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Friday, October 23, 2009

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“ I’ve checked the

prices in the papers,

they’re £2000 to £3000 less than anybody else ” Andy - Darwen

58/09 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2 SXi 16V 3/5 DR alloys airbags safety system, CD player front fog lights, electric front windows remote locking

SAVE OVER

£

4900

PRICE FROM

COST NEW

£ 7488

£ 12,395

ON COST NEW

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £153 CASH PRICE

£7488

BALANCE

£7335

£50

SAVE OVER

£

9300

COST NEW

£ 18,045

ON COST NEW

PRICE FROM

£ 8688

57 LEXUS IS 220D 4 DR

CASH PRICE

£8688

£9532

BALANCE

£8510

£50

CASH PRICE

BALANCE

£12,988 £12,722 cruise control, climate control, ABS traction control, remote locking alarm, immobiliser electric windows, 17” alloys

PRICE FROM

£ 12,988

09/59 HYUNDAI i30 1.4 DELUXE

16” alloys, auto climate control CD player with iPod interface remote central locking electric pack, 6 airbags BALANCE OF WARRANTY 57 06 06 06 54 07 56 56 06 06 55 57 07 06 55 09 09 09 09 08 08 56 54 09 09 07

PRICE FROM

£ 8988

CARS UNDER £5000 FIAT DOBLO 1.3 CARGO MULTIJET, WHITE, BUSINESS USERS ONLY, LOW EMISSIONS................£4988+VAT CHEVROLET KALOS 1.2 SE 5DR, SILVER, ABS, IMMOBILISER, RADIO/CD.............................................£4988 FIAT PANDA 1.1 ACTIVE 5DR, BLUE GRAPHITE, ABS, IMMOBILISER, RADIO/CD...................................£4788 CHEVROLET KALOS 1.2 SE 5DR, BLUE METTALIC, ONE OWNER, FSH, CD AUDIO UNIT.........................£4288 VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.6 16V LIFE 5DR, TONIC BLUE MET, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER......£4788 CHEVROLET KALOS 1.2 S 3DR, BLUE METALLIC, ELECTRIC PACK, CD AUDIO UNIT, LOW EMISSIONS.....................£4988 KALOS 1.4 SX 5DR, RED, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS, IMMOBILISER........................................................£4988 TACUMA 1.6 SX 5 DR, SILVER, AIR CONDITIONING, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, FRONT FOGS.........£4988 TACUMA 1.6 SX 5DR, GREY, REMOTE LOCKING, ONE OWNER, FSH, ONLY............................................£4488 TACUMA 2.0 CDX 5DR AUTO, GREY, ALLOYS, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT .....................£4488 LACETTI 1.6 SX 5 DR, BLUE, AIR CONDITIONING, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, IMMOBILISER............£3988 CITROEN C3 1.4I SX 5DR, SILVER METALLIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS, IMMOBILISER........................................£6488 C4 1.4I 16V LX 5DR, GREY, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT, ELECTRIC PACK......................£6288 C4 1.6I 16V VTR PLUS 3DR, BLACK, ALLOYS, ONE OWNER, FSH..........................................................£6988 C4 1.4I 16V SX 5DR HATCHBACK, SILVER, ELECTRIC PACK, CD AUDIO UNIT, AIR CONDITIONING.......£5988 FIAT BRAVO 2.0 MULTIJET 165 SPORT 5DR, RED, 17” ALLOYS, PRIVACY GLASS, DELIVERY MILEAGE......£12,988 GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 ACTIVE 3DR, ALEUTIAN GREY, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER...............£7988 GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 ACTIVE 3DR, ALEUTIAN GREY, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, DELIVERY MILEAGE ......£7688 PANDA 1.2 DYNAMIC ECO 5DR, AGEAN BLUE, 1 YEARS ROAD TAX ONLY £35, DELIVERY MILEAGE....£6788 500 1.3 MULTIJET LOUNGE 3DR, BLUE, RADIO/CD, 16” ALLOYS, KEYLESS ENTRY..............................£9988 GRANDE PUNTO 1.2 ACTIVE 5DR, ARCTIC SILVER, KEYLESS ENTRY, ELECTRIC PACK, TINTED GLASS..£6988 GRANDE PUNTO 1.2 ACTIVE 3DR, BLACK, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER..............................£5688 PUNTO 1.2 ACTIVE 3DR, RED METALLIC, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER................................£3488 FORD GALAXY 2.0 TDCI ZETEC 5DR, GREY METALLIC, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT, ALLOYS..£18,288 FIESTA 1.25 STYLE 3DR 82, SILVER, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT, TINTED WINDOWS....£8988 MONDEO 1.6 EDGE 5DR, BLUE AMBITION, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT.........................£8288

SAVE OVER

DEPOSIT

£266

DOCUMENT FEE

£50

£8988

BALANCE

£70

£

8200

ON COST NEW

ADMIN FEE

£50

£11,256

FORD 07 FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC CLIMATE 5DR, BLACK, AIR CONDITIONING, CD, REMOTE LOCKING, ONLY...............£7288 07 KA 1.3I ZETEC 70 3DR CLIMATE, GREEN MET, ALLOYS, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRIC PACK ..............£5288 FOCUS 2.0 TITANIUM 4DR, BLACK, ABS, ALARM, IMMOBILISER............................................................£7988 06 FIESTA 1.4 TDCI ZETEC 5DR CLIMATE, BLUE METALLIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ONE OWNER, FSH..........£6988 06 06 FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC CLIMATE 5DR, BLUE METTALIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ONE OWNER, FSH..................£6988 FOCUS 1.6 SPORT 5DR AUTO, BLUE METALLIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ONE OWNER, FSH......................£6788 06 FOCUS 1.6 GHIA 4DR, RUBENS RED, ONE OWNER, FSH, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT .............................£5988 06 MAZDA 09 3 1.6 SPORT 5DR, GREY, CLIMATE CONTROL, ABS, TRACTION CONTROL...........................................£12,988 2 1.4D TS2 5DR, GREEN MET, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOYS, FRONT FOGS...........................................£9988 09 6 1.8 TS 5DR, BLUE, CLIMATE/CRUISE CONTROL, ABS .........................................................................£5788 54 NISSAN QASHQAI 2.0 ACENTA 5DR, GREY, CLIMATE/CRUISE CONTROL, ABS.................................................£13,988 09 NOTE 1.6 TEKNA 5 DR AUTO, SILVER, AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOGS, HALF LEATHER, ONLY..........£7988 08 06 NOTE 1.4 S 5DR, BLUE, CENTRAL LOCKING, REMOTE LOCKING, AIR CONDITIONING, ONLY.................£5788 PEUGEOT 08/58 EXPERT 1000 1.6 HDI 90 H1 VAN, WHITE, ABS, IMMOBILISER, CD AUDIO UNIT..................................£8988 307 1.6 HDI 110 S 5DR, BLACK MICA, ABS, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT, ELECTRIC PACK......................£7988 07 307 1.6 S 5DR, BLACK, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOYS, 6 SPEAKER CD..................................................£6988 07 06 307 2.0 SE 2DR, TANGO RED METALIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS, TRACTION CONTROL......................£9988 RENAULT 58 MEGANE 1.6 VVT EXPRESSION 3DR, RED, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOYS, REMOTE LOCKING, ONLY......£7988 06/56 MEGANE 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 5DR AUTO, BLACK MET, 1 OWNER, FSH, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT......£6488 06/56 MEGANE 1.6 VVT DYNAMIQUE 5DR, SILVER, KEYLESS ENGINE START, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT.........£5488 06 MEGANE SCENIC 1.4 DYNAMIQUE 5DR EURO 4, SILVER, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, ALLOYS...............£5988 SKODA 57 FABIA 1.6 16V 3 5DR, BLACK, CLIMATE/CRUISE CONTROL, ABS..........................................................£7488 06 OCTAVIA 1.9 TDI PD ELEGANCE 5DR DSG, CLIMATE/CRUISE CONTROL, SATELLITE NAVIGATION.........£6988 FABIA 1.4 AMBIENTE 5 DR, BLUE, AIR CONDITIONING, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS ..........................£5488 06

