Western Leader : February 11th 2011
10 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ROLYS CARSL.M.V.D. 345 GT NORTH RD, HENDERSON Ph 836 2510 Fax 836 2511 Ah 0274 530 959 OVER 40 VEHICLES IN STOCK: S/WAGONS, VANS, SEDANS, 5 DOOR, AUTO + MANUAL Easy Finance • Top Trade in Prices • Great Selection $10,995 $25,995 $31,995 $16,995 2006 HYNDAI GETZ TB Auto, 5 door, Low kms, Great value 2009/10 TOYOTA HILUX UTE 2WD, Choice of 2, Manual, Diesel, Low kms ONLY ONLY $16,995 ONLY $10,995 FROM ONLY 1999 BMW 318 Auto, Alloys, 4x air bags, A.B.S, No cambelt $15,995 $28,995 2006 FORD FALCON XR6 Auto, 6 speed, Great value 2008 HOLDEN S.V.6 VE Auto, Sexy in silver, Low Kms ONLY 2004 HOLDEN CLUBSPORT V.8 5.7 Full leather, Stunning colour $14,995 ONLY 2005 HOLDEN COMMODORE Executive Auto alloys, Rear spoiler, 3.6 $16,995 FROM 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA GX, 5 door, Hatch, Auto + Manual, Choice of 2, Great buying 2004 LANDROVER FREELANDER TD4. Auto, 5 door, Diesel, Not an import\, Great truck, Great Value 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY Auto, Great colour, Not an import GREAT CARS @ GREAT PRICES www.rolyscars.co.nz Come in to Firestone New Lynn and get great deals on: Tyres from$79.00 incl. gst with a 5 year warranty Alignments from$59.00 incl. gst andFREE Nitrogen with every tyre purchase when you mention this offe 3045 Great North Rd, New Lynn. Ph 826 3444. er. Memori Delta Ave Delta Ave Rd Great North Rd d Find us here Mad Butcher Dick Smith Electronics North Western Toyota PRICED FROM $7,995 This Smart car is a smart choice - built by Mercedes, it's fun to drive and very economical. Its 600cc engine has three cylinders and six spark plugs, making it very fuel efficient and environmentally friendly with low emissions. This 2002 model has room for two plus shopping or golf clubs in the back. It features tiptronic transmission, ABS, twin airbags, keyless entry and air conditioning, and has done 82,000km. It's great value at $7995 - see it at Roly's Cars, corner Great North Rd and Trading Place, Henderson - phone 836 2510. 2002 Mercedes 3444570AA DIRECT FROM JAPAN - NO MIDDLE MAN All vehicles plus on road cost www.autometrix.co.nz OVER 100 VEHICLES AVAILABLE Best prices in town - $500-$1000 FREE FUEL on selected vehicles 86 Railside Ave, Henderson (Ex Nissan Perrys Yard). Call Isaac today on 835 4783 • 021 50 28 48 VEHICLE IMPORTERS $5,995 $8,995 $8,990 $11,995 $10,500 2004 Mitsibishi Diamante 2004 Chevrolet Chruze 2001 Honda Fit 2001 318CI BMW 2001 Nissan Skyline M sport 90km sporty alloys tints will sell at this price Low km, alloys, family size, will sell quickly at this price $9,995 2001 Toyota Run X 96km, Chain driven, Ideal around town 28km, 1300cc, Solid all rounder 43 km, 5 door hatch around town economical runner Low km, chain driven, half leather seats with dark cloth interior Advertising Feature Weekend Drive Small car has big appeal Nissan's Micra makes a virtue out of being exactly what it says on the packet, writes DAVE MOORE. Just about every driv- ing school in Britain uses the Nissan Micra as its staple learning tool. Not only because it's the most popular British- made small car -- built in Sunderland -- but because it's cheap and does what all cars should do, with positive hand- ling habits, a decent ride, good visibility, fair access, even for larger drivers, and the reliability of a clock. This Micra dominance has lasted for three generations of the model, and Nissan has even given the car a cute, rounded, organic look to match its market friend- liness while everything else in its segment has become wedge-like and perhaps a little cold. The latest Micra, which arrived in New Zealand late last year, sourced from Japan, has grown a touch, by 85mm in length and 5mm in width and has lost a little of its bulbous charm. This improves its interior space, particu- larly at the rear and in the load area which now offers 251 litres of vol- ume, seats up. It looks more grown- up, too, with a more emphatic single-intake nose treatment replacing the wide split grille look of before and a rising front to rear side-crease that gives the car more visual tension in profile than its mildly toyish predecessor. Unlike the driving school cars I've mentioned which are generally manuals, all New Zealand Micras are four-speed automatic offerings, as there aren't the manual aspirants to make their availability worthwhile. All our Micras have a twin-cam 16 valve 1.5-litre engine, with a useful 75kW and 136Nm on tap. The only real choice in the range being that of ST or Ti specifi- cation. Both specs get front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, vehicle dynamic control -- Nissan-speak for stability control -- brake assist and elec- tronic brakeforce distri- bution, as well as air con- ditioning, a multi- function drive computer a single CD AM/FM sound system with four speakers, and MP3 and auxiliary input. Not too bad in any price seg- ment. The top Ti model adds a bit of chrome around the air intake, body- coloured door handles and mirrors to note the cosmetic items. More useful elements in the TI include a driver's left-side armrest, alloy wheels and climate control, and there's also a useful stowage element in the passenger seat called integrated bag assist.' I found it great for keeping a small laptop from flying around when I was driving the car, and away from prying eyes when it was parked. The whole driving environment shows con- siderable thought, and the front passenger will be pretty chuffed too, as on the left there are three levels of storage, consisting of secure upper and lower lidded gloveboxes separated by a shelf for things requir- ing quicker access. The centre console area has a doughnut shaped cluster of heater and airconditioning con- trols that manages that rare result: A pleasing, compact design with big prod-friendly buttons that are impossible to fumble, and there in the middle of the doughnut is a circular tempera- ture, fan-speed and mode readout, very neat indeed. The doughnut design is twice repeated in much smaller scale above the heater for the sound system controls, and you'd have to be wearing boxing gloves to fumble these too. If you prefer to keep your hands on the wheel both specification levels of the Micra also get sound, channel and wavelength controls on the left spoke of the steering wheel. Being an automatic only, you just point the car and off it goes. Being a four-speed automatic it tends to hunt' between ratios a bit more than I'd like, as it looks for the best gear to use. There's not a lot not to like about the new Micra. It might seem churlish to ask for CVT, but in this day and age, competitors' specification levels, with the exception of Toyota, offer at least such a system or trans- missions with five speeds and more. It's the only thing wrong with the car.
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