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The Mercury Cars Guide : May 8th 2010
18--- Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au Saturday, May 8, 2010 Navara is at long last a workhorse challenger IMPRESSIVE: 2010 Nissan Navara 4WD dual cab ute. Picture: OVERLANDER MAGAZINE wheels The new Navara, due in Australian showrooms early next month, has Nissan primed to take the fight up to Toyota's HiLux for the mantle as biggest-selling dual-cab 4WD ute. Trent Nikolic reports TOYOTA'S HiLux has been the workhorse king for years, but the new Navara may be just the weapon Nissan has been looking for to win back sales. And it will pack a punch. . The Navara will boast the most power and torque in its class. More than even Mitsubishi's 4WD Of The Year-winning Triton ute. The Navara ST-X will have a new 2.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that generates some impressive numbers. Power is up from 126kW to 140kW and torque from 403Nm to 450Nm. Although only marginally better than the Triton's figures, those numbers will certainly put the HiLux in its place. In six-speed manual guise, the Navara ST-X has a claimed fuel- consumption figure of 8.5L/100km, which is extremely competitive for this sector. The automatic version is only marginally thirstier, with a clai- med figure of 9.0L/100km. There will still be an optional petrol engine, with 198kW from its 4.0-litre, V6 configuration. In terms of safety equipment, Nissan has been mindful to bring the Navara up to a level much closer to the Triton, which is by some margin the leader of the pack in this regard. Stability control is now part of the Navara equation, along with dual front and side curtain ai- rbags. The top spec model con- tinues the trend of workhorses doubling as weekend tourers. It adds creature comfort features like dual-zone climate-control air- conditioning, Bluetooth connec- tivity, auxiliary input for an MP3 audio device and a trip computer. Externally, Nissan has upgraded the visage of the Navara just enough to mark it as a new model, but it leave no one in any doubt as to its heritage. And that's no bad thing, given the fact that the Navara has for some time been the most attractive ute on the market. The bonnet is new, as is the redesigned grille and all-new bum- per assembly. Attractive 17-inch alloys are new for the model and certainly don't detract from the exterior look. Inside, it's typical Navara fare, but the cabin is comfortable, func- tional and user-friendly. The gauges are typically easy to read and all switchgear is exactly where it should be and within easy reach. The cabin is a comfortable place to be: robust and easy enough to clean if you have a really dirty weekend, but also neatly finished and classy enough almost to dis- guise its working class heritage. I've always enjoyed spending time behind the wheel of a Navara and the new model is no less enjoyable than previous editions. On road, the Navara is a solid performer with the willing new engine coupled either to the clever auto or slick-shifting manual. For heavy off-road use or dealing with the bump and grind of the daily traffic snarl, the auto is the best choice, but if you want to drive your ute, then you'll pay no attention to that advice and opt for the manual anyway. If you accept the fact that leaf- sprung utes are not as highly tuned as family sedans, you'll enjoy driving the Navara on road regardless of the surface. Turn-in is sharp, braking is solid and safe and bump absorption even on rough surfaces is impress- ive. From inside, the Navara feels a very solid vehicle. Off road, the Navara comes into its own where it is capable of negotiating even the nastiest ter- rain without raising a sweat. Grip and wheel travel are as good as you would expect, ground clearance is solid for a standard vehicle, and low-range gearing is extremely effective. Utes have their compromises off road, where sometimes they suffer from a lack of weight over the rear axle, but with that in mind, the Navara is an excellent performer, as we've found in the past. The petrol six-speed manual has been priced at $47,990; the five- speed auto $50,240. The diesel six- speed manual is $50,990, the five- speed auto $53,240. More 4WD news in the latest Overlander magazine used cars Performance Automobiles PERFORMANCE Automobiles has a practical and stylish wagon at $20,990 drive away with a three-year warranty. Grab a great deal on this 2005 Subaru Liberty 4Gen AWD with safety pack. It includes six airbags, sunroof and tow bar. Ideal for the family weekends away. Motors A SCOOP purchase of 2009 Hyundai Getz has landed at Motors Glenorchy. In a variety of colours, these five-door Getz have it all: MP3 CD player with iPod connectivity and handsfree Bluetooth, air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, five-speed manual gearbox and central locking. These Getz have only travelled low kilometres and have a large remainder of new car warranty until 2014. These zippy little hatches have great fuel economy of just 6.1-litres per 100km. On site finance is available, priced at $11,995. Co-Op A 2003 Toyota Landcruiser flat tray is the hottest deal today. This 4.2-litre turbo diesel is packed with features like air conditioning, Sunraysias wheels, steel tray and tow bar. Hard to get and priced at $35,990. Tilford THIS week at Tilford Auto Group Used Cars you can have your choice of 2008 Model Hyundai Getz five-door hatchs. These popular fuel efficient small cars still have over three years of factory warranty plus Tilford's three-year/175,000km used car warranty. Great value for a first car or a city runabout! Pick up a manual for $10,888 or an auto for $13,444 in a range of colours. DJ Used Cars WHEEL Deal for the week is one 2009 Tiida sedan automatic. Travelled only 12,000km, this economical 1.8-litre four-cylinder vehicle has power steering, air conditioning, ABS brakes, dual airbags and the remainder of its three-year/ 100,000km warranty. It is yours for $16,990 drive away. Wayne's Car Sales DEAL of the week at Wayne's is a 2008 Toyota Hiace van featuring a 2.7-litre motor and five- speed gear box. Expect power steering, air conditioning, towbar, nudgebar, roof racks and 50,000km on the clock plus the balance of its new car warranty. Priced at $27,990. Trucks, Commercial Vehicles Canter '83 Cab Chassis Good cond, reg $3,800 ono Ph 0439 381 779 0 FORD L9000 TIPPER 400 Cummins, approx 150,000 on rebuild, 15 spd, 6 rod susp, chrome rims Ph 0418 570757. 0 Ford Trader Twin Cab Tip Truck 1985, reg, good tyres, goes well, 180,000 kms, $3,500 ono. Ph 0419 525 508. 0 Inter 87 N1630 XL 5 mths reg, gvm 10, 4T $5,300. ...... Ph 6261 2267 1Isuzu NKR 3.6 diesel 93 model gvm, 43,000 kg. $6,500. ....... 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