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The light car segment is more competitive than it's ever been in Australia, and buyers get more value for money than they ever have. The Barina has its work cut out.
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LIST PRICE Fr $20,390
CARADVICE RATING 6.5
FUEL ECONOMY 6.6/100km
SEAT 5

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