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and 2009 TOYOTA AVENSIS 1.6 SPORTS Met. Barcelona Red, Leather, sat. nav., Bluetooth, a/con, fogs, alloys, CD, r/c/l, e/m, e/w, body kit, spoiler. €7,000 extras. 19,000 miles, €21,950 Ph: Carroll & Kinsella Churchtown 01-2983166. CKC36(18)

MG MGF 1.8 AUTOMATIC 2001, met. blue, alloys, tiptronic, alarm, €5,000. Ph: Ryans Garage Ltd., Blanchardstown D.15, 01-8213446 RY31(18)

DAIHATSU COPEN 700cc CABRIOLET 2004 Door, e/w, a/bag, red lthr, CD, a/con, heated seats, 25,000 miles, NCT 07/12. €6,795. Ph: 085-1450132 B3(17)

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At a time when the motor industry is experiencing a number of problems one young man is facing up to the challenges and starting his own business. Damien Dunne has launched Dunne Motor Services on Rochestown Avenue, Dun Loaghaire, Co. Dublin. Damien has worked in some of the longest established motor dealers in South Dublin including a 5 year stint in Maxwell Motors in Blackrock.

“I’m delighted with the response so far and things are certainly looking good,” Damien told MotorMarket. “I’ve already been contacted by lots of my former customers and I certainly hope to see a lot more of them over the next few months,” he added. Damien can be contacted at the Rochestown Motors premises or call him on 01-2350730.

AIDAN KANE JOINS SALES TEAM AT TALLAGHT FORD Ford dealership Tallaght Ford Airton Road has announced the appointment of Aidan Kane to its sales team. Aidan will be well known to Ford customers in the Rathfarnham area, having 18 years of car retailing under his belt. A native of Drumcondra, his experience spans both cars and commercial vehicles. “I am delighted to be on board with the Tallaght Ford team as the peak season for car sales starts up again,”

comments Aidan. “I hope my knowledge of Ford vehicles and the trust I have established over the years in sales will be important assets to the business here.” Operating from a 15,000 sq. ft. facility on Airton Road, Tallaght Ford boasts one of the largest Ford showrooms in Europe. It is part of the Fort Motor Group, which last year celebrated 50 years in business. Aidan is available at (01) 4000044.

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hen I tested a Jaguar XF back in June 2008, I was absolutely delighted with what I found. The car was everything I expected a Jaguar to be, smooth, refined, powerful, beautifully built and finished, as well as being an absolute pleasure to drive. It was also modern and up to the highest standards with its technology. Bearing all this in mind I approached the test of this Jaguar XF-S with a considerable degree of enthusiasm.

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That 2008 test car was fitted with the original 2.7 litre V6 diesel engine, mated to a six speed manual/automatic gearbox. This latest test car had the same silky smooth six speed automatic/manual gearbox, but with a different final drive ratio and it was powered by the most powerful version of the V6 diesel, now increased in capacity to 3.0 litres. As installed in this car, it delivered 202 kW and a massive 600 Nm of torque. In spite of this increase in power, which naturally gives an even more effortless performance, carbon dioxide exhaust emissions have been reduced. They now stand at 179 gm/km, putting the car into Irish road tax band E, with a current annual tax liability, at present rates, of â‚Ź630.

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This top of the range diesel engine, gives the car a top speed electronically governed to 250 kph (155 mph), while its 0-100 kph acceleration time reduces to 6.4 seconds. There are very few places where you can legally exploit that top speed, but it is nice to know that it is there. The acceleration can be used on a daily basis and when you use it, you can feel the magnificent adrenaline rush, as the car literally rockets forwards, smoothly, silently and ever so satisfyingly. According to the EU testing standards, the XF-S as tested does 30 mpg (9.5 lt/100 km) on the urban cycle, 51 mpg (5.5 lt/100 km) on the extra urban cycle and 42 mpg (6.8 lt/100 km) on the combined cycle. The tank was not full when I collected the car and after the first half day’s driving, I was horrified by the amount the fuel contents indicator has retreated towards the empty mark. In subsequent days this same rapid movement towards empty, became a real and worrying concern. The car seemed to be consuming fuel like an alcoholic consumes intoxicating drink. This was supposed to be a diesel, yet its behaviour seemed to be more on the style of a North American huge capacity petrol engine. Once it reached the quarter full mark, the rate of progress towards empty, seemed to slow down considerably. As a result of it not being full at the start and not knowing just how much was left at the end, it is impossible for me to determine accurately, if it can actually deliver 30 mpg (9.9 lt/100 km) on the urban cycle. Using purely guesswork, my estimation for the urban cycle, is closer to 19 mpg (14.8 lt/100 km). For the daily commute, I found myself sticking rigidly to a 60 kph (40 mph) cruising speed. The massive torque provided, meant that for most of the time the engine was running at around 1,200 rpm. Moving off from rest, the gearbox changed down at around 2,000 rpm from 1st to 2nd and thereafter changes were made at about 1,800 rpm or less. The gearbox itself makes the required changes in a silky smooth manner, which makes driving the car extremely effortless and relaxing. contd. on page 6


