Northern News : January 23rd 2013
16 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 23, 2013 Pacific Motor Group Klinac Lane Waipapa Ph 09 407 4700 Ron Barker 0274 521 617 John Jenkinson 0274 829 394 www.pacificmotorgroup.co.nz HAPPY NEW YEAR Trades Welcome - Onsite Finance + many more cars to choose from O% INTEREST FINANCE 1/3 DEPOSIT AND 2 YEARS TO PAY ACROSS THE ENTIRE SUZUKI RANG Right now you can buy any new Suzuki with 1/3 deposit and the remainder off over 24 months with no interest. Visit your Suzuki dealer or see the range at www.suzuki.co.nz today! Available from participating dealers until 31 January 2013 or while current stocks last. Excludes fleet purchases and all other promotions. The 1/3 deposit is based on the RRP. A $375 documentation fee, $10 PPSR fee and normal lending and credit criteria apply. GEE paayy r $39,990 DRIVEAWAY INC GST 2012 DEMO MITSUBISHI TRITON CHARGER X 5SPD, SAVE THOUSANDS, ONE ONLY IN 5048926AB 2007 NAVARA 3.0 VENTURER 4WD TURBO DIESEL LOADED WITH EXTRAS 2010 MAZDA 3 GLX HATCH AUTO, 53,000KM MASSIVE $2000 REDUCTION $25,995 $23,995 $26,995 $22,995 2011 FIESTA LX 1.6P AUTO, 11,000KM AS NEW Motoring Advertising Feature Corvette plays a starring role All-American sports car: Chevrolet's Corvette continues to play to the crowd after 60 years. Renowned for its looks, voice and muscular performance, Chevrolet's legendary Cor- vette celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and the long awaited seven gen- eration C7 Corvette was launched at the Detroit Auto Show this month. The Corvette exemplifies a true sports car -- simply cool and exciting, traits that have been underlined by its image in pop culture it's the all-American sports car. Over time, a wide variety of innovative features have contributed to its growth with the Corvette often lead- ing with technology. This was evident from the start when the first Corvette became the first series pro- duction sports car to use fibreglass construction. In recent decades the car has helped introduce extended mobility tyres and heads-up display which pro- jects important data on the windshield in plain view of the driver. Together with its constant technological advancements, the demand for Corvettes to appear alongside famous actors and actresses has also not died down. Top movies featuring Corvettes include Route 66 (1960-1964), Corvette Sum- mer (1978), Rush Hour (1998), Transformers: Re- venge of the Fallen (2009), Cars 2 (2011) and Glee (season 2, episode 2, 2011). Out of 29,478 movies listed on the Internet Movie Cars Database, a Corvette is featured in 1434 entries playing main roles to back- ground cars. And with 60 years in its pocket, the Corvette con- tinues to embody both tech- nological advancement and fame in the film industry. Like wine, the Corvette only gets better with age and the story is far from over. Sources: Dave Moore, General Motors, and News- Press -- Movie entries on imcdb.org. MG outgrows its competition Growth curve: Record-breaking MG sales -- pictured MG5. MG is looking forward to what will be one of the most significant years in the marque's history after a record- breaking 2012. Figures by Britain's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that MG sales grew by a stag- gering 117 per cent in 2012, the fastest grow- ing British automotive brand in the UK. Expect to see new models in New Zea- land during 2013 with the MG3 and MG5 as well as a diesel MG6. Call to confiscate drivers' phones The Government's cell- phone ban for drivers is an utter failure, car review website dogand lemon.com editor Clive Matthew-Wilson says. Instead of fining drivers who use hand- held cellphones while a vehicle is in motion, Mr Matthew-Wilson believes the police should have the power to temporarily seize cellphones. Immediate cellphone confiscation by police would hit cellphone users where it hurts,'' he says. Under Mr Matthew- Wilson's proposal, police cars would carry receipt books and padded cour- ier envelopes. Instead of issuing a ticket, the officer would instruct the offending driver to write their address on the courier envelope. The officer would place the cellphone into the envelope, seal it and arrange for a courier pickup from the local police station and the offender would receive their cellphone by cour- ier a few days later. Offender details would be noted and after two offences the cellphone would be permanently seized. What cars and cell- phones have in common is that they give the owner freedom,'' Mr Matthew-Wilson says. Take away that free- dom and you give drivers a powerful incentive to modify their behaviour''. In the year to Novem- ber 2011, 10,070 drivers were caught using cell- phones with the figure rising to12,973 in 2012. In the year to March 2012, 149 crashes were thought to have been partly caused by mobile use. Since 2007, 28 people have died in road accidents caused by drivers using cellphones.
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