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2007 Porsche 911 3.8 Carrera 4S Metallic Black Mileage 17,000 miles / 27,359 kilometers, a/con, Climate, Radio/CD, Alarm remote controlled, Immobiliser, Central locking, ABS, Sat. nav. 19" light alloy wheels, FSH, E/W, E/M, Electric heated seats, s/roof, Tax 08/11. Stunning €59,950
2004 Maserati Spyder 4200, 4.2 Petrol, Metallic Grey, 35,000 miles / 56,327 kilometers, Pristine Full Service History Series 2 4200 Spyder With Huge Spec And NCT Until 2012. Leather Interior, Wood Leather Steering Wheel €24,950
2007 JAGUAR XKR 4.2 super charged F.J.S.H, Touch Screen Sat Nav, 2 Doors, Heated Seats, Upgrade Sound System, 20 inch alloys, Pristine Condition, Beautifully Maintained, Metallic paintwork, €46,950
2005 BMW 7 Series 750Li 4.8 Petrol, Metallic Grey, 113,000 miles, 4 doors, bluetooth phone kit, Leather Interior, LOGIC 7 STEREO, on board computer, ABS, Multi function steering wheel, Navigation system, Park distance control, €17,950
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Nav\TV\Pan Roof, 4.5 Petrol, Metallic Black, 85,000 miles, 5 doors, Pristine Condition Cayenne Turbo With Nav, TV, Panoramic Sun Roof, 20Inch Alloys, Heated Electric Memory Seats And Bose Music, €27,950
2006 MERCEDES CLS-Class 350 CGI Nav 18’s Xenons 3.5 Petrol, Metallic Silver, 27,000 miles / 43,452 kilometers, 2 Owners, 4 Doors, As New CLS 350 CGi With Factory Sat Nav, Heated 18 Inch Alloys And Fully Integrated Bluetooth €24,950
2005 PORSCHE Boxster 2.7 Auto/Tipp Petrol Metallic Silver , 52,000 miles / 83,686 kilometers 4 Owners, 2 Doors, On board computer, Metallic paintwork, Electric roof, Electric windows, Mirrors electric and heated, Heated seats, €22,950
2005 BMW 6 Series 630i Nav/TV/Pan Roof 3.0 Petrol, Metallic Silver, 5,000 miles / 88,514, 2 Doors, Pristine Condition, FSH 630i With Nappa Leather Sports Seats, TV, Sat Nav, Xenon Headlights, 19inch Alloys And Cherished Reg €21,950
2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 180Kompressor Auto Tax 08/11 1.8 Petrol, Black, 22,991 miles / 37,000 kilometers, 2 Owners, 4 Doors, Pristine Condition Mercedes C180 Auto With Full Mercedes Service History & Tax Until 08/11, €15,950
2005 Jaguar S-Type 2.5 V6 SE AUTO F.J.S.H Taxed 08/11, 2.5 Petrol, Met. Red, 67,000 miles / 107,826 kilometers, 1 Owner, 4 Doors, Pristine Condition Jag S Type SE with Leather & Full Jaguar Service History, Tax 08/11 & NCT Jan 2013, €10,950
2007 Volkswagen Golf GOLF GTI DSG 5DR 200BHP 2.0 Petrol, Metallic Black, 54,681 miles / 88,001 kilometers, 5 Doors, Pristine Condition, Full Service History, Golf Gti DSG 5 Door With Sun Roof And 18’s. €14,950
2008 Volvo C30 1.8 R-Design 1.8 Petrol Metallic Grey, 20,505 miles / 33,000 kilometers, 1 Owner, 3 Doors, Pristine C30 R Design With 2 Tone Nappa Leather Interior, Flexifuel, And 18 inch Alloys.. €12,950
2006 Mini cooper S, 1.6, John cooper works, 94,000km, Manual, NCT, bluetooth phone Kit, hardmon Karden stereo, Nappa Leather Interior, 17 inch Alloys, Full service history, heated seats, Xenon Lights, MFSW, ABS, traction control, €13,950
2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 200 Sport Elegance Petrol, Automatic, met. titanium silver, 29,826 miles / 48,000 kilometres, a/con, climate, cruise, MFSW, park sensors, 18” alloys, lthr, s/r, parktronic, NCT 07/12, taxed 03/11 €19,950
