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JAGUAR has received certification from the Vehicle Certification Agency for a comprehensive ‘cradle-to-grave’ study which analyses the environmental impact of its new lightweight XJ model.The detailed lifecycle study will help speed up development of the next generation of more sustainable Jaguars, and highlights the company’s progress in reducing the carbon footprint of its products.

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PRICES of popular convertibles could increase by as much as 20 per cent in value over the next six months, according to a leading used car retailer Carsite. The company found the trade price of a Mazda MX5 1.8i increased from £10,450 in April 2009 to £12,350 in September 2009 – a rise of £1,900 or 18% – before falling £1,355 to £10,995 this month. A similar trend was also seen on a Volvo C70 2.4i Coupe Cabriolet which appreciated £1,600 in value from April (£14,395) to September 2009 (£15,995) before decreasing £1600 to April 2010 (£14,395).

MAGIC NUMBER: BMW’s new 320d EfficientDynamics saloon has such low emissions that its road tax is zero

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OR the Ultimate Driving machine, read the Cleanest Dream Machine. As car makers continue to push the boundaries of dynamics and economy, premium brand BMW has stolen a march on its rivals. The German company has set a new benchmark in the executive arena with the arrival of the most fuel efficient and greenest 3 Series yet. It comes in the shape of the 320d EfficientDynamics saloon, a car that boasts emissions of just 109g/km and a combined cycle fuel claim of 68.9 miles per gallon, figures that make it cleaner than many superminis. And while the everyday return of various cars is often some way adrift of the official consumption figure, that’s not the case here – on two separate tests we averaged 67 and 69mpg. The ED programme is not a new one for BMW, it’s been operating for some time, but what we have with the 320 ED

by MIKE TORPEY

is an evolution of the principle – and one that benefits both fleet and private users. For the moment at least, this car is the best example of an engine being refined to greater heights rather than using electric power or hybrid technology. No surprise then that it is the first premium model to record CO2 emissions below 110g/km. That means it falls into Vehicle Excise Duty band B, for which the road tax is zero. The benefits for business users are even more - the benefit in kind hit is 13 per cent, minimising taxation for company car drivers. In fact the fleet industry believes that the cash flow benefit and lower cost of money should see contract hire rates fall by up to five per cent over three years. BMW is committed to charging no extra so the EfficientDynamics version has been priced the same as the 320d SE Saloon at £27,245.

Given that the cars share an identical specification bar the wheels, you wonder why anyone would bother to opt for the regular diesel. The answer is that while the ED will give you an extra 10 miles per gallon, it can’t be specified in the popular M Sport trim or have automatic transmission. It does however have the full SE trim. What BMW has done is introduce low rolling resistance tyres, improve the aerodynamics and make some changes to the gearing. Otherwise it’s the same

1,995cc turbocharged diesel powerplant beneath the bonnet, producing 163bhp and capable of sprinting from standstill to 62mph in 8.0 seconds. In true Beamer fashion it drives like a dream too, with wonderful body control, poise through corners and balanced feel from the steering. Two minor criticisms though. You are left in no doubt at tick-over that the engine’s a diesel and, perhaps more importantly, following the prompts for optimum gearshift can have you

SMILES PER GALLON: It may be economical but the 320d still drives like a proper BMW should

changing up too soon – especially on country lanes. That said, the ED copes well with running in a higher gear at lower engine speeds. The arrival of the 320d EfficientDynamics saloon coincides with a revision of the 3 Series Coupe and Convertible models, which get subtle changes like a new grille, fresh light clusters at the rear, new rear bumper design and LED lights along with upgraded, more economical 320d, 325d and 335i engines. Prices are up by between £900 and £1,040 (the starting point 320i SE Coupe petrol costs £27,845 and Convertible £32,905) but Dakota leather upholstery is now standard so buyers are actually better off by around £410 compared to the previous cost of a leather option. There are also five new engines in the Saloon and Touring ranges while the fiery M3, also refreshed, now has a Start/Stop system and Competition Package available.


