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Old 04-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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the car we have to have

http://jalopnik.com/the-holden-hsv-g...ss-w-480918993

a bit out of my price range
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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I don't need any vehicle from gm, there are better options....
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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I don't need any vehicle from gm, there are better options....
+1 I'd love to add to this, but that about covers it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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I don't need any vehicle from gm, there are better options....
What? An M3? For double the price?!

AMG? Ditto on the $$

With the old GTO based on the Monaro and the newer G8 based on its replacement you got 'darn near M3 performance' at a significantly reduced price.

The one *I* want to see is the wagon: v8 and awd? Sign me up!




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Old 04-26-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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What? An M3? For double the price?!

AMG? Ditto on the $$

With the old GTO based on the Monaro and the newer G8 based on its replacement you got 'darn near M3 performance' at a significantly reduced price.

The one *I* want to see is the wagon: v8 and awd? Sign me up!




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At a starting price of $95,000 AUD or about $97,600 USD for the HSV GTS, that's well into AMG E63 and M5 territory.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #6
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At a starting price of $95,000 AUD or about $97,600 USD for the HSV GTS, that's well into AMG E63 and M5 territory.
And I think EVERYONE here knows what I would buy for that money out of that group.......hint, the BMW.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:26 PM   #7
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At a starting price of $95,000 AUD or about $97,600 USD for the HSV GTS, that's well into AMG E63 and M5 territory.
Thats actually less than 1/2 AMG or M5 price in Australia - we get gouged by the manufacturers and luxury car tax, etc.

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:19 AM   #8
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The one *I* want to see is the wagon: v8 and awd? Sign me up!




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I see one of those in my driveway everyday



Pity they stopped making them.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #9
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I see one of those in my driveway everyday



Pity they stopped making them.
Its got everything us 'Mericans want: V8, room, etc. Too bad it isn't an SUV. No SUV = no sales here in the US.

Its completely beside the fact that all SUVs are are tall wagons.

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #10
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Its got everything us 'Mericans want: V8, room, etc. Too bad it isn't an SUV. No SUV = no sales here in the US.

Its completely beside the fact that all SUVs are are tall wagons.

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Ah, but the difference is in the EPA classification. A wagon is held to a higher standard than is a same-size SUV.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:43 AM   #11
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Its got everything us 'Mericans want: V8, room, etc. Too bad it isn't an SUV. No SUV = no sales here in the US.

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There is.......was the cross8 crewman-
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #12
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Ever since I watched Aussie V8 Super Car the first time, I wanted either a Holden or their Ford Falcon, both are super bitchin. Shit, I would even love it if we got the same hot hatches that the UK does.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:39 AM   #13
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Ever since I watched Aussie V8 Super Car the first time, I wanted either a Holden or their Ford Falcon, both are super bitchin. Shit, I would even love it if we got the same hot hatches that the UK does.
It's not supercharged and less boy racer but you can buy it here, now. http://www.chevrolet.com/culture/art...dan-debut.html



A lot of the Vauxhall line-up is from Opel and we do get some of them. I'm guessing you mean more specifically the Corsa VXR. Interestingly enough the Corsa uses a GM/Fiat platform. The Sonic got a RS version this year but that includes mostly suspension changes. I'd like to see the Sonic get bumped up to 200 hp and go after the Ford Fiesta ST that's coming in 2014.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #14
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