2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 320 CDi Diesel, Automatic, green, 79,000miles / 127,138 kilometres, a/con, climate, multi-CD, c/l, cruise, 16” alloys, e/w, e/m, e/s/r, heated seats, NCT until 2012, taxed 02/11, €9,950
2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 180 Kompressor Leather, 1.8 Petrol, Metallic Cubanite Silver, 62,000 miles, 4 doors, Completely Immaculate C180 Kompressor With Leather Interior, Service History And NCT Until 2012, €8,450
1998 Lotus Esprit 3.5 TWIN TURBO GT 3.5 Petrol Metallic Blue, 28,201 miles, 2 Doors, Pristine Condition Esprit V8 Twin Turbo NCt’d Until 2012 And Taxed Until 01/11.., Metallic paintwork, Air conditioning, Radio/CD, €17,950
2007 Ford Focus CC 1.6 Convertible, 1.6 Petrol Metallic Blue, 32,933 miles / 53,001 kilometers, 1 Owners, 2 Doors, As New 1 Owner Full Ford Service History Focus Convertible Coupe With Tax 04/11, Service History, airbags, €9,950
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 2.5 SPORT F.J.S.H 2.5 Petrol, Black, 69,000 miles / 111,045 kilometers, 3 Owners, 4 Doors, Immaculate Full Jaguar Service S Type Sport With Tax Until 03/11 And NCT Until 2013...Stunning Car With Full Sport Spec., €8,950
2004 Audi A4 1.8T 190bhp Tax 07/11, 1.8 Petrol, Metallic Black, 101,000 miles / 162,544 kilometers, Doors: 4, Pristine Condition Full Service History A4 1.8T ‘Red T’ With Factory 190Bhp, NCT Until 2012 & Tax Until 07/12, Metallic paintwork, airbags €7,450
2004 Ford Mondeo 2.5 V6 Ghia Petrol, met. silver, 66,000 miles / 106,217 kilometers, a/con, climate, remote alarm, cruise, 16” light alloys, e/m, e/w, e/s/r, e/seats, lthr, Full Service History, NCT 01/12. €4,950
2001 Jaguar XJ Series 3.2 Petrol, Saloon, Automatic, Colour Blue, 99,000 M / 159,325 KM, 4 Doors, Dublin, NCT Expiry September, 2011, Service History, Driver airbag, Passenger airbag, Side airbags, Air conditioning, €4,950
2004 Ford Mondeo 2l0 Ghia Automatic Petrol, silver, 66,000 miles / 106,217 kilometers, a/con, remote alarm, c/locking, cruise, climate, e/m, e/w, e/s/r, lthr, fogs, NCT €4,950
1998 Jaguar XJ Series 4.0 Sovereign LWB F.J.S.H 4.0 Petrol, Metallic Grey, 91,000 miles, 4 Doors, Pristine Condition Full Service History 4Litre Sovereign With NCT Until 2012 And Tax Until 03/11 €3,450
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BACKGROUND Up to the middle nineteen fifties, I had never even heard of Alfa Romeo. Then one of our assistant scout masters, who used to ride a Vespa scooter, bought himself a car called an Alfa Romeo Giulietta. He was forever going on about how fabulous it was, its magnificent sporting pedigree and what fun it was to drive. I never rode in the car, but I was less than impressed by its rather narrow and high build, with unfashionably boxy styling, set off with a shield shaped vertical grille, when all the fashionable cars of the time were sporting wide horizontal grilles. Then in the late sixties, my brother-in-law decided to upgrade from his rear engined Renault 4CV and bought a secondhand Alfa Giulietta. Once again I was subjected to the tirade about its magnificent sporting performance etc. etc.