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UCATI'S Monster is aptly-named thanks to its monster looks, as well as the monster impact it’s had on the motorcycle market. The Monster roared onto the scene in the early 1990s, creating a whole new category of naked street bike. Ducati had built it to a tight budget using existing Ducati parts to provide a low-cost entry into Ducati ownership. Yet the Monster looked 100% original and anything but cheap – and it has accounted for a massive two thirds of Ducati sales, outstripping even the manufacturer from Bologna’s wildest expectations, and keeping Ducati afloat when it struggled financially during the 1990s. Never has a single model been so important to a manufacturer than the Monster has been to Ducati. So it’s no wonder Ducati has kept its Monster going, offering it in many different guises and engine sizes over the years. Top-of-the-range Monsters are now fast and expensively equipped – the Ducati S4RS has the Testastretta engine and all the parts including radial brakes and high quality Ohlins suspension, and the premium price tag to go with it. But there are also Monsters that remain true to their origins: the cheap yet stunning 600-plus cc machines. To continue the success of its entry-level machine, Ducati has created another stunning addition to

the Monster range for 2010 - the 796. The Desmodue engine is the same as Ducati uses in its Hypermotard 796 and the Monster gets a single-sided swingarm, revised ergonomics and price tag that’s cheap in today’s market, Ducati may have just created the perfect machine for the coolest new rider in town. The 796 combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. The V-twin engine puts out 87bhp, while the chassis weighs just 167kgs dry and it too gets optional ABS. The Monster 796 is fitted with the micro-bikini fairing and single seat cover as standard and features a new seat design with stylish red stitching. Additional new features include a rear subframe that’s ready to be fitted with Ducati’s latest range of grab-handles to keep your pillion happy, while blending into the natural line of the tail-end so it doesn’t spoil the sleek lines. Seat height has been reduced by 10mm compared to the Monster 1100, to an easy to reach 800mm, while the handlebars have been raised by 20mm. Ducati says these changes, along with the redesigned seat, improve posture and increase comfort. The new Monster 796 comes in traditional Ducati red, new arctic white silk or diamond black silk. All three colours are set against a red Trellis frame and black wheels, which feature a new short-style red flash around the rim side that creates a full red stripe at speed.

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MONSTER IMPACT: The new 796 Monster Ducati UK managing director Tim Maccabee, an enthusiast who can be seen riding his Ducatis at UK track days, said: “The new 796 Monster is a welcome addition to the family and will be a great bike for people upgrading from a first bike 600 or

looking to switch from a Sports 600 while wanting to retain style with plenty of real-world performance.” The Monster 796 will be available in the UK from May 2010 and will be priced at £6,995, with the ABS version at £7,695.

VAUXHALL is on target in its plans to have the Ampera electric car on sale next year. The company has just reached a landmark with the first pre-production Ampera rolling off the line in Michigan. The plan is for more validation Amperas to be built in coming months for use by engineers in Europe and the United States for testing the production-intent design. The focus will be on developing final vehicle software and controls, fine tuning the vehicles' driving characteristics and performing safety and structural testing. “We’re right on target for producing the Ampera for European markets later next year,” said Andrew Farah, Vehicle Chief Engineer for Ampera. It is scheduled to be in UK showrooms by early 2012.

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from

£6795

09 Registered Ford Focus 1.6 Style 5dr air conditioning remote locking

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£7991

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59 Plate Ford Fiesta Style+ Diesel anti-lock braking system air conditioning remote locking cd player

from

£9991

09 Plate Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr

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from

£9991

Bridge Road, Prescot

Orrell Lane, Bootle

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Monday Friday 9am 8pm

Saturday 9am 6pm

Sunday 11am 5pm

Models shown for illustration purposes only.

