Northern News : November 16th 2011
14 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 Petersen Motors Broadway, Kaikohe Phone 09 401 0388 HOT LIST! petersens -- where It's always a Great Time to Buy a Car! After Hours: Dave 09 407 4492 --- 027 492 0149 $6,990 $7,990 $5,490 For All Listings and Details Visit: www.petersenmotors.co.nz $8,990 2001 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY 1.8ltr, auto, air con, dual air bags, AM/FM stereo with CD player, 72,000kms 2005 SUBARU LEGACY, 2ltr auto, NZ New $9,490 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.3 5 speed manual, 72,000 kms, air con $6,990 2002 TOYOTA PREVIA 2.4ltr, auto, NZ New, cruise control, dual air bags, air co $7,490 2001 NISSAN BLUEBIRD SYLPHY 2.0L auto, tiptronic transmission, luxury trim, dual air bags, CD $9,995 1992 TOYOTA CAMRY 3ltr, V6, auto, leather trim, air con $1,990 2003 NISSAN PULSAR 1.6ltr, 5 speed manual, air con, AM/FM stereo with CD player, power windows & mirrors 2003 SUBARU LEGACY 2.0L WAGON, AUTO, AWD, CRUISE CONTROL, NZ NEW, ROOF RACK, AIR CON, DUAL AIR BAGS 2003 TOYOTA CAMRY ALTISE 2.4ltr auto, dual air bags, power front windows & mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD SPECIAL OF THE WEEK See us First for a Great Range of Family Cars 2004 MAZDA DEMIO 1.3ltr auto, dual air bags, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD player, 86,000kms, extremely economical motoring $13,495 firstname.lastname@example.org $9,990 $10,495 2002 TOYOTA VITZ 1.3ltr, auto, dual air bags, air con, stereo with mini disc and cd player 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA 1.5ltr, auto, dual air bags, ABS, air conditioning, 69,000kms 3427411BQ of Family Cars BROADWAY, KAIKOHE PH (09) 401-0388 A/H Dave Gorrie 09 407 4492, 027 492 0149 Petersen Motors LMVT WHEELS OF THE WEEK 2005 TOYOTA PREVIA 2.4ltr, auto, front & side airbags, Air con, cruise control, NZ new $9,990 ONLY NorthlandMotoring Your guide to what's new on the road Advertising feature Two bikes in one: Switchback Harley crowd pleaser. Harley's Switchback plays double role Not a lot of people know that Harley makes a crossover! In case you didn t know, there is a difference between cruising and touring, and the new Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback comes ready to embrace both riding applications. A quick twiddle easily removes the bike s touring-ready hard lug- gage and handlebar- mounted windscreen, improving the aesthetics of the bike for short-haul cruising. It s a switch that instantly transforms the FLD from some kind of Electra-Glide clone into a crowd-pleasing cruiser, and this affordable new Harley model can rightly claim to be two-bikes-in- one. Such bikes are often judged harshly, but the formula of creating a new model out of existing tech- nology often results in motorcycles that offer exceptional value, and the Switchback is no excep- tion. Listing at $28,595, it is $5000 cheaper than the admittedly more-glitzy Harley tourer, the Road King, yet it is also faster, more agile, and lighter. At 100kmh, the Switch- back is turning over at 2300rpm in sixth gear, and the plush ride of the suspension is well matched by the relative luxury of the Switchback s rider/pillion accommo- dation. This is definitely a Harley that s up for the long haul. The claim of being king of the road by Harley s Road King will be seriously challenged by this cheaper rival from the Harley-Davidson family. End of Commodores? Commodore worries: Future of manufacturing under review. By DAVE MOORE Despite union claims to the contrary, Holden says its Commodore will continue to be locally designed and engineered, and that no decisions have been made on the long-term future of its top-selling Commodore. It says it is too far out to speculate on union claims that the next model could be the last engineered in Australia. But the company refused to guarantee long-term viability of the car that has topped the sales charts for 15 years. A report in The Aust- ralian Financial Review quotes a prominent union official from The Association of Profes- sional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia as saying: GM Holden has canvassed not continuing to work on new model Com- modores beyond 2014. The speculation adds to mounting fears about the long-term viability of the Australian car indus- try, which has been in decline for more than a decade. Holden spokeswoman Emily Perry says the report contained signifi- cant misinformation and that the company has not taken any decisions yet, regarding future design, engineer- ing and production of the Commodore. We re committed to designing, engineering and building cars in Australia nothing has changed. Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux went into dam- age control to allay con- cerns about job losses. The outlook for jobs for manufacturing in Aust- ralia is extremely strong, Mr Devereux says. MOTORING BRIEFS Tajima breaks record Sometime New Zealand resident and Japanese motorsport legend mon- ster Nobuhiro Tajima has smashed his own record on the famous Pikes Peak hill climb. Driving a Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special, Tajima became the first driver to go sub-10 minutes at the peak. Tajima, 60, powered his 850-horsepower beast up the peak in 9 minutes 51.28 seconds, taking more than 10 seconds from his and everyone else s previous best. The 19.99km (12.42-mile) course has changed, now almost totally paved with just 5km of gravel which will be removed before the 2012 event. With the changes, aficionados believe the record set by Kiwi Rod Millen in 1994 when it was almost entirely unpaved, to be the real record at 10 minutes 4.06 seconds. Ford is helping parents ensure their children drive more safely with new technology that can block incoming phone calls and text messages while they are behind the wheel. The new Ford MyKey Do Not Disturb feature aims to help younger drivers to con- centrate on the road. Over 6.9 million vehicles were sold worldwide in September, a 6.6 percent increase over a year ago. North and South Ame- rica, China and Europe recorded gains while only Japan recorded a drop -- of 2 percent.
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