£ 11,988

metallic paint, air conditioning alacantara leather, parking sensors auto headlights, ESP with traction assist EBA, sony 6 CD with DAB, 18” alloys quickclear front windscreen COST NEW

£ 23,995

PRICE FROM

£ 15,788

18” alloys, leather seat facings electric heated front seats, bluetooth DVD sat nav with colour touch screen traffic message channel, auto headlights panoramic sunroof, ABS with EBD, isofix COST NEW

£ 33,746

PRICE FROM

£ 25,488

09 FORD FIESTA 1.25 82 PS STYLE 5 DR

DEPOSIT

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

£ 17,620

PRICE FROM

09 LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2 2.2 HSE AUTO

£393

10.3% APR

DOCUMENT FEE

ON COST NEW

SAVE OVER

£16,425

£8595

8200

ADMIN FEE

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £179

£

£149

10.2% APR

CASH PRICE

DIESELS ALSO AVAILABLE

ADMIN FEE

£149

£11,057

COST NEW

09 FORD MONDEO 2.0 TDCi TITANIUM X

DEPOSIT

£178

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £266

5600

£

ON COST NEW

10.5% APR

DOCUMENT FEE

full bodykit, 17” alloys, rear spoiler intelligent protection system, ABS with EBD air conditioning, front fogs, ESP with EBA

SAVE OVER

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

58 VAUXHALL VECTRA 1.8 16v SRi 5 DR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £178 sports interior, front fogs CD, remote locking, airbags 17” alloys, cruise control solar protected glass lowered sports suspension

ADMIN FEE

£149

10.5% APR

DOCUMENT FEE

09 FORD FOCUS 1.6/1.8 ZETEC S 5 DR

DEPOSIT

£153

SAVE OVER

£

2900

ON COST NEW

ABS with EBD CD player, electric windows remote central locking, airbags COST NEW

£ 11,895

PRICE FROM

£ 8988

TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 T2 3 DR, SILVER, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, IMMOBILISER..........£6888 58 YARIS 1.3 T SPIRIT 5 DR, SILVER, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, CLIMATE CONTROL, ONLY..................£8788 57 07 YARIS 1.0 VVT-I T2 3DR, SILVER LIGHTENING, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT....................£6288 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.4I 16V SXI 3DR, SILVER, SPORTS SEATS, CD, AIR CONDITIONING, ONLY............................£10,488 09 ASTRA 1.4I 16V SXI 3DR, BLUE, SPORTS SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, ONLY....£10,288 09 09 ASTRA 1.4I 16V SXI 3DR, BLUE, SPORTS SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOYS, ONLY .......................£10,288 09 ASTRA 1.4I 16V SXI 3DR, SILVER, SPORTS SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOYS, ONLY........................£9988 09 CORSA 1.2I 16V DESIGN 5DR, SILVER, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, HALF LEATHER, AIR CONDITIONING .......£8488 CORSA 1.2I 16V SXI 3DR, SILVER, SPORTS SEATS, CD, ALLOYS, ONLY.................................................£8488 09 ASTRA 1.9 CDTI 8V DESIGN 120 5DR, SILVER, REAR ELECTRIC WINDOWS, HALF LEATHER, ONLY......£9988 58 58 ASTRA 1.4I 16V SXI 3DR, SILVER, ABS, IMMOBILISER, SPORTS SEATS................................................£9488 ZAFIRA 1.9 CDTI DESIGN 150 5DR AUTO EURO 4, BEIGE, ABS, TRACTION CONTROL.......................£12,488 08 ASTRA 150 1.9 CDTI 16V SRI 150 3DR, CHOICE OF COLOURS, SPORTY STYLING, CD, ONLY...........£10,488 08 MERIVA 1.4I 16V LIFE 5DR, MONTEBELLO BLUE, ONE OWNER, CD, AIR CONDITIONING......................£6988 57 ZAFIRA 1.8I DESIGN 5DR, SILVER, HALF LEATHER, AIR CONDITIONING, ALLOYS...................................£8988 07 07 ASTRA 1.6I 16V SXI 5DR, SILVER LIGHTNING MET, SPORTS SEATS, ALLOYS, ELECTRIC PACK .............£7488 CORSA 1.2I 16V CLUB 5DR, SILVER, ABS, IMMOBILISER, RADIO/CD...................................................£7488 07 07 CORSA 1.2I 16V SXI 3DR, BLACK, ABS, SPORTS SEATS, KEYLESS ENTRY............................................£6988 CORSA 1.0I 12V LIFE 5DR, SILVER METALLIC, ABS, IMMOBILISER, RADIO/CD.....................................£6488 07 07 VECTRA 1.8I VVT EXCLUSIV 5DR, SILVER METALLIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS, KEYLESS ENTRY...........£6488 ASTRA 1.8I 16V SRI 5DR, GREY, ALARM, FULL BODY KIT, 18” ALLOYS .................................................£8488 56 56 VECTRA 1.8I SRI SAT NAV 5DR, SILVER STEEL, CRUISE CONTROL, ABS, ALLOYS..................................£7488 AGILA 1.0I 12V EXPRESSION 5DR, BLUE AMBITION, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER.............£3988 56 05/55 TIGRA 1.8I 16V SPORT 2DR, BLACK, ABS, ALARM, IMMOBILISER.........................................................£8488 54 ASTRA SRI 1.9 SRI CDTI 5DR, BRILLIANT BLUE, ABS, ALARM, IMMOBILISER........................................£6288 CORSA 1.0I 12V ENERGY 5DR, BLACK, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER..................................£4288 54 04/54 ZAFIRA 1.6I LIFE 5DR, BLACK, ABS, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, AIR CONDITIONING........................£4988 VOLKSWAGEN 09 GOLF 1.4 S 3DR, FLAME RED, IMMOBILISER, KEYLESS ENTRY, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT..................£12,988