59 Plate Ford C-Max Titanium 1.8 TDCi

alloy wheels anti-lock braking system remote locking auto air conditioning heated screen

from

£13991

09 Plate Ford Mondeo TDCi Zetec

alloy wheels anti-lock braking system cd player air conditioning remote locking heated screen

from

£13991


MOTORS 7

Friday, April 30, 2010

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The Fiesta proves to be a very good sport by MIKE TORPEY

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SPORTY Ford Fiesta bloodline that started with the XR2 back in 1981 has just been given a new injection of pace. And it comes in the shape of a new addition to the family, the eye-catching S1600. The car’s sporting pedigree is instantly recognisable thanks to a body styling kit that includes a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, finished with 17-inch white alloy wheels. And the newcomer’s special paint job is available in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes. Performance comes via a 1.6-litre, 120PS Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, now producing 95PS, and for performance enthusiasts a further engine upgrade

package will be offered via Ford’s established performance tuning partner Mountune. Based on the popular Fiesta Zetec-S, the new arrival comes with a standard specification that includes the likes of alloy pedals and Quickclear windscreen, while the interior adds heated, stitched leather sports seats with standard side airbags, leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gearknob plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates. Gill Palmer, Ford of Britain's Fiesta product manager, said: “Since its introduction, Fiesta and sporting pedigree have never been far apart and the latest incarnation of that is S1600, bringing extra motorsport feel to the award-winning Fiesta style and driving quality.” The production run is being limited to 650 and prices are from £16,665.

SPORTY NUMBER: Production run of the Ford Fiesta S1600 is just 650

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10 MOTORS

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ECHO Motoring Vehicles Wanted

Cars For Sale

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SMART FOR TWO PASSION Ac, aw, Gl/sr, pas, cd, e/w, mot/tax, hist £35 tax £2,795. 0151 933 9207 (t)

Car & Van Hire MALVERN MOTOR CO Car/ Van Hire. will deliver, competitive rates 0151 933 9994/07878 966258 Q U E E N S W A Y COMMERCIALS Bank Holiday Special. 3 days for price of 2. 0151 531 6617/ 07757 802057 avail 7 days

Commercial Vehicles

RENAULT KANGOO 2001 1.9D, 1 previous owner, 12mths MOT, 6mths tax, excellent condition, new tyres, battery and cambelt, genuine Renault full size roof rack, ply lined and ready for work

£1295 ono. 07803 507878

M.O.T.

5 STAR

20-22 Esk St Liverpool L20 8JT

0151 933 9666 CLASS 4

MOT’s £30 CALL HELEN

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.

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CASH 4 CARS TOP PRICES PAID FOR CARS & VANS Running Or Not, With Or Without MOT Including Free Collection Environment Agency Approved No Paperwork Needed

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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)

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£130 − £5000 Most Cars & vans Anything considered Cash waiting 0151 928 7666 (24 Hours)

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

0151 236 2539 I BUY ANY CAR DON’T CON cash paid. 00−08. High or low mileage. Fantastic Prices. 07824 601581 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

WANTED £130 UPWARDS

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

For Most Cars, Vans, 4X4’s & MOT failures Certificate of Destruction 1 Hour Collection all areas T: 0151 260 1700

Vehicle Security

ALL VEHICLES WANTED £130 − £6000 PAID FOR MOST CARS & VANS CASH WITHIN THE HOUR! Tel 0151 321 0324 (Aintree) 07933 500928

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CALL US FIRST! £140 MINIMUM FOR

SCRAP CARS & VANS ANY CONDITION 7 DAYS 0151 545 1445 KNOWSLEY

MOST SCRAP CARS CASH & CERTIFICATE ISSUED SPARES ALSO SOLD 0151 933 7258 07762 381285

£130 UPWARDS FOR MOST CARS,VANS, & UNWANTED VEHICLES

£130 MINIMUM FOR MOST SCRAP CARS AND VANS 7 day service 07842 164 980 0151 289 1190

PROMPT COLLECTION 0151 922 9585 07968 950342

£135 MINIMUM For Most Scrap Cars & Vans Top Prices Paid 0151 443 0629 or 07570 881 795

SCRAP CARS & VANS WANTED Top prices paid, any condition and any time, 7 days per week 07966 074205

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 MINTO CLUTCH & GEARBOX Fully guaranteed. Unit 2, Keble Street, Kensington L6 1NF. 0151 263 5669

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

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

Sell your motor fast!

