Now that its politically incorrect to shoot ducks...its the red lions turn...my question is WHERE were these stories at the time? Even when you read posts on LS1 it astounds me how the real diehards overlook major problems with their cars and just accept the metal handed out by holden as being great. Look at Ford instead, even true Ford lovers stopped at the AU, not because of any mