Western Leader : January 21st 2011
9 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 21, 2011 LOW OR NO DEPOSIT FINANCE AVAILABLE ALL TRADE INS ACCEPTED • OVER 250 VEHICLES FOR SALE ALL PRICES NOW HEAVILY REDUCED *SUBJECT TO FINANCE COMPANY CRITERIA AND APPROVAL, SPECIALS VALID FOR 7 DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION DISCOUNT CITY CARS PH: 827 6079 3017 GT NORTH RD, NEW LYNN 2002 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.4 litre SUV, alloys, sunroof, f/opt, serviced. Priced to sell 2005-01 PRIMERAS Avail in sedan or wagon, f/opt, ABS, CD, SRS, 2 litre and 2.5 litre avail, serviced, AA certified. 2005-02 VANETTE/BONGO 8 avail, 1.8 litre petrol, white, 3 seat, auto or manual, serviced, AA certified. 2005-04 NISSAN TIIDA 7 avail in hatchback or sedan, colour choice, auto, AA certified, ABS, SRS, CD. 2002-01 DION 7 SEAT 2 litre, 7 seat, f/opt, ABS, SRS, CD, colour choice, AA certified, serviced. 3 available. 2004-02 ATENZA 11 avail, in all models, auto or manual, colour choice, all f/opt, ABS, SRS, CD etc, serviced, AA certified 2002-01 EURO-R 5 speed, Red Top DOHC EFI, 2.2 litre, recaros, body kit, spoiler, alloys, the best sport sedan around. 2002-01 TOYOTA COROLLA Fielder wagons, 4 avail, in auto or manual, colour choice, f/opt, ABS, SRS, serviced. 2003-02 NISSAN MARCH 3 avail, 5 door, auto, fully optioned, ABS, SRS, serviced. AA certified. 2003-01 NISSAN LIBERTY 2 litre, 7 seat, f/opt, ABS, SRS, CD, ser viced, AA certified, twin side sliding doors. 2006-04 TOYOTA AVENSIS Avail in 2.4 and 2 litre models, colour choice, f/opt, ABS, SRS, ABS, TCS, ESP. Everything you need in a wagon. 2003-04 LEGACY Avail in sedan or wagon, turbo on non turbo, auto or manual, colours avail, f/ opt, AA certified, serviced. $66 P/W $52 P/W $59 P/W $66 P/W $52 P/W $62 P/W $79 P/W $59 P/W $52 P/W $52 P/W $79 to suit $79 P/W $7,995 $8,995 $7,995 $9,495 $11,995 $8,995 $7,995 $7,995 $11,995 $11,995 From From $9,995 From $9,995 From From From From From From From From PRICED FROM $10,995 This Mazda MPV is one of five examples of this popular seven seater now available from Discount City Cars. You have a choice of 2300cc or 3000cc V6 engines with automatic transmission in these 2003 and 2002 models. All these MPVs are fully optioned, well presented throughout, serviced and ready to drive away. They are priced from $10,995 - see them at the Discount City Cars yard at 3017 Great North Rd, New Lynn. To arrange a test drive, phone David on 827 6079. Mazda MPV 2.3 or 3ltr Advertising Feature Weekend Drive FROM Page 8 Electric and hybrid hype hype to reality, is critical of Germany's stated tar- get to have more than one million electric cars on the country's roads by 2020. Such an initiative would require lots of federal investment in incentives for con- sumers, says the report, and would only achieve a 0.1 percent reduction in transport-related CO2 output once the emissions of the additional power gener- ation needed to recharge the vehicles are accounted for. On the hybrid front, the whole-of-life costs of the vehicles to the environment aren't so rosy according to the reports of some auto industry analysts. Art Spinella, the head of CNW Marketing Research, spent more than two years compiling the overall energy costs of hybrids and conven- tional vehicles in the US for a report titled Dust to Dust. His controversial con- clusion was that a Prius consumes more energy during in its combined manufacture, use, and disposal than a Hummer. Elsewhere, the oldest car magazine in the world, Autocar, conduc- ted a similar study in the UK and concluded that the whole-of-life environ- mental impact of a Prius was similar to that of a Jeep Cherokee. So per- haps, like books, cars are not judged best by what it says on the cover. IN BRIEF New Civic Honda debuted a new Civic Concept at the Detroit Auto Show providing a glimpse of the all-new, ninth- generation unit, which goes on sale in the US in four months time. Honda says the exterior styling is very close to the actual production models that will follow and that the hybrid version will be the first production Honda hybrid to feature a lithium ion battery cell. Prius minivan Known as the Prius V this is the minivan or people- mover hybrid that's been long awaited for the world market. News from the Detroit Auto Show has it that the Prius V shares the same platform and hybrid drivetrain as the regular, five-door model, while featuring more than 50-percent more interior cargo space than the current Prius. Plug-in Focus While the Detroit Auto Show was on Ford unveiled its Ford Focus Electric last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Los Angeles. It promises half the charge time of a Nissan Leaf and a 135kph top speed, and will reach the US and Europe markets over the next 18 months. Ford has created a fast charger that it says will be able to fully recharge in under four hours.
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