Ron’s swift to claim his new wheels


A Porirua man has had a great start to 2016 af­ter scor­ing him­self a new car.

Ron Quigg was quick to pick up the keys to his blue Suzuki Swift Plus from Mexted Mo­tors in Tawa last Fri­day.

He said he couldn’t be­lieve it when he found out he had won.

He was one of five New Zealan­ders who won a car as part of a na­tion­wide pro­mo­tion run by Fairfax.

Quigg, who lives in Wai­tan­girua, said he had never won any­thing sub­stan­tial be­fore, with his big­gest ever win be­ing a gro­cery raf­fle years ago.

‘‘It’s a won­der­ful way to start the year,’’ he said.

‘‘It will be much eas­ier to drive and will be great for when I go up to Hamil­ton for my old pri­mary school’s cen­te­nary in Septem­ber.

‘‘The only thing is I’m used to a man­ual. So my sis­ter-in-law had to drive it back to Porirua and from there I went some­where quiet to prac­tise driv­ing with­out a clutch.’’

By last Fri­day af­ter­noon, Quigg had spent time driv­ing around get­ting to grips with his new car, and had also had a good read of the man­ual.

Quigg’s pre­vi­ous car was a Toy­ota Yaris that had just clocked up 100,000km.

He said that car would be go­ing to his sis­ter-in-law.

‘‘To go from a car with 100,000km on the clock to a new one is amaz­ing.’’

Though Quigg is more than happy with his new ride, he said his dream car would be a Fer­rari or a Ford Model T.

‘‘But that will have to wait un­til I win the Lotto.’’

Mexted Mo­tors sales con­sul­tant Sam McDow­ell said he was pleased the car was go­ing to an­other happy cus­tomer.


Ron Quigg of Porirua won a new Suzuki Swift Plus last Fri­day. Sam McDow­ell from Mexted Mo­tors in Tawa rides shot­gun.

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