by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Mercury Cars Guide : May 29th 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 go' to add to its show' ROOMY: The new Toyota Rukus can fit in everything from prams to mountain bikes. The gearbox has sequential shift --- the first time used in Australia for the four-speed auto --- to pep up perform- ance. Handling is pretty good for what is ostensibly a tall Corolla, though it's not a sports car. More impressive is the quietness of the car and its fuss-free attitude to freeways. Despite its boxy shape, it has a very low aerodynamic factor of 0.32 which is better than most modern hatchbacks. The Rukus appears to be geared quite high to improve econ- omy and, at a claimed 8.8 litres/ 100km is more frugal than the RAV4. However, while the gearbox may be well suited to loping along freeways, it doesn't impinge on its sparkling acceleration and strong mid-range overtaking ability. Its performance credentials will become more necessary if owners pick up on the range of custom features laid out on the options list. It has a wide audience, though its looks will polarise your neighbour. It is as ideal for someone who misses the Corolla wagon and doesn't want tobeseeninanSUV,asitisfora single buyer bored with vanilla cars and an elderly couple who want transport that is kind on their hips and their wallets. The trick for Toyota dealers is getting you into one for a test drive. small torque Toyota Rukus Price: $27,490 (Build 1); $29,990 (Build 2); $31,790 (Build 3) Engine: 2.4-litre, 4-cyl Power: 123kW @ 6000rpm Torque: 224Nm @ 4000rpm Fuel tank: 55 litres Economy: 8.8 litres/100km Greenhouse: 208g/km (Corolla: 175g/km) Transmission: 4-speed automatic, sequential; front-drive Brakes: 4-wheel discs, ESC, ABS, EBD, brake assist Suspension: Front --- MacPherson struts; Rear --- torsion beam, coils Wheels: 16-inch alloy, 205/55R16 tyres; space-saver spare Tow (max): 500kg Warranty: 3year/100,000km Service: 15,000km What we like: Space, ride comfort, price What we dislike: Love it/hate it looks, only four gears, space- saver spare86/100 LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! 07 Hyundai Getz -- 3 door 06 Ford Falcon wagon 07 Commodore sedans 07 Nissan Tiida ST-L 92 Ford Econovan Campervan 2000 BMW 316i M Hatch 2003 Toyota Camry sedan 2006 Toyota Camry sedan 06/07 Kia Grand Carnivals 05 Commodore Wagon Our prices have dropped O N S T - NS O All prices include GST. Vehicles for illustration purposes only. Ask for full warranty conditions. Price does not include 3% State Government Stamp Duty and $23.90 transfer of registration applies. No fee is charged for delivery. HOBART nr Bat r t Harrington St 6237 1199 • 4 4 y nder a to t ptron f e omb ned approx 8 3 (1/100km) • 6 a rba • / ond po en ter • d o/MP3 de oder • He ht adj tab e dr ver' eat • CD/rad o/ a ette • nt o k brake • Cr e ontro • Key e entry a arm/ mmob er • e e tr p r ndo /m rror • Map read n ht n front • Co rte y amp n front door • M t f n t on teer n hee • Bea t f ve o r eat • Front fo amp • Ba an e of 5 yr/130,000 km fa tory arranty • FU SERVICE HISTOR • 0 4 y nder a to f e omb ned approx 6 (1/100 km • D a a rba • / ond po en ter • d o a x np t (MP3/CD/ Ca ette • 4 peaker tereo • nt o k brake • Key e entry mmob/a arm • Rear fo amp • Map read n ht 1 t ro • S n a ho der • He ht adj tab e dr ver eat • Rad o/CD • P r ndo /m rror /door • Immob er + a arm • I m nated entry/ex t th fade • Rear v e m rror man ant are • E e tron brake for e d tr b t on • Roomy boot • Ba an e of 5yr/130,000 km Fa tory arranty • FU SERVICE HISTOR Open All weekend Finance available subject to approval Trade Ins welcome 00593 -1005 $14,490 $14,390 FROM FROM 2007 Hyundai Sonata SLX Sedan 2007 Hyundai Elantra SX Sedan REDUCED also available REDUCED also reduced
May 22nd 2010
June 5th 2010