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The Star: April 27, 2017

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36 Thursday April 27 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS The Star Quality, reliable service offered by expert mechanics Located at 193 Waterloo Road, in the heart of Hornby, Fitzgerald Motors has an enviable reputation for quality, service and reliability. Owners Graham Prior and Craig Schumacher and their team of expert mechanics service all types of vehicle – petrol and diesel, provide full mechanical repairs, transmission flushes, cooling system flushes, brakes, tyres and WOFs in their large, fully equipped workshop. With the latest scanner they are able to diagnose engine management system faults in most vehicles. Courtesy cars are also available, so you are not inconvenienced while your vehicle is in the workshop. At this time of year it is a good idea to have your vehicle serviced to ensure that over the winter months your car is roadworthy and reliable, no matter what the weather. To make a booking or for further information, please contact them on 349 7813, or visit their website: www.fitzgeraldmotors. co.nz Special Offer Customers bringing their vehicle in for a full service between 1st May and 31st June will receive a Free NZRA Roadside Rescue for six months. DISCOUNTS ON ALREADY DISCOUNTED TYRES! eND OF LINe • LIMITeD STOCK PRICE INCLUDES FITTING & GST Complete Tyre and Auto 175 / 65 / 14 - $65 195 / 60 / 15 - $70 215 / 45 / 17 - $80 215 / 60 / 16 - $80 Canterbury owned and operated 464 Ferry Rd, 03 389 5370 ctawoolston@yahoo.co.nz 8am-7pm Tues-Wed 8am - 5pm Mon Thurs Fri | 9am-3pm Sat New & Used Tyres • Puncture Repairs Batteries • WOF • Balancing Mechanical Repairs • Lube & Servicing Wheel Alignment THUrsdaY JanUarY 31 2013 Diesel The diesel professionals specialising in 4WD RepaiRs seRvicing & all WoRk guaRanTeeD 288 Lincoln Road (opp ANZ) Ph: 338 8884 • www.dieseldoctor.co.nz Mechanical and auto electronics The Automotive Lamp Specialists Special PANASONIC BATTERIES IN STOCK NOW New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes PH 0800 225 483 | 325 693 Brougham FERRY RD Street, PHONE CHRISTCHURCH 384-9092 (Located in Woolston Village) European Car Owners 100% owned & operated HAve yOU WOF gOT $45 .00 veHicle PROblemS?? NEW DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT! We can identify ANY electrical fault & reduce repair work with our NEW European Car Specific Diagnostic Equipment ROSES AUTO ELECTRICAL Enquiries welcome CH 352 5090 166 MACES ROAD, BROMLEY P. 384 8744 or A/H 027 222 3241 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing AUTOPROS visit your local automotive professional Fitzgerald Motors Tyres 2 Go - a new branch in Kaiapoi PHONE 03 349 7813 2/193 Waterloo road, Hornby Tyres 2 Go will soon open its third money. branch at 13 Stone Street, Kaiapoi. The NZ owned and operated business CITY Owner SOUTH Andrew Taylor is VAN looking SPARES already has convenient branches in Opawa forward to the opening on February and Sockburn and a mobile service. 2, SERVICE and providing a service CENTRE for their WOFS regular It & is one-stop-shop TYRES for the world’s leading clients and new 159 ones. MACES He apologises ROAD for | PH the 389 brands 6367of tyres and batteries for all passenger delay in not opening sooner due to building cars, 4x4, sports utility vehicles and light • Provide Full Workshop Facilities • Full Servicing & WOF Repairs delays. commercial vehicles. • Towing Available • Good Hourly Rate • Same Day Clutch Replacement Tyres 2 Go is a popular choice with up to At Tyres 2 Go, you will find competitive • 2 Day Engine Replacement • Mechanical & Exhaust Repairs 40 per cent discounts they provide and a prices and helpful staff offering honest, quick, efficient expert advice with the highest quality of while-youwait service Kumho, Nitto, Goodride and ATR Sport. They original brands, such as Toyo, PLUS Michelin, CITY SOUTH VANS that is also provide a three-year warranty on their great value We Power buy, Build sell Batteries. and dismantle for your Safety is paramount at Tyres 2 Go, along vans with and cleanliness cars and environmentally friendly • We working pick up conditions. out of Christchurch • Backpacker vehicles available WITH Guaranteed Buy Back Tyres are a crucial OPEN element SATURDAY of road safety 9.00AM and - 1.00PM properly