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DEPOSIT

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £245 CASH PRICE

£245

BALANCE

ADMIN FEE

£11,988 £11,743

£149

10.2% APR

DOCUMENT FEE

£50

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

£15,144

DEPOSIT

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £323 CASH PRICE

£323 ADMIN FEE

BALANCE

£15,788 £15,465

£149

10.1% APR

DOCUMENT FEE

£50

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

£19,902

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £415 CASH PRICE

BALANCE

£25,488 £20,000

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DOCUMENT FEE

£50

CASH PRICE

ADMIN FEE

£149

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

£30,587

60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF £184 £8988

DEPOSIT

£5488

BALANCE

£8804

DEPOSIT

£184 ADMIN FEE

£149

10.5% APR

DOCUMENT FEE

£50

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE

£11,423

VOLKSWAGEN 09 POLO 1.2 E 60 5DR, BLACK, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER...................................................£7988 58 POLO 1.2 E 60 3DR, BLACK, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER...................................................£6688 58 POLO 1.2 E 3 DR, BLUE, BODY COLOURED BUMPERS, CENTRAL LOCKING, IMMOBILISER, ONLY.......£6688 06 GOLF 1.6 S FSI 5DR AC, BLACK, ABS, TRACTION CONTROL, IMMOBILISER...........................................£7988 06 GOLF 1.6 S FSI 5DR AC, BRILLIANT BLUE, ONE OWNER, FSH, KEYLESS ENTRY....................................£7988 06 POLO 1.2 S 64 5DR, BLACK, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, ALLOYS, ELECTRIC FRONT WINDOWS.....................£6688 04 POLO 1.4 TWIST 5DR, SILVER, ABS, ALLOYS, AIR CONDITIONING..........................................................£5488 DIESEL RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 DCI 130 DYNAMIQUE 3DR, SILVER LIGHTNING MET, ABS, TINTED GLASS ...£14,988 09 FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCI ZETEC 5DR 110 DPF, BLACK, AIR CONDITIONING, KEYLESS ENTRY..............£12,788 09 58/09 FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCI STYLE + 5DR, SILVER LIGHTNING MET, ABS, CENTRAL LOCKING...................£10,288 58 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0 HIGHLINE TDI CR DPF 4DR, HOLOGRAM GREY, LEATHER INTERIOR.......£14,288 58 KIA CEED 1.6 CRDI LS 5DR 113, BLACK, CLIMATE/CRUISE CONTROL, ABS, ONLY...........................£10,288 PEUGEOT 308 1.6 HDI 90 S 5DR, SILVER, REMOTE LOCKING, 1 YEARS ROAD TAX FOR £35 .............£8988 58 PEUGEOT 307 1.6 HDI 90 S 5DR, SILVER, CRUISE CONTROL, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS .....................£7688 07 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 1.9 S TDI PD 4DR, BLACK, ABS, ALARM, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT......................£9488 56 FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDCI SPORT 5DR EURO 4, BRASS METALLIC, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT....................£6488 06 CITROEN XSARA PICASSO 1.6 HDI 92 EXCLUSIVE 5DR, GREY METALLIC, CRUISE CONTROL, ABS ......£6288 06 OTHER MODELS 09 HYUNDAI COUPE 2.0 SIII 3 DR, GREY, FULL LEATHER, FULL BODY KIT, SPECIAL EDITION MODEL.....£15,488 09 KIA RIO 1.4 3 5DR, BLACK, AIR CONDITIONING, CENTRAL LOCKING, TINTED GLASS............................£7988 58/09 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.3 GL 3DR, HOLOGRAM GREY, ABS, ALARM, IMMOBILISER.........................................£7988 08 MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C180K SE 4DR AUTO, BLACK, CRUISE CONTROL, 16” ALLOYS..............£16,588 CHRYSLER SEBRING 2.0 LIMITED 4DR, BLACK, CRUISE CONTROL, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS ..............£8988 08 06/56 BMW X3 2.0D 5DR, BLACK, AIR CONDITIONING, TRACTION CONTROL, ALLOYS.................................£14,988 AUDI A3 1.9 DIESEL TDI SE 5 DR, SILVER, CLIMATE/CRUISE CONTROL, ALLOYS ..............................£11,988 06 MITSUBISHI COLT 1.5 DI-D CZ2 5DR, BLUE METTALIC, AIR CONDITIONING, ONE OWNER, FSH...........£6488 06 KIA CARENS 2.0 CRDI LX 5DR, BLUE GRAPHITE, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS, IMMOBILISER...................£5688 06 AUDI A3 2.0 DIESEL TDI SPORT 5 DR, BLUE, CLIMATE CONTROL, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, ALLOYS........£11,488 54 04 BMW 5 SERIES 525D SE 4DR AUTO, BLACK, AIR CONDITIONING, AUTO, PARKING SENSORS.........£12,488 04 SAAB 9-3 2.0T AERO 2DR AUTO, SILVER, ALLOYS, TINTED GLASS, IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT...............£9488 04 HYUNDAI COUPE 2.0 SE 3DR, SILVER, CRUISE CONTROL, AIR CONDITIONING, ABS............................£5788

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MOTORS 3


4 MOTORS

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Friday, October 23, 2009

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S/Sport,Black/Silver/ Grey, Metallics all here!!

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55-58 VAUXHALL ASTRA LIFE/CLUB/SRI/DESIGN

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FROM £11995

SAVINGS

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only £109.75 per month

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06-58 NISSAN NOTE

58/09 CORSA 1.4 DESIGN

FROM £5495

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07 CADILLAC CTS

Zetec Auto or Manual

only £114.58 per month

only £141.94 per month

FROM £8695

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07 NISSAN XTRAIL 4X4

AC Great Choice, All metallic colours - massive savings -

FROM £5495

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SUPERB SPEC!

Aventura or Columbia, you choose both in stock! Spec inc Sat Nav, Full Leather, Cruise Control, or all three and more!

05-58 VAUXHALL VECTRA

SRI CDTi Some with Nav

ZETEC/GHIAs

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FROM £6995

only £122.62 per month

05-08 FORD FOCUS

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06 FORD FOCUS C MAX

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08 VAUXHALL CORSA CLUB

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All the best colours over 20 in stock now!!

BIG 4x4 58 FORD MONDEO

57-58 FORD KA STYLE

Life, Sxi Design incl. CDTI Choose from over 15 All low mileage

CHOICE OF COLOURS

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08 CHRYSLER SEBRING 2.0 CRD LIMITED

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FROM £12495 FROM £8495 FROM £11995 just £138.72per month FROM £7995

11.9% APR TYPICAL

Our expert Finance team are always on hand to help tailor the perfect deal for you. With a host of affordable finance options to choose from, you won’t just find the perfect car, you’ll find the payment package to match!

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11.9 APR. GOLF £106.53 per month, Cash Price £6,495.00, Deposit £1,623.75, Balance Financed £4,871.25, Interest Payable £1,400.48, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £8,015.48, 11.9 APR. GOLF GT TDi £130.67 per month, Cash Price £7,995.00, Deposit £1,998.75, Balance Financed £5,996.25, Interest Payable £1,723.92, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £9,838.92, 11.9 APR. ASTRA LIFE CLUB ETC £82.39 per month, Cash Price £4,995.00, Deposit £1,248.75, Balance Financed £3,746.25, Interest Payable £1,077.05, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £6,192.05, 11.9 APR. CORSA CLUB £109.75 per month, Cash Price £6,695.00, Deposit £1,673.75, Balance Financed £5,021.25, Interest Payable £1,443.61, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £8,258.61, 11.9 APR. FOCUS C MAX £114.58 per month, Cash Price £6,995.00, Deposit £1,748.75, Balance Financed £5,246.25, Interest Payable £1,508.30, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £8,623.30, 11.9 APR. CADILLAC £141.94 per month, Cash Price £8,695.00, Deposit £2,173.75, Balance Financed £6,521.25, Interest Payable £1,874.86, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £10,689.86, 11.9 APR. SAAB 9-5 TiD £138.72 per month, Cash Price £8,495.00, Deposit £2,123.75, Balance Financed £6,371.25, Interest Payable £1,831.73, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £10,446.73, 11.9 APR. CITREOEN C4 PICASSO £154.81 per month, Cash Price £9,495.00, Deposit £2,373.75, Balance Financed £7,119.25, Interest Payable £2,047.36, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £11,662.36, 11.9 APR. MERIVA £74.34 per month, Cash Price £4,495.00, Deposit £1,123.75, Balance Financed £3,371.25, Interest Payable £969.23, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £5,584.23, 11.9 APR. GALAXY ZETEC £211.14 per month, Cash Price £12,995.00, Deposit £3,248.75, Balance Financed £9,746.25, Interest Payable £2,802.05, Documentation Fee £120.00, Total Payable £15,917.05, 11.9 APR. Finance subject to status. Pictures for illustration purposes only.


6 MOTORS

Friday, October 23, 2009

★★★★

ONL

5

LEF

Ford Fiesta cd player remote central locking electric mirrors anti-lock brakes electric windows

From

2999

£

Now

7541

£

T!

Was £4991

Now

4641

Was £6599

Now

5899

£

SAVE £

Was £7991

Now

7541

£

Bridge Road, Orrell Lane, Speke Hall Road, Prescot Bootle Speke

SAVE £ 500

56 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate Was £6995

Now

6495

£

SAVE £

450

57 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec

13991

£

700

53 Chrysler Voyager 2.5 Diesel People Carrier

£

From

SAVE £

350

450

Was £7991

4

LEF

SAVE £

SAVE £

06 Ford C-Max 1.6 Style

Y

cd player remote central locking electric mirrors alloy wheels fog lights anti-lock brakes electric windows

54 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec

54 Ford Ka

ONL

Ford Mondeo Diesel Hatchback

9441

700

Now

T!

£

SAVE £

Was £3699

Y

SAVE

£100

500

58 Ford Focus Coupe Cabriolet Was £13999 Now

13499

£

0

07 Ford Galaxy Zetec TDCi Was £14991

Now

13991

£


MOTORS 7

Friday, October 23, 2009

PE L FO RI IM R A OD ITE ON D LY !