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Being the S specification, this car also had a somewhat firmer suspension. As a result I was more conscious of ripples and other surface irregularities, than I remember in the previous test car. However, it could also be an indication of how much road surfaces have deteriorated in the intervening two and a half years. Overall, however, it was tolerable and I soon adapted to it. I only realised how good it was when I changed to a smaller, less exotic and expensive test model later. The steering was effortless, smooth and direct, with a luxurious feel from the leather covered steering wheel. The test car was equipped with twenty inch diameter, alloy wheels, with substantial 255/35 tyres, providing the sort of grip need by a car with this potential level of performance. Ventilated disc brakes were fitted front and rear, those in the front being 357 mm in diameter, while the

rear set were 328 mm in diameter. Again this is the sort of stopping power needed by a car offering this level of performance. Currently there is a general move away from providing proper spare wheels and tyres. I am well aware of the thinking behind this trend. By eliminating the spare wheel you save weight and gain space. This all helps in the drive to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. The Spacesaver spare wheel is a half way stop along this road. The full distance is providing one of those small plug-in air compressors and a bottle of latex foam. However, having been stranded with both these so called solutions, I am completely and utterly against them. If I had to take one or the other, it would be the Spacesaver, but it would only be with grave misgivings. Although fitted with twenty inch diameter road wheels, this Jaguar came with an

eighteen inches diameter, alloy Spacesaver spare wheel. It is so narrow, it looks like a wheel fitted to a car in the first decade of the nineteenth century. I just do not understand how something of this sort can provide the grip needed for a car of the XF-S’s size, weight and reduced performance when fitted with this wheel. What would the steering grip be like on a wet or slippery road, when fitted to a front wheel? If fitted to a rear wheel, what would traction be like on a slippery incline, or braking on a downhill gradient? The test car was finished to Portfolio standards. I loved the light cream seat upholstery, with mottled aluminium and figured Ebony trim. The test car had a charcoal roof lining, which would not be my preferred choice, but unlike some other cars I have encountered with a dark roof lining, it did not depress me. I think the reason is that the XF-S is a large car

with big windows, which let in plenty of light. The light coloured upholstery also helps to make the interior bright and cheerful. I was also pleased to see that good common sense prevailed and that black floor mats and carpets were fitted. Apart from the fact that I would have preferred to eliminate the mottled aluminium in favour of all wood, I had no complaints with the interior finish as provided. I could comfortably live with it as my everyday car. In the modern manner, the XF-S was fitted with a whole range of electronic gizmos and gadgetry. The two front seats have electrical adjustments for reach, height, backrest angle, lumbar support, and side bolsters. There are four electric windows, plus electric adjustment for the two exterior rear view mirrors. Those mirrors automatically fold in when the car is locked and fold out again when unlocked. The steering also adjusts for reach and height electronically. The climate control is a dual zone system. Then there are gadgets for mobile telephones, music connections, satellite navigation and a whole lot more. One of these days all you will have to do, is to sit into the car, tell it where you want to go and it will drive you there automatically! There is a 60/40 split rear bench seat. It has a folding centre armrest with two cupholders. It also has ISOfix fittings in the two outer positions for child safety seats. While it can in theory accommodate three adults abreast, the centre section is harder with marginally less headroom as a result and a third adult will automatically

