Rodney Times : December 2nd 2010
18 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 2, 2010 We Buy and Sell Quality Used Import and NZ New Vehicles USED VEHICLES APPRAISED SERVICE: 09 424 7748 SALES/FINANCE: 09 424 7123 cnr Whangaparaoa Rd & Karepiro Dr (next to Shell Service Station) www.car zone.co.nz Per week payments listed are based on 40% deposit over a 48 month term NO DEPOSIT FINANCE! AVAILABLE NOW TO APPROVED PURCHASERS $9,995 SERVICED & CHECKED $9,995 SERVICED & CHECKED SERVICED & CHECKED $56PW $9,995 SERVICED & CHECKED $56PW SERVICED & CHECKED SERVICED & CHECKED SERVICED & CHECKED 1998 TOYOTA RAV4 2.0 Auto, 4WD with airbags, ABS, Alloys, Low kms -- Always popular! $56PW SERVICED & CHECKED 1999 NISSAN TINO 2.0 Auto, airbags, ABS Brakes, Alloys, CD Player -- Only 58,000kms 2003 MAZDA MPV SPORT 2.3 Auto 7 seater with sliding doors, ABS, airbags, CD player, alloys Was $13,995 2002 NISSAN MARCH HATCH 5 speed manual with airbags, ABS, CD player -- Economical motoring $12,995 $9,995 2000 HONDA ODYSSEY 2.3 Auto with airbags, ABS, alloys 7 seater -- Excellent value $8,995 $14,995 $76PW 2001 TOYOTA ESTIMA 3.0 Auto with 8 seats fully optioned & twin sliding doors -- Ready for Xmas $76PW $14,995 $60PW $10,995 $9,700 $76PW $14,995 SERVICED & CHECKED SERVICED & CHECKED SERVICED & CHECKED 1999 TOYOTA CELICA 1.8 Auto with airbags, ABS, alloys. Was $10,995 SERVICED & CHECKED $55PW 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA GL 1.8 Auto sedan, 1 owner NZ New, light blue metallic -- Excellent value 1999 FORD FALCON FUTURA 3.9 auto, dual airbags, ABS, CD player -- Great Buying in silver $12,480 $66PW $56PW $52pw $68PW 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA HATCH 1.8 Auto, airbags, ABS brakes, CD Player -- Super reliable motoring 2007 SUZUKI SWIFT Auto, dual airbags, CD player, ABS, low kms -- Always popular 2003 TOYOTA PLATZ 1.5 Auto, airbags, ABS brakes, CD player, Champagne gold -- only 42,000kms 3333754AA *Finance is available to approved customers. Subject to approval from Toyota Finance NZ Ltd FINANCIAL SERVICES Cnr Whitaker Rd & Mill Lane, Warkworth Call our friendly sales team A/hrs Jeff 021 048 5604 or David 021 371 234 DDI 09 425 1093 Wilmot Toyota NEW VEHICLES - CHRISTMAS SPECIALS IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Prado VX Latest model, 3.0 diesel, auto. One only RAV4 Ltd auto, Wildfire One only Yaris Hatch 1300cc, auto, 5 door One only Hilux 4x4 D/C SR5 5 speed, latest spec, diesel turbo One only Highlander 4x4 7 seater One only Sample photo Corolla GX Hatch auto, 1800cc, latest spec One only Hilux 4x2 D/C Turbo diesel One only $92,190 $79,990 $48,490 $42,990 Drive away $25,090 $21,790 Drive away $60,390 $53,990 Drive away $58,990 $52,490 Drive away $43,690 $37,590 $62,890 $56,390 Drive away * 3 years/45,000km free service, 3 years free WOF on every new Toyota purchased before 31 December 2010 *conditions apply N $35,990 $31,490 Drive away Hilux 4x4 D/C SR5 auto, latest spec, diesel One only Advertising Feature Drive Weekend Kia has last laugh For those of you who giggled when futurists a decade ago predicted Korea would become an automotive powerhouse, JON JEROME says the new Kia Optima will laugh last. It appears that almost overnight, Hyundai's little sister Kia has matured. Got smart, pretty and com- petitive. That inkling arrived with the recent Sportage SUV but will be hammered home early next year with the Optima mid-size sedan and then, in high win- ter, an all-new Rio and Picanto. For now, it's the Optima -- which is structurally based on the Hyundai i45 -- that is drawing attention. At its international launch in Dubai, Kia execs put on smiley faces and nodded while sending journalists into the wind-swept desert with nothing but paper route maps and cautious expressions. The experience was, as expected, as relaxed as an Avon gondola ride. Further, it showed that Kia had quietly built a mid-size car that can take on Camry in space, lure people away from Accord on style and poss- ibly match Mazda6 on quality. The test cars were, unfortunately, not the cars bound for New Zealand. We'll get a proper 2.4-litre four with direct petrol injection (Kia calls it gasoline direct injection or GDI) which pushes out more power than the 2.4 MPI engines served up in a wintry' 37 degrees celcius Dubai day. The GDI has 147kW/250Nm com- pared with the MPI's weedier 132kW/ 231Nm. We will also get a six-speed auto -- likely with paddle shifters -- and a revised suspension. The suspension news is all good. The cars in Dubai were supple and com- fortable but in sidewinds designed to obscure the road with sand, were a bit floaty. Kia used the suspension expertise of Graeme Gambold, who runs the Snow Farm test centre overlooking Wanaka, on the Sportage to make it a better handler than the equivalent Hyundai ix35, and have revisited Graeme to tie down the Optima. The steering rack is different from Korea-issue as well, as Australia and New Zealand take the hydraulic sys- tem rather than the electric-assist for most other markets. But we won't be able to gauge how good all this work is until the car hits these shores. The Optima will arrive in only one spec -- Platinum -- with features including twin sunroofs, 18-inch alloys, a 530W and eight-speaker Infinity audio, Bluetooth, rear camera and parking sensors, dual-zone aircon- ditioning, cruise, leather and power seats with cool air venting and heating. The Optima's cabin shows a clever use of space with seating for five adults -- a trick attributed to excellent rear legroom and the lack of a central driveshaft hump. Kia said the boot is the biggest in its class and should get a split and fold rear seat while most other markets get a fixed seat back. The dashboard has a sports-car theme, with the main instrument and radio area angled to the driver. First batches of cars will come with a foot-operated park brake but this will be replaced towards the end of 2011 with an electronic park brake button.
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