★★★★

59 Renault Laguna Hatch 1.5 dci 110 Dynamique Delivery Miles Climate Pack 17” Alloy wheels Air Con Part Leather

■ ■ ■ ■ ■

NOW 34%

NEW LIST PRICE £19,730 N

£12,999

59 Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 106 Dynamique

NEW LIST PRICE £19,680

Delivery Miles Only Full Leather

■ 17” Alloy

40%

wheels ■ Rear Parking Sensors ■ Air Conditioning ■ Panoramic Sunroof

NOW £11,808

Model WAS 07 Renault Clio 1.4 Dynamique £7699 07 Renault Clio 1.2 Campus 3-door £5699 £8999 08 Renault Clio 1.2 Turbo Expression 3-door 06 Renault Modus 1.4 Dynamique £6999 06 Renault Megane Hatch 1.6 Dynamique 5-door £6999 58 Renault Megane Hatch 1.9 dCi Dynamique £11299 06 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet 1.6 Dyn £10999 06 Renault Scenic 1.6 Privilege 5-door £7999

SAVE £708 £704 £1022 £1053 £1034 £1372 £1530 £1225

NOW £6991 £4995 £7977 £5946 £5965 £9927 £9469 £6774

MANAGER’S SPECIAL 59 Renault Koleos dCi 150 4x2 NOW ONLY £13995 59 Renault Megane Hatch Sport 1.4 Dyn NOW ONLY £10995

RENAULT LIVERPOOL 0845 386 6189 Find us at Sefton Street, Liverpool L8 6PZ Visit us at www.renaultretail.co.uk/hotdeals Many vehicles in group stock have savings of over 40%. Renault Retail Group are regulated by the Financial Services Authority. All offers subject to terms and conditions. Pictures for illustration purposes only. Finance subject to status. Written quotations available on request. All prices correct at time of going to print and subject to availability.


8 MOTORS

Friday, October 23, 2009

★★★★

GROUP PURCHASE – BRAND NEW – LIMITED NUMBERS GOVERNMENT

OR

SCRAPPAGE

SCHEME EXTENDED

SAVE UPTO

£7058

WE’LL GIVEYOU up to a

MINIMUM

OR **

PART-EXCHANGE

For example drive away a brand new

WE’LLPAY

£5538 up to

TOWARDSYOUR †

DEPOSIT

WITH

CORSA LIFE NIL *

FROM ONLY

NOW WITH

CORSA

AND JUST

AN EXTRA

£500OFF SELECTED

CORSA 1.0 & 1.2 MODELS

E E R F ANCE R U S IN

†† S ON 19 PLUMODELS SXi CORSA

DEPOSIT

£139 PER MONTH

Typical example: cash price £10255. Less Lookers/Government scrappage allowance £3268. Deposit NIL. Balance financed £6987. Payable by 60 monthly x £139.72. Plus £273 arrangement and option fees. Total amount payable £8656.20.

BRAND NEW

DRIVE AWAY FROM

OR AT LEAST

9

.8%

APR TYPICAL

FREE

REDUNDANCY COVE R WHEN FINANCED THR OUGH GMAC

OR WE PAY

•CD music system • Electric front windows • Electric mirrors • Remote central locking • Security immobiliser • Free Insurance

£8987 £1688 £1688 £3188

BRAND NEW

DRIVE AWAY FROM

CORSA 1.2 SXi 3dr

List price

£12175

MERIVA 1.4 ACTIVE

INC.

SCRAPPAGE ALLOWANCE*

OR AT LEAST

3 rear seat head restraints CD music system Electric front windows and mirrors Remote central locking

£

BRAND NEW

ASTRA 1.4 ACTIVE 5dr

INC.

SCRAPPAGE ALLOWANCE

*

DRIVE AWAY FROM

OR WE PAY

TOWARDS YOUR

FINANCE DEPOSIT†

OR WE PAY

£9487 £5378 £5378 16365 £6878

£

BRAND NEW

INSIGNIA 1.8 EXCLUSIV 5dr • CD with MP3 format • Body colour door handles • Climate Control • Remote central locking

FINANCE DEPOSIT†

PART EXCHANGE**

OR AT LEAST

List price

• Air conditioning • Security immobiliser • Electric front windows and mirrors • Remote central locking

TOWARDS YOUR

£8787 £3243 £3243 £5743 14530

List price

• • • •

PART EXCHANGE**

List price

INC.

SCRAPPAGE ALLOWANCE* DRIVE AWAY FROM

PART EXCHANGE**

OR AT LEAST

TOWARDS YOUR

FINANCE DEPOSIT†

OR WE PAY

£12987 £2653 £2653 £4653 INC.

£17640 SCRAPPAGE ALLOWANCE*

PART EXCHANGE**

TOWARDS YOUR

FINANCE DEPOSIT†

LOOKERS LIVERPOOL

LOOKERS SPEKE

0844 659 2654

0844 659 2661

DERBY ROAD

#

SPEKE HALL ROAD

#

Official Government Test Environmental Data - Fuel Consumption Figures mpg (litres/100km): Vauxhall Range: urban 12.7 (22.3) - 51.4 (5.5), extra-urban 25.4 (11.1) -74.3 (3.8),combined 18.6 (15.2) - 62.8 (4.5), CO2 Emissions 119 - 364 g/km. *Drive-away prices include Government/Lookers Scrappage Allowance which is dependent on the vehicle meeting the full Government Scrappage incentive criteria. The Government Scrappage payment applies to vehicles registered on or before 31.08.99 when traded in against a new car subject to conditions. The trade in vehicle must have been registered in the name of the customer for 12 months. Vehicle must be able to be driven on the highway. The customer must supply a vehicle registration document (V5C) and a valid MOT certificate to the retailer for the trade in vehicle up on delivery of the new vehicle. Vauxhall will ensure the vehicle is disposed of under the end of life vehicle directive and a certificate of destruction will be held by Lookers. **Regardless of age or condition, amount qouted is the minimum you will receive. †Subject to financing your vehicle through Lookers. These offers available while stocks last and cannot be used in conjunction with each other. Vehicles shown for illustration purposes only. Finance subject to status. A guarantor/indemnities may be required. Written details on request. All prices plus road fund licence and first registration fee. #Calls to 0844 numbers are charged at 5 pence per minute and calls may be recorded for training purposes. ††Insurance subject to Insurers terms and conditions.


MOTORS 9

Friday, October 23, 2009

★★★★

Brand New Saab

9-3 Aero TTiD 180bhp SportWagon

• 18” alloys • Bi-Xenons • Leather heated front seats • Exterior sports bodykit • Climate control

Save £8110 NOW ONLY

Vauxhall

Chevrolet

• DELIVERY MILEAGE ONLY

• DELIVERY MILEAGE ONLY

Corsa 1.0i Active 3dr

Matiz 1.0 SE 3dr

• Air conditioning • 15” alloys • CD with MP3 • Electric front windows & door mirrors

• Central locking • CD player • 60/40 split rear seats • Power steering

NOW ONLY

NOW ONLY

£19995 £8999

NO DEPOSIT + + + PLUS+ + +

CASH BACK FOR YOUR P % R .9 ESENT CAR -

10

APR TYPICAL

CALL FOR DETAILS

LIVERPOOL APPROVED USED CARS...

