What's Wrong With This Picture: Holden On to the Good Times Edition

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  • Nicodemus Nicodemus on Sep 09, 2009

    "The wagon’s based on the sedan’s chassis rather than a stretch version used up to this model. It has risible stowage capacity, less than a Peugeot 307’s." Sorry mate that's bullshit. The Sportwagon is the second largest wagon on sale in Australia after the Falcon in load space. Granted it's much smaller than the previous Commodore wagon, but that was like an aircraft hanger. The wagon is by far the best car in their line-up.

  • Redwood Redwood on Sep 10, 2009

    It's too bad that a) they didn't have the direct injection V6 in the base model of the G8 from the get go (especially since it came out during sky high fuel prices). b) It wasn't brought over as a Chevrolet instead of a Pontiac. Pontiac's brand image was already too damaged to save it. I actually think my G8 would be a little bland without the hood scoops, but the front end of the Holden is already so garish that it just puts things over the top. The black trim pieces on the red one is make my eyes hurt. That all white one looks great and I don't even like white cars. I like all of the wheels, though. The station wagon is kinda neat, though I'd never own a wagon. I don't think the ute would have sold more than a handful here and I didn't understand why GM wanted to bring that over. The wagon would have sold better, but much like with the Dodge Magnum, after the first couple thousand people in the entire U.S. interested bought theirs, it'd sit on lots.

  • Russycle Russycle on Sep 11, 2009

    I'll take Hood Scoops for $50 and Green El Caminos for $100, Alex.

  • Pista Pista on Sep 11, 2009

    No BS, Nicodemus. Commodore 2000 litres, Peugeot 2032. Of course, they don't make the 307 any more but the 308's even bigger.