What price a Mus­tang?

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - In Box @ Pg -

I’m won­der­ing if you think Ford will rip us off on the prices of the new Mus­tang as Cars­guide said the price of the new 5.0-litre GT could be north of $70,000. As we know, this is ab­so­lutely crazy. Po­ten­tial buy­ers in Aus­tralia, my­self be­ing one as I have my name down with our lo­cal dealer, are well aware of what the car should cost and if Ford base their price on greed, they will pay the price. A well-equipped GT Coupe sells in the US for $37,000$40,000, about com­pa­ra­ble with a Chrysler 300C. So, if Chrysler can bring a 300C to Aus­tralia for $45,000, what bull­dust story will Ford give us for their rip-off pric­ing? Rob Fo­ley, email I am now ex­pect­ing Mus­tang prices from $45,000 to $60,000. But this is what the big man at Ford, com­pany pres­i­dent Bob Graziano, says: “We haven’t an­nounced Mus­tang pric­ing yet, but it’s an im­por­tant halo per­for­mance car for Ford go­ing for­ward so stay tuned.”


I have a com­mand­ing view over tall build­ings in the fringe of the CBD in Mel­bourne and I just wanted to let you all know that the in­crease in ab­so­lutely mas­sive car-car­rier ships has, and is, grow­ing at an ob­vi­ous rate over the very re­cent past. A sign of the times? Well, the writ­ing is on the wall for the lo­cals af­ter all isn’t it? Lance Wilken, email


In the past I have used Gre­gory’s Ser­vice & Re­pair Man­u­als but am un­able to find one for my 2009 2.0-litre petrol Hyundai i30. Any ideas? Peter Pe­zos, email Hyundai says there are no old­school man­u­als on the i30 from the cur­rent leader in the field, Haynes. But if you have a spe­cific job you need to do they are happy to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion through us.


I drive a Peu­geot 308 diesel wagon and, on a re­cent in­ter­state trip to Vic­to­ria, the trip com­puter showed 1320km to empty when I filled the tank. When I fill up in Queens­land it al­ways shows ap­prox­i­mately 1020km-1040km. Why? What is go­ing into Queens­land fuel? Pa­tri­cia Smith, email Trip com­put­ers cal­cu­late the range based on cur­rent fuel use, so you will al­ways get more kilo­me­tres from a tank if you’re cruis­ing eco­nom­i­cally on a free­way-style road.


I hired a four-wheel-drive from a car rental agency in Mel­bourne but, when it wasn’t ready in time, they of­fered me a Kia Car­ni­val in­stead. As I will be trans­port­ing adults and kids from Mel­bourne to Port Fairy and back, is the Car­ni­val a

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