VAUXHALL CORSA Corsa 1.4 Design KN05OJS DE56FHX Corsa 1.2 SXi DA07UES Corsa 1.3 SXi DE58UOA Corsa 1.2 SXi DG58URS Corsa 1.2 Design MA58HNK Corsa 1.4 SXi KN58WGU Corsa 1.4 Club KM58KVG Corsa 1.4 Club DF08VMU Corsa 1.4 SXi Corsa 1.3 Club KM58JTZ KM58JHK Corsa 1.3 Club MK58CKV Corsa 1.4 SXi DA58KWJ Corsa 1.2 Life DY09HMC Corsa 1.2 SXi Corsa 1.2 Breeze DG58YLD DA09FBJ Corsa 1.2 SXi VAUXHALL ASTRA DE06ZLX Astra 1.9 Exclusive Astra 1.6 Club DA06ZTD SB06TTK Astra 1.8 Life BP06HZU Astra 1.8 Life DE56NKN Astra 1.6 SXi PF06XMO Astra 1.6 Active Astra 1.4 Club KF07JCO Astra 1.8 Club FL07UGH Astra 1.3 Club KJ07OCA FH07NWK Astra 1.3 Club Astra 1.6 SXi SC56HZE DK57WMX Astra 1.4 SXi Astra 1.6 Life YL08OKX Astra 1.4 Club AE58YRZ AB08UOH Astra 1.8 Design Astra 1.4 Life AF58EOZ AF58MVD Astra 1.4 Life Astra 1.4 Life AF58NLV Astra 1.4 Breeze DG58USB Astra 1.7 Club KV58HBG Astra 1.4 SXi DG58UPT

£5999 £6999 £7699 £8494 £8995 £8995 £8999 £8999 £8999 £8999 £8999 £8999 £8999 £9499 £9499 £9999 £6499 £6499 £6999 £6999 £7499 £7499 £7995 £7999 £7999 £7999 £8499 £8499 £8495 £8995 £8995 £8995 £8995 £8995 £8999 £9999 £9999

08 VAUXHALL

CORSA 1.0 BREEZE 3DR ONLY

£7499

57 VAUXHALL

ONLY

54 FORD

ONLY

£11999

ONLY

07 FIAT

£5999

DE58UMO Astra 1.4 Club PJ08EJE Astra 1.8 SRi NL08CNN Astra 1.9 SRi DU08SSV Astra 1.9 SRi DY58AUH Astra 1.8 Design BV56NFL Astra 1.9 Twintop Design DG58YHM Astra 1.9 SRi DK09UEX Astra 1.8 Exclusive DG08KZA Astra 2.0 VXR VAUXHALL AGILA DG58UTP Agila 1.0 Club DA58EHX Agila 1.0 Club DK58YPZ Agila 1.2 Club DA58EHZ Agila 1.0 Club DA58EES Agila 1.2 Club DA58EFR Agila 1.2 Club DA58EHN Agila 1.2 Club Agila 1.3 Design DA09VUN VAUXHALL MERIVA Meriva 1.4 Life KV58JJF KU58EFD Meriva 1.4 Life Meriva 1.4 Life KU58EFC VAUXHALL ZAFIRA Zafira 1.6 Life BL06XAN PL06WNG Zafira 1.6 Club DA57NJK Zafira 1.6 Breeze NU07YXA Zafira 1.9 Energy DA08JDO Zafira 1.6 Exclusiv DE58UNW Zafira 1.9 Exclusiv Zafira 1.9 Exclusiv BT08MVJ VAUXHALL VECTRA Vectra 2.2 Elite DS06GOH Vectra 1.8 Life AF58FRD Vectra 1.8 Life AF58FUB Vectra 2.2 SRi NC56YZT Vectra 1.9 SRi DY57SXS Vectra 1.8 Exclusiv GF58PCX NL08KWR Vectra 1.9 SRi Vectra 1.9 Sri DV08YLH Vectra 1.9 SRi DV08YNT VAUXHALL TIGRA DF08CWP Tigra 1.8 Exclusiv VAUXHALL INSIGNIA MT58XAO Insignia 2.0 SE Insignia 2.0 Exclusiv DA09VSK

CORSA 1.0 LIFE 3DR

ONLY

£11995 £11995 £11999 £11999 £11999 £12999 £13499 £16999 £17499 £6999 £7995 £8499 £8499 £8995 £8999 £8999 £10999 £7999 £7999 £8999 £7995 £7999 £8999 £9995 £10999 £12995 £13499 £8499 £8995 £8995 £8999 £9699 £9995 £9999 £9999 £9999 £10999 £15995 £16995

£6499

ONLY

ONLY

SPEKE APPROVED USED CARS...

£10999 £15999 £15999 £3799 £3999 £4699 £4999 £4999 £6499 £6999 £6999 £9999 £15495 £7499 £7999 £9995

£4999 £5999 £6999 £7999 £7999 £7999 £8499 £9499 £9999 £9999 £9999 £3499 £3999 £4999 £6499 £6499 £6999 £8499 £9499 £9499 £9999 £9999 £9999 £10499 £10499 £10999

£9999

57 SUZUKI

ASTRA 1.9 ELITE 5DR

DG09TUU Insignia 2.0 SRi VAUXHALL ANTARA DG09TVF Antara 2.0 S OTHER MAKES MW05HUN Chevrolet Kalos SE 5dr MJ06NKO Chevrolet Kalos 1.4 3dr KC57VMK Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE 5dr GJ08LFR Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE GJ08LFR Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE 5dr LM08NVR Chevrolet Laccetti 1.6 SX Auto 5dr Saab 9-5 Vector TiD 4dr Saloon DF05GPE Saab 9-3 Linear TiD LC54XPP OU04SVP Saab 9-3 2.0 Vector Sport KW08WME Saab 9-3 1.9 TiD Linear DA04ZWM Mini One 1.6 MF07DDO Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia ND08BEO Ford Focus 1.6 Style

VAUXHALL CORSA DE54MGX Corsa 1.2 SXi 3dr MA56VCC Corsa 1.2 SXi+ 3dr KN56FDE Corsa 1.3 Design 5dr BL56MSU Corsa 1.4 SXi 3dr MA07PZM Corsa 1.2i Design 5dr DY57CZM Corsa 1.2i Club 3dr, air con MF09SMX Corsa 1.2 Club 3dr Corsa 1.2 Design 5dr DV09FCA Corsa 1.4 Design Twinport DN09YTX DN09XZM Corsa 1.4i Design 16V 5dr Corsa 1.3 Design 5dr DV09FBD VAUXHALL ASTRA BT52AWW Astra 1.6 Club Astra 1.6 Club 5dr FN53RCY Astra 1.4 Life 5dr FM04AYD DF06AWM Astra 1.4 Life Astra 1.7 CDTi Club 5dr VE55DUA Astra 1.6 Club 5dr LB06PJU Astra 1.4 Life 5dr KV58HHP Astra 1.6 Breeze 5dr SH58YCX KB57HWU Astra 1.8 SRi XP 5dr Astra 1.6 Club 5dr DV58XCT DA08NZV Astra 1.4 Breeze 3dr Astra 1.9 CDTi Elite 120 5dr NH08KVR Astra 1.6 SRi XP 5dr YB57ODJ Astra 1.6 SXi 5dr DY58NZT DY58GHX Astra 1.9 CDTi SRi Estate

£6499

56 PEUGEOT

307 1.4 COUPE SPORT

08 VAUXHALL

PUNTO 1.2 DYNAMIC

FUSION PLUS 1.4 DIESEL

£5499

07 VAUXHALL

ASTRA 1.6 TWINTOP SPORT

Save £1126

SWIFT 1.3 5DR ONLY

£6499

AF58AVK Astra 1.9 SRi 5dr Astra 1.9 SRi+ 3dr KP58KXF MC09LMC Astra 1.8 TwinTop Sport VAUXHALL AGILA DA58GJV Agila 1.2i Club 5dr, air con VAUXHALL MERIVA KR55RFF Meriva 1.4 Breeze DE06TJX Meriva 1.6 Active KM05NRE Meriva 1.7 Design KL55GZC Meriva 1.6 Breeze Meriva 1.4 Life KS06GUH NU06BWW Meriva 1.4i Life 16V Meriva 1.4 Life KU58EGK VAUXHALL ZAFIRA DF06AVR Zafira 1.6 Club CX56PGK Zafira 1.6 Club AM58HGZ Zafira 1.6i Exclusiv 16V DN58JYC Zafira 1.9 CDTi Design 150ps VAUXHALL VECTRA DV57KFR Vectra 1.9 SRi CDTi AM58JCY Vectra 1.8i VVT Exclusiv 16V AM58JZT Vectra 1.8i VVT Exclusiv 16V AF58FRV Vectra 1.8 SRi 5dr Vectra 1.8 SRi 5dr SH58XGV Vectra 1.8 SRi 5dr AE58YXD Vectra 1.8 SRi 5dr AE58JNL AM58HDU Vectra 1.9 Exclusiv 5dr Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi 120 5dr DN58GYP AM58KEJ Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi 120 5dr VAUXHALL TIGRA Tigra 1.4 Coupe PJ07CFL VAUXHALL INSIGNIA Insignia 2.0i T SRi Nav VE58DTY Insignia 2.0i T 4x4 SRi 4dr VN58ELH Insignia 2.0 CDTi 160 VX58EOA OTHER MAKES Peugeot 1007 1.4 3dr FD56TLU MJ55RXC Citroen C3 1.4 LX 5dr Nissan Micra 1.2 Initia 3dr DA56OFV MV07UUP Ford Fiesta 1.25 5dr PY06AEK Hyundai Tucson 1.9 CRTD GSi Estate

