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AUDI Q5 PRIC­ING Last week’s Head to Head, which fea­tured Audi’sq5 ver­sus Volvo’s XC60, con­tained a fac­tual er­ror. The pric­ing for the Q5 2.0-litre TDI was in­cor­rectly listed at $75,500, which is the price of the six-cylin­der 3.0-litre TDI. The Q5 in ques­tion costs $62,200; the Volvo is $65,990. Cars­guide’s con­clu­sion that the

‘‘ Q5 is not a $10K bet­ter drive’’ should, there­fore, be dis­re­garded. The Q5 2.0-litre TDI con­tin­ues to be a strong sell­ing pres­tige com­pact SUV, not least be­cause of its com­pet­i­tive price.

VWRE­CALL A diesel leak that could lead to an en­gine fire has sparked a world­wide safety re­call by Volk­swa­gen and Skoda. About 299,000 ve­hi­cles have been re­called, in­clud­ing 7181 VWS and 85 Sko­das in Aus­tralia. The ve­hi­cles af­fected are the Golf, Jetta, Pas­sat, Tiguan and Trans­porter and Skoda Oc­tavia and Su­perb, built be­tween 2009 and 2011. The fault oc­curs at cer­tain en­gine revs, where ex­ces­sive vi­bra­tion can cause a crack in the in­jec­tor line.


Su­per­mar­ket chains Coles and Wool­worths are be­ing ac­cused of a ripoff by the Aus­tralian Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion, which says a re­cent

‘‘ dou­ble dis­count’’ pro­mo­tion promis­ing an eight cents-a-litre bonus was bo­gus. The AAA says the av­er­age mar­gin ac­tu­ally in­creased by two cents a litre dur­ing the pro­mo­tion pe­riod.


Ute safety is pick­ing up fol­low­ing the five-star AN­CAP rat­ing awarded to the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT50 twins, as well as thevwa­marok. Now the Nis­san Navara D40 dual-cab 4x4 diesel has made the list of four-star AN­CAP ve­hi­cles in Aus­tralia, up from three stars.

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