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The Mercury Cars Guide : December 5th 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---13 Hobart Autohaus 23 Barrack Street (Cnr Collins Street), Hobart 7000, Tel: 03 6236 9099 www.hobartautohaus.bmw.com.au AH: Craig Bennett 0409 848 166 AH: Colin Rogers 0439 352 210 5.12.09 All prices are Drive Away. Includes on road costs. JOY IS BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS. Visit Hobart Autohaus and you ll receive outstanding opportunities on a wide range of models. Hobart Autohaus will be closing at 3 pm today. Hobart Autohaus Sales Finance Service Parts The Ultimate Driving Machine JOY CREATES OPPORTUNITIES ON PREMIUM SELECTION USED BMWs. Premium Selection Used Vehicles Drive Away '08 118iA M Sport Pack, Red, 17" Alloys $43,990 '09 118iA Exec, White, Cruise, Leather $46,990 '07 120iA Sport, Blue, 18" Alloys, Sunroof $49,990 '08 120iM Graphite, Sunroof, Sport Seats $43,990 '08 135iA Convertible, White, Sport, Nav. $84,990 '05 318iM Sport, Red, 17" Alloys, Sunroof SOLD '05 320iM Exec., Silver, 16" Alloys $39,990 '06 320iA Exec., White, S/roof, 18" Alloys $46,990 '07 320iA Exec., Bronze, S/roof, 17" Alloys $49,990 '08 320iA Exec. Innov., Bronze, Sport Seats $55,990 '09 320iA Exec. White, Front & Rear PDC $56,990 '09 320iA Exec. Innovations, Silver $62,990 '09 320iA Exec., Silver, Black Leather $62,990 '09 320dA Exec. Sunroof, Silver, PDC $66,990 '08 320dA Exec. Innovation, White $65,990 '05 325iA Black, Sunroof, Alloys, 17" Alloys $49,990 '05 325iM Black, 18" Alloys, Navigation $53,990 '05 330iA Graphite, 18" Alloys, Sunroof $52,990 '07 335iA Silver, Sunroof, Nav., 17" Alloys $92,990 '08 530iA Sport, Black, Sunroof, 19" Alloys $109,990 '06 X5 3.0d Sport, Grey, Sunroof, TV, 19" Alloys $69,990 '07 X5 3.0dA Exec., Black, Sunroof, 19" Alloys SOLD Other BMWs '03 318iA Exec., Grey, 16" Alloys $24,990 '04 320iA Blue, E46, 17" Alloys $29,990 '04 320iA 6 Cyl, Blue, Sunroof, 17" Alloys $32,990 '04 X5 3.0dA Grey, Sunroof $54,990 Other Marques '09 MINI Cooper Cabrio M Black $48,990 Electron aces crash test POSITIVE SIGNS: The new Blade Electron is charging through crash testing with flying colours. NEIL McDONALD This is Australia's first electric vehicle to be successfully crash tested and, according to Autoliv's engineers, the Electron's results were excellent' IT might look like any other crash-tested Hyundai Getz but this one is special. The locally built Electron --- an electric version of the Getz --- is the first vehicle to pass Victoria's tough new crash rules for electric cars. The test was performed by national crash testing authority, Autoliv Aust- ralia. The Electron is built by central Victorian electric car company, Blade Electric Vehicles. The car is minus the Getz's petrol engine, replaced with an electric motor that gives it a range of 200km. BEV founder, Ross Blade, says the crash test results were encouraging and will help spearhead a concerted export push for the car. Exports have started to New Zealand and Blade has South-East Asia is in his sights. ''We were all on tenderhooks with the crash test because so much is riding on it,'' Blade says. ''This is Australia's first electric vehicle to be successfully crash tested and, according to Autoliv's engineers, the Electron's results were excellent,' he says. The hatch passed all crash testing criteria by significant margins. It was conducted to Australian De- sign Rule standards at 56km/h, 8km/h less than the Australian New Car Assessment Program. One of BEV's earliest customers, Alan Gray, has just completed 20,000km in his Electron --- unserviced --- and without the car being off the road for a single day in the past 18 months. ''The car is amazing. I have to fight my wife Judith for a drive,'' Gray says. ''She loves it more than I do and it never lets us down.'' Gray says the Electron is charged from the solar panels on the family home and is used for the family's sustainable living business. ''We do about 60km a day in it,'' he says. ''The most we've travelled is 90km. ''I estimate that it will pay for itself in four years --- even without petrol prices rising,' Gray says. His own figures show the Electron has cost just 97c for every 100km, versus a petrol Getz's $12 for every 100km. The Mk III version is now capable of being fully recharged in just an hour. More than 20 Electrons have been sold with seven going to local Victorian councils. Blade says he would like state and the federal governments to back their green credentials by buying the car. ''We don't want money, we want orders,'' he says. BEV has recently hired a former chief scientist for GM-Holden, Dr Larry Jordan. ''Dr Jordan joins the staff of BEV at an exciting time,'' Blade says. ''Now that we've had a successful --- and very expensive --- crash test, we are licensed as a second stage manufac- turer for volume production.'' Jordan's specialist experience will be vital ''as we further develop the Elec- tron and sell it into new markets'', Blade says. BARGAIN: Be quick for this immaculate Ford Ghia at DJs. used cars Performance Automobiles A 2006 Honda Civic Gen 8 sport sedan has been reduced from $27,824 to $25,990 drive away. The car has a 2.0-litre engine, five-speed manual gearbox and comes complete with leather trim, airbags, sunroof and a three-year warranty. Euro Central EURO Central have a great pre- owned Mazda 2 Neo finished in eye-catching yellow paint. This popular hatch is fuel efficient and perfect for zipping around the city or for the daily commute to work. Plenty of interior space for a small car and with electric windows all round, it will not last at $12,888 drive away. Co-Op Used TODAY is the last day of Co- Op's Mega Red Tag 2 Day Clearance. Prices have been slashed at Co-Op with most vehicles heavily discounted. Co-Op Used is open all today and tomorrow so get in this weekend to take advantage of the sale. Motors Used THINK turbo charged AWD performance vehicles and chances are you will name Subaru's WR-X or Mitsubishi's Evo Lancer. Well, think again, Motors Glenorchy have just traded a 2005 Mazda 6 MPS sedan. It is a large car offering all the safety features as well as a 2.3-litre turbo charged engine and all-wheel drive performance. is car has travelled 26,000km and is sure to impress at $31,995. DJ Quality Used Cars WHEEL Deal for the week at DJs is a 2007 Ford Ghia. This 4.0-litre car features a semi-automatic transmission, leather seats, six-disc CD player, ABS and traction control, reverse parking sensor and towbar. Was $27,990 now $24,990 save $3000. PRICES HAVE BEEN SLASHED! DOUBLE BONUS? MASSIVE DISCOUNTS & THE 50% INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE! * GREAT RETAIL AND FLEET DEALS ON OFFER! DON T MISS OUT! 10275 267 ARGYLE STREET, HOBART www.co-optoyota.com.au MEGA RED TAG 2 DAY CLEARANCE! CO-OP TOYOTA 6230 1957 NEW VEHICLE SALES *Small business can a claim up to 50% tax deduction on vehicles purchased before Dec 31 2009. Talk to your tax advisor before purchase to see if your business is eligible.
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