£12499 £12999 £12999 £7499 £5999 £5999 £5999 £5999 £6499 £6999 £7999 £7499 £7999 £10999 £13999 £9499 £9499 £9499 £9999 £9999 £10499 £10499 £10499 £10999 £10999 £9499 £15999 £16499 £16999 £4499 £4999 £4999 £6999 £8999

Cash back equivalent to any equity in your existing car after deposit (if required) and settlement of any outstanding credit, subject to valuation. Vehicles shown for illustration purposes only. Finance subject to status. A guarantor/indemnities may be required. Written details on request.Savings against current on the road list price (MRRP).

OPENING TIMES Mon to Fri 8:30am - 7:00pm Sat 8:30am - 5:00pm 11:00am - 5:00pm Sun


10 MOTORS

Friday, October 23, 2009

★★★★

Motors

BMW Z4 sDrive 30i

Open and shut case

STAR QUALITY: The latest BMW Z4 is longer, wider and visually more attractive, whether the roof is up or down, than its predecessor

N

OTHING like learning through experience. The BMW Z4 roadster may have been around for more than six years, but it was never the complete package. And in order to win their battle for sales with arch rivals Mercedes-Benz and Audi, the German giant had to listen to the people who matter most – the customers. Many were choosing the slinky Mercedes SLK over the Z4 because it had a folding metal roof; others cited the need for more comfort and practicality. This presented a dilemma in that more than any other BMW the Z4 symbolises the front engine, rear-wheel drive ethos so important to the marque. In fact the original car was unashamedly targeted at the 20% of buyers whose only reason for buying one was for its extreme driving experience. That was then, this is now – and the new German, as

road

TEST

with MIKE TORPEY

opposed to American-built, car is a sports superstar. It is longer, wider and visually more attractive, whether the roof is up or down, than its predecessor as well as boasting a string of innovations never seen before on a BMW of this type. Among them is the two-piece hard top that folds away electrically in 20 seconds and still leaves 180 litres of luggage space when stowed. With the roof up the space increases to 310 litres, which is half decent for a roadster. Then there’s the standard Drive Dynamic Control – another BMW roadster first – which lets the driver alter the chassis setting so as to switch from

speccheck MAKE: BMW. MODEL Z4 sDrive 30i. ENGINE: 2,996cc 6-cyl petrol. POWER: 258bhp at 6,600rpm. PERFORMANCE: 0-62 in 5.8 secs, top speed 155mph (governed). ECONOMY: 22.8mpg Urban, 45.6 Extra Urban, 33.2 Combined. CO2 EMISSIONS: 199g/km.

INSURANCE: Group 17. PRICE: £32,665 on the road. WHAT’S HOT: Elegant looks, classy cabin, engaging drive, slick roof operation. WHAT’S NOT: Thirst for fuel, snappy clutch action. RATINGS (out of five):

LOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . RIDE AND HANDLING PERFORMANCE . . . . . . . . . VALUE FOR MONEY . . .

5 4 5 5 4

comfortable yet sporty cruiser to raw performance car. Best of all though is the Z4’s interior, which is now different league to previous models. It looks and feels classy, has accessible switches, comfortable leather seats and discreet storage compartments. The switch to an electronic parking brake frees up space in the cockpit and there’s also now storage space behind the seats. All round visibility is also significantly improved. It’s also worth paying the extra £220 for brushed aluminium trim, which sets the sporty cabin off perfectly. The Z4 comes with a choice of three six-cylinder engines and cars are badged sDrive23i, 30i and 35i – the ‘s’ bit denoting rear-wheel drive as opposed to the all-wheel drive they now call xDrive. The lower powered 23i actually has a 2.5-litre engine while the s30 and 35 both feature a 3.0-litre unit, the flagship model boasting twin turbos. The tested model was the mid-range Z4 sDrive30i with a slick six-speed manual transmission. It handles beautifully, has loads of punch, great feedback from the steering and a wonderful engine note when you floor the throttle. Extras have always been an important aspect of the BMW experience and in the Z4’s case the list is long. For instance a CD sound system may be standard but you can add an iDrive multimedia set-up with finely detailed satnav and 12GB of audio storage for a princely £2,135 or just go for the useful park distance control at £590.


MOTORS 11

Friday, October 23, 2009

ECHO Motoring Car & Van Hire

Vehicles Wanted MERTON CAR DISMANTLERS CASH PAID

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SPEKE CAR & VAN HIRE From £25 Tel: 0151 448 1761

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Commercial Vehicles

S REG SPRINTER

Very good condition Mot Sept 2010, ANY TRIAL

£1,800 ono 07976 309520

MERCEDES VITO

S reg, 108 diesel, 2.3, blue, 121k miles, mot April 2010, service history, roof rack, good runner

£1,200 ovno 07502 399566

1999 VAUXHALL COMBO Tax and MOT’d, first time starter

£600 ono 07971 607926 RENAULT KANGOO 51

reg, white, tax + MOT, great runner, 65k miles, slight oil leak hence price. £900 no offers. 0151 207 5609, m 07502 149608

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WANTED Scrap Cars, 4X4’s & MOT failures, £85−£5000 1 hour collection Certificate of Destruction 0151 261 0409

Vans

£60 MINIMUM FOR MOST SCRAP CARS AND VANS 7 day service 07842 164 980 0151 289 1190

SCRAP CARS WANTED Cash paid For scrap Cars, vans, 4x4s. All paperwork dealt with correctly.

0151 236 2539 / 07890 811 987

www.motors-merseyside.co.uk Repairs & Services HOME REPAIRS Servicing, breaks, diagnostics. Est 30 yrs 07850 742 042 Allen MOBILE CAR SERVICES Friendly & efficient repairs/ servicing.Bill 0151 521 5262

THE DRIVING ACADEMY No gimmicks, good quality tuition & we turn up when we say we will. Speke to Southport – Gift Vouchers Available Manuals &

AUTOMATICS

0151-283 2929 www.thedrivingacademy.com COLORS SCHOOL OF MOTORING First 10 lessons £140 Tel 0151 475 0467

ASHLEY NEAL Special Offer £150 10 hrs (Mon−Fri 9−4pm manual only) male/female instructors. All areas covered. 08452 606 602 FIRST 3 LESSONS £10 each (beginners) 0151 548 9771

CARS BOUGHT FOR CASH Best prices paid, all cars considered GEORGESONS Tel 0 1 5 1 2 6 0 9 5 7 5 o r enquiries@georgesonscars.co.uk

Car Valeting U.K. VALETING SOLUTIONS Prices start from £10. Tel: 0151 487 8401 Mob: 07533 253331 Fully Insured,7 days a week. www.ukvaletingsolutions.co.uk

Spares BSA UNIVERSAL 15" Alloy wheels, excellent cond, good tyres. £130. 0751 3916388 U S E D C A R S P A R E S All makes 0151 933 1994

CAR LOGIX

Spares Wanted

SERVICE & REPAIRS

M.O.T. BOOK YOUR M.O.T. ONLINE NOW www.liverpoolmot.co.uk or call 0151 486 3456 Collection & Delivery just £10 each way or free if in the Speke area.

