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Choice of models - Life, Club, Design and SXi, 3 & 5 door

VXR RACING COLLECTION

MERIVA COLLECTION

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52/54/55/56/07/57/08 Plate Zafira

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PLUS 149 ADMIN FEE WITH 1ST & 125 OPTION FEE DUE WITH FINAL PAYMENT TOTAL PAYABLE

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LIVERPOOL 82 Derby Road, 0151 933 7575 SPEKE Spekehall Road, 0151 486 3668 Vehicles shown for illustration purposes only. Finance subject to status. A guarantor/indemnities may be required. Written details on request. These offers supersede all others previously advertised. *Savings against current on the road list price (MRRP).

£12,365.80


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“THERE ● nothin’ else in this whole

wide world, ‘cept for cars and girls.” It clearly wasn’t just New York punk band The Dictators who took that view – cars and girls are an ever recurring theme through the history of rock ‘n roll from Chuck Berry to The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. But when it comes to photography of the female form justaposed with cold steel, David Perry is in a class of his own. The Californian has been responsible for the finest work in its genre with a collection of books that strip away the glitz and in his latest offering ‘Hot Rod Pin-Ups II – Gearhead Girls and Dragstrip Dolls’ (Motorbooks £25), Perry delivers seriously

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ADVANCES in hardware have ● led to a massive leap in driving physics and graphic performance,

with games capable of emulating real life racing. And for the first time there’s a book providing a comprehensive overview of the fast-moving world of racing video games. The Driving Games manual by Joao Diniz Sanches (Haynes £19.99) starts with a history of racing games and splits into decades highlighting the major arcade, PC and console releases for that period. It also acts as both a buying guide and practical manual.

THE world’s most ● flamboyant supercars galore are the stars of new

sensual material. Cars like a 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket and selection of Ford A models, to a bullet-riddled 1937 Plymouth Five-Window form the backdrop to some provocative poses. But where Perry really scores is with the way he

paperback Exotic Cars by John Lamm (MBI Publishing, £12.99). The A5-size offeringk is a great stocking filler for the fast-car fan, and it covers no less than 79 motoring marvels, including historic classics such as the original Ford GT40 and the XJ220 Jaguar.

conveys the improbable reality that not only are these girls comfortable in rusted roadsters and cluttered chop shops, at deafening drag strips and on dusty dry lakes, but that there’s no place they would rather be.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER NIL ADVANCE PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE ON THE VAUXHALL

VECTRA 1.8i Design 5dr NIL ADVANCE PAYMENT

ON VECTRA 1.9 CDTi DESIGN 120PS 5DR

Other models available at Nil Advance.

£299 ADVANCE PAYMENT

ON VECTRA 1.9 CDTi DESIGN 16V 150PS 5DR

If you are in receipt of the High Rate Disability Living Allowance, you can exchange it for a brand new Vauxhall, maintained and insured for 3 years!

IT’S SO EASY AT LOOKERS... CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE Model shown for illustration purposes only. Official fuel consumption in mpg (l/100km) for the Vauxhall Vectra 1.8i 16v Design VVT shown is: urban 26.4 (10.7); extra urban 48.7 (5.8); combined 37.1 (7.6). Official CO2 emission figure 182g/km.

LIVERPOOL 82 Derby Road, 0151 933 7575 SPEKE Spekehall Road, 0151 486 3668

WITH AIR CONDITIONING www.lookers.co.uk/vauxhall


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57 VAUXHALL VECTRA 1.8 16V LIFE/DESIGN 5 DR

