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To advertise in Best Motorbuys, phone Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086 nOW $7,990 SALE $20,999 2011 holden commodore ve2 sv6 210kw performance, 6 speed tiptronic, 20” genuine murray alloys, tinted windows, touchscreen, reverse camera, leather trim. 04 COMMODORE VY 3.8L Ecotec V6, auto, electric front windows, alloy wheels, good tidy car. $3,995 FROM WAS $17,990 2005 toyota Regius ace Hiace dX 5 speed manual, petrol, 2 litre. Now $16,990+ORC 247 Main South Rd, Hornby, Chch. (03) 341 8973 firstname.lastname@example.org Upgrade makes Subaru Outback more desirable • By Ross Kiddie I LIKE it when people take my advice when they are considering a new car. That happened just recently, a work colleague provided me with a choice of vehicles she was thinking of buying and we went through an elimination process deciding what was best suited for her needs. After driving a Subaru XV – an Impreza-based crossover wagon – she decided that was the car for her. I was delighted, the XV is a value-packaged model built to high quality standards and its four-wheeldrive platform is a major safety ingredient. In the XVs case, it is also a handy cross-country challenger, it is certainly a remarkable all-round vehicle and I’ve often likened it to being Subaru’s best kept secret. This evaluation doesn’t focus on the XV, instead it encompasses another handy off-road vehicle from the Subaru stable – the Outback. The Outback is like a larger XV, it is a true station wagon with suspension raised for that outback journey, if you’ll pardon the pun. Instead of Impreza-based, the Outback sits on the Legacy platform, it is a large car at 4.8m and arrives here in two specifications with two engine variants – the traditional horizontallyopposed four-cylinder unit (2.5-litre) or a 3.6-litre flatsix. I’m due for the latter in a few weeks’ time, however, the 2498cc unit is far from disgraced and would probably be my choice if I was ever in a position to buy a new Subaru. Because it has high ground clearance (213mm), the Outback has suspension absolutely delightful in terms of rut and bump absorption, it floats over those crazy Christchurch roads and affords a luxury ride. In Premium form, the Outback lists at $49,990, for that money it gets a full complement of specification, full leather, heated seats, electric sunroof and satellite navigation, just to name a few of the key items. It must also be noted that almost all of Subaru’s range now gets the clever camerabased Eyesight safety technology which incorporates a host of driver assistance modules so that the car is kept out of trouble in the SUBARU OUTBACK: Versatile all-road wagon. first instance. The latter has had a further upgrade with new features incorporated into it. I didn’t take the test car off-road, the hot, dry conditions throughout our Canterbury summer created too much fire danger for my liking, but I can report that in previous drives of the Outback off-the-beaten-track, it is vastly capable, taking into account its driver-activated X-mode and hill descent control. • Price – Subaru Outback Premium, $49,990 • Dimensions – Length, 4820mm; width, 1840mm; height, 1675mm • Configuration – Four-cylinder, fourwheel-drive, 2498cc, 129kW, 235Nm, sixstep automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 9.1.sec • Fuel usage – 7.3l/100km The Star However, I did drive through many shingle backroads and it is in its element on the rough corrugations, it has directional steering and extraordinary control on loose surfaces. The tyres are an all-road Bridgestone compound (225/60 x 18in) and they perform well in low grip situations. They are also quiet at highway speed and provide solid feedback to the steering wheel when presented with a bit of a sealed surface corning challenge. As mentioned, under the bonnet sits a boxer engine. This has been Subaru’s trademark design for at least the last 30 years. It is rated at 129kW and 235Nm, both outputs realised at usable points of the rev band – 5800rpm and 4000rpm. Drive is through a sixstep continuously variable transmission, between the two elements there is a smooth transition of power and a seamless ratio which means the engine is constantly near its maximum torque delivery. In terms of acceleration the Outback in this form will make 100km/h from a standstill in 9.1sec, and will scamper through a highway overtake in 5sec, the latter delightful with a strong surge of power through the mid-range. Also featuring on the Outback is the Subaru system of performance drive modes, there are three different settings, all controlled by steering wheel-mounted buttons, each has its own affect on how the engine behaves. In recent years Subaru has been hugely active in lowering the fuel consumption figures in each of its models. Today the Outback is rated with a 7.3-litre per 100km (39mpg) combined cycle average. The dash panel readout was listing constantly at 8.3l/100km (34mpg) during my time with the test car, along with a 6l/100km (47mpg) figure sitting at a steady 100km/h (engine speed 1600rpm). Together, all of these figures represent good reading, the Outback 2.5 has solid power and good economy, a hard equation to get right in engine design. A few years ago Subaru made the decision to abandon the Legacy wagon; I wondered at the time if that was a good decision, however, as time as served to prove, the Outback wagon has certainly filled the void, and it offers just that something extra special in terms of all-round capability. However, if that is a vehicle which is just a fraction too big for a buying decision, check out the XV, it has similar credentials, packaged just that little bit smaller.