We specialise in Japanese imports & UK vehicles. If you have a problem or just want a service, we do it all i.e. batteries, services, timing, chains/belts, brakes, air con, re-gas, clutches & lots more Give us a call. Recovery service available free (subject to job) 0151 486 3456

Vehicles Wanted

EUROCLUTCH Clutches from £58 Gearboxes from £78 inc VAT/fitting. Same day service. 0151 236 4079

LOW MILEAGE CARS 96-08 WANTED TOP PRICES PAID

CROSBY RENAULT Specialist service/ repair 0151 932 0381

HP Settled

0151-220 9055

GUERNSEY MOTORS GREEN LANE OLD SWAN L13 EST 28 YEARS

DON’T BE FOOLED By being told your car has been scrapped LEGALLY. You need a certificate of destruction from D.V.L. to avoid the FINE. We issue certificates with cash for your car and free collection

BRASENOSE MOTOR RECYCLING 0151 933 1994 (Day) or 07801 385006 (Evening)

£85 − £6000 GUARANTEED FOR CARS & VANS CASH WITHIN THE HOUR! Tel 0151 321 0324 (Local) 07775 750264

£80 − £5000 Cars & vans Anything considered Cash waiting 0151 928 7666 (24 Hours)

£70 UPWARDS FOR MOST CARS,VANS, & UNWANTED VEHICLES PROMPT COLLECTION OFF THE SHELF SPARES 0151 922 9585 07968 950342

CLUTCHES − M.O.T.’s FREE COLLECTION FULLY GUARANTEED 0151 228 1731 07796 198 648 (evg) 333A PRESCOT RD, L13 (next to Stanley Abattoir)

CAR WON’T START? Running problems? Timing belt broken? Mobile tune & service, same day. Tel 07802 607029

CLUTCHES/REPAIRS Guaranteed to be the cheapest FREE collection FREE diagnostics. Tyres, brakes, exhausts 0151 933 8812 SAAB/VOLVO Sales/Service Merseyswede. 0151 525 6545

A1 CLUTCH & GEARBOX Collection & Warranty 0151 734 2225/ 07751 459106 (Eve). Picton Rd next to Bridge AUTO−ELECTRICIAN 24/7 Mobile. Wiring, Starters, alternators, Radios, Fires, Engine Management, Non−runners etc 7 Days 0151 263 4919

A1 WINDSCREENS Lowest prices g’teed 0151 321 0123 CRYPTON TUNING Fuel injection, engine electronics, engine service ABS/airbag diagnostics, non starters, at home or work Cartune 9am−7pm 6 days. 0151 424 6251

HEAD GASKETS Cambelts. Exchange engines, free local pick up. MOT. FORMBY 01704 831007 Mob 07903 419585

FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC Pas, W alloys, 5dr, tax’d/mot’d. Nice car £1,695 Fazakerley Car

Sales 0151 530 1200

S

ESCORT 1.6 CL Tax’d/ Mot’d, cd, pas, alloys, ew, good runner £595 Fazakerley Car Sales 0151 530 1200

T

FIESTA 1.3 FINESSE 5dr pas, new mot, tax, 62,000 miles, bargain £875. 0151 427 6991 (07762 420687) t GHIA 1.4 ZETEC 5 S FIESTA dr 7 mths mot tax power steering ew, alloys 67,000 mls

£790. 0151 521 3547 (t)

FIESTA FLAME 1.4 5dr O4 52K hist, mot tax alloys warranty superb £3995 Good-

ison Motors 0151 523 0492

FORD

S−MAX

NEPTUNE CAR SPARES cars bought for cash. Best prices. Parts for all cars. Open 7 days. 0151 647 5735

TDCi

Titanium X, 56 plate, metallic black, 11,000 miles, FSH, fully loaded, immaculate condition, £13,500. Tel: 07776 214568.

W 2000 KA 12 months

Mot, black metallic, some history, all previous Mots, low mileage excellent condition, £1,195 ono. 0151 475 1873 or 07932 581211.

1.3 blue, 5dr, 79,000 miles, VGC, last 2yrs history, 4mths Tax & Mot, £550. Tel: 0151 287 0506 after 6pm.

FORD ESCORT FINESSE 1600, W reg, 8 months MoT, 8 months Tax, PAS, E/W, CD player, A/C, C/L, alloy wheels. Very good runner. Good condition for year. £600. 07866641474 KIRKBY.

FORD FIESTA 1994, 1.1 Blue MOT FEB 2010 Taxed VGC Lady owner 5YRS £400 Tel. 0151 339 7245

Kia

Caravans / Motorhomes / Tents

ATLAS HERITAGE 36 Foot static. 2004. 3 beds. Sited Madryn Castle, Abersoch, Llyn Peninsula. GCH,DG. Large corner plot. 10.5 month site.

KIA SEDONA

BERTH

EDWARDS PARK, TOWYN, 30ft, 4−6 berth, very clean, close to Arcades, shops, pubs etc £6,950 ono. Tel: 0151 280 9890 or 07526 404500.

WILLERBY SALISBURY

WILLERBY RICHMOND

static 35x12 2 bedroom new 2006 excellent condition as new £12000 ono 07713 881934

MOBILE MECHANIC repairs and servicing no call out fee MOT’s £39. Carl 07751 359676/ 07851 433150

Daewoo

WESTONS WINDSCREENS Side windows & rear screens, all cars, taxi’s & vans, new & secondhand, mobile fitting. Ash Rd, Seaforth, L21 2PY. 0151 928 7770.

MATIZ 1.0 5dr, full mot/ 04tax, low miles 50+mpg, low ins£1,395 Fazakerley Car

Sales 0151 530 1200

Rover

03 PLATE VECTRA 2

litre DTi, tax & MoT, 79,000 mls. e/w, e/m, aircon, CD player, cruise control, Alloys, metallic grey, £2,395 ono. 07592 961 612

SILVER

ROVER 25 SPIRIT 5 door Hatch, alloys, sunroof, CD. 52 Full MOT. 6 month tax. 50k. Immaculate 910410

07703 035525

£1895

07979

ASTRA

1.6

2001 model, ex cond inside & out, low mileage, aircon, CD player, e/w, remote c/l, Alloys, taxed & MoT’d, £1,675. 0151 291 6497 or 07960 756185.

VAUXHALL CORSA Sxi

Saab

2003, Black 67,700 miles FSH alloys Mot/ tax £2,950 Tel. 0151 2925464

LINEAR 93 4DR 1.8T Black, ac, e/w, e/m, alloys, 52 cd, abs, airbags, front fogs,

VW

headlamp wash, history, Mot £3,395. 0151 933 9207 (t)

SAAB SAAB SAAB Diesel specialist www.sarbkar.co.uk, service/repair 0151 448 1184

V.W. VENTO 1.8 Auto, M Long Mot & tax, excellent runner £550 Fazakerley Car Sales 0151 530 1200

Toyota

SAXO 1.1 DESIRE e/w, 02 pas, s/r. Full mot/taxed 50mpg, low ins £1,350

TOYOTA RAV4 (S REG)

VW POLO 2000, 58K,

1.9 Automatic, 5dr, full electrics, sunroof etc, leather seats, 11mths Mot, 5mths Tax, royal blue, excellent condition

Fazakerley Car Sales 0151 530 1200

12 months Mot, 1 previous lady owner, very good condition, metallic blue, cd, £1,750 ono. 0151 287 4644 or 07917 127679.

£1,350 ono

0151 284 9837 R REG AVENSIS

TOYOTA

1.8 GS, garage bought, s/r, PAS, e/w, e/m, aircon, rad/cass, tax & MoT, looks & drives perfect, £795. 07842 164 856 or 07856 729 744

TO PROMOTE YOUR HOLIDAY PACKAGES RING NOW ON:

0151 472 2294

For details of the next Holiday Promotion contact our Holiday Specialist on:

0151 472 2294

Immac condition, 12 mths Mot. 71k. Some extras.

