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    Need a a new Accent? See our Used Selection

    If you drive a small car, or are thinking about downsizing to a lower fuel use, more efficient smaller car for around town use, then you need to see the Hyundai Accent. This zippy little hot hatch has it all! Small on size but massive on features across the model range. We have a wide range of quality used vehicles like this one in our central Nelson Yard. Click here to find out more.

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    Drive your dream

    The Bowater Motor Group are ready to exceed your expectations, and make it possible to drive your dream today. A local, family owned company, we have been supporting the community since 1945 - and selling what we feel are the best cars the world has to offer, and servicing all makes and models from onsite workshops we are very proud of. We have a range second to none, with new cars in the showrooms from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, & Isuzu. There is something for everyone, at every stage, new or used.
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    Toyota 86: On the Right Track!

    The Toyota 86 is a legend in the making. It is a return to the pure fun of driving. Rear wheel, front engined with a very low centre of gravity. It has been winning Car of the Year awards all over the world, including being named the Top Gear Car of 2012 when it was first released! Fun starts when you press the button. Click here to learn more. New or used, Bowater Toyota can put you on the right track!

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Honda EASYOWN. The future of easy car ownership.

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The future of easy car ownership has arrived at Bowater Honda. Click here to learn just how easy it is. 

Hang onto your steak and cheese mate it's a party!

This Friday from 6pm we are celebrating the success of the Bowater Toyota sponsored team at this years Extreme Off Road Westport Challenge which was held a few weekends ago.


There will drinks, nibbles and videos from last month's epic Westport Challenge Extreme 4X4 event, where our team came second. They will be here with their trucks & their tall tales from the event, as well as showing video footage shot during the Westport challenge so we can all see just how wild this sport is!
There are also plenty of spot prizes up for grabs, and the chance to get properly muddy yourself at the Mt Riley Play Day 10th June.

Honda CRZ is wired for fun

honda-2012crz-bmg800If Honda still made the Prelude, its one-time staple performance coupe, it would probably cost $55,000-plus in 2011 money. When you figure that by conventional wisdom, adding hybrid power to something also adds to its sticker, rather than reducing it, the $44,900 asking price for the CR-Z looks decent.

You see the CR-Z is effectively what the Prelude was a prelude to. It's a 1.5-litre sports coupe that uses Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) electric hybrid system to give it some extra urge. Honda calls it a two plus two, but between friends it's really no more than a two plus laptop bag and dog, which was no more than the Prelude offered in the old days anyway.

Hunt a tough pig, WIN a tough Ute

This year we have turned up the heat at the 10th Annual Belgrove Tavern Boar Hunt - we have chucked an Isuzu D-Max ute at it and it is up for grabs.


The Boar Hunt judging is on Saturday 9th June at the world famous Belgrove Tavern. To be into win the Isuzu D-Max ute you just need to hang the lucky pig.

Bowater Toyota puts on a show. Nelson has got talent!

talent-tour-kidsWe put on a show on Thursday as a part of the Toyota Talent Tour.
The idea was to allow those that were going to perform at today's NZ's Got Talent auditions the chance to try out their acts to a friendly crowd, gain some extra confidence, and perhaps give us all a bit of a lunch time show.

Classic Hits showed up and fired up the BBQ, the burgers were flying and the talent was more than we could have hoped for. We were lucky enough to be treated to a full hours worth of auditions including some incredible performances by JoJo Gary and Sasha Broad-Kolff.

We were lucky enough to be able to take videos from the event, including the stunning performances by JoJo Gary.

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