North Shore Times : February 21st 2103
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 22 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 BAYSWATER AUTO SHOW & Family Fun Day muscle and classic cars • hot rods and motorcycles • exotic and prestige cars • judged awards with designer trophies bouncy castle • fair rides • kids hot rod rides • live music • food & drinks • licensed bar • icecreams • sausage sizzle • kids make-your-own car competition Entry $5 per person $15 per family free entry for vehicle exhibitors www.schoolground.co.nz/bayswaterautoshow or search for us on Eventfinder.co.nz Sunday 10 March 10am--3pm BAYSWATER SCHOOL, BAYSWATER AVE, NORTH SHORE 4TH ANNUAL American Boats Direct | Devonport Auto Centre f s p | f e m t t | phd c p v , p r e | t c 5189607AA 260 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill, North Shore --- SPECIAL OFFERS --- • Free WOF check with a Full Service (petrol or diesel) • $11 off WOFs for super annuitants by appointment only, why wait? 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Offer expires 31/03/2013. www.renaultoffers.co.nz 120,000 ARCHIBALD AND SHORTER 257 Gt South Road and Matai Street Greenlane Ph 0800 001 362 ROVERLAND 20 Wairau Road Glenfield Ph 0800 001 363 www.archibaldandshorter.com 5C/5 Douglas Alexander Parade, Albany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.finaltouch.co.nz Ph: 358 1141 or Gordon mob 0274 901 770 www.finaltouch.co.nz EMBARRASSING SCRATCHES? DULL FADED PAINT? STONE CHIPS? JUST LOOKING A BIT TIRED? IS THE ANSWER! ... and can transform the look of your vehicle whatever the type or color it may be • Polishing, paint repair and valet • Unique stone-chip and scratch repairs • Top quality products for great lasting results "The best car yards choose us and now you can too" 5019460AJ North View our latest edition online at www.northshoretimes.co.nz Fuel economy ratings put to test By DAVE MOORE, FAIRFAX MEDIA GROUP MOTORING EDITOR I often get notes from readers saying they can't match carmaker's official fuel economy figures. The figures that most drivers are interested in are the combined read- ings for urban and open road driving. At the launch of the Mitsubishi Mirage this week a num- ber of motoring writers had a go at beating the factory figures, which are 4.6-litres/100km for the base slim-tyred model; while with the posher GLS on sports rims, it's 4.9-litres for the same distance. There was a little cheating, but more about that later. With penalty points for slipstreaming, driv- ing too slowly and free- wheeling, a dozen jour- nalists had to negotiate Wellington Airport, the central city and suburbs before heading for Otaki via Tawa and Waikanae, a pretty fair route with hills, villages, twisties and such to try and suck more gas out of the little triple-cylinder hatch. We had to maintain a pretty brisk average speed, and never flinched from cruising at 100kmh on the open road. Despite this there were five drivers that managed less than 4L/100km, with the eventual winner clocking a brilliant 3.4L/100km or about 83 miles per gal- lon. I got lost and had to sprint to catch up having added distance to my total, but still managed to get the factory's read- ing 4.9-litres from my GLS, despite revving the engine well into its busty bit to make the lunch and refill stop on time. The worst cheat was one journalist who had the cheek to lighten her car by dumping her spare tyre in another driver's car. It's about what you'd expect from the a former Sunday newspaper motoring edi- tor.She still didn't win, despite already being the lightest writer at the function.
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