£1,500 ono. Tel: 0151 5317028.

35x10, 3 bed, 8 berth holiday home. Good condition, prestige 5* site at Talacre with pool, gym & country club £11,960. Ref: TB− 1/160. 0800 717707.

1.2, Black, PAS, ABS, E/W, alloys, CD player, 40K miles. TAX and MOT. £3595ono 0151 523 1200 or 07708 806185.

1994 MITSUBISHI PAJERO

1999

WEEKENDER

55 RENAULT CLIO −

1.2, 16v, SXi Plus, 56 reg, low mileage, metro blue, 3 door, ew, cd, alloys, half leather interior, taxed March 2010, 1 lady owner, immac cond, fantastic runner. £4,900 ono

Land / Range Rover

8 berth, excellent condition, sited at Ty Mawr, Nr Abergele £6,995 ono. Tel: 01952 883892 or 07709 072990.

ABI

VAUXHALL CORSA

(136) Estate, 04/54 reg, 1 owner, 110k, FSH, climate control, CD, panoramic roof, tax, long mot, any trial, £3,350. 0151 261 1847 or 07738 425932.

£5950 ono

CARAVAN

STATIC CARAVAN on

PEUGEOT 407 2.0 HDi

07746 963971

07813 820640 8

Vauxhall

2005 2.9 ES, gold, 7 seater auto, 42,500miles, tinted windows, 2 owners, FSH at Main Dealers, serv. last week, new pads, 6mths MOT and tax, immac

£17,000 ono

(static), 4 years old, well maintained, on Ty Mawr, Towyn, excellent facilities. £8,500. 0151 220 3414/ 07913 721389. Viewing 17th/19th October.

Peugeot

Renault

R REG FORD FIESTA

Vehicle Security

Repairs & Services

Ford

Driving Tuition

W I N T E R D E A L 5 lessons £40(terms) 07815 108563

WINDOW TINTING specialist. Car alarms, 07990 630 194

2004 FIAT PUNTO 5 door, blue, taxed until March, MoT end of July, power steering, £1,900 ono. Tel. 07599 355234

RENAULT 0151 525 6545, www.merseyrenault.co.uk

SCRAP CARS REMOVED Top prices paid. Collection within the hour. Tel 07712 887218

SCRAP CARS Vans & 4x4’s wanted. Top Cash prices paid. Collection within the hour. 0151 228 2914 or 07540 389571

Fiat

227 3030

Nissan

51

MICRA 1.0 Silver, 5 dr, low miles, excellent cond, full mot/tax £1,600 Fazakerley Car Sales 0151 530 1200

01

MICRA 1.0 S VIBE 3dr, pas, 56k mls, fsh, immac, Mot Aug 2010, tax Feb 2010 £1,877. 0151 933 9207 (t)

NISSAN PRIMERA

W reg 2000, 11 mths tax, 6 mths mot, metallic silver, 5 door, 75k, air con, e/w, e/m, airbags, lovely ride

£1,100 ono 0151 430 9557

Swiss Christmas Markets 4 days from

£319.00, December ‘09

Enjoy a wonderful festive break in ever-popular Chateau d’Oex, high in the Swiss Alps.

• Return flights to Geneva from Liverpool John Lennon or Manchester airport • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the Hotel Roc et Neige, Chateau d’Oex • Return airport to hotel transfers • Full day at Montreux’s wonderful Christmas Market • The services of a Tour Manager

For a brochure call:

or to book call:

(All calls charged at local rate)

Quoting Code LPE

0151 227 5987 0845 226 9732

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12 MOTORS

Friday, October 23, 2009

★★★★

Motors

plugs & points

COLDER and darker days have prompted Vauxhall MasterFit to offer a comprehensive safety check to help motorists make sure their cars are in good shape to cope with harsh winter driving conditions. The check – it includes a 25-point visual inspection, topping up all vital fluid levels and making sure the tyres are at the correct pressure – costs £35. According to Vauxhall aftersales executive Dave Elder: “It is important to make sure cars are in perfect condition to handle the harshest of weather. “Vehicles have to endure low temperatures, icy and damp starts as well as salt and grit from the road and all these elements represent a tough test.”

PLANS for ● tomorrow’s world of mobility

on two wheels as well as four are to be unveiled by Suzuki. After stunning the motorcycle world with its Crosscage fuel cell bike two years ago, the Japanese firm will unveil a major extension of the technology at this month's Tokyo motor show when it reveals a version of its popular Burgmann scooter driven by the clean-air powertrain. Claimed to be of light and compact design, the novel cell system uses air cooling for the scooter, which will be on display alongside a fuel cell version of the compact SX4 car featuring a capacitor to recover energy during braking.

OPEN AND SHUT CASE: The new Lexus IS 250C has the quickest folding metal roof on the market

Cool convertible with touch of class

J

UST when you thought the prospect of a few warm, sunny days had disappeared for another six months, along comes this week’s glimpse of an Indian summer. Ideal conditions for a season-ending few hours of open-top driving courtesy of what is very likely the world’s most refined convertible. The Lexus IS 250C was launched in July – predictably amid howling gales and relentless rain. It’s as well then that the folding metal lid, which raises or closes in 21 seconds, operates faster than any other three-part roof on the market. Handy of course, but this isn’t the Lexus’s trump card, because whether you’re cruising in the outside lane of the motorway, or just pottering round city streets, the sound of silence is almost spooky. But then during development, the IS 250C – and its folding hard-top – were tested in a range of real-world driving conditions, including

by MIKE TORPEY on stone roads, thefamous Nürburgring circuit and almost 25,000 miles of gravel surfaces. Extensive bench testing was also carried out and operation in extremes of temperature, from -30 to 80°C, to eliminate all types of vibration-generated cabin noise. Top up or top down the 250C looks a million dollars, yet with a starting price of £34,550 it is around £5,000 cheaper than a similarly specced up BMW convertible. Nor has the luxury arm of Toyota merely taken the tin opener to a regular IS model. Only the bonnet, headlamps, door handles and mirrors are shared with the saloon; all other body panels have been re-designed to harmonise with the folding roof. Powered by the 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine also used in the rest of the IS range, the convertible offers

performance of 0-60mph in exactly nine seconds and averages just over 30 miles per gallon. Not the most lusty or economical of figures but the six-speed auto box is slick and you have the option of making manual shifts via steering wheel-mounted paddles. Where this car does score highly is with its handling which, thanks to body reinforcements, make the IS extremely agile for an open top model of its size. Apart from a classy, upmarket interior with all the

bells and whistles you would expect from an executive car there’s also ample space for four tall adults. The front seats move and fold forward at the touch of a button to help rear access and while getting back out isn’t the mountaineering exercise you encounter with some cabrios and coupes, it still takes some manoeuvring. Prices are from £34,550 and entry grade SE-I models include the likes of integrated sat-nav, eight-way powered front seats, 18-inch alloys, while top spec SE-L brings in

the likes of ventilated and heated front seats, parking cameras, pre-crash safety and 12-speaker suround sound. Luggage space with the roof up is a reasonable 583 litres but when the hardware is stored away that space shrinks to a meagre 235 litres plus some extra room under the boot floor. Other neat fixtures prevent the roof opening if anything is too close to the back of the car and the air-con system is smart enough to detect sun-ray strength and adjust as required.

factfile

SMART LOOKER: Rear view of the IS 250C

MAKE: Lexus. MODEL IS 250C SE-L. ENGINE: 2,500cc V6 petrol. POWER: 205bhp at 6,400rpm. PERFORMANCE: 0-62 in 9.0secs, top speed 130mph. ECONOMY: 30.4mpg Combined. CO2 EMISSIONS: 219g/km. VED BAND: K. INSURANCE: Group 15. PRICE: £39,350 on the road.


motors-merseyside.co.uk Friday 23rd October 2009, Liverpool Echo