PREMIUM ENHANCED package package RENAULT MEGANE COUPE

In great condition, cd, alloys, elec windows, leather interior, 12 months MOT, tax, immaculate

£12,995 ono 0151 227 3030 Full colour 6x1 advert

ONLY

£40 for 3 days

RENAULT MEGANE COUPE

In great condition, cd, alloys, elec windows, leather interior, 12 months MOT, tax, immaculate

£12,995 ono 0151 227 3030 Display 4x1 advert

BASIC package

RENAULT MEGANE COUPE ,12 months MOT, tax,leather int, immaculate £12,995 ono 0151 227 3030 Lineage advert 5 lines (MAX)

ONLY

£30 for 3 days

WELDING mobile, gas/arc/mig, body/chassis/mot repairs/wings/ sills/panels. Myers 0151 526 6731/07746 778803 CRYPTON TUNING Fuel injection, engine electronics, engine service ABS/airbag diagnostics, non starters, at home or work Cartune 9am−7pm 6 days. 0151 236 0597

AUTO−ELECTRICIAN 24/7 Mobile. Wiring, Starters, alternators, Radios, Fires, Engine Management, Non−runners etc 7 Days 0151 263 4919

for 3 days

Please ask for details.

CLUTCHES Best prices. Fully guaranteed 25 Dublin St L3 7DT 0151 236 4079

A1 WINDSCREENS Lowest prices g’teed 0151 321 0123

£35

£10

CLUTCHES/MOT’S £35 FREE COLLECTIONS FREE DIAGNOSTICS Brakes, Servicing, Repairs etc. Same Day 0151 933 8812

HEAD GASKETS Cam belts, Service, MOT. 01704 831007

ONLY

6 day deals are also available for an extra

CROSBY RENAULT Specialist service/ repair 0151 932 0381

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SAAB/VOLVO Sales/Service Merseyswede. 0151 525 6545

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

MOBILE REPAIRS Servicing, brakes, diagnostics. Est 30 yrs 07850 742 042 Allen MOT’S £30 All welding. Call Helen 0151 933 9666

MOBILE MECHANIC Services fr £39, repairs, Mot’s. No call out fee. Carl or Rob 07751 359676 or 07985 309044

MOBILE CAR SERVICES Friendly & efficient repairs/ servicing.Bill 0151 521 5262

227 3030

Driving Tuition

Caravans / Motorhomes / Tents

THE DRIVING ACADEMY

MOTORHOME HYMER FIAT DUCATO

SPECIAL OFFER

10 Lessons £149 (new pupils) Male & Female Instructors St. Helens to Speke & Southport to Skelm

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE We turn up when we say we will

0151-283 2929 www.thedrivingacademy.com

1.9TD, 1991 H reg, 4 berth, 12mths MOT, 6mths tax, only 64k miles. Shower, fridge, bike rack, fully alarmed, large top box, lots of extras, very good condition

£4,995 ONO

COLORS SOM First 10 lessons £135 Tel 0151 475 0467

07876 168590

COSALT ECLIPSE 6/8 BERTH

M.S.M 1st 2 lessons − £10 only. or BB 10hrs for £150. Call Michelle on 07805 167586 ADVANCE 2 GO 5 Lessons £70. 07788 460506

AUTOMATIC £18 hourly, Ex BSM. Tel 0151 283 6207 THE DRIVING ACADEMY Male/Female Instructors. All areas covered. Quality Instructors with quality cars. Tel: 0151 283 2929

Sited on Presthaven Sands, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, DG, GCH, site fees paid for 2010. Includes all contents

£12,000 ono 0151 548 2943

CARLTON SOM 1st 4 lessons £10 each. 0151 228 2687.