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My first acquaintance with an Alfa Romeo came in the middle nineteen seventies, when I got an Alfasud for a road test. I was totally enthralled! I loved its shape, its superlative performance, excellent roadholding and absolute driving pleasure. Suddenly I could see what that assistant scout master and my brother-in-law had been raving about. Then a little later, I had the pleasure of road
testing a 1.6 litre Alfetta four door saloon. Compared to cars like the Triumph Dolomite Sprint, it too had a rather high build, but its performance was magnificent, ride and roadholding outstanding and its driving pleasure was heavenly. In the nineteen nineties I was invited, with a group of other motoring journalists, to Naples, where we collected the first right hand drive Alfa 147s off the
production line. We drove them up through Italy into Switzerland, then through France to Goodwood in England, where a group of Irish dealers collected them for the final stage of the journey home. Once again these Alfas offered supreme driving pleasure, allied with an utterly fantastic all round performance. There have been other Alfas that I liked and one or two that I disliked; one extremely so; down through the years. As a result, I approached this driving test report with extreme enthusiasm. 1.4 MULTI AIR PETROL My test car in this instance was a bright, pearlescent red, 1.4 litre Multi Air, petrol model, to the top Veloce specification. Beauty, naturally, is in the eye of the beholder, but in my eyes it was utterly magnificent. Inside it had black leather upholstery with red stitching. It comes loaded with electronic gadgets, which I find can be quite distracting, when you
should be concentrating on the road and traffic ahead. The two front seats are electrically adjustable for reach, height and backrest angle, with memory functions for three different settings. Naturally the steering wheel adjusts for reach and height as well. Both front seats also have heating options with three different settings. The instruments and controls were well laid out, so finding a comfortable driving position was no problem at all. The 1368 cc, four cylinder, petrol engine, produces 125 kW @ 5,500 rpm, with 230 Nm @ 2,250 rpm. This equates to a fantastic 91.374 kW/lt. That is right up there in the super performance class! It is transmitted to the front wheels through a six speed manual gearbox. In a typically Alfa manner, drivers are offered the choice of three different settings for the performance, Dynamic - Normal and All weather. Dynamic, as its name suggests, gives an extremely contd. on page 6
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Diesel ‘06 Audi a3 Sportback 1.9 TDi, 105bhp, Diesel, blue, 61.5k, NCT 04/12, €13,650
‘10 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI Zetec, Dsl, met. black, 5.7k, a/con, 16” alloys, r/c/l, e/w, €18,450
‘08 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI, dsl, red, 51.4k, a/con, alloys, e/w, p/s, spotlights, €13,650
Diesel ‘08 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.4, met. silver, 26.6k, r/c/l, e/w, a/con, alloys, CD, lthr, h/seats, €14,450
‘09 Honda Civic 2.2 Dsl, met. gold, 19k, a/con, e/w, cruise, lthr, immob., e/heated seats, €17,950
‘09 Peugeot 207 HDI, Dsl, met. grey, 28k, alloys, CD, r/c/l, e/w, f/fogs, CD, €13,450
‘07 Peugeot 307 1.6 ST HDi, 90bhp, diesel, grey, 55k, €9,850
Diesel ‘06 Skoda Octavia 1.9 DSG Automatic Ambiente TDI, 105hp, dsl, red, 59k, €10,450
‘07 Mitsubishi L200 Passenger Double Cab 1.5, Dsl, silver, 57k, €13,950
‘06 Nissan Kubistar 4-dr Slider, Dsl, white, 65k, side sliding door, €6,950
‘08 Ford Transit T280 2.4 Dsl LWB Hi-Roof, met. grey, 32.9k, c/l, p/s, 1 owner, €POA
‘08 Mazda 3 1.6 Dsl, black, 19k, a/con, alloys, r/c/k e/f/w, €13,450
Diesel ‘05 Nissan Almera 1.5 SX, 5-dr, met. blue, 31k, a/con, CD, r/alarm, e/w, e/m, fogs, alloys, €5,950
