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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 3rd 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 FIFTH: Dodge Journey SIXTH: Toyota Avensis Sex appeal has sold the Odyssey for years. It is more car-like in its looks and feel than its competitors' of the biggest SEVENTH: Kia Rondo Honda Odyssey Sales: Fourth Price: From $41,990 (Luxury $47,990) Engine: 2.4L/4-cylinder 132kW/ 218Nm Transmission: 5-speed auto Economy: 7.1L/100km Rear space: 259L (rear seats up), 708L (rear seats down) Rating: 80/100 SEX appeal has sold the Odyssey for years. It is more car-like in its looks and feel than its competitors, it sits lower on the road and is good looking for this class of car. It has plenty of room inside and comes with plenty of cupholders and a retractable table in front. The earlier models suffered from the lack of a full lap and sash seatbelt in the centre of the second row but this is thankfully a thing of the past. It is not the most powerful car here and has less storage space in the back than many of the others but it rates strongly on looks. Dodge Journey Sales: Fifth Price: From $36,990 (RT $41,990) Engine: 2.7L/V6 136kW/256Nm Transmission: 6-speed auto Economy: 10.3L/100km Rear space: 167L (rear seats up), 1461L (both 2nd and 3rd row seats down) Rating: 78/100 ALTHOUGH it is one of the few people movers offered with a diesel engine buyers have preferred the mid-range petrol R/T model. The Journey has a few more tricks and features than some of its competitors and offers a beefier, more muscly styling. It is more of a cross between a four-wheel driveand a people mover than its rivals. It has received a safety and features upgrade for 2010. Toyota Avensis Sales: Sixth Price: From $39,990 Engine: 2.4L/4-cylinder 118kW/ 221Nm Transmission: 4-speed auto Economy: 9.2L/100km Rear space: 301L (rear seats up) Rating: 75/100 Kia Rondo Sales: Seventh Price: From $24,990 Engine: 2L/4-cylinder 106kW/ 189Nm Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed auto Economy: 8.6L/100km rear space: 184L (rear seats up) Rating: 75/100 Others to consider THE next two best-selling people movers in Australiaare the smaller Toyota Avensis and Kia Rondo. They have less powerful engines and also have much less rear seat leg room and storage room in the back. While adults can happily sit in the rear row of the top five, it's really kids only in these two. Both rate well on price and suit smaller families. 03 Kia Sportage 4x4 2.0lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys, new tyres, wow. 02 Holden XC Barina Equip 1.4lt auto p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys, low kms. David Steer 0410 297 976 Todd Jackson 0419 514 956 Rob Sylvester 0418 124 226 (Finance) 04 Toyota Altise Sedan 3.0lt auto, p/s, a/c, electrics, 169,000km. 6211 0566 Easy on-site finance available www.thecarmart.com.au 14 Derwent Park, Derwent Park 01 Holden VX Exec wagon 3.8lt auto, p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys. 99 Honda CR-V 4x4 2.0lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, alloys, new tyres. 99 Holden VT Acclaim 3.8lt auto, p/s, a/c, alloys, tow bar, dual air bags. 99 Daewoo Leganza 2.2lt manual, p/s, electrics, c/lock, 149,000km, a/c. 04 Ford JH Econovan 1.8lt manual, p/s, new tyres, tow bar. 16982Jav 07 Kia Rio JB hatch 1.6lt manual, p/s, a/c, electrics, c/lock, low km. 97 Ford Courier PD dual cab 2.5lt manual, p/s, a/c, 4x4, tow bar. 98 Holden Vectra JS 2.2 auto, p/s, a/c, c/lock, 93,000km. 97 Mitsubishi Magna TE Advance 3.0lt auto, p/s, a/c, alloys. Value. F $9995 $6995 05 Diahatsu Sirion 5 door hatch 1.3lt auto, p/s, a/c, electrics, very tidy, 90,000km. 02 Toyota Hiace Commuter bus 2.4lt manual, p/s, 14 seats, top cond, $13,995 $9995 $3995 $9995 $7995 $3995 $8995 $8995 $7995 $6995 $9995 $8995
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