ASHLEY NEAL SPECIAL OFFER £150 10 hrs Manual only. Male/female instructors. All areas covered. 08452 606 602 PASSWAY Driving School 1st 2 lessons £10 each hour beginners only. Special offer 5 lessons £85 Male/Female instructors. All areas. Instructors wanted 0151 430 8333

Car Valeting

GORSEHILL CARAVAN PARK Static caravan in Conway, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, excellent condition.

Quick sale, £12,500. 0151 521 4831 or 07887 535869.

U.K. VALETING SOLUTIONS Professional car care to your door. Tel: 0151 424 4555 Freephone: 0800 232 1524 Fully Insured,7 days a week. www.ukvaletingsolutions.co.uk

Spares U S E D C A R S P A R E S All makes 0151 933 1994

TYRE ON WHEEL size 175/ TOR14, radial 102, as new, used as spare, £20. 0151 228 2458

FOR SALE TRANSIT MINI BUS SEATS as new condition, £50ono. 0151 494 3786

Caravans / Motorhomes / Tents

6 BERTH STATIC CARAVAN (Only 8 months old) Only 2 miles from Snowdon. Idyllic retreat perfect for quick getaways/holidays. Situated on Brynteg Holiday Park ‘winner of Diamond Award for best park in Wales 2009’, site includes lake, bistro bar, leisure complex & restaurant, excellent activities/entertainment programme included. Site fees paid for 2010 + extra’s Viewing highly recommended. Quote ‘Plot 45’. For quick sale

Only £19,995 07889 252 723

5 STAR MARINE PARK

Rhyl. 10.5 month season, 8 berth, 3 bedroom, wheel chair access. TV all rooms. Immaculate condition. Fully equipped patio. Site fees and Gas paid for 2010. View anytime.

£8750ono 07961 629241 JOE.

ELDDIS FIRESTORM 556 2005, 6 Berth touring caravan, plus extras. Excellent condition, full service history.

£8250 07802616040

Boats & Craft 39FT NOBBY Eleanora 1898, no time. Needs TCL incl prop, rigging, spare engine. Offers around 9K. 07976 306832 PRESTON BOAT JUMBLE From 10am Bank Hol Mon 3rd May. At St Michaels on Wyre, 7 miles North of Preston PR3 0TB. A chance to buy all your boating, fishing & watersports gear at a fraction of the usual price. Stall space available. Large free car park. Admission £3.00 children free. For further info tel. 07974 753 123 or 01270 522251

Citroen

CITROEN C3 1.4 52 REG

silver, c/l, e/w, p/a/s, mot/ tax, 74,000 miles. Excellent condition

£1,595

0151 422 9682 07513 916 388 04 CITROEN XSARA DESIRE 1.6 petrol, black, Mot Dec, 36,000 miles, 1 owner, CD player, £1,800 ono. 0151 280 6745 or 07525 355347. MERSEYCITROEN.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

Ford

51 FORD KA. Collection. 1 yr MOT/Tax. PAS, Metallic, 1 owner,

£1395. Tel 0151 521 8700

www.ricelanecars.co.uk

T ESCORT TURBO DIESEL PAS, 1 yr MOT, metallic, CD player

£995

Tel: 0151 521 8700

www.ricelanecars.co.uk FIESTA 1.3 FINESSE 58k X miles, MOT till Oct, power steering, sunroof, alarm £980. Call 0151 521 3547 (t)

02

MONDEO 2.0 ZETEC Lady owner fsh, low miles, like new free road tax Bargain. £2,295. 0151 526 4699 (t)


Friday, April 30, 2010

ECHO Motoring

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Ford

Peugeot

Skoda

Volvo

53 REG FORD MONDEO

PEUGEOT DIESEL 307

FABLE 1.9 TDi EST Silver, 03 acc, a/w, cd, e/w, e/m, full service hist, tax & mot £3,995.

