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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 3rd 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---23 Q&A Good advice MOTOR MAIL WORKHORSE: The Nissan Dualis is strong and durable. I am about to put alloy wheels on my Mitsubishi Outlander. Is this a good idea, or is it best to leave the steel original wheels on? Barrie email If you re going bush , stay with steel, otherwise have fun with dress-ups. We are in our 70s and have a 10-year- old Toyota Corolla. I have towed a mini-caravan with it but we would like something a little higher up, like a four-wheel drive, with better vision. We have about $30,000 to spend and want an automatic. We ve looked at the Hyundai Tucson, but have been told it hasn t got much grunt on hills. Other cars we re looking at are the Toyota RAV4 two-wheel drive, Nissan Dualis two-wheel drive and Suzuki Grand Vitara four-wheel drive. We want six airbags, stability control, anti-skid brakes and cruise control. Lyn Edebone email None of the other cars on your shortlist will be significantly better than the Tucson on hills with a trailer, and some will be worse. Since you really only want a commuter car for occasional towing, the RAV or Dualis would be the best choices. I have just come across the letter from Roger Aldons suggesting a table of comfortable seats in CarsGuide. The best front seats, by a large margin, were in my 1999 WJ Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. You did not sit in them, you put them on. They made this vehicle the most comfortable touring car I have ever owned. You could glide over secondary roads for hours on end and still get out feeling fresh and relaxed. I thought that I would just go out and buy another Jeep with the Mercedes diesel engine because mine had done a lot of kilometres and was more than 10 years old. However, it wasabitofashocktofindthenew model had rock-hard German- inspired seats, which I thought were third-rate. I would suggest that this seat change is why the sales of Jeeps have dropped off so much. I started looking around at other vehicles and found that they all seem to be suffering from the same German disease . I eventually settled on a Lexus RX350, but am disappointed by the front seats because they are too hard and, though they have many adjustments, the seat does not tilt far enough. I wish I had kept my old Jeep instead of buying a new car. Would you see if you can persuade Jeep to bring out a model with the old, luxurious real Jeep seats and I will buy one. Rodger Long email Hard seats are not necessarily uncomfortable, because it comes down to the shape and support. German brands such as Audi, Volkswagen and BMW actually make some of the best seats on the road. Sadly, I don t think Jeep will change just to win you back. Auto Detailing C O G CHROMING SPECIALISTS Since 1950 We chrome, repair and polish all car parts, work guaranteed. 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