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Journeys : Oct Nov 2012
Finance it with us! RACT Car Loans offer competitive rates, low fees, great service and minimum hassle -- with discounted interest rates for RACT members. Get fast, over-the-phone pre-approval, so you can bargain to your best advantage, knowing how much you have to spend. Call 13 27 22 or apply on line at www.ract.com.au The new 8-speed automatic comes with an increase in power and torque over the top end manual version, an extra 12kW and 20Nm. VW's 4Motion AWD system is standard across the auto range with torsen mechanical centre diff capable of transferring as little as 40% or as much as 80% of the drive to the rear wheels. Standard drive is 40/60 front /rear. Lockable mechanical rear diff is standard across the 4x4 range. Towing capacity is 3000kg across the range and all 4x4 models get additional standard equipment including Bluetooth, cruise control and multi-function leather steering wheel. While the automatic adds $3000 to the asking price, V W has managed to tweak the price of the manual to make it $2000 cheaper. So basically you are paying an extra $1000 over the previous manual price and getting the auto, increased engine power/torque, plus the other standard features. It's a pretty good deal. Pricing for the dual-cab manual TDI400 4Motion ute starts at $42,990 plus on roads. A 4x2 single- cab ute and cab-chassis is also available in either petrol or diesel form, but with manual tran smission only. The 4x2 single-cabs do however miss out on standard Bluetooth, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel and rear lockable diff, which is a $790 option. Pricing for the 4x2 single-cab ute starts at $26,990 and $31,990 for the dual-cab 4x2, plus on roads. The cab-chassis is available for $1500 less. VW has worked with a local supplier to develop and build a quality aluminium tray which is available as a dealer fit option. 4x2 models are also available with a lower-output diesel engine or a petrol variant. leg on one of the tyres. Then it was on to the local ser vo in Copley where a couple of high-pressure blasters removed the thickest of the mud. The pile of red dirt left in the area would make a NW Tassie spud far mer r un for his tractor and plough and I reckon the VW people will be getting soil out of them for the next six months. As we took off from the coal mining tow n of Leigh Creek, I could see the lumpy mountain formations of the Flinders and the snaking, treelined dry river beds that proved such a worthy opponent for the Amarok auto. The last couple of days proved you can buy an out-of-the- showroom dual-cab ute, head into the wilder ness and transverse a variety of ter rain and conditions that you might not think possible. The VW Amarok automatic is the perfect partner for the job. October / November 2012 25 Life on the move 6830 ract.com.au | 13 27 22 Driver training for all drivers. Modern vehicles, expert instructors, individual driving lessons for learners and driver assessment RACT Driver Training graduates receive special discounts on joining RACT Roadside membership. Low-Risk Driver Training with both private and business courses. Hobart 6232 6399 Launceston 6335 5612 Devonport 6421 1918 Burnie 6434 2913 DRIVER TRAINING by
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