VOLVO T5 ESTATE

1.8 Mistral, MOT Nov, Tax May, FS Hist, CD, air con. alloys, airbags, e/w, e/m, 66k.

0151 933 9207 (t)

Suzuki

Excellent Condition

£1,895 ono 07502 336609 07909 170898

2001 FIESTA 1.25 ZETEC FREESTYLE Cd player, 50,000 miles, long Mot, power steering, electric windows, central locking, alloys, excellent condition

£1,395 ono 0151 475 1873 07932 581211

FIESTA FINESSE 54 Reg, blue, 5 door, full 11 months MoT, 6 mths tax, service history, 54k miles, excellent condition, new car forces sale

£3,400 ono 0151 526 0279 07966 601 107

FORD FOCUS 1.8 GHIA

4 door saloon, 2001, 85k miles, 6 months tax, 12 months MOT. Full Service. Immaculate condition. Full Ghia Spec.

£1,800 ono 07719 321077 or 01244 344046 (Eve) FIESTA FUN 1300cc, 3 door, hatch back, 10 mths MoT, tax, Y Reg, blue, good condition, £950 ono. 0151 480 7533

98,000 Liverpool ECHO readers plan to make home improvements within the next 12 months. Source: Gfk NOP 2008, TM NW2 10% area

HDI RAPIER

02 Reg. Tax Sept 2010, FULL MOT. EM,PAS,EW ALLOY WHEELS Cheap Tax. Excellent condition

NISSAN PRIMERA S

03 206cc CONVERTIBLE Full MOT, Tax end of June, alloys, leather, Air con, radio/cd. Black, immaculate

£3895 07979 910 410

PEUGEOT 307 1.4 S TYPE

56k miles, 9mths mot, 6mths tax, 2 new tyres, serviced, 2 owners, new gearbox, drives well

£3850ono 07788 746187.

PEUGEOT 106 1.1, R reg, long MOT and tax, pas, only 80k, service history, alloys, metallic, service history, 2 owners, excellent inside and out

£750 ono 07932 840390

PEUGEOT 206 GLX 2001 silver, blue interior, 3dr, 1 owner, FSH, radio/6 stack cd, e/w, e/m, full Mot, Taxed Excellent condition

£1,275 ono

99

07866 313 565 (T) 95 SUNNY 1.4 gd cond, Low ins, 12mths MOT £390ono Tel 0151 733 0010

01

AVENSIS 1.8 5dr, alloys, ac, e/w, e/m, cd, 2 owners, fsh, 46,000 miles, tax/mot £2,195. T 0151 933 9207 (t)

TOYOTA COROLLA

05, 1.4 D4−D T3 Diesel, metallic blue, 12 months MoT, taxed, 50,000 miles, lady owner

£5,950

0151 489 6643 0151 281 9563

Vauxhall

R REG CORSA GLS 1.4i

5dr hatchback, red, Tax end June, Mot end Dec, 132,000 miles, drives well, tidy little car, must be seen

£675 ono

0151 494 9897 07861 654370

50k miles, red in colour, 1400 injection, 5 door, 1st class condition, still drives like new car, 12 months mot, CD player

£650 07516 282018

VAUXHALL ASTRA 04 REG 1.4 LS

£895

£3,600

07866 313 565 (T)

RENAULT SCENIC 02 plate, 1.6 Dynamique, long mot and tax, silver, pas, c/l, e/w, e/m, air con, half leather, good condition

£1,350 ono 07788 482898

0151 486 8772

MERSEYRENAULT.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

0151 256 9496 (day) 0151 287 7161 (eve)

VOLVO V70 2.4 SE AUTOMATIC ESTATE 2001 Y−reg, silver with grey cloth trim, alloys, c/d, electric windows and mirrors, cruise control, 150k, service history, 12 months MoT, very clean.

