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New car diary for November 2003

Make: Peugeot

Model: 307 - Touring

Released: Nov 2003

To be launched here as the 307 Touring and due on sale following the Sydney motor show, the uniquely styled, five-seat 307 wagon is available with 2.0-litre petrol or turbo-diesel power. Pricing has already been announced for the 2.0-litre petrol XSE Touring at $33,490, while the XS HDi will be $31,690.
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Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: 147 - Ti

Released: Nov 2003

Alfa launched a new version of the 147 called the Ti - short for “Turismo Internazionale” - at the 2003 Sydney motor show. The 110kW 2.0-litre Ti adds 17-inch alloys, a GTA rear wing, sports seats and some leather trimming. It's priced at $39,990, while the Selespeed version is pitched at $42,990.
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Make: Daihatsu

Model: Copen

Released: Nov 2003

Launched at the 2003 Sydney motor show, the tiny 659cc metal-topped roadster's base price is $29,990, while the upper-spec version with leather is $31,240. Daihatsu has compensated with standard twin airbags, ABS, air-con, alloys, foglights, power windows and CD/MP3 player.
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Make: Audi

Model: A6 - RS6

Released: Nov 2003

The first examples of the ballistic RS6 sedans and wagons landed in Australia just before the 2003 Sydney motor show, complete with twin turbocharged 4.2-litre V8 producing 331kW. The first shipment of 33 cars has been sold, at a cool $219,570 for the sedan and $225,100 for the wagon.
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Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - C4S Cabriolet

Released: Nov 2003

Porsche will release its latest derivative of the 911 range, the Carrera 4S Cabriolet, in Australia by November - not long after the car's official European launch. Pricing has been set at $251,600 while, as with all Tiptronic S-equipped 911 models, the auto version will cost an extra $8000.
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Make: Saab

Model: 9-3 - convertible

Released: Nov 2003

Saab's most important vehicle since the 9-3 sedan, the all-new 9-3 Convertible, will offer buyers the wide range of engineering advances that came with the new 9-3 sedan, plus additional enhancements to improve the four-seater rag-top's exclusivity. Expect it on sale in Australia by early October.
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Make: Alfa Romeo

Model: GTV

Released: Nov 2003

Like the facelifted Spider, the 2003 GTV was first revealed at the 2002 Geneva motor show and will go on sale in Australia on November 15. Like Spider, the revised GTV coupe will gain a new JTS four-cylinder engine plus an upgraded 3.2-litre V6 and 147-style shield grille.
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Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SL-class - SL350

Released: Nov 2003

Bringing six-cylinder power to the top-end SL roadster, the 180kW 3.7-litre SL350 goes on sale in November and retails for $209,900 - almost $90,000 cheaper than the SL500. It retains much of the V8's spec, including Sensotronic Brake Control, but misses out on the Active Body Control system as standard.
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Make: Honda

Model: Civic - hatch

Released: Nov 2003

Honda's facelifted Civic hatch debuted at the 2003 Sydney motor show and goes on sale immediately. Sporting new bumpers, 15-inch alloys, different lighting, new front seats and an interior colour change – from grey to black – the five-door’s pricing remains the same at $25,950 ($27,950 auto).
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Make: Peugeot

Model: 206 - GTi 180

Released: Nov 2003

The hottest 206 to date, the GTi 180, is priced at $34,990 and goes on sale here following the October Sydney motor show. The 130kW three-door 206 will be pitched at Holden's Astra Turbo and the Ford Focus ST170, and is expected to sell at the rate of about 30 cars per month.
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