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Renault scores a hat trick! Preliminary figures from the Motorcheck.ie Car Index show that French Auto Manufacturer Renault are on the verge of scoring a hat trick in the Irish market. Figures for October indicate that Renault will be the number one selling manufacturer for the month. With 916 registrations recorded to date, a massive 465 ahead of Toyota with 403 registrations, it's very possible that the manufacturer will break the 1,000 threshold. Something that hasn't been done since March of this year. The Motorcheck.ie statistics show that Renault is currently dominating the Top 10 Model list with an unprecedented First, Second and Third place finish guaranteed. The Renault Fluence is currently placed at number one with 328 registrations, the Megane currently occupies second place with 275 units and the Clio follows closely in third position with 271. Fourth place goes to Volkswagen with 153 registrations for its popular Golf model. Commenting on the results Motorcheck.ie Director Shane Teskey said “Renault started 2010 with a strategy aimed squarely at volume sales. They introduced competitive pricing across the entire range and were the first to introduce a market leading scrappage offer. This ‘value for money’ approach coupled with a desirable range of new models is working well for the company and I wouldn't be surprised if Renault ended up being the best selling manufacturer for 2010”. Whilst the current statistics for October indicate that the month will show a significant percentage increase on 2009 (70+%), Motorcheck.ie does not expect the overall total for the year to exceed 100,000. Now preparing for 2011 members of the motor industry is calling on the Government to extend the hugely successful scrappage scheme that it claims has saved thousands of jobs and created an additional 74 million for the exchequer.

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GET A NEW SEAT IBIZA AND SAVE €3000. Thanks to the motor scrappage scheme, you can drive off in a brand new, pulsating SEAT Ibiza 1.2 ST Stationwagon, and save €3,000. Don’t be a passenger, get down to Paschal Kennedy for a test drive today. Average consumption: CO2 emissions 128G/KM. Average fuel consumption: 5.9l/100km. VRT band B. Model shown is for illustrative purposes only. †Subject to lending criteria. Typical finance example: SEAT Ibiza 1.2 ST, vehicle price €11,795 including scrappage discount of €3,000. 60 monthly rentals of €218.98. **APR typical 4.9% valid until 31/12/2010. Total cost of credit €1494 including acceptance fee €75 and completion fee €75. This offer is made under a hire purchase agreement and is valid while stocks last. Warning: you will not own these goods until the final payment is made. SEAT Finance is a trading name of Volkswagen Bank GmbH Branch Ireland and is regulated by the German Financial Regulator. Metallic paint extra

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Paddy Murphy of Continental Tyres Ireland and Michael Moroney, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers Association with model Aoife Cogan at the launch of the Continental Irish Car of the Year competition

CONTINENTAL Irish Car of the Year 2011 Competition The cars that qualify for entry for the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2011 competition have been announced by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA). The winning car will be revealed at a ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, on Thursday, November 25, 2010. This year there are 39 vehicles vying for the title: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Audi A1 Audi A5 Sportback Audi A8 BMW 5 Series BMW X1 Citroen C3 Citroen C3 Picasso Citroen DS3 Fiat Doblo Passenger

Fiat Punto Evo Ford C-Max Honda Insight Hyundai ix20 Hyundai ix35 Jaguar XJ Kia Venga Kia Sorento Kia Sportage Mercedes Benz SLS Mini Countryman Mitsubishi ASX Mitsubishi iMIEV Nissan Pixo Nissan Juke Nissan 370Z Opel Astra Opel Meriva Peugeot RCZ Peugeot 5008 Renault Fluence Saab 9-5 Seat Exeo

Skoda Yeti Subaru Legacy Suzuki Swift Toyota Prius Toyota Verso Volvo S60 At the announcement of the contenders for the prestigious 2011 award, Michael Moroney, Chairman of the IMWA, said’ “For my colleagues and myself, the

easy job is drawing up the full list of cars that are eligible for the award. Now on behalf of Irish motorists, we must select a deserving winner from this list of worthy cars. Our final choices are based on a vehicle’s particular suitability to Irish motorists and the conditions of the Irish market." “Compared to last year, the motor industry in Ireland has

seen something of an upturn this year – thanks in the main to the scrappage scheme”, commented Paddy Murphy of Continental Tyres Ireland, Irish Car of the Year sponsor. “And any Irish motorist looking to buy a new car for 2011 would be well advised to pay attention to the IMWA’s recommendations as they whittle the list of entries down to one winning model.”

The 10 shortlisted vehicles will be announced in early November. The Continental Irish Car of the Year and Van of the Year awards are adjudicated by the Irish Motoring Writers Association. Last year the Continental Irish Car of the Year title went to the Peugeot 3008 while the van accolade was won by the Ford Transit Connect.