9990

£

ON COST NEW

57/08 CITROEN C4 1.6 VTR+ 5 DR 16V

£

7300

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14,680

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CITROEN C-CROSSER 2.2 HDI CODE 5DR, BLACK,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, CRUISE/TRACTION CONTROL......£17,688 C4 1.6HDI 16V VTR PLUS 5DR [NON-DPFS], GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE CONTROL, ONLY ............£8488 C4 2.0HDI 16V VTR PLUS 5DR, GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ..........£8688 C4 GRAND PICASSO 2.0I 16V SX 5DR EGS, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE/TRACTION CONTROL....£8488 XSARA PICASSO 1.6 HDI 92 DESIRE 5DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, RADIO/CD ....£5488 XSARA PICASSO 2.0 HDI EXCLUSIVE 5DR, GREEN,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, REAR ELECTRIC WINDOWS..........£5288 C2 1.6I 16V VTR 3DR SENSODRIVE, BLUE,ABS,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, SPORTS SEATS ....£3988 FIAT BRAVO 1.9 MULTIJET ACTIVE 5DR, BLACK,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, CENTRAL LOCKING ....................£7988 GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 16V ACTIVE SPORT 5DR, BLACK,ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, RADIO/CD, ONLY ....................£5688 GRANDE PUNTO GRANDE PUNTO 1.2 ACTIVE 5DR, METALLIC GREY, CD PLAYER, PAS ........................................£5288 FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCI ZETEC 5DR [CLIMATE], SILVER,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS............£8688 FIESTA 1.25 ZETEC 5DR [CLIMATE], MAUVE,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS ................£7888 GALAXY 2.0 TDCI ZETEC 5DR AUTO, GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY......................£14,988 S-MAX 1.8 TDCI LX 5DR [5], BLACK,ABS,ALARM, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS ............£12,988 MONDEO 2.0 TDCI TITANIUM 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ................£12,888 MONDEO 2.0 TDCI GHIA 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY ..........................£12,888 C-MAX 1.8TDCI TITANIUM 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, ONLY ..............................................£10,788 FOCUS 1.6 TDCI STYLE 5DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY....................................£9488 FOCUS 1.8 ZETEC 5DR, BLUE,ABS, IMMOBILISER,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY....................................................£9288 C-MAX 1.6 STYLE 5DR, METALLIC SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ..................................£9288 C-MAX 1.6 ZETEC 5DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, ONLY ................................................................£8988 FOCUS 1.8 TDCI ZETEC 5DR [EURO 4] [CLIMATE PACK], SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOGS ..........£8888 FOCUS 1.8 TDCI GHIA 5DR [EURO 4], BLACK,ABS,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, ONLY ........................................£8888 FOCUS 1.6 STYLE 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY ........................................£8788 FOCUS 2.0 GHIA 5DR, GREY,ABS,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, REAR ELECTRIC WINDOWS ........£8688 C-MAX 1.6 STYLE 5DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, IMMOBILISER, ONLY......................................................£8488 FOCUS 1.8 ZETEC 5DR [CLIMATE PACK], SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOGS, IMMOBILISER ..........£7488 FIESTA 2.0 ST 3DR, BLACK,ABS,ALARM, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, IMMOBILISER, SPORTS SEATS, ONLY ..£8988 MONDEO 2.0TDCI 130 EDGE 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, ONLY..........£7288 FOCUS 1.6 STYLE 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, IMMOBILISER ............................................................£6488 MONDEO 1.8 LX 5DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY............£5888 MONDEO 2.0TDCI 130 ZETEC 5DR [6], SILVER,AIRBAGS,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, ONLY ................................£7488 FIESTA FIESTA 1.4 ZETEC 5DR, BLUE,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, IMMOBILISER, PAS, ONLY ..................£6488

