Kapiti Observer : May 26th 2011
42 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 472 HIGH STREET, LOWER HUTT www.maxmotors.co.nz 04 569 4488 MAX 0274 486-198 OUTSIDE WGTN: 0800 MAXCARS 0800 629 227 Payment based on 48 months & $500 Deposit. Lending Criteria Apply. All cars come with 30 days' complete cover IT'S BETTER BY FAR TO BUY A MAX MOTORS CAR IT'S BETTER BY FAR TO BUY A MAX MOTORS CAR 3752082AA $98pw $14,980 NOW 2003 Mazda Axela 235 2300cc, Alloys, ABS, Airbags. Check this out! ONLY$11,980 $79pw 1998 Toyota Hilux 4WD 2800cc, Diesel, Manual, S/Cab. Don't miss out! $4,980 1995 Toyota Rav4 2000cc, Auto, 5door. Check this out! ONLY $10,980 Was $11,995 $74pw ONLY 2003 Mitsubishi Chariot Grandis 6 Seater, Alloys. Great Value. $2,980 ONLY 1997 Mitsubishi Magna Auto, A/C, NZ New, Cambelt just done!! Was $8,995 $52pw $7,980 ONLY Was $9,995 $52pw $7,980 ONLY Was $11,995 $74pw $10,980 ONLY Was $12,995 $67pw $9,980 NOW 2006 Nissan Micra 1400cc, Auto, NZ New. Exceptional! 2003 Mitsubishi Airtrek 2000cc, Turbo, Alloys, Airbags, ABS, Unbelievable! 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1600cc, Manual, NZ New. Check this out! 1999 Mazda Famila SP20 2000cc, Auto, Alloys, Airbags. Amazing! $67pw $9,980 ONLY 2001 Toyota Estima 2400cc, 8 Seater, A/C, Airbags, ABS. Be Quick! Was $9,995 $59pw ONLY 2004 Mazda Demio 1300cc, Auto, A/C, ABS, Airbags. Exceptional Value $8,980 $2,980 ONLY 1995 Mazda Lantis 1800cc, 5spd, Alloys $17,980 ONLY Was $19,995 $118pw 2001 Commodore SS Ute 5700cc, V8, Alloys, ABS, only 92,000km ONLY $7,980 Was $9,995 $52pw 2005 Toyota Corolla S/W 1300cc, Auto, A/C, Check This Out! Was $12,995 $79pw $11,980 NOW 2004 Mazda6 GSX 2300cc Manual. NZ New, Sensational. Was $8,995 $7,980 ONLY 2001 Nissan Pulsar 1600cc, Auto, Alloys. Great Value!! HMC Kapiti your local Holden and Suzuki Dealer 5-7 Ihakara St, Paraparaumu • Oil water level and tyre pressures checked free while you wait anytime • W.O.F., service, repair and maintain all makes and models • Vehicle relicensing facilities • Holden, Suzuki and MTA authorised servicing agent • Free pick up and delivery service throughout Kapiti • Loan vehicles available • Options for commuters • Discount available for senior citizens • Earn AA rewards • Online booking service available Call to make a booking now on 0800 489 932 or visit www.hmckapiti.co.nz for more details 535i Touring a magnificent car at every turn It's very expensive but it's very desirable. Rob Maetzig road tests the BMW 535i Touring. Luxury: A spare $170,000? Go for BMW's 535i Touring. CONTINUED Page 43 We all know that statistics are proving the trend these days is for motor vehicle buyers to opt for SUV body styles rather than traditional wagons. If we look at the luxury end of the motor vehicle scale, there's good reason why SUV products such as the BMW X6, X5 and X3 command such popularity -- they offer an excellent combination of all-wheel drive offroad ability, ease of use around town, a ''command'' driving position favoured by so many people, and of course luxury. But when it comes to sheer looks, nothing in BMW's SUV fleet comes close to matching those offered by the German marque's biggest wagon, the 535i Touring. What a sensational-looking car. In terms of wheelbase it is identical to the 5-Series sedan, but when viewed from the side it looks just so much longer, even though its body shell is in fact shorter. That's because its long bonnet flows beautifully into a smoothly sloping windscreen which in turn flows into a very long roofline. The roofline flows sports wagon-style into a tailgate that in itself contributes to the magnificent low-slung look. Looks aren't the only magnificent thing about the 535i Touring, so is pricing, particularly the vehicle we road tested. The big BMW with its twin- turbocharged 3.0-litre six cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission normally retails for $151,000, an impressive enough price anyway. But our test model carried a further $35,480 worth of options which took the total price up to a breathtaking $186,980. Would I choose to install all of the 15 optional extras this car had? Maybe I would have passed on the likes of a $1440 automatic tailgate opener and roller rear sunblinds for $1640, a $3070 integrated active steering system, $1640 soft-close doors function, or an $1800 surround view system (although it was pretty neat to enjoy a sort of bird's-eye view of exactly where the car was during parking and close maneuvering). But if I had the readies that enabled me to buy this car in the first place, I would definitely spend another $8350 to install an M Sports package, and a further $7620 to fit what is known as Adaptive Drive.
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