Diesel ‘08 Suzuki Swift 1.3 GLX, blue, 24k, 5-door, €10,450
‘08 Toyota Auris 1.4 Diesel Automatic, D4D, met. red, 28k, alloys, f/fogs, €POA
‘04 Toyota Celica 1.8 VVTi Sport, yellow, 40k, a/con, alloys, a/bags, r/c/l, €11,950
Diesel ‘10 Toyota Prius 1.8 Hybrid, white, 5.8k, new model, all elec, MP3, automatic, climate, €24,850
‘07 Toyota Yaris 1.4 D4D Automatic Diesel, met. silver, 39k, e/w, e/m, c/l, FSH, €9,950
‘08 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDi Dsl, met. silver, 43k, a/con, alloys,m r/c/l, a/bags, e/w, €14,950
‘08 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 Equippe, met. black, 15.5k, a/bags, CD, immob, r/locking, €10,950
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TECHNICAL DATA DIMENSIONS Overall length Overall width Overall height Luggage capacity Tank capacity ENGINE Multi Air Type Capacity CO2 emissions Diesel Type Capacity CO2 emissions TRANSMISSION Multi Air Type SUSPENSION Front Rear contd. from page 4
sporty sensation to the whole performance spectrum. Normal is for everyday driving, while All weather is for wet and slippery conditions like rain, frost and snow. Thankfully I did not need to use this latter option. I did not bother with the Dynamic, as I found the Normal to be more than satisfactory for my test drive programme, taking in city, suburban and motorway driving conditions. Indeed in motorway driving I had to keep an eagle eye on the speedometer, as the car would all too easily glide past the maximum of 125 kph (77 mph) and sail on towards much higher figures. Its quoted top speed is 218 kph (135 mph) with 0-100 kph acceleration in an exciting 7.8 seconds. Remember this is a
five door family hatchback, with a 1.4 litre engine, albeit a superbly sporting one, not a grand touring GT coupe. Normally a performance of this calibre would require you to remortgage the house, every time you go to the filling station to refill the petrol tank. However, the Multi Air engine in this installation gives an excellent 36 mpg on the urban cycle, stretching to a magnificent 61 mpg (4.6 lt/100 km) on the extra urban cycle and averaging 48 mpg (5.8 lt/100 km) on the combined cycle. Thus you can keep that happy, satisfied, grin on your face all the time. The outstandingly good fuel consumption, with this engine, also yields exhaust emissions of just 134 gm/km, putting the
car into Irish road tax band B, the second lowest. Just as a matter of interest, away back in October 2007, I had a Volkswagen Golf GT on test, equipped with an engine of practically the same size. Its power and torque figures were very similar, as was its potential top speed and acceleration. Its fuel consumption, however, was not nearly as good and as a result, its exhaust emissions were a lot higher, so the Multi Air technology does have very positive benefits. An electro-mechanical, power assisted, rack and pinion steering was fitted with a very sporty 2.25 turns from lock to lock. It had a good precise feel about it. The suspension used a rather
STEERING Type BRAKES Type
4351 mm 1798 mm (excluding mirrors) 1465 mm 0.350 cu.M 60 lts
4 cyl. DOHC 16v direct injection, Multi Air, turbocharged, petrol 1368 cc 134 gm/km — Specific CO2 97.953 gm/km/lt 4 cyl. DOHC 16v, turbo, intercooled, direct injection, diesel 1598 cc 114 gm/km — Specific CO2 71.339 gm/km/lt
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MacPherson strut, trailing L-shaped lower transverse arm, 27 mm anti-roll bar Trailing arms, upper central transverse arms, long lower rear transverse arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers, 15 mm anti-roll bar Electro-mechanical, power assisted, rack and pinion Servo assisted, dual circuit, with anti-lock, electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency brake assist plus vehicle dynamic control with an anti-slip regulator, cornering brake control, hill holder assist and a motor supplement regulator (MSR).
