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FORD KUGA MKII
An unsung hero of the compact SUV segment, it’s good buying at $29,790 drive-awaydrive away (about $3000 off ). Don’t be put off by the 1.5-litre four-cylinder in such a big car. It’s turbocharged, so it has plenty of oomph, and the smaller capacity makes it more fuel efficient. Only blot: no rear camera.
Recently updated, the ASX gets a sharp price: $25,000 driveaway for a manual or $27,500 drive-away for an auto. That price is for cash or via Mitsubishi’s own finance deal — which has a catch. You must have a 20 per cent deposit.
The CX-9 is nearing the end of its model life. Its petrol V6 isn’t the most fuel-efficient but this is the biggest seven-seater for the money. The 2WD base model is a bargain at $39,990 drive-away (about $6000 off full price).
HOLDEN COLORADO7 LT
Want to get off the beaten track and don’t mind a bouncy ride around town? The Colorado7, normally $47,490 plus on-roads (about $50,000 drive-away), is available until June 30 from $43,990 drive-away, about $6000 off — with five-year warranty and three years’ free servicing.
The Challenger is fairly crude, even by heavy-duty 4WD standards, and ageing. Its replacement is due within months — which is why the price is a super-sharpsuper sharp $37,990 drive-away, about $10,000 off full price.