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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 5th 2010
24--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, June 5, 2010 Stylish cross-breed hitches ride to Aussie shores ADAPTED: Adria's Adora 612D model has been tweaked to suit Aussie conditions. EUROPEAN flair and Aust- ralian toughness will be bred into the latest Adria caravan. The Adora 612DP arrives in time for the Brisbane Caravan Camping and Outdoor Living Show at the RNA Show- grounds from June 9-15. Chris Swann, general man- ager of RV Asia-Pacific, im- porter and distributor of Ad- ria caravans, says the vans has the latest European fit- tings throughout, but has been adapted to suit Aust- ralian conditions with insu- lated walls and tinted win- dows to keep out the harsh sun. The chassis also has been strengthened to handle our rugged road conditions. ''We use the state-of-the-art AL-KO hexagonal indepen- dent rubber suspension axle, which represents the bench- mark in fully independent trailer suspension,'' Swann said. ''The IRS axle is manufac- tured to exact engineering standards and is fully tested using the most sophisticated alignment technology. ''This is standard right through our range of Adria caravans in Australia.'' Suspension also gets a few Aussie tweaks with the AKS3004 anti-sway hitch stan- dard across the range. The floor is also bolted and glued to the chassis and the furniture is glued and screwed to the walls. The 5.8m van is listed at $55,490 plus on-road costs. Features include a queen-size island bed, European-style kitchenette with Caprice four-burner coo- ker and 175-litre fridge. Double-glazed windows are fitted with curtains, blinds and flyscreens. It also has a separate shower and toilet. The Adora is single axle with an ATM of 1824kg, an AL-KO chassis, and comes backed by a 24-month/five- year factory water-ingress warranty. For a limited time it will be fitted with ducted aircon- ditioning for free. MARK HINCHLIFFE small torque Trakka Fiat Torino Xtra Remote Price: $125,500 Engine: 3-litre 160 Multi-jet 4-cylinder turbo diesel Power: 115.5kW Torque: 400Nm Transmission: Six-speed auto Dimensions (mm): 6363 (l), 2050 (w), 2675m (h), 4035 (wheelbase), 160 (clearance) Steering: power-assisted rack- and-pinion Suspension: independent MacPherson strut with stabiliser bar (front), live axle with leaf springs (rear) Brakes: ABS, ventilated disc brakes Tanks: 170L (fresh water), 90L (grey water) Power: 2x100Ah AGM (maintenance-free deep cycle house batteries), 25 amp automatic battery charger, 125W solar charging system Options: leather upholstery ($2750), 240V airconditioning ($2950), tow bar ($900), reverse camera ($1190) and VDO entertainment with navigation and reverse camera ($3290, metallic paint ($900) www.trakka.com Camper combo is a grand result Campers can get off the beaten track in Trakka s latest conversion of a Fiat Ducato, Mark Hinchcliffe reports SYDNEY campervan com- pany Trakka has designed the Fiat Torino Xtra Remote to provide travellers with self-contained days away from civilization. It is based on the Fiat Ducato powered by a three-litre turbo diesel engine producing 115kW of power and 400Nm of torque. The front-wheel-drive vehicle comes with a six-speed auto trans- mission. For the first time, Trakka uses a Webasto diesel system to not only power the stove but also the water heater and ducted room heating. Trakka general manager Martin Poate says they have moved away from gas and 240V appliances to diesel power for ''quicker water heat- ing, more storage space and for the convenience of not having to switch the gas on and off or having to park near a power supply''. Along with powerful additional house batteries there is also a solar charging system. The Torino Xtra includes all the creature comforts for a lengthy stay away from home including a stainless steel sink, microwave and 136-litre fridge/freezer. The 6.36m Torino Xtra Remote has a permanent two-seater bench, swiv- elling front seats, 14-litre hot-water tank, powered side entry step, outside hot and cold shower and a HD TV and DVD player. At the rear is a permanent double bed that is height adjustable at the press of a button and has storage in the boot underneath. The Switch Mode Bathroom fea- tures a chemical toilet that retracts under the vanity. Safety is provided by safety anti-skid brakes, traction and stability control and a fire extinguisher and smoke detector. ''Trakka was awarded Campervan of the Year 2009 for the Torino Xtra from the NRMA's Australian Cara- van + RV magazine and the Fiat Ducato has been named Best base for a Motorhome in Europe for three years running so the Torino Xtra is a very special combination,'' Poate said. www.djmotors.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Glenorchy 275 Main Road, Glenorchy Phone: 6213 3 315 Brian Anning 0418 531 853 Chris Wakefield 0400 635 446 Allan Gebel 0428 729 659 Hobart 1a Brisbane Street, Hobart Phone: 6213 3300 Warren Amos 0417 544 829 Jason Spong 0408 473 756 Easy finance available with DJ Financial Services †To approved business clients only, with a $2,500 deposit over five years with a 30% residual payment. 1. Interest rate 11.2%. 2. Interest rate 12.2%. GREAT VALUE DRIVE AWAY USED CARS! 07 MAZDA CX-7 Luxury Automatic, 2.3 litre turbo, leather seats front heated, cruise control, front side & curtain airbags, traction control, ABS brakes. Stock No. 322477 05 NISSAN Maxima TI-L Front & side airbags, reverse censors, electric sun roof, leather seats, power windows, cruise control, climate control, ABS brakes, DVD player. Stock No. 322422 $17 .25 per day†1 $9.25 per day†2 07 NISSAN Navara ST-X Dual cab, 4x4, 2.5 litre turbo diesel, 6 speed manual, dual airbags, cruise control, alloy, side steps, nudge bar, tow bar, roof racks, 6 disc CD Stock No. 322311 $29,990 DRIVE AWAY $15 ,990 DRIVE AWAY $33,990 DRIVE AWAY $19 .75 per day†1
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