WHEELS Multi Air Type 10 spoke, cast alloy, 5 stud Size 7.5J x 18 H2 Spare Pressed steel ventilated Spacesaver - 4.00 B x 16 H Diesel Type 10 spoke, cast alloy, 5 stud Size 7J x 16 H2 Spare Pressed steel ventilated Spacesaver - 4.00 B x 16 H TYRES Multi Air Diesel Type Not checked Type Continental Conti Premium Contact 2 Size 225/40 R 18 – 92W Size 205/55 R 16 – 91V Spare Continental – T 135/70 R 16 – 100M Spare Continental – T 135/70 R 16 – 100 M PERFORMANCE Multi Air Diesel Top speed 218 kph (135 mph) Top speed 185 kph (114 mph) 0-100 kph 7.8 secs 0-100 kph 11.3 secs FUEL CONSUMPTION Multi Air Diesel Urban 36 mpg (7.8 lt/100 km) Urban 51 mpg (5.5 lt/100 km) Extra urban 61 mpg (4.6 lt/100 km) Extra urban 75 mpg (3.7 lt/100 km) Combined 48 mpg (5.8 lt/100 km) Combined 64 mpg (4.4 lt/100 km) WARRANTY/SERVICING Coverage 3 years/100,000 km, 3 years paint, 3 years assistance, 8 years perforation Service interval 35,000 km (22,000 miles)
Recommended retail price (excluding delivery and associated charges) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 1.4 MULTI AIR VELOCE — €28,695 PLUS OPTIONAL EXTRAS; Pearlescent paint Sports leather interior Heated front seats 18” alloy wheels Aluminium kick plates 95 PRICE AS TESTED
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Recommended retail price (excluding delivery and associated charges) ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 1.6 JTD DIESEL LUSSO €23,995 PLUS OPTIONAL EXTRA METALLIC PAINT - €300 PRICE AS TESTED
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conventional MacPherson strut layout at the front, but with a substantial 27 mm anti-roll bar. At the rear it was a simple multi-link design, with coil springs and telescopic dampers plus a 15 mm antiroll bar. It gave a good comfortable ride and roadholding. The servo assisted brakes come with anti-lock, electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist. The system worked in conjunction with the vehicle dynamic control, that included an anti-slip regulator, cornering brake control, hill holder assist, dynamic steering torque and a device called MSR, which reduces driving torque when a change is made into a lower gear, when braking. The instrument binnacle contains two large and two small analogue dials, with black faces, white lettering and red needles. The speedometer is the large left hand dial, with the matching tachometer on the right. The fuel gauge is the small unit on the left, with the engine temperature on the right. Below them is a digital information panel. The audio system is in the top centre of the facia, just below the two air vents. There is a row of toggle switches below, separating the audio from the heating and ventilating controls. Three large, clearly marked, easy to use whilst driving, round selectors look after all the functions of the dual zone climate control. In the centre of the control knob the temperature selected is clearly marked. The centre knob looks after the distribution, head, body, feet etc. There are additional controls on the left hand arm of the steering wheel for the audio and on the right
hand arm for the Blue&Me telephone and associated equipment. Where heated front seats are fitted, the controls are just below the forward outer corner of each front seat cushion. Adjustments for the exterior rear view mirrors and the four electric windows are in the driver’s door armrest. The sliding selector for the driving mode, is on the centre tunnel, ahead of the gearlever and under the round selector dial for the driver’s side heating. Before the test period had expired, I was asked to return the car as a customer was interested in it. As a result I had to take many of the photographs in a hurry, in poor lighting conditions, so I apologise for the quality, as many of them are rather dark. Likewise I had not gathered all the usual technical data, so I also apologise for any gaps in the data normally provided. There was a benefit arising from the premature end of the test, as I was given a diesel powered car for the remainder of the normal test period. The diesel was a turbocharged, direct injection engine and so makes an interesting comparison with the 1.4 Multi Air petrol engine. The diesel was finished to the Lusso standard, so was not as luxuriously trimmed and equipped as the petrol model. It did, however, have all the essential equipment needed for safe, comfortable and satisfying driving. 1.6 JTD DIESEL LUSSO Compared to the Multi Air engine, the diesel motor in the Giulietta is very tame indeed. Its 78 kW comes in at 4,000 rpm, while its 280 Nm is reached at just 1,500 rpm. This certainly favours a more
relaxed driving style. Its specific power output is 48.811 kW/lt, which looks infinitesimal beside that of the Multi Air engine, but compared to other diesel engines of this capacity, like that in the Seat Leon, it compares reasonably well. The Seat has more torque and lower emissions, but the differences are not too great. Its potential top speed and 0100 kph acceleration are almost identical and while the fuel consumption is a little different, overall it is of no consequence. It was comfortable and relaxed to drive, especially in city and suburban conditions, but it could still muster a good bit of acceleration when needed and motorway cruising was well within its capabilities. As its suspension is the same, it could easily handle any ride and roadholding demands made on it. Its front ventilated brake discs were a little smaller than that fitted to the Multi Air, yet it gave no indication that it was in any way inferior in its stopping power. The rear disc diameter was identical on both versions. If ultimate performance is not your primary requirement, then the diesel could have a number of attractions. Its fuel consumption is lower, which gives lower exhaust emissions, allowing this model to fall into Irish road tax band A. Urban cycle fuel consumption is 51 mpg (5.5 lt/100 km), Extra urban 75 mpg (3.7 lt/100 km) giving a combined cycle average of 64 mpg (4.4 lt/100 km). Then the basic price of the diesel Lusso, is quite a lot less than that of the Multi Air Veloce. Of course, you do get a lot less fancy equipment with the Lusso specification when compared to the top of the range Veloce.