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13,250

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6600

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15,342

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7000

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VAUXHALL VECTRA 150 1.9 CDTI SRI [150] 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, ONLY ......£8988 ASTRA 1.8I 16V SRI 5DR [EXTERIOR PACK], SILVER,ABS,ALARM, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ....£8788 ZAFIRA 1.8I DESIGN 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, IMMOBILISER, HALF LEATHER, ONLY ....................£8688 VECTRA 1.8I DESIGN 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY..£7888 CORSA 1.2I 16V SXI 3DR [AC], SILVER,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, SPORTS SEATS, ONLY ....................£7788 CORSA 1.2 16V DESIGN 5DR, STAR SILVER METALLIC,AIR CONDITIONING,ABS, REMOTE LOCKING ................£7488 ASTRA 1.9 CDTI (120) DESIGN AUTOMATIC, BLACK,ABS, IMMOBILISER, HALF LEATHER, ONLY..........................£7488 ASTRA 1.3 CDTI 16V CLUB [90] 5DR, SILVER,ABS, 1 YEARS ROAD TAX ONLY £35, ONLY ..................................£7288 MERIVA TWINPORT 1.4I 16V LIFE 5DR, SILVER, CD PLAYER,ABS,AIRBAGS, ONLY ..............................................£7288 MERIVA 1.4I 16V LIFE 5DR, BLACK,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER ......£6988 ASTRA 1.9 CDTI SRI 3DR, SILVER LIGHTNING,AIR CONDITIONING, BALANCE OF 3 YEAR WARRANTY..............£10,988 ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTI DESIGN [150] 5DR [EURO 4], BEIGE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,TRACTION CONTROL..............£9988 ASTRA 1.8I 16V ELITE 5DR, SILVER,ABS, CLIMATE CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER ........................£8288 ZAFIRA 1.8I DESIGN 5DR, GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, IMMOBILISER, ONLY..................................................£7988 CORSA 1.4I 16V CLUB 5DR AUTO [AC], SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS ..........£7688 ASTRA 1.9 CDTI SRI (120) 5DR AUTOMATIC, SILVER,ABS,ALARM, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ....................................£7488 VECTRA 1.8I SRI 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ........£7488 MERIVA 1.6 16V ENERGY 5DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CENTRAL LOCKING, ELECTRIC SUNROOF ........£7288 CORSA 1.2I 16V SXI 3DR, SILVER,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER ........£6988 CORSA 1.2I 16V SXI 3DR, SILVER,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER ........£6988 VECTRA LIFE 1.8 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CRUISE CONTROL, ONLY ..............................................£6388 ASTRA 1.6 16V 2DR CONVERTIBLE, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, ONLY ......................................£10,488 ZAFIRA 1.6I ACTIVE 5DR, SILVER,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, HEATED DOOR MIRRORS..........................£6688 CORSA CORSA 1.2I 16V SXI 5DR, BLACK,ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER............£5488 ASTRA 1.4I 16V CLUB 5DR, BLACK,ABS, HEATED DOOR MIRRORS, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ..................................£5488 ASTRA 1.6I 16V DESIGN 5DR, SILVER,ABS, IMMOBILISER, REAR ELECTRIC WINDOWS, HALF LEATHER, ONLY..£4988 VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN 2.0 TDI SPORT 5DR, GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CLIMATE CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL ............£13,488 PASSAT 2.0 SE TDI 5DR, SILVER,ABS,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER,TRACTION CONTROL ..........£10,488 GOLF GOLF 1.9 MATCH TDI 5DR, BLUE,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY ............£9988 POLO 1.2 MATCH 60 5DR, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, CLIMATE CONTROL, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, ONLY ....£7288 GOLF 1.9 SE TDI 5DR ESTATE AUTOMATIC, BLACK,ABS,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER ................£10,988 PASSAT 2.0 SPORT TDI 4DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM, CLIMATE CONTROL ..............................£10,988 JETTA 2.0 SE TDI PD 4DR, BLUE,ABS,ALARM, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY ....£9488 POLO 1.2 E 60 3DR, BLUE,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, CENTRAL LOCKING............................................£5988 POLO 1.2 S 64 3DR, GREEN,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER ................£5488 PASSAT 1.9 SPORT TDI 4DR, MAROON,ABS,ALARM, CENTRAL LOCKING, CLIMATE CONTROL ONLY ..................£6488

£ 9288

AUTOMATICS ALSO AVAILABLE COST NEW £

9090

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£ 5788

PAS, airbag safety system immobiliser, remote locking cruise control, ABS with EBD underfloor foldaway rear seats air conditioning, electric windows & mirrors on board trip computer, CD/MP3 player COST NEW £

16,018

PRICE FROM

£ 8988

08 FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.2i ACTIVE 3/5 DR

4 airbags, remote locking, ABS EBD, EBA, front electric windows immobiliser, 9 litre glovebox halogen headlights, CD child proof door locks

£

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07/57 CITROEN C4 GRAND PICASSO 1.8i VTR+/SX

air conditioning, CD player airbags, PAS, ABS chrome surrounds engine immobiliser electric windows

£

3200

ON COST NEW

08 NISSAN NOTE 1.4 VISIA 5 DR

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15,645

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PAS, electric front windows remote central locking airbag safety system CD player with MP3 jack BALANCE OF 3 YEAR WARRANTY

57 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.9 TDi S/SE 4 DR

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climate control 5 spoke alloys, air conditioning, CD perimeter alarm, spoiler, front fog lights electric windows, sport seats & suspension ESP, EBD, 6 airbags, remote double locking

