Northern News : November 30th 2011
14 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 3 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 2005 NISSAN TIIDA LATIO 1.5ltr, auto, ex rental $8,990 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.3 5 speed manual, 72,000 kms, air con $6,990 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, 5 door hatchback, air con, dual air bags, AM/FM stereo with CD player, 86,000kms $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 of Family Cars 3204814CE W SOFT WEK WHEELS OF THE WEEK A/HRS: RICHARD ELEY (09) 407 7615 STUART ATKINSON 0274 948 880 RENTON MOTORS (1976) LTD LMVD 3 Clifford Street, Kaikohe PHONE 09 401 0313 FAX 401 0315 Sales and Service at 01 HONDA STREAM $11,990 2ltr, auto, 90,000kms NorthlandMotoring Your guide to what's new on the road Advertising feature 911 still racing ahead after nearly 50 years Porsche 911 Carrera: Almost 50 and better than ever. By DAVE MOORE After 48 years Porsche has never steered away from the basic prem- ise of the 911. Being the core car in the com- pany's line-up since 1963, the new 991-series 911 retains many cues from the original design, from its aerofoil-shaped side-glass, to the rear-mounted engine and the intrin- sic simplicity of its lines and detailing. Various 911s have done this over several generation changes without getting the company into a rut, and while a certain BBC TV car show might say it's exactly the same as its predecessor, you really don't need to place the car next to the old model to immediately tell that this is the latest 911. No wider or longer than before, the rear body is still the widest point and shorter overhangs keep the car within the previous model's 4491mm length. A wheelbase change is immedi- ately obvious inside with increased rear legroom, although full-sized adults will still prefer the front seat. Cabin design is less busy with half a dozen generations of 911 development conspiring to make it more user-friendly and luxurious. On the open road the new Porsche disappoints in terms of road noise on some surfaces, otherwise the car's ride quality is firm but never hard-edged and imparts little shock into the cabin. The world-first seven-speed man- ual is a joy, with a special detent to help select fifth or seventh or vice- versa without picking the wrong slot when in a hurry. Without diluting the 911 origins, Porsche has grown its core product to please a demanding market. Better balanced, easier to drive, cleaner, more economical, it remains the yardstick it has always been -- only even further away from mere mortal cars than ever before. Indian brand going back on the road Victory in more ways than one: Highball looks custom-made for Indian. By PAUL OWEN It's often said that the major dif- ference between buying a Harley and a Victory is that you get more than 100 years of heritage with the former. Victory has only been building bikes since 1993, but that market mindset is about to be cracked wide open. After years of wrangling, Vic- tory has finally acquired the rights to the historic Indian brand, and is currently developing a range of bikes that will revive what was once Harley's fiercest rival. What will those new Indians look like? Well, the new Victory Highball is the most retrospective bike of the current range, and its white-wall tyres and old-school graphics would fit any revival bikes about to wear the Indian brand, like a tailored leather riding outfit. If the Highball looks custom- made, it displays none of the dynamic pitfalls that usually come with the territory. Victory's starting point was the existing chopper-esque Vegas cruiser model, and they reined in the wheelbase of that bike, steepened up the steering geometry, and fitted a fat front tyre mounted on the 16-inch front wheel. The result is a bike that steers and handles much better than its limited footpeg clearance will allow. MOTORING BRIEFS Women drivers are being bombarded with criticism by male back seat drivers, Britain's AA Driving School says. Two thirds of women drivers say men in their families nag them about their driving. But it's not a one-way street. Half of male motorists say their female relatives are guilty of back seat driving too. Demand for oil is now predicted to peak before 2020 but after that it's expected to fall away to lower levels than in recent years. A landmark multi-client research study conducted by Ricardo Strategic Consulting was launched in June 2011 in association with Kevin J Lindemer LLC. It predicts that as alternative EV, gas- powered, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles roll out of factories in greater numbers, and the efficiency of internal combustion engines increases, overall petrol and diesel consumption will decline. HIGHBALL AT A GLANCE Engine: 1731cc air-cooled dohc 8v 50-degree V-twin stoked by fuel injection Transmission: Six-speed sequential gearbox Frame: Cast-alloy spine frame Price: $25,995 (ride-away).
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