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hen Fiat became associated with Chrysler recently, they took a small stake in the company, with an undertaking to accept an increasing stake in return for making Fiat engines, platforms and smaller models available to the Chrysler Corporation. Basically Chryslers were to be rebadged as Lancias. No mention was made of Dodge at the time, so it is interesting to see that the first new Fiat model, to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, is actually a rebadged Dodge. The Dodge Journey was a diesel engine, supplied by great car. My road test of the Volkswagen. Naturally under model in May 2009 is still Fiat control the new Freemont available on the site will be fitted with a 2.0 litre www.twincam.ie - just click Fiat diesel. The Dodge on the Executive box, under Freemont was available in road tests up on the left and right hand drive, for those then click on the name in the markets that drive on the left. list that appears. That test car The Fiat Freemont will only be was fitted with a 2.0 litre made in left hand drive.
Body dimensions remain similar to those of the Dodge Journey although the styling has been modified and changed. As before it continues to offer the option of seven seats. Initially the Freemont will come with front wheel drive, and a six speed manual gearbox, linked to a 104 kW engine. Later a four wheel drive version will be
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o you see the car as a fashion accessory, something to complement your latest outfit ? Perhaps it is something to make a statement to the world as who you are. The boyracers amongst us frequently do this by fitting oversize, straight through, noisy exhausts, with large spoilers, especially at the back. Others may be addicted to special colours, like Bright Yellow, Pink or something equally unusual. If you are one of these people Citroen may have something that will be of interest to you. They have done a deal with fashion designer Orla Kiely for a range of special designs. These cover roof patterns, floor mats, upholstery and window decoration. They come with Citroen’s DS3 range of small cars.
Externally, the collection showcases four body colours, four different roof designs featuring Orla’s signature stem or acorn patterns - coloured door mirrors, stem print rear window graphics and black or white 17” alloy wheels. An Orla Kiely stem graphic also features on the rear tailgate, with a further signature positioned in the middle of the rear spoiler. Inside, owners will delight in the stylish
leather seats with their Orla Kiely embossed multi-coloured headrests, stem or acorn print carpet mats and colour contrasting dashboard, with door handle inserts in cream or brown. The collection will be limited to a run of just 500 cars. The DS3 by Orla Kiely Collection will be available to order from 1st February 2011 when prices will be announced.
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Ryans Garage Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 www.ryansgarage.ie
T: 01 821 3446
4.90% APR Typical ✝ and 2 years free servicing
Altea XL from
Buy a SEAT and take the stress out of getting a new car. Purchase any SEAT model registered in January 2011 and you’ll get an APR** of just 4.90% with SEAT Finance - and there’s no deposit**. And with SEAT Finance you also get 2 years free servicing✝. What’s more, you’ll drive away with a special edition model Ibiza, Ibiza ST, Exeo, Leon or Altea/Altea XL, with cruise control, alloy wheels, electric and heated mirrors and front fog lights (cruise control not standard on Leon or Altea/Altea XL). Call into us now for details.
Offer ends 28th February 2011. **APR typical 4.90% valid until 29/02/11. ***Subject to lending criteria. ✝ Free servicing only available with a 4.90% APR deal.
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