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ES TA TE 2005 SKODA OCTAVIA 1.4 AMBIENTE 75BHP, GREY, 51.6K, FULL ELEC. PACK, NCT 07/11

2007 DODGE CALIBER 1.8 SE, 5-DOOR, MET. RED, 55K, BEIGE INTERIOR, NCT 01/11

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2007 HYUNDAI TUCSON 1.9 DIESEL, SILVER, 48.5K, A/CON, ALLOYS, FOGS, NCT 01/11

2009 NISSAN NOTE 1.5 SXE DSL, 5-DR, SILVER, 24K, A/CON, ALLOYS, CRUISE, BLUETOOTH

1992 PORSCHE 944 S2, COUPE, MET. BLUE, 105.5K, LIFT OUT ROOF, NCT 01/11,

2006 KIA RIO 1.4 EX, BLACK, 57.4K, A/CON, ABS, ALLOYS, EXCELLENT CONDITION, NCT’D

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€15,000

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2008 MITSUBISHI COLT 1.1 CZ3 INFORM LOOK CLASSIC, MET. BLUE, 10.8K, R/C/L, ALLOYS

2009 SEAT CORDOBA 1.2 COSTA, 4-DR, BLACK, 11K, NCT 01/13

2003 PEUGEOT 307 SKYWAGON 1.6, MET. SILVER, 35K, A/CON, R/LOCKING, 16” ALLOYS

2010 MITSUBISHI LANCER 1.5 INTENSE, SILVER, 1KM, A/CON, BLUETOOTH, LEATHER

€9,000

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2005 MITSUBISHI SPACESTAR 1.3 COMFORT, SILVER, 51.5K, ALLOYS, FULL ELEC. PACK, NCT 06/11

2008 MERCEDES VITO 109 CDI LWB, DIESEL, WHITE, 25K, TWIN SLIDING DOORS, 3 SEATS IN FRONT

2003 OPEL ZAFIRA 1.5 COMFORT, MET. SILVER, 61.7K, FULL ELECTRIC PACK, NCT 04/11

2008 FORD MONDEO 1.8 TDCI ZETEC, 125PS, 6-SPEED, GREY, 78K, CRUISE, FOGS, ALLOYS, A/CON, NCT 03/12

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2010 MITSUBISHI PAJERO 3.2 SWB COMMERICAL, AUTO, DSL, BLACK, 13K, LTHR

2008 TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 TERRA, SILVER, 28.5K, E/WINDOWS, ABS, C/LOCKING

2006 MAZDA2 1.2 COMFORT, 5-DR, MET. BLUE, 41.6K, 1 OWNER FROM NEW, EXCELLENT COND.

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Introducing the new ASX – a brand new vehicle from Mitsubishi that combines the space and versatility of a family car with the looks and superior driving position of an SUV. Designed to fit the life you lead today, the ASX promises frugal running costs, CO2 emissions so low they lower your road tax, and a drive-enhancing collection of luxurious features, including hill start assist, telescopic steering-wheel adjustment, seven protective airbags and ABS with EBD. Mitsubishi’s new ASX – it’s the car of our times. The new ASX from €24,375 including delivery and related charges. Road Tax from €156 and up to 53MPG

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€15,445 (Delivery and related charges not included) is the Toyota Auris 2010 Scrappage Deal price which includes €1,500 Government scrappage and a €2,000 To (Delivery and related charges not included). Fuel Consumption is for an Auris Terra Petrol (1.33 Dual VVT-i) L/100km Urban - 7.1. Extra - 5.1. Combined - 5 €1,500 Government scrappage and a €1,860 Toyota scrappage bonus. Corolla from RRP €19,995 (Delivery and related charges not included). Model shown is the C Extra - 5.0. Combined - 5.8. Fuel emissions Co2/km - 133g. € 20,565 is the Toyota Avensis 2010 Scrappage Deal price which includes €1,500 Government scrappa €25,380 fuel consumption figures for Avensis Aura D-4D Urban 6.7- Extra 4.5 Combined 5.3. Fuel emissions Co2/km - 139g. €21,900 (Delivery and related charg RRP €25,900 (Delivery and related charges not included). Model shown is the Prius Luxury - RRP €27,160 (Delivery and related charges not included). Prius Fuel c required criteria under the terms and conditions of the government scrappage scheme. Scrappage applies to diesel engine Avensis models and petrol engine Coro comes first and 3 years Toyota Eurocare emergency roadside assistance. All other models come with a 3-year or 100,000km parts and labour warranty and 3 years

