A44 - North Shore News - Friday, July 19, 2013
SUMMER CLEARANCE EVENT
TRADE IN FOR THE ULTIMATE TRADE UP. photo supplied
BIG alloy wheels, massive twin exhausts and, of course, the red racing stripes all scream out the Countryman JCW’s sporty intentions.
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown.§
2013 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CANADA VALUE PACKAGE CANADA’S #1-SELLING MINIVAN FOR MORE THAN 29 YEARS
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PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES $8,100 CONSUMER CASH* AND FREIGHT.
THE ULTIMATE FAMILY PACKAGE INCLUDES $10,275 IN TOTAL DISCOUNTS »€
36 MPG HIGHWAY 7.9 L/100 KM HWY
• Hands-free® connectivity with UconnectTM Voice Command with Bluetooth® • Media Centre 430 with 6.5-inch touch-screen display • Air conditioning with Tri-zone Temperature Control with rear heat and air-conditioning • 17-inch aluminum wheels • SiriusXM TM Satellite Radio (includes one year of service)
Bigger Mini does a decent impression of a Cooper S
% FOR 96 MONTHS WITH $0 DOWN
LESS FUEL. MORE POWER. GREAT VALUE. 10 VEHICLES WITH 40 MPG HWY OR BETTER.
Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2013 and the 2012 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim (7.0 L/100 km) based on 2013 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. See dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, », €, ‡, § The Trade In Trade Up Summer Clearance Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after July 3, 2013. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,595–$1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E) only and includes $8,100 Consumer Cash Discount. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. »Ultimate Family Package Discounts available at participating dealers on the purchase of a new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with Ultimate Family Package (RTKH5329G/JCDP4928K). Discount consists of: (i) $2,500 in Bonus Cash that will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes; and (ii) $775 in no-cost options that will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. €$10,275 in Total Discounts are available on the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT model and consist of $7,000 Consumer Cash Discount and $3,275 in Ultimate Family Package Savings. See your dealer for complete details. ‡3.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package with a Purchase Price of $26,498 (including applicable Consumer Cash and Ultimate Bonus Cash Discounts) financed at 3.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $149 with a cost of borrowing of $4,474 and a total obligation of $30,972. §2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $29,495. ¤Based on 2013 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under license. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.
bit of a Jekyll-and-Hyde approach to shifting. Actually, make that Jeeves and Wooster. Leave it in normal mode and the transmission is as imperceptible as a proper gentleman’s valet: “Your gear, sah,” it says, holding third out on a silver salver for you to select. Smooth, smooth, smooth — and utterly dull. Hit the sport button toggle and suddenly the transmission comes over all Vinnie Jones, “C’mon if ye think yer hard enough!” delivering a harsh kidneypunch of an upshift which,
one admits, is somewhat distressing. Crivvens. In vehicles equipped with the available six-speed manual transmission (and thank you Mini for making such available), this nightand-day issue wouldn’t really be a problem, and in the standard, more laid-back car, the auto does just ﬁne. In the JCW car though, it’s a bit of a letdown, especially since the paddle shifters are those silly push-pull kind, instead of the more satisfying left hand downshifts, right hand upshifts that nearly everyone else uses. And that’s because the rest of the machine is so good. It’s not quite as much
fun as the lower, lighter Cooper S, but its darty steering and amazing levels of grip are simply fantastic. Add in the fact that the JCWprepped suspension does an admirable job of controlling body lean without making for a rough ride over broken pavement — this in a car the size of a Honda Fit with 19-inch alloys — and blue ribbons all round. The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine has been fettled by JCW to produce 208 h.p., which it does in a smooth, peppy fashion. And, while this car is considerably heavier than the See Buy page 45
Published on Aug 12, 2013