The pick of the deals

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - Market Place - CHRIS RILEY

AS the end looms for home­grown Fords, you might want to grab a deal on a Fal­con or Ter­ri­tory this month. Ford has the sporty Fal­con XR6 sedan for $38,190 drive-away and or the pop­u­lar XR6 style­side ute for $33,040 drive-away.

There may be room to move on these prices but the deals will start to fade as the Oc­to­ber 7 shut­down ap­proaches.

Ford’s pioneer­ing lo­cal SUV, the Ter­ri­tory, is priced from $42,490 drive-away for the TX with rear wheel drive, diesel en­gine and six-speed auto. The bet­ter equipped TS is $46,490.

Ri­val Holden is sweet­en­ing its drive-away deals with fre­quent flyer points. De­pend­ing on model, buy­ers can earn from 40,0000 to 100,000 Ve­loc­ity points. The fine print re­veals they can be re­deemed only for one-way tick­ets and ex­clude taxes, car­rier charges or fees.

Get 40,000 points with Holden’s cheap­est run­about, the $14,990 man­ual LS Spark, 75,000 with the $38,990 Com­modore SV6 Black or the max­i­mum 100,000 with the $21,990 Cruze Z Se­ries sedan.

Toy­ota deals in­clude the Yaris at $17,990 drive-away and Corolla As­cent Sport at $21,990 with free metal­lic paint.

The eye-catcher is the Camry Atara SX, in black with red strip­ing for $34,490 drive­away with zero fi­nance.

The best deal by far, how­ever, is on Kia’s new Cer­ato. Re­leased only a cou­ple of months ago, the greatly im­proved Cer­ato is $19,990 drive-away for sedan or hatch with an auto.

Even the base model comes pretty well equipped, with front and rear park­ing sen­sors, and is backed by Kia’s in­dus­trylead­ing seven-year war­ranty.

Mit­subishi is throw­ing in three years’ free ser­vic­ing, en­hanc­ing the al­ready sharply priced ASX and Out­lander, re­spec­tively from $25,000 and $27,990 drive-away (the fig­ure is for man­u­als but try for an auto at the same price).

Nis­san’s Mi­cra and Pul­sar hatch, soon be dropped from the line-up, are in run-out at $13,990 and $17,990 drive-away for the entry level ST man­ual ver­sion of each.

For some­thing more ex­otic, the Alfa Romeo Gi­uli­etta is from $25,000 drive-away and Audi’s run-out deal on the A3 starts from $41,000 drive-away.

For some­thing a lit­tle older, there are 2015-plated Re­nault Clios for $14,990 drive-away.

Jaguar is do­ing free on-roads and an ex­tended five-year war­ranty on XE and XF sedans. Prices start from $60,400 for the XE 20t Pres­tige and $82,800 for the XF 20d Pres­tige.

On the tradie front, Mazda has a top deal on its base cabchas­sis BT-50 XT — $26,990 drive-away with a 2.2-litre diesel, six-speed man­ual and fac­tory-fit­ted al­loy tray.

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