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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 1st 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 Toyota questions crash test score CRUNCH TIME: The VW Polo scored five stars in the recent ANCAP crash tests, while the Camry Hyrbid, inset, scored four. The Australian New Car Assessment Program crash tests were made recently, with Volkswagen's Polo the only one to score five stars. Neil McDonald reports T OYOTA has questioned the Australian New Car Assess- ment Program after their newest hybrid car, the Camry, received a four-star crash test rating. Toyota suggested ANCAP needed to look at the way it did its testing. Its result was identical to the Great Wall Motors X240 off-roader. Both were eclipsed by the new Volkswagen Polo, which got a five- star rating in the latesttests. ANCAP chairman Lauchlan McIntosh says the Camry's four-star result was the same as the Camry tested in 2007. McIntosh says the Japanese carma- ker is being ''a bit fragile'' over the result. ''The Camry hybrid's stablemate, the Aurion, received a five-star rating last year and we think there was an expectation that this innovative ve- hicle would do as well,'' he says. ''By contrast, the GWM utilities that we tested last November per- formed poorly and were only rated at two-stars, so this new GWM X240 is a significant leap forward.'' The tests showed the structure and restraint systems in the X240 clearly performed much better than the V240 utility tested last November. The Camry hybrid result reveals the driver's knees were vulnerable to injury from the steering column despite it being redesigned for keyless ignition. It also misses out on a passenger seatbelt reminder that is now stan- dard in the Aurion as well as in all Commodores and Falcons. ''Around a fifth of all road deaths involve occupants not wearing seat belts so a seatbelt reminder is a very important safety feature,'' McIntosh says. For a full list of ANCAP's vehicle safety ratings go to ancap.com.au O T - O All prices include GST. Vehicles for illustration purposes only. Ask for full warranty conditions. rice does not include State Government Stamp uty and $ . transfer of re istration applies. o fee is char ed for delivery. HOBART n B u s & H n n s 11 Getz perfect, roomy 4 door auto hatch - Auto, p/steer, airbags, CD, imob/alarm Fact warr to late 2012 or up to 130,000 km Nov 05 Toyota Hi-Ace Hi-Top Fully equipped campervan, 5 spd man, airbags, air cond, p/steer, central lock, incl. flat screen TV + fridge, microwave, gas cook-top + grille, solar panel + much more. Warr. Tiida Fabulous 1.8L Auto cruise ctrl, 4 air bags, pwr windows, air cond, immob/alarm + balance of Fac Warr Sonata 2.4L 4 cyl auto with tiptronic trans -- perfect touring car, ABS, air cond, 6 airbags, all electrics, immob/alarm Fact warr to late 2012 or up to 130,000 km 2007 Nissan Tiida Hatch -- 1.8L 6 spd man with Higher seating position for ease of getting in and out. Air cond, immob/alarm CD, balance off Fac warr. X-trail -- Perfect high ride, spacious cabin with loads of features inclu -- HUGE sunroof + alloys. Warr Grand Carnival -- Smooth 3.8L auto, spacious 8 seater with loads of boot space. Dual air cond, all electrics, reliable family motoring. Accent Fantatic 4 door sedan, auto, p/steer, airbags, CD, immob/alarm, Balance of fact Warr to late 2012 or up to 130,000 km Elantra 2.0 L auto, very spacious cabin, all electrics, ABS, immob/alarm, Fact warr to late 07 or up to 130,000 km PRICE 5 door From $11990 3 door From $10790 PRICE Just $35990 PRICE From $15490 PRICE From $14990 PRICE From $12590 PRICE From $21890 PRICE From $23690 PRICE From $12990 PRICE From $14490 8 Seater Grand Carnival Wagon A Better Way To Buy A Car We Have a Car For Everyone! OPEN SAT & SUN 4WD AND WAGONS FAMILY AUTOS MID SIZE MANUALS ALSO AVAILABLE 2003 TOYOTA HILUX 1 TONNE TRAY UTE, 5 SPEED MANUAL, APPROX 80500 KM -- JUST $13990 07 Family 4WD Wagon and 06/07 8 Seater Grand Carnival 2007 Hyundai Sonata NEW ARRIVAL 2026990-100501 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe AWD auto wagon $14990 2003 Hyundai 1.5 man Getz $6990 2003 Toyota Camry Altise Sedan auto $11500 2002 Nissan Pulsar Q Hatch 5 spd man $8800 2005 Commodore 3.6L auto sedan, spoiler $13490 2004 Toyota Avalon Auto Sedan $10990 QUALITY TRADE-INS 2007 Nissan Tiida ST-L Hatch and Hyundai Elantra Sedan MID SIZE AUTOS 2007 Hyundai Getz Hatch and Accent Sedans SMALL AUTOS
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