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The Mercury Cars Guide : December 5th 2009
8--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, December 5, 2009 Golf scores on fairway to heaven OVER PAR: The Volkswagen Golf has been voted Australia's best mid-sized car. NEIL McDONALD It's taken top honours in the CarsGuide's Car of the Year and the Volkswagen Golf is now racking up some more accolades T HE Volkswagen Golf has completed a sweep of major awards in Australian motoring. Less than a week after the afford- able compact hatch scooped the major prize in the CarsGuide Car of the Year contest, the Golf has also taken a first place with Australia's motoring or- ganisations. The Golf 118 TSI was named best mid-size car over $30,000. It was one of 12 vehicles to share best car honours this year out of a line-up of more than 280 vehicles. Best cars chief judge, the RACV's Ernest Litera, said the Golf rep- resented a shift in buyer attitudes to premium small cars. ''The market is shifting from large cars to quality small cars,'' he said. ''And the Golf has that exceptional balance of performance, safety and quality.'' The Subaru Outback picked up the popular best recreational four-wheel drive category. ''Subarus have always had high levels of safety and security with their all-wheel drive,'' Litera said. Litera said the awards were de- signed to help buyers make informed buying decisions. ''The judges had a tough job this year --- there are a lot of good cars on Australian roads,'' he said. Judges also noted the improved quality and safety of small cars, with Ford's Fiesta LX winning the best small car category and Hyundai's i30 SX again grabbing best mid-size car under $30,000. Australia Automobile Association chief executive, Mike Harris, said the winners were assessed on three key criteria --- value for money, design and on-road performance. Motoring Club's Cars of the Year Best small car Ford Fiesta LX Best mid-size car under $30,000 Hyundai i30 SX diesel Best mid-size car over $30,000 Volkswagen Golf 118 TSi Comfortline Best large car Toyota Aurion AT-X Best people mover Hyundai iMax diesel Best sportscar BMW 135i Coupe Best luxury sportscar Audi TT-S TFSI quattro Best prestige car Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium Best luxury car Audi A6 TFSi Best recreational 4WD Subaru Outback 2.5i Best luxury 4WD Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Best all-terrain 4WD Land Rover Discovery 4 SE TDV6 HOT XMAS DEALS NOW AT EURO CENTRAL USED! $33,888 08 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Top of the range Hard to nd to » » » Classic travel » F ll electrics » Save $2000 Ford Falcon urbo Sports performance Save $2000 Driveaway 07 Mazda 3 Neo Sedan » Pop lar a to » Save $1000 $18,888 Driveaway $17,888 Driveaway 7,888 Driveaway 04 Peugeot 307CC Cabriolet » Hardtop convertible » to & onl 19,000kms $28,888 Driveaway 04 Ford Territory AWD Ghia » eather l r » nl 2,000 kms $28,888 Driveaway 05 Ford Focus CL Hatch » to, one owner » Perfect histor $14,888 Driveaway 06 Ford Territory TX RWD » est val e aro nd » Pop lar famil S $21,888 Driveaway 03 Honda Euro Luxury » are man al » F ll service histor $22,888 Driveaway (Just around the corner from Tilford) ller s 03 Fo XR6 Tu »S » » » » $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $17, 118 Argyle Street, Hobart www.eurocentral.com.au 6234 0350 Proudly part of the 03 Mazda Tribute
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