The Star 35 Sport Local News Now Bennett drama will spark Broncos – Kearney STEPHEN KEARNEY and his former mentor Wayne Bennett are seeing how the other half live in 2018. In contrast to previous seasons, Kearney has been inundated with praise following the Warriors unbeaten start to the year, while Bennett has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons after Brisbane’s 2-3 start to the season and his verbal battle with Knights coach Nathan Brown. Even though the Broncos are 10 rungs below the Warriors on the ladder, Kearney told NRL. com the Warriors are preparing for a bounce-back from Brisbane in Auckland on Saturday night. Kearney believes the Broncos will not only respond from their 15-10 loss to Newcastle with an improved performance but possibly their best of the year, citing Bennett as the main reason. “What I do know is Wayne will Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi have them prepared,” he said. “I thought they performed pretty well last week against the Knights without a great deal of luck. From an attitude point of view, I know he will have them coming here with real commitment and determination so we are expecting their best game of footy and we will prepare as such. “They’re a football club that’s always going to turn up ready to play and expect nothing less from them this week.” Five-eighth Blake Green is adamant the Warriors will have to be “even better than last week” if they are to extend their winning streak to six – something the club hasn’t achieved since 2002, a year in which the Daniel Andersoncoached side made the grandfinal. “There are lots of areas we still want to improve on, we are certainly not the finished 2018 NRL Thursday April 12 2018 Fire rages, homes at risk product we would like to be at the moment, so we will continue to work hard,” Green said. While Green and Shaun Johnson have been earning rave reviews for their efforts in the opening five rounds, the same can’t be said about the Brisbane halves. Anthony Milford and Kodi Nikorima have not found their groove this season, but Green felt it was a matter of when, not if, that combination starts to fire. THE SWAMP ISLINGTON TAVERN 670 MAIN SOUTH RD, ISLINGTON P. 349 7337 12 cold beers on tap Bar Meals | 18 Pokies Full TAB Facility Garden Bar | Weekend Music BOTTLESTORE BEST DEALS IN TOWN! LET OUR COURTESY VAN COME TO YOU Andy Carr TIPPING COMPETITION ROUND 62 (12th – 15th April) OUR EXPERT’S SELECTIONS Austin Motor Company Roosters Storm Dragons Warriors Cowboys Eels Panthers West Tigers Currently placed: Successfully selected: Steve Lennon 1st= 25/40 Woodford Glen Speedway Roosters Storm Sharks Warriors Bulldogs Raiders Titans Sea Eagles Roosters v Rabbitohs Storm v Knights Dragons v Sharks Warriors v Broncos Cowboys v Bulldogs Raiders v Eels Panthers v Titans Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers Ben Rogers The Flooring Warehouse Roosters Storm Dragons Warriors Cowboys Raiders Panthers Sea Eagles Currently placed: Successfully selected: Andrew McCormick 2nd 22/40 Brandts-Giesen McCormick Roosters Storm Dragons Warriors Cowboys Raiders Panthers Wests Tigers Mike Olds Rockcote Roosters Storm Dragons Warriors Cowboys Eels Panthers Sea Eagles Currently placed: Successfully selected: Stephen Moffat Islington Tavern Roosters Storm Dragons Warriors Cowboys Raiders Panthers Sea Eagles 1st= 25/40 Luxury Carpet Bargain Herregan Luxurious solution dyed 48oz Polypropylene carpet, beautiful soft tough pile, colour fast and stain resistant, best value for your dollar ever. 3 Great colours available in stock now. Normal Value $139.00m PLUS MUCH MORE INSTORE 2007 Mazda Cx7 $13,990 • TOOLS • AIR TOOLS • ALLOY JACKS • BATTERIES • OIL & MUCH MORE! www.woodfordglen.co.nz CaR OF THE WEEK! 2.3, auto, turbo, alloys, ABS, twin airbags. 275 Colombo St, Christchurch Cnr Colombo & Milton Sts Ph: 337 9629 OPEN TUES-FRI 9AM - 4.30PM 129 NORTH AVON RD, CHRISTCHURCH Our priCe $ 109.00m Star customers take an extra $10m off with this ad. Currently placed: Successfully selected: 3rd= 20/40 Currently placed: Successfully selected: 3rd= 20/40 Currently placed: Successfully selected: 4th 19/40 47 Gasson Street Ph 353 8899 Hours: 8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri www.theflooringwarehouse.co.nz