08 NISSAN MICRA 1.2i ACENTA 3/5 DR

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FORD FIESTA 1.25 STYLE 5DR, BLACK,ABS,ALLOYS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ....................£5488 FIESTA 1.4 TDCI ZETEC 5DR [CLIMATE], BLUE,ABS, IMMOBILISER, 1 YEARS ROAD TAX ONLY £35, ONLY ..........£5488 HONDA CIVIC 2.2 CTDI ES 5DR, SILVER,ABS, CLIMATE CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL, PANORAMIC ROOF, ONLY..........£11,788 CIVIC 1.8 I-VTEC SE 5DR, SILVER,ABS,ALARM, CENTRAL LOCKING, CLIMATE/TRACTION CONTROL................£10,688 CIVIC 1.8 SE I-VTEC I-SHIFT AUTOMATIC 5DR, BLACK,ABS, CLIMATE CONTROL,TRACTION CONTROL, ONLY....£10,688 NISSAN NOTE 1.4 ACENTA 5DR, SILVER,ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER ............................£7688 NOTE 1.6 TEKNA 5DR, BLACK,ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, CLIMATE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ....................£7688 X-TRAIL 2.2 DCI 136 SPORT 5DR, SILVER,ABS,ALARM, CLIMATE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY......................£5388 PEUGEOT 407 2.0 HDI 136 SE 5DR, RED,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALLOYS, ONLY ............................................................£9388 307 1.6 S 5DR AUTO, SILVER,ABS, CRUISE CONTROL, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER, RADIO/CD, ONLY ..£6388 207 207 1.4 S 5DR, BLUE,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER ..................£6288 RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 5DR, GREY,ABS,ALARM, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ....................£6488 MEGANE 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 2DR AUTOMATIC COUPE CABRIOLET, GREY,ABS,ALARM, CENTRAL LOCKING ....£7988 MEGANE 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 5DR, RED,ABS,ALARM, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ......................£5688 MEGANE 1.4 DYNAMIQUE 5DR, RED,ABS,ALARM, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER, ONLY ............................£5888 MEGANE 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 5DR, SILVER,ABS,ALARM, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER............................£5488 GRAND SCENIC GRAND SCENIC 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 5DR, METALLIC SILVER,AIR CONDITIONING ..................£4788 MEGANE SCENIC MEGANE SCENIC 1.9 DCI DYNAMIQUE 5DR, BLACK,AIR CONDITIONING, CD PLAYER ..........£4988 TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 VVTI T3 3DR, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, RADIO/CD, DELIVERY MILEAGE ..£9688 AURIS 1.6 VVTI T3 5DR, GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER ONLY ....................£9288 AURIS 1.6 VVTI T3 3DR, GREY,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, RADIO/CD, DELIVERY MILEAGE ..£9488 AYGO 1.0 VVT-I + 3DR, SILVER,ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, RADIO/CD, ONLY ........................................................£5788 AYGO 1.0 VVT-I + 3DR, GREY,ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, CENTRAL LOCKING, PAS, RADIO/CD, ONLY ....£4988 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.8VVTI TWINTOP SPORT, SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING,ALARM ......................................................£11,788 ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTI DESIGN [150] 5DR AUTO, BLUE,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, IMMOBILISER, HALF LEATHER....£11,288 ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTI DESIGN [150] 5DR, BLUE,ABS, IMMOBILISER,TRACTION CONTROL, HALF LEATHER ..........£10,788 ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTI DESIGN [120] 5DR [EURO 4], SILVER,ABS,AIR CONDITIONING, HALF LEATHER, ONLY........£10,688 ASTRA 1.8I 16V SRI 3DR [EXTERIOR PACK], SILVER,ABS, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, IMMOBILISER, ONLY..................£9888 ASTRA 1.9 CDTI ELITE [120] 5DR, BLACK,ABS, CLIMATE CONTROL, CRUISE CONTROL, IMMOBILISER, ONLY....£9788

ON COST NEW

alloys, sports interior PAS, CD player remote locking, ABS, EBA electric front windows DESIGN ALSO AVAILABLE

alloys, ABS, PAS CD, air conditioning panoramic roof, remote central locking airbags, electric front windows & mirrors £

