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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 31st 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---11 with its Jetta The 1.6 TDI with BlueMotion technology on board drops the fuel number to 4.2 l/100 km, with a corresponding drop in CO2 emissions. The two-litre turbodiesel ups the power to 103kW and torque peaks at 320Nm, with fuel use rising to 4.8 litres per 100km. The new Jetta might not share a platform with the Golf but the MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension has plenty in common with the Golf. All US models --- bar the sports model heading for the US in 2011 --- have a torsio beam rear suspension, because the US drivers spend more time on freeways and don't need the same complex (and more talented) rear suspension. The driving impression has to be tempered with something of a disclaimer --- the torsion beam rear end under the US car's bum won't be in Australia, and we can be thankful for that. Conservatively styled, the front bumper looks a little broad for the rest of the car's face, while the rear has a bit of Audi influence in the rear lights. It didn't really seem to be a massive headturner, which was surprising given its not on sale in the US yet. The car itself feels solid and reasonably quiet, except for the road noise on coarse US highway surfaces, but the exterior rear vision mirrors seemed a little on the small side. The ride delivered from the US-spec suspen- sion is a little too rolypoly, although the front end felt better --- we'll reserve full judgement for the multi-link set-up. The steering is light and inoffensive, but the Australian spec cars will get a different power- assisted system that uses electric rather than hydraulic. The two-litre turbodiesel and TSI petrol engines driven with DSG transmissions in the US were as close to Australian-spec as could be found and both are appealing drivetrains, although the diesel is probably the favourite --- quiet, smooth and reasonably linear, it has ample torque and delivers it without feeling strained. 1 OWNER 267 ARGYLE STREET, HOBART | www.co-optoyota.com.au Used Vehicle Sales 6230 1966 *Saving based on normal recommended drive away price. Prices apply until close of business Saturday 31/7/10. Photos depict model only. 12533 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY CSI SEDAN 62,000Km 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C180 KOMPRESSOR 65,904Km 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA ASCENT HATCH 47,394Km $26,990 $7,990 $14,990 BOTH NEW AND USED CARS NOW OPEN ALL DAY 9AM TO 4PM! 2007 SUBARU IMPREZA R LUXURY AWD 47,742Km $19,990 ONLY BRAND NEW TOYOTA HILUX 4X2 SINGLE CAB WORKMATE $21,990DRIVE AWAY FROM ONLY AMAZING USED CAR DEALS! New Vehicle Sales 6230 1957 HURRY! 2008 TOYOTA HILUX SR DUAL CAB 39,781Km 2009 MAZDA 3 MAXX SPORT 23,672Km $23,990 $23,990 UNBREAKABLE HILUX MUST BE SEEN BRAND NEW AMAZING VALUE! SAVE $3,302* SENSATIONAL VALUE! OTA HILUX 4X2 INCLUDING TOYOTA GENUINE AIR CONDITIONING & ENTRY LEVEL TRAY!
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