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6 NT NEWS. CARSguide www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 3 0 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Toyota Mid Year Event. Get driveaway deals and factory bonuses at your Toyota dealer today. Driveaway pricing and HiLux bonus off er applicable for private and ABN buyers on vehicles purchased and delivered between 1 31 July 2011. Yaris bonus off er applicable for private and ABN buyers on vehicles purchased between 1 31 July 2011. Toyota reserves the right to extend any off er. Excludes Demos. While stocks last. Off ers not available in conjunction with other registered fl eet discounts or off ers. Pre-May 2011 production models only. Maximum payable for standard scheduled servicing (normal operating conditions) until fi rst of 3 years or 60,000 kms (up to the fi rst 4 services for Camry, Hybrid Camry & Aurion/6 services all remaining vehicles). Excludes Government and Rental vehicles. Contact A great deal today Enduring Quality Low cost, capped price servicing Lower running costs Flexible low-rate f inance Nationwide Dealer coverage Renowned for re-sale value A lifetime of Toyota advantages toyota.com.au From $20,990 Corolla Ascent The worlds most popular small car Manual Hatch or Sedan $130 Capped Price Servicing NEW DRIVEAWAY OFFER Factory run- out bonus Across the Yaris range Multiple grades in Hatch or Sedan 1 year FREE Toyota Comprehensive Car Insurance# $130 Capped Price Servicing $3,500 Factory run-out bonus Across the HiLux 4x4 range Multiple grades in petrol or diesel Impressive performance and unbreakable toughness $170 Capped Price Servicing NEW BONUS OFFER Notwise to vary servicing Rainwater is collecting in the drivers side floor pan ofmy2002MitsubishiMagnawagon. Any idea how to solve the problem? Q: Im very happy with my new 2011 Mazda 3 Neo except for the requirement for six-monthly services to keep my warranty. My wife drives a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer and Mitsubishi specifies 12-month services, as do most cars today. Making things worse is that Im an ultra low-mileage driver, around 4000km annually. My dealer says it is Mazdas conditions, which Im fully aware of, but not happy with. Michael, e-mail. A: Mazdas service interval is every six-months/10,000 km and while that might be more frequent than most other makes, servicing is what keeps our cars in tip-top shape and I wouldnt recommend you vary your service routine away from the Mazda recommendation. Doing that while the warranty is still in effect could become an issue if and when you had a warranty claim. Q: I am thinking about purchasing my Dads wifes 2005 Nissan Maxima and converting it to LPG, but I am concerned about doing it when the manufacturers recommendation is to run it on 95-octane or better fuel. Of course Nissan will not condone LPG being used on any of its vehicles, even if out of warranty. Dean Womersley, e-mail. A: First, you need to put Nissans attitude to running its cars on LPG into context. Nissan doesnt design or test its cars on LPG, so it has no knowledge of the impact. If it supported LPG, Nissan would, in effect, be taking on the responsibility for what might happen should you convert to LPG, so they advise against it. Its actually got little to do with whether or not their cars would happily run on LPG or not. You will have trouble finding a certified kit for the conversion. Due to low demand for converting the Maxima, kits havent been developed. Q: Does the G6 motor in my 2004 B2600 Mazda Bravo have a timing belt or timing chain? Waren Kain, e-mail. A: It has a chain. Q: Rainwater is collecting in the drivers side floor pan of my 2002 Mitsubishi Magna wagon. Any idea how to solve the problem? Etienne, email. A: Obviously you need to find out where the water is getting in. The most likely place is around the windscreen, but it could also be through damaged or misplaced seals on the firewall. Have someone run a hose over the windscreen while you get down in the footwell and watch where the leak comes from.
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