6300

£

£ 12,688

20,780

57 VAUXHALL CORSA SXi 1.2 16V 3/5 DR NEW SHAPE

NEW MODEL alloys, dual zone air conditioning front foglights, privacy glass electric drivers seat, ESP capless refueling, IPS, advanced bluetooth leather steering wheel, alarm

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DIESELS ALSO AVAILABLE

alloys, cruise control air conditioning, ABS leather gripped steering wheel electric windows & heated mirrors remote locking, satin chrome door handles front fog lights, CD player, choice of metallics COST NEW

£ 6288

7000

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57 HONDA CIVIC 1.8 SE/ES 5 DR NEW MODEL

07/57 RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 16V DYNAMIQUE 5 DR

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08 FORD MONDEO 2.0 TDCi ZETEC/TITANIUM 5 DR

electric front windows alloys, PAS, CD, immobiliser front fogs, airbag system remote central locking ZETEC S ALSO AVAILABLE 60.1 MPG EXTRA URBAN COST NEW

16,285

NEW SHAPE, PAS, ABS air conditoning, electric windows CD player, airbags, choice of colours BALANCE OF 3 YEAR WARRANTY

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Renault Clio Sport Tourer 1.5D Dynamique

Rabbit from the hat LITTLE BIG CAR: The Renault Clio Sport Tourer is a car families will appreciate

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T’S the model for all seasons, and one sure to strengthen Renault’s hand in the competitive small car market. The Clio Sport Tourer offers all the qualities that have made the French manufacturer’s hatchback range so successful and does it in a spacious yet affordable package. Launched during the summer, initially in just the popular Dynamique trim grade and now with entry-level Expression too, the Sport Tourer is one of the most compact estate cars around. Though it has the same wheelbase as the regular Clio, the rear overhang is significantly increased, resulting in a Renault that’s attractive, elegant, economic to run and practical. For instance there is 50%more room in the boot than you get in either the three or five-door hatchbacks, a space that opens into a useful 1,277 litres when the 60/40

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split rear seats are folded flat. There’s no shortage of useful touches either, the likes of a removable boot floor, low sill height to aid access, seats that fold without having to remove the headrests and security cover all included. Five engines – three 16-valve petrol and a pair of common-rail diesels – mean a decent choice of powerplant, while prices start at £11,215 on the road for a 75bhp version of the 1.2-litre petrol unit rising to £14,545 for the 106bhp

flagship dCi model with six-speed transmission. In terms of price differential between estate and five-door hatch the figure is a mere £850, so the value for money is obvious. Despite boasting just 86bhp the smaller of the two oil-burners surprised me in the amount of punch it packs. So much torque was available from low speed that I thought it was the more powerful of the two diesels that had been delivered. And even with the car loaded it was returning close to the claimed figure of 64mpg, while CO2 emissions of 117g/km mean annual excise duty is a handy £35. Inside, the Sport Tourer has an upmarket feel with tough seats and easy to access instruments. On the negative side, space is tight for three passengers across the back, though head room is adequate and knee room OK if the front seats aren’t slid fully back.

speccheck ENGINE: 1,461cc dCi direct injection diesel. POWER: 86bhp at 3,750rpm. PERFORMANCE: 0-62 in 13.0 secs, top speed 108mph. ECONOMY: 54.3mpg Urban, 70.6 Extra Urban, 64.2 Combined. CO2 EMISSIONS: 117g/km. BiK RATING: 13%. INSURANCE: Group 3. PRICE: £13,795 on the road. This a car families will really appreciate. It’s easy to drive with light steering, good turning circle, grippy roadholding, lots of style, plenty of sound insulation and has satellite controls for the CD system. Standard spec is comprehensive too, all versions featuring electric front windows, ‘See Me Home’

WHAT’S HOT: Lively drive, elegant looks, practical boot, terrific economy. WHAT’S NOT: Tight for three in the back. RATINGS (out of five):

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headlamps, air-con, ISOFIX child seat mountings plus automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers. With new car buyers increasingly demanding more for their money, Renault has certainly pulled a rabbit from the hat with the Sport Tourer. It’s a real little big car.

Audi show off new A5 soft top at motor show AUDI has lifted the lid on a new rag-top based on the sleek A5 coupe to replace its best-selling A4 Cabriolet. The newcomer is being shown for the first time at Italy’s Bologna Motor Show and is expected to go on sale in the UK in time for spring.