Reduced to £1,795 0151 9245677 07807 061989

The ECHO is the no.1 place to turn when looking to buy and sell items. Source: Gfk NOP 2008, TM NW2 10% area

The Edinburgh Tattoo & Royal Yacht Britannia 3 days from £179.00

• Return coach travel • 2 nights' bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in a three-star hotel in the Ayrshire or Strathclyde area • A seat for the Edinburgh Tattoo • Entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia • Visits to Moffat and Gretna Green • Tour Manager For a brochure call:

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£1695 07852 794 689 54/05 New Astra 1.7 cdti club. 60k, Tax and MOT, exc MPG. Bargain first £2995. No offers. 0 7 9 3 9 5 7 3 7 4 4 o r 01519200683

VW PASSAT 1.9TDi SPORT 6 03 speed, acc, alloys, cd & much more, hist, superb cond

VW BEETLE 36,000 miles, very low. ’02 plate. Full VW Service History. Looks brand new. £4,800. 07970 065516

Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo 2 days from

£115.00, 15 May 2010

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The Isle of Arran & Loch Lomond

Departing 21 May 2010 In our hearts, the sun always shines brightly on the romantic waters of Loch Lomond. Now you can experience Scotland’s finest landscapes and legendary attractions for yourself on this great value break. • Coach tour of the Isle of Arran including admission to Brodrick Castle & Gardens • Coach tour along the Ayrshire Coast • A sail on Loch Lomond • 3 nights stay at the 4 star Menzies Hotel, Irvine, with dinner and full Scottish breakfast • Return coach travel from Liverpool, Southport and Birkenhead

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Durham,

£199om .95p p for 4 days

Northumbria & Holy Island Departing 18 June 2010 Our break to Durham and Northumbria offers something for everyone! Discover the glorious cathedral city of Durham, step back in time at the world-famous Beamish open-air museum and enjoy a fabulous tour of the spectacular Northumbrian coast and entrancing Holy Island. • Admission to Beamish, ‘The Living Museum of the North’ • Visits to Durham and the elegant spa town, Harrogate • Visits to Bamburgh, Seahouses and Holy Island • 3 nights stay at the 3 star Holiday Inn, Washington, with dinner & full English breakfast • Return coach travel from Liverpool, Southport and Birkenhead

6 August 2010

03 CORSA

£2,995 Tel: 0151 933 9207 (t)

97 CLIO 1.9D 4mths tax, 8mts MOT, 1st 2 C & drive will buy. £545 ono 0151 486 9984

£1000

P REG VAUXHALL CORSA

Diesel. 3 dr, met red. 12mths MOT. Taxed Dec

Renault

£4900

Toyota

49k miles only, electric windows, CD player, service history, full mot, taxed, excellent condition inside and out

£1,650

3 dr. Met technic grey. 13,500 miles (Bereavement)

0151 2875917

07855 536044.

MERSEYPEUGEOT.CO.UK 0151 525 6545

07 NISSAN MICRA 1.2 INITIA

£2000 ono

07940 349377

TD diesel, 1.8, 5 door, 2001 (Y Reg), silver, e/w, a/c, 75K, FSH, MoT Aug, tax Nov, full service & belt changes at 68K, cheap to run, bargain only

0151 924 5677 07807 061 989

5 dr hatch, petrol, 1298cc, 2003 reg, silver, MOT and tax to Oct, 24k, airbags, immob, good condition

£2250 o.n.o.

106 ZEST 2 Nissan

SUZUKI WAGON R+ S−LTD

Black, N reg, full 12 mnths mot, good working order

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Barcelona 4 days from £329.00 Departs March, October & November 2010

• Return flights to Barcelona direct from Liverpool John Lennon • Airport to hotel transfers • Three nights’ bed and breakfast at the three-star Hotel Rialto (upgrade hotels available) • Guided City Tour • Services of a Tour Manager For a brochure call:

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Castles

£189om .95p p for 3 days

& Gardens of Kent Departing 13 August 2010 Romantic Sissinghurst Castle Garden is famous for its creative flair, profusions of colour and surprising vistas. At Great Dixter Gardens you’ll see a variety of colourful planting styles and some of the oldest flower meadows of their kind in England! While magnificent, thirteenth century Hever Castle’s stunning Gardens are considered to be the most beautiful in England • Included admission to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Great Dixter Gardens and Hever Castle Gardens • Visit to Cambridge • 2 nights stay at a 3 or 4 star South East area hotel with dinner & full English breakfast • Return coach travel from Liverpool, Southport and Birkenhead For further information and a FREE brochure