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oyota scrappage bonus. Auris from RRP €18,945 (Delivery and related charges not included). Model shown is the Auris Luna 5 door1.33 VVT-i RRP €21,485 5.8. Fuel emissions Co2/km - 135g. €16,635 (Delivery and related charges not included) is the Toyota Corolla 2010 Scrappage Deal price which includes Corolla Luna 1.33 VVT-i - RRP €22,095 (Delivery and related charges not included). Fuel Consumption is for a Corolla Luna (1.33 Dual VVT-i) L/100km Urban - 7.2. age and a €2,500 Toyota scrappage bonus. Avensis from RRP €24,165 (Delivery and related charges not included). Model shown is an Avensis Aura D-4D- RRP ges not included) is the Toyota Prius 2010 Scrappage Deal price which includes €1,277 Government scrappage and a €2,723 Toyota scrappage bonus. Prius from onsumption L/100km – Urban -3.9 Extra-Urban - 3.7, Combined - 3.9. Co2/km emissions – 89g. To avail of the Toyota scrappage oƩer customers must fulfill all the lla models. Prius comes with a 5 year/ 100,000km warranty for all Hybrid components, while all other components are covered for 3 years or 100,000 km, whichever Toyota Eurocare emergency roadside assistance. Toyota Ireland is a 100% Irish owned company.

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Fiat Panda 1.1 Active Eco Fiat, the car brand with the lowest average CO2 emissions in Europe.* Fuel consumption figures from 4.1 l/100km (extra cycle). CO2 emissions from 110g/km. *Source: JATO Dynamics. Based on Volume-weighted average CO2 emissions g/km amongst Europe’s top 25 selling brands during the year 2009. Government Scrappage terms and conditions apply. Fiat Ireland offer terms and conditions apply. This Fiat eco-plus Bonus offer includes up to €1,500 government scrappage and manufacturers contribution. Please contact Fiat Ireland for further details. Excludes dealer delivery and related charges. Car models shown are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent the exact models. Prices correct as of 10/12/09.

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NEW MODEL REPORT

he Ford Ranger pick-up also made its international debut at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. In keeping with the “One Ford” strategy, the new Ranger will be built in three plants around the world; Rayong Thailand, as well as in South Africa and Argentina. It is not expected on European markets before 2012. Buyers will be offered the choice of three cab designs; single cab, extended

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cab and four door double cab. There will also be the option of both two wheel drive and four wheel drive. Ford are offering the choice of two diesel engines, a revised version of the current 2.2 litre unit or a new 3.2 litre motor. The 2.2 litre delivers 110 kW with 375 Nm, while the 3.2 litre manages 147 kW and 470 Nm. Both come with the choice of six speed manual or six speed automatic transmissions. All

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models come as standard with an electronic stability programme, that includes traction control, yaw control and roll-over mitigation, with trailer sway mitigation. Other useful features are a rear park assist, with a rear view camera. Below the skin this new Ford Ranger probably shares a lot in common with the Mazda BT-50 pick-up. Both are probably built that the same factory in Thailand, as was done previously.

FUEL EFFICIENT DRIVING TIPS ● Ensure your vehicle is serviced regularly and tyres are inflated to correct pressure. ● Plan journey in advance and remove unnecessary weight from the your car (golf clubs, roof racks etc) and keep windows closed. ● Change up early through the gears. Shift up at around 2,000 rpms for a diesel car and 2.500 revolutions for a petrol car (depending on vehicle) ● Ensure you adopt a smooth style of driving – ease into acceleration ● Avoid tailgating. Keep your distance between vehicles to ensure you brake smoothly ● Reduce your speed, driving at or within speed limits. Driving at 110 KPH uses 15% more fuel than at 80 KPH. ● Use cruise control for motorway driving to maintain a constant speed, as it can prove 7% average fuel savings ● If you have stopped for more than 40 seconds, save fuel by switching off the engine ● Use the air conditioning sparingly as it can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 20%.