Prices are likely to start at about £30,000 for the 2.0-litre petrol versions, which will sell alongside a high-performance 3.2-litre petrol model and also a 3.0-litre turbodiesel with 240bhp on tap. This added grip will also be at the disposal of the

flagship £42,000 S5 model, which will use a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine generating 333bhp. Transmissions will be a choice of manual, S tronic and multitronic CVT systems. The triple-layer canvas hood opens in 15 seconds

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THE world’s most advanced fully-armoured SUV has been launched in the guise of the new BMW X5 Security, which meets the toughest ballistic protection standards. It comes with fully-armoured passenger and luggage compartments that have been approved to the strictest world-class standards. Its 22mm-thick safety glass can withstand shots from a .44 calibre Magnum pistol. The tyres can suffer complete pressure loss yet will still offer more than 30 miles’ mobility at speeds of up to 50mph while a full assault and intercom alarm allows occupants to speak to attackers without opening doors or windows.

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Toyota’s Avensis has got the J Factor

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are more likely to spot hazards, and steer better, while chewing gum. The study, by gum manufacturer Wrigley’s and the British School of Motoring, came up with the results after monitoring concentration levels of 36 learner drivers.

UK caravan market leader Swift says that the VAT cut means that its motorhomes now cost between £630 and £1,340 less depending on the model while Auto-Sleepers has reduced prices by about £1,000. Swift has just announced its new range, the Escape. There are four variations with prices from £30,000 featuring three, four and six-berth high-line vehicles and a four berth low-line model. Swift’s entry-level vehicle will make its debut at the Boat Caravan and Leisure Show from February 19-24 at the NEC in Birmingham.

GOOD LOOKING: Estate version of the new Toyota Avensis, which goes on sale in January 2009

Japanese build quality that’s made in Europe

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FACTOR glory awaits one of three hopefuls this weekend but it's the J Factor which is keeping thousands in work in credit crunch Britain. The J Factor is what Toyota calls the magic ingredient in its new British-built Avensis family model. While other car makers are cutting jobs or putting their factories on extended shutdown, the arrival of the new Avensis has so far kept Toyota’s UK plants largely immune from the economic gloom. Built at Burnaston near Derby and with petrol engines coming from Deeside, the Avensis is built in Britain as a car for Europe. Further proof that Toyota’s multi-million pound investment in European

by CHRIS RUSSON operations is paying dividends comes with the Avensis being designed in France, its research and development centred on Brussels and its diesel engines coming from Poland. Bringing that all together is the J Factor, Toyota’s use of Japanese qualities which have global appeal. If the success of the previous Avensis is anything to go by, it’s a successful formula which has seen Toyota hold its own against competition from the likes of the Ford Mondeo, VW Passat and Peugeot 407. The new model also has Vauxhall’s new Insignia to contend with and that has just carried off the Car of the Year

award. So Toyota is pulling no punches with the new Avensis which goes on sale in January priced from £15,760 – a fraction below its key competitors. Its lines are sharply cut and much more pronounced than on previous Toyotas and the Avensis has even more of a presence as an estate. Surprisingly it is the estate which Toyota expects to sell most as more families demand added practicality from their cars. Certainly, the estate has plenty going for it, not least from its 543 litres of cargo space and the ability to extend that to 1,609 litres by dropping the rear seats. The saloon has a 509-litre boot but another bonus from the estate is better driving quality thanks to a more rigid body.

Where the Avensis is geared up to score is with fuel economy and emissions – and that goes for either body shape. Every one of the five engines which will be available from launch can average more than 40mpg and emissions peak at 174g/km. The range kicks off with 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre petrol versions backed up by a 2.0-litre and two 2.2 diesels – one offering 148 and the other 175bhp. The higher powered diesel is the flagship delivering 0-60mph in 8.8 seconds, a claimed top speed of 137mph, average mpg of 55.4 and 157g/km CO2 for the saloon. Nevertheless the 1.8 petrol is not lacking, with sub 10 second 0-60 acceleration, easy motorway cruising and 43.5mpg on average.

