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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 12th 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 drive me crazy Classic examples of motoring hilarity from around the country INGENUITY: Here we have a great example of a makeshift tyre, made from an ordinary garden hose, found on a car in Alice Springs. Australia turns focus to ethanol GREEN ALTERNATIVE: A driver fills up with E85 fuel. AGROWING number of ethanol-focused new cars, including the Series II update of the Holden Commodore in October, has sparked an E85 push in Aust- ralia. Caltex has just committed to installing E85 ethanol pumps at 100 service stations in a little over 12 months, becoming the first main- stream fuel company to make a move on E85. It will begin the roll-out with 30 metropolitan and regional stations in time for the arrival of the VEII, joining about 400 stations that currently sell E10 fuel. The E85 fuel --- already used in V8 Supercar racing as part of a green push --- is made to a world standard and has 70-85 per cent ethanol. In contrast, E10 has only 10 per cent ethanol content. The difference with ethanol is that it is an alcohol fuel made from plant material, not a petroleum- based fossil fuel. But the arrival of E85 at Caltex pumps is not the end of the ethanol story, because GM Holden and Caltex are also part of a six-way consortium --- with Veolia, Mitsui, Coskata and the Victorian Govern- ment --- that plans to begin making ethanol fuel in Australia from rubbish. The Australian deal is likely to see a plant built in Victoria to manufacture second-generation ethanol fuel, a move that over- comes the ''food for fuel'' debate in the US, where corn stock is the base material for E85. PAUL GOVER Opinion by PAUL GOVER GREEN E85 fuel is very different to E10. The E10 fuels in many service stations are seen as a budget'' fuel, with 10 per cent of ethanol added to regular petrol. Low-quality E10 fuels sold by some operators several years ago --- which had too much ethanol and caused engine damage --- gave the fuel a poor reputation it is still battling to overcome. E10 is also not suitable for all cars sold in Australia. E85 is a dedicated fuel with a higher octane rating than regular unleaded, providing more bang for each litre, although it also burns more rapidly and this reduces a vehicle's range between refills. It also requires fuel system components which are tolerant to the ethanol, which means major changes to new cars. But, because E85 uses between 70 and 85 per cent ethanol, it is more renewable and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and Australia's reliance on fossil fuels. HURRY, SALE ENDS JUNE 19! 7 DAY SALE *Trade-ins must be registered and roadworthy. Limit one trade-in per customer. All prices exclude government fees and charges Star Promise 5 3 year, 175,000km written warranty Fully workshop tested, rectified & serviced Low cost, 3 year fixed price service plan 36 months/24 hour roadside assistance Statewide service back-up FINANCE AVAILABLE 16810Jono More quality used vehicles at www.motors.com.au/carsearch used cars HOBART 270 Main Road Glenorchy, Ph 6211 0650 Top trade-in deals On-site finance packages 24 hr roadside assist Extended warranties ...and Tassie s largest range of used vehicles! "that s what I want!" 1.8lt manual, p/s, a/c, airbags, CD, c/lock, alloys. 2006 Holden Viva sedan New alloys $13,995 SALE PRICE $11,995 3.6lt auto, p/s, a/c, ABS, cruise, CD, airbags, c/lock, cargo barrier. 2006 Commodore wagon Great value $15,995 SALE PRICE $13,995 2.4lt auto, p/s, a/c, ABS, cruise, airbags, CD, alloys, low km. 2006 RAV4 Cruiser 1 owner $29,995 SALE PRICE $27,995 6.0lt 6 spd manual, p/s, a/c, ABS, alloys, cruise, airbags, CD, c/lock. 2008 HSV R8 Maloo V8 manual $45,995 SALE PRICE $43,995 V6 manual, p/s, a/c, cruise, CD, alloys, canopy, tubliner. 2005 Toyota Hilux 4x4 V6 $17,995 SALE PRICE $15,995 2.0lt manual, p/s, a/c, airbags, CD, alloys, spoiler, tint. 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Sporty $13,995 SALE PRICE $11,995 3.6lt auto, p/s, a/c, airbags, ABS, CD, c/lock, alloys. 2006 VE SV6 Commodore 3 available $28,995 SALE PRICE $26,995 2.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, ABS, airbags, cruise, CD, c/lock. 2008 Subaru Forester X AWD safety $27,995 SALE PRICE $25,995 2.7lt manual, p/s, a/c, CD, towbar, ideal for tradies. 2005 Toyota Hilux Custom $15,995 SALE PRICE $13,995 3.5lt manual, p/s, CD, c/lock, canopy. 2005 Rodeo RA d/cab LX 4x2 $16,995 SALE PRICE $14,995 1.5lt auto, p/s, a/c, ABS, airbags, CD, c/lock, alloys. 2005 Suzuki Swift Z Auto hatch $15,500 SALE PRICE $13,500 5.7lt auto, p/s, a/c, airbags, ABS, CD, cruise, alloys. 2004 Commodore VZ SS Low km $27,995 SALE PRICE $25,995 2.0lt auto, p/s, a/c, ABS, airbags, CD, cruise, alloys, c/lock. 2006 Hyundai Tucson 4cyl auto $17,995 SALE PRICE $15,995 2.7lt manual, p/s, a/c, alloys, 3 seater. 2003 Toyota Hilux ute Be quick $10,995 SALE PRICE $8,995 3.0lt TD auto, p/s, a/c, airbags, CD, sunraysias, canopy, new tyres. 2005 Rodeo RA d/cab 4x4 TD $19,995 SALE PRICE $17,995 2.0lt manual, p/s, a/c, ABS, airbags, cruise, CD, alloys. 2006 Mazda 3 Maxx Popular $19,995 SALE PRICE $17,995 3.6lt auto, p/s, a/c, ABS, cruise, CD, airbags, alloys. 2006 Holden VE Berlina Climate a/c $19,995 SALE PRICE $17,995 3.3lt auto, p/s, a/c, airbags, ABS, CD, cruise, alloys. 2007 Toyota Kluger CV7 7 seater $26,995 SALE PRICE $24,995 V6 auto, p/s, ABS, cruise, airbags, CD, c/lock, alloys, hard cover. 2005 Crewman Storm V6 Storm $24,995 SALE PRICE $22,995 3.0lt common rail diesel, manual, p/s, a/c, airbags, CD, bullbar. 2007 RA Rodeo d/cab f/tray 4x4 TD $27,995 SALE PRICE $25,995 1.8lt supercharged, p/s, a/c, ABS, cruise, airbags, CD, leather. 2005 Mercedes C180 17,000km $36,995 SALE PRICE $34,995 3.6lt auto, p/s, a/c, ABS, cruise, CD, airbags, c/lock, alloys. 2006 Holden VE Commodore SS alloys $20,995 SALE PRICE $18,995 2.4lt manual, p/s, a/c, ABS, cruise, heated leather seats, alloys, sunroof. 2006 RAV4 Cruiser L Luxury $29,995 SALE PRICE $27,995 5.7lt auto, p/s, a/c, airbags, ABS, CD, c/lock, cruise. 2004 Crewman Cross 8 AWD $23,995 SALE PRICE $21,995 3.0lt common rail diesel, manual, p/s, a/c, airbags, CD, new tyres. 2007 Rodeo d/cab 4x4 TD $28,995 SALE PRICE $26,995
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