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Old 04-25-2013, 05:56 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, 10:34 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, 10:49 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, 10:53 AM   #4
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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, 10:56 AM   #5
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Aussie Ford Falcon....YUM!
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #6
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Man that Holden is FUGLY! That is a face only a mother could love.

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #7
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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, 12:53 PM   #8
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Aussie Ford Falcon....YUM!
That does NOT remind me of my 68 Ford Falcon......
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #9
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Remember the Lotus Carlton? Of course not, you're all ignorant.
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The police wanted to ban it, road safety campaigners despised it, and it had Daily Mail readers spluttering into their Earl Grey. Seriously, what is there not to like about the Lotus Carlton? A 377bhp sledgehammer created by a company that made its name building light cars with modest power, wrapped in the body of a car more commonly seen at taxi ranks not race tracks, and with a top speed to match a Ferrari Testarossa.
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The VXR and the F1,



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Old 04-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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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, 03:43 PM   #12
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Remember the Lotus Carlton? Of course not, you're all ignorant.

Well, since we aren't ALL ignorant, I remember the Carlton, but its old compared to what we are talking about. For that matter, how bout the super Lancia integrale Evo that I LOVE so much then?

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Old 04-26-2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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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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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 04-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #15
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Well, since we aren't ALL ignorant, I remember the Carlton, but its old compared to what we are talking about. For that matter, how bout the super Lancia integrale Evo that I LOVE so much then?

I'm impressed that you know the Carlton. You do have good taste in BMW's. Here's the Holden I want.
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