Noise levels are impressively low inside while the cabin is larger than before – there’s almost an executive quality to the amount of rear space. Six speed manual gearboxes are standard but petrol versions offer the option of a CVT system while diesels will be available with six speed autos. All four trim levels – badged T2, TR, T4 and T Spirit – come with front, side and driver’s knee airbags and electronic stability controls, the same specification which enabled the previous Avensis to grab a top NCAP safety rating. High specification is a Toyota forte and the top range models – the most expensive car in the line up is £24,570 – come with keyless entry, Bluetooth phone connectivity and climate control.


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BIGGEST SURPRISE: The Citroen C-Crosser is free of VAT during December 2008 ... this could mean saving as much as £3,290

The great giveaway! C

ITROEN has turned the Chancellor from Scrooge into Santa Claus by giving away early Christmas presents worth up to almost £3,300. Inspiration for the seasonal generosity came from the Chancellor’s VAT reduction from 17.5% to 15%. Citroen decided to pass on the full amount of the reduction on all of its cars from December 1 – and then went one better. Believing that families in particular are feeling the pinch at a time of expensive outlays during the run-up to Christmas, the

by MIKE TORPEY company worked out a remarkable deal on its family-oriented best-sellers. Rather than reducing the VAT in line with the rest, Citroen decided to scrap it altogether on the C4 Picasso, Grand C4 Picasso and the C-Crosser 4x4 models. However, while the French company may be willing to play Santa Claus, the Chancellor still wants his money so Citroen has to pay the VAT itself. It means dramatic savings for the vehicles involved, with savings of

between £1,680 and £3,290. However, the give-away lasts only until the end of December, at which point the VAT will be put back on for customers. Citroen spokesman Julian Leyton says: “Many families feel the pinch at this time of year because of the added expense of Christmas, which is even worse for many this year for obvious reasons. “We thought it would be nice to help them through it so we decided to improve upon the Chancellor’s VAT reduction by effectively scrapping it altogether. “However, because of the size of the reduction we obviously cannot

run this for a long time so it will only be able to last until the end of December.” Meanwhile it means some of the biggest price reductions seen yet on any mainstream family models. In the case of the C4 Picasso the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol model will now cost from just over £12,000 rather than just under £14,000. As the saving is based on a fixed percentage, it means that the more money is paid, the more is saved. At the top end of the scale the biggest C4 Picasso saving is £2,750. The saving is even greater on the larger Grand C4 Picasso, which seats seven people rather than five.

The entry price for the 1.6-litre petrol model is now £12,870 rather than £14,995, representing savings of up to £2,890. Arguably the biggest surprise is the scrapping of VAT on the C-Crosser, which is in a sector of the market that is already expanding as motorists downsize from larger 4x4s. The C-Crosser handles like a conventional car while offering the go-anywhere capabilities and extra grip of a 4x4. The new entry price is £17,387 rather than almost £20,000 and for the flagship 40mpg 2.2-litre diesel model, the saving is a whopping £3,290.

Jaguar gives its new cars specs appeal JAGUAR has revised its executive XJ saloon range to reflect changing buying habits during the recession. The 3.0-litre V6 version is being discontinued so the engine line-up now consists of a 2.7-litre turbodiesel and a supercharged 4.2-litre V8. Prices are reduced and equipment levels enhanced to make the cars better value for money.

The Jaguar XJ Executive 2.7-litre Diesel costs £44,600 instead of £45,550 and now features satellite navigation, front and rear parking aids, bi-xenon headlamps, bright mesh lower grille and side vents and Jaguar tread plates. The Sovereign version costs £50,472 rather than £51,550 and has 20-inch alloy wheels along with soft

grain leather heated seats with embossed front headrests and a leatherette instrument panel plus Jaguar tread plates and lambswool rugs. The Sovereign adds to the Executive specification with DAB radio, metallic paint, power-fold mirrors, heated rear seats, premium sound system with six CD changer and Jaguar Voice.

The 4.2-litre supercharged V8 petrol model has been named Super V8 and now costs £57,760 in comparison to £60,350 for the XJR. It has a luxurious interior with chrome side vents and oak veneer as standard plus Jaguar's high performance braking system with black-painted calipers and a Super V8 badge.

LUXURY: Jaguar has lowered prices of its XJ range

motors-merseyside.co.uk Friday 12th December 2008, Liverpool Echo  

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