Call: 0151 227 5987 To make a booking

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OPENING TIMES: MON-FRI 8.30-19.30 SAT 8.45-15.30 SUN 10.00-15.00

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Motors

roadtest

Citroen Berlingo Multispace VTR

Space invader

PLAIN TRUTH: Citroen Berlingo Multispace won’t win prizes for looks or style, but it’s a winner as a practical family car

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ET’S be honest, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace isn’t the most eyecatching vehicle on the road. If you were buying a car on looks, then this model would be tucked away with the also-rans. But then it is based on a van, the same as similar models from French rivals Peugeot and Renault. It’s not the most dynamic performer on the road either – a bit lethargic in acceleration and positively labouring when faced with an uphill stretch. This is where the negative vibes end though, because there’s far more to recommend the Multispace than there is to slate it. For starters it is both practical and family friendly with sliding rear doors, lots of hidey holes and the feel of a big car, despite

road

TEST

with MIKE TORPEY

officially being a compact MPV. The range comprises a 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 90bhp and a trio of HDi diesels with 75, 90 or 110bhp and trim grades of VT, VTR and XTR. Prices are very tempting too, starting at £11,785 for the VT petrol model and rising to £15,465 for the flagship 110bhp diesel in XTR spec. Occupying a spot just right of centre in the line-up is the tested 90bhp HDi VTR, a car with plenty of kit to go with fuel consumption that

saw me returning just a couple of miles per gallon below the official 47.9 average figure. The Berlingo’s trump cards though are its fine amount of interior space and sensible layout. The cabin is bright and airy with good visibility for all passengers and plenty of legroom. Only when you specify the optional seven seats via an £825 Family Pack do things become a bit tight with only just enough space between the second and third rows. The Multispace works much better as a standard five-seater and in that mode offers an outstanding amount of storage space as well as four concealed wells in the floor and extra stowage above the sun visor. And a large tailgate with independently opening window adds to the versatility. Out on the road the Citroen is

speccheck MAKE: Citroen MODEL Berlingo Multispace VTR ENGINE: 1,560cc, 4cyl diesel engine driving front wheels via 5-speed manual gearbox POWER: 90bhp PERFORMANCE: 99mph top very pleasant to drive – smooth and quite silent on the faster roads, perfectly civilised and able to cope comfortably with frost-damaged road surfaces, though there is some body roll through bends. While there’s plenty of standard kit, you have to pay £635 extra for air-conditioning while the useful safety feature ESP (electronic stability control) costs another £585.

speed, 0-62mph: 15.3 seconds ECONOMY: 47.9 Combined CO2 EMISSIONS: 149g/km BiK RATING: 20% INSURANCE: 6 PRICE: £13,215 You do, however, get the likes of remote central locking, powered door mirrors, automatic headlamps and wipers, steering wheel-mounted sound system controls and aircraft-style folding tables on the front seat backs. The Berlingo Multispace is one of those cars that you grow to appreciate – it’s a classic example of practicality over style.

More people are taking to two wheels, says survey

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MOTORCYCLING is worth £5.2billion a year to the British economy, according to a major survey of the bike industry. The research commissioned by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) reveals that biking is increasing in popularity despite the tough economic

conditions. Although ownership rates are around 22 motorcycles per 1,000 people in the UK , the lowest figure in Europe, the number of licensed motorcycles has increased by 50% since 1999 and there are now approximately 1.4 million motorcycles and 1.5

million motorcyclists in Britain. The survey reveals that Triumph, the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, is reported to be one of the only motorcycle manufacturers in Europe to have grown in 2009. UK registration statistics show that Triumph sold 25% more

new motorcycles in the UK in the first 11 months of 2009 . Steve Kenward, the MCI’s chief executive, said: “The research has proven that the motorcycle industry has a very important role to play in the economy of the UK. There is significant potential for growth.”

motors-merseyside.co.uk Friday 30th April 2010, Liverpool Echo  

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