Waitaki Herald : October 22nd 2014
MOTORING/CLASSIFIEDS FROM Page 30 WAITAKI HERALD, OCTOBER 22, 2014 31 Back: The van opens at the back for storage. Dash: The Austin has been restored so it has an electric starter motor – although it can also be started with the crank handle. Vintage: The Austin looks typical of cars from the era. Fit for purpose S By DAVE MOORE potted in Austria on test recently is this Dacia product, giving yet another reason why Renault’s Romanian sub-brand should be made available in New Zealand. Using Nissan and Renault parts and hard points, the Dacia concern has made such a great name for itself building no-nonsense, but safe flexible and reliable cars and wagons. Outside-in: The temperature gauge for the Austin sits outside of the van. It is magnified so it can be seen from inside. this new ute, as it plans to supply just 500 units and only for a single company, OMV Petrom, unless of course demand suggests that it should go into serious production. The Dacia Duster pick-up is Dacia has launched a neat- looking Duster ute, which is to be built in limited numbers for the Romanian market. What’s appealing about the new pick-up is the fact that it isn’t huge. It seems if you want a pick-up truck these days the smallest you can buy is often too big for purpose, with machines as big as a HiLux or Ranger being the equivalent in normal motoring terms of a big sedan when all you really want is a small hatch. Dacia Duster Pick-Up: If small utes get the go, the Romanian effort is all set. In New Zealand, the last small ute in our market appears to have been the Datsun 1200-based Star SPORTING FIXTURES Lochore Cup Final Lochore Cup Final Sunday 26th October 2014 Home Game McKeown Petroleum NO THO AGO NGANUI NORTH OTAGO WANGANUI 6367476AA Whitestone Contracting Stadium Gates Open 1.15pm kick off 2.35pm Admission: Adults $10 Students u18 & Pensioners $5 Children u12 FREE based on the 4x4 production Duster SUV and is powered by Renault’s 1.5 dCi diesel engine, good for about 88kW. The model features a standard cab with two seats and a rear window protected by a jailhouselike grille. The cabin also features added exterior reinforcements. The bed is a useful 1700mm long ute of the late 70s and early 80s. But it seems Dacia is merely testing the water when it comes to and can carry loads of up to 450kg. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a customer version.
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