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8 Northern Territory News, CARSguide, Saturday, January 23, 2010 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 3 0 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Test drive today at your local Holden Dealer. For more great offers visit holden.com.au/latestoffers Things you need to know: 1 Max. sale price for 09 plated Barina 3 door hatch manual. 2 Max. sale price for 09 plated Colorado LX 4x4 Crew Cab Turbo Diesel Pick Up manual. 3 Max. sale price for Captiva 7 SX AWD petrol automatic. 4 Max. sale price for Cruze CD petrol manual. Offers available on models delivered before 31/01/10, unless extended, or while stocks last at participating Holden Dealers. Holden reserves the right to change or extend these offers. Not available with other offers. Private or ABN buyers only. *Recommended driveaway price includes 12 months private registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance, Dealer delivery and stamp duty. Based on ADR 81/02 testing for combined urban/extra urban driving. Fuel consumption depends on factors such as traffic conditions, vehicle condition, vehicle load and your driving style. Not all portable music devices or USBs are supported by the infotainment system. Please check with your Holden Dealer. #Steel spare wheel. HRE0423_HP5_A Electric sunroof on every Captiva 7. Limited time only. 3 tonne towing capacity. 3 to capa 7 seats Electric su on every C Limited ti 7 seat Electric sunroof on every Barina. Limited time only. Barina 3 door hatch Zippy 1.6L engine Dual front & side impact airbags CD Audio with MP3 plug & play Steering wheel mounted audio controls Front power windows & mirrors From only $13,990 1 Driveaway, no more to pay* In Dealerships now! In Dealersh now! The new Holden Cruze CD Fuel economy of just 7.0L/100km Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 6 airbags Cruise control USB with full iPod compatibility Automatic headlamps From only $23,990 4 Driveaway, no more to pay* Colorado LX 4x4 Crew Cab Pick Up 120kW 3.0L Turbo Diesel Air conditioning Dual front airbags ABS 4x4 shift-on-the-fl y From only $35,990 Driveaway, no more to pay* As shown with metallic paint $36,390 2 Driveaway, no more to pay* Captiva 7 SX AWD 3.2L V6 engine 5-speed automatic Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Dual front & side curtain airbags 17" alloy wheels# From only $36,490 Driveaway, no more to pay* As shown with metallic paint $36,990 3 Driveaway, no more to pay* STRONG: The Calais V Sportwagon has a five-star crash safety rating By NEIL McDONALD WAGON HAS ALL YOU NEED I N THE rush to high-riding soft roaders, many families have largely ignored a more practical route wagons. Heavy off-roaders have taken over the role as the family bus but in reality a conventional sedan based wagon will fulfil most duties, unless you absolutely need a seven-seater. For many, a car like the five seater Holden Commodore Sportwagon is just what the doctor ordered. Its a good looking, purpose-built wagon with a roomy, comfortable cabin and a five-star crash safety rating. The Calais V Sportwagon adds a little more bling but serves a similar purpose. The integrated DVD system in the roof is a bonus for keeping the kids quiet and the rear-view cam era is a welcome addition to the parking sensors. Under the bonnet the biggest new arrival with the latest Commo dores is SIDI or Spark Ignition Direct Injection which improves fuel economy and the overall smoothness of the V6. Unlike the previous raucous six, the SIDI engine also sounds quieter. The refined engine is now at a point of its development that it has become a world-class unit. The economy from the big locally built six is also impressive. We managed figures of about 12litres/100km around town with the promise of better highway economy. The changes from the six-speed auto also feel smoother than we remember. The only mark against the Commodore is the cabin. It has been around since 2006 and is due for a freshen this year. Were used to the thick A-pillars and the guillotine handbrake action but the Calais interior and dash board is looking tired, particularly when you line it up against Fords effort with the Falcon G6E. The wagons swoopy rear also eats into luggage space but there is no denying it is a handsome vehicle, particularly the Calais V version with its stylish 18-inch alloys. INSIDE VIEW CALAIS SIDI wagon PRICE: $58,790 ENGINE: 3.6-litre V6 POWER: 210kW at 6400 revs TORQUE: 350Nm at 2900 revs TRANSMISSION: Six-speed sequential auto FUEL TANK: 73 litres FUEL USE: 10.3 litres/100km WEIGHT: 1849kg