The Star 37 Driven FREE WEEKLY MAGAZiNE in stands every Friday Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 27 2017 OVER 1000 VEhiCLES FOR SALE Fresh driveline for Peugeot 2008 • By Ross Kiddie I’M A firm believer in the two-wheel-drive sport utility vehicle market. The reason being is that most SUV buyers have no intention of taking their cars/wagons into a loose surface environment, there is mostly little need for four-wheel-drive. A lot of manufacturers are into that concept and they are increasing the number of 2WD SUVs. Peugeot has just launched a new crossover/SUV/wagon – the 2008. While its concept has been around for a few years, the newcomer has a fresh driveline and a fairly hefty upgrade. Loosely based around the 208 platform, the 2008 is an SUV of mini proportions at just over 4m, but it has a practical interior that is capable of transporting awkward loads with adaptable and versatile rear seat configurations. It is also a comfortable car for four adults, it’s a bit of squeeze width-wise for three adults in the rear but there’s no shortage of head or leg room, and the 2008 is clever in the way it translates its limited space into occupant comfort. The 2008 lands here in two levels, $34,990 will get you into the Allure, an extra $2000 will buy what Peugeot describes as the GT-Line, it gets a wealth of sporty trim accents, bigger wheels (17in) and a higher spec including a clever grip control system. Effectively, it is an advanced traction and stability control programme that also allows the 2008 to tackle those offthe-seal situations that arise from time to time, but bearing in mind cross-country travel is limited. Under the bonnet is a new turbocharged, threecylinder engine and sixspeed transmission which is finding its way across Peugeot and Citroen lineups. I’ve encountered this unit in other Peugeot product and it is an engine which punches well above its weight, you have to discard the notion of it being small, it is a strong, capable PEUGEOT 2008: Sport utility vehicle of mini proportions. power plant which thrills with its honesty. Peugeot rates the 1192cc unit at a healthy 81kW and 205Nm. Not only are they high outputs for engine size, it’s the area where the power is developed that is most interesting. Peak power comes in at just 5500rpm and maximum torque is available from 1500rpm, both low in the rev band and that is what you need in all engines, the ability to haul from low revolutions. Boost from the turbocharger is also constant, there is little lag at any point. • Price – Peugeot 2008, $36,990 • Dimensions – Length, 4159mm; width, 1829mm; height, 1556mm • Configuration – Three-cylinder, frontwheel-drive, 1199cc, 81kW, 205Nm, sixspeed automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 10.3sec • Fuel usage – 4.8l/100km If you also add in the benefit of a six-speed automatic, there’s never a point where you think the gearing and engine output aren’t matched, the driveline is fluid and responsive. Peugeot also list a 1280kg kerb weight for the 2008, that’s quite light, offering a healthy power-to-weight ratio. The gearing has been structured so that there is reasonable acceleration to highway speed with TECHNOLOGY: Satellite navigation is fitted to the higher grade variant of the Peugeot 2008. a tallish top gear so that the engine is relaxed at 100km/h, turning over slowly at 2000rpm. At that speed the engine is sipping fuel at the rate of just five-litres per 100km (56mpg), that promoted a 7.2l/100km (39mpg) average during my time behind the wheel. These are satisfactory figures but are a little distant to Peugeot’s 4.8l/100km (58mpg) combined cycle claim, although my driving style doesn’t augur well for fuel economy. On the subject of figures, the 2008 is lively enough, it will reach 100km/h from a standstill in just over 10sec and will complete a highway overtake in 6.9sec (80km/h to 120km/h). Peugeot has always had a reputation for ride/handling quality and that has been engineered into the 2008. It has a compliant, moderately-firmed ride with a handling feel that is moderately sporty. The chassis isn’t disturbed by mid-corner bumps or road deviations, the suspension does a good job of keeping body balance. Providing the grip are 205/50 Good Year tyres, according to the casing they are worded all season and during my time with the test car they were certainly put to the test on wet surfaces, heavy rain lowered grip levels substantially. Nevertheless, the entire car felt secured to the road and steering feel is another Peugeot hallmark, the 2008 as a package constantly feels controlled and safe. The latter of course is five-star rated and sits beside a healthy level of specification, major features include satellite navigation, touch screen infotainment, cruise control and speed limiter and high quality trim materials. The new 2008 is an example of a good car made better, the new driveline is certainly a case of less is more. Best Motorbuys TM 2015 FORD EVEREST ‘Trend’ 4WD 3.2 T.Diesel, 6 spd Tiptronic, 7 Seater, GPS/Sat Navigation, Sync2 Bluetooth, Towbar, only 9,500km. 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