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‘09 Mazda 3 Touring 1.4, 5-door, met. black, a/con, alloys, CD, r/c/l, a/bags, e/w, 20kms, under warranty till April 2012, €12,950

‘08 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 Sport, 5-door, blue, 70kms, 2 owners, air con, alloys, €13,950

‘07 Suzuki Swift 1.3, 5-door, red, 67kms, one owner, €7,850

‘06 Ford Fiesta 1.25 LX, 5-door, light blue met., NCT 08/2012, 67k, sunroof, €5,975

‘04 Opel Astra 1.4 SXi, 5-door, silver, NCT 06/12, 91k miles, a/con, €4,950

‘04 Audi A3 2.0 FSi Automatic Sport, 11k, red, a/con, alloys, CD, c/l, climate, a/bags, e/m, e/w, r/c/l, traction, €12,450

‘03 Mercedes CLK200 1.8 Kompressor Auto Elegance, met. silver, 57k, a/con, alarm, alloys, e/w, e/m, cruise, fogs, r/c/l, €12,750

‘02 Citroen C3, light blue met., 2 owners, 72k miles, 2 years NCT, €3,350

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2008 SKODA FABIA 1.2 COM AMBIENTE 70HP, Estate, black, 6k, r/c/l, a/bags, parking sensor, e/m, e/w, NCT 09/12, €9700

2008 FIAT 500 1.2 POP, White, 20k, alloys, r/c/l, CD, alloys, a/bags, e/f/w, e/m, NCT 09/12, €9950

2007 ALFA ROMEO 159 1.8 TOURISMO, Met. silver, 25k, r/c/l, CD, a/con, e/w, e/m, fogs, Bluetooth, climate, ph. kit, MP3, €11900

2007 FIAT GRANDE PUNTO 1.4 SPORTING 16V, red, 24k, r/c/l, CD, alloys, a/bags, e/w, NCT 07/11, €7450

2007 SEAT ALTEA 1.9 DIESEL Met. shadow grey, 96k, r/c/l, alloys, climate, cruise, e/w, e/m, a/bags, NCT 07/11, €11950

2010 SEAT IBIZA 1.2 R Red, r/c/l, CD, alloys, cruise, CD/MP3, e/w, a/bags, 6k, €12950

2007 SEAT CORDOBA 1.2 COSTA 4-door, black, 18k, r/c/l, a/bags, cruise, CD, e/w, e/m, fogs, NCT 02/11, €6950

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NEW MODEL REPORT

ubaru’s new Outback is expected on the Irish market early in December. It is longer, wider and higher than the model it replaces. It is powered by Subaru’s two litre, horizontally opposed, turbocharged, diesel engine, driving all four wheels through a new six speed manual gearbox. The engine produces 110 kW @ 3,600 rpm, with

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350 Nm between 1,800 and 2,400 rpm. This gives a top speed of 201 kph (124 mph), with a 0-100 kph acceleration time of 9.6 seconds. Combined cycle fuel consumption is 46 mpg (6.1 lt/100 km). The variable vane turbocharger has ceramic vanes, allowing higher temperatures to be accommodated without difficulty. In the modern

manner it uses high pressure direct fuel injection and meets Euro 5 regulations. Exterior recognition features are the more upright grille, elongated headlamps and front fog lamps mounted low down in the front spoiler. Towards the rear the C-pillar is now body coloured. The side windows are framed by a

chrome strip. Inside there is a ten way electric adjustment for the driver’s seat and four way electric adjustment of the front passenger seat. Leather upholstery is standard. The additional length gives a normal luggage capacity of 0.526 cubic metres when all five seats are in use. The

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comprehensive list of standard equipment includes front and rear electric windows, tilt and slide glass sun-roof, heated front seats, cruise control, automatic headlamps and wipers and an electric handbrake. The audio equipment includes a Bluetooth telephone facility plus MP3 compatibility.

The braking system includes anti-lock, with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist. It works in conjunction with the vehicle dynamic stability control system that includes traction control and hill start assist. The car rides on seventeen inch diameter alloy wheels.

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KIA POP he Pop is Kia’s concept of a three seater, zero emissions, city car. Power is provided by a 50 kW/190 Nm electric traction motor, drawing its energy from a Lithium polymer gel battery. The Lithium polymer gel

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battery has the same power characteristics as a Lithiumion battery, but with a 29% reduction in size. In a small car like the Kia Pop this is obviously a huge advantage. The Pop’s battery provides 18 kW/hour. This gives the Pop a top speed of 140 kph (86

mph) with a range of 160 km (99 miles). Using a conventiona 230v supply, recharging takes six hours, but with a high voltage quick charge it requires thirty minutes. Built on a wheelbase of 2055 mm, the Pop is 3000 mm long in overall length, stands 1490 mm high and has a width, excluding the exterior rear view mirrors, of 1740 mm. It is thus very similar in size to Toyota’s iQ. As a purely city car, its advantage is that it is completely emissions free, as far as its motive power is concerned. Its styling is certainly dramatically different, both inside and out. 22 MotorMarket


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