNOW - available to the public for immediate purchase! Buy online 24/7 Australia wide. Telephone: 03 6263 3833 Looking for a particular vehicle? View the full catalogue online. Yamaha YZF R6 '03 exc cond, yoshi pipe, new tyres, 9,300ks, $8,500. 0439 960 332 1 Yamaha 250 Virago 2000, low k's, serviced, very good cond $3,750... 6229 2742 0 '04 GSX-R 750, excellent con- dition, yellow and black, $9,750 ono. Ph 0438 436 360 0 Trucks, Commercial Vehicles INTERNATIONAL Acco 1850c, 7 yard tip truck, 3 way tail gate, GVM 13.9t, reg, $9,000. Ph 0418 297 052 0 To Advertise Your Business Here Call 62 300 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2 TOYOTA COASTER BUS 1998, exc cond, 21 seats $25,000 ono. 0408 066 606. 0 TOYOTA DYNA Refrigerated, no reg, $2,900. Ph 0439 111 823. 0 TOYOTA HILUX 03 Workmate 1TT , 2.7 EFi, 5 spd man, p/s, a/c, 1yr warr $13,500 AutoRent Hertz cnr Harrington and Bathurst Sts Hobart ....... Ph 6237 1199 1UTE Falcon 4.0L 1 tonne, XL super cab, white, canopy, r/racks, tow bar, auto, a/cond, ABS, dual air bags, CD, 12 mths reg, top cond, $9,800. 0417 345 744. 0 VOLVO N10 TURBO 10 yarder for sale or swap for single axle Isuzu or similar. Must have GVM of around 15. $25,000. Ph 0429 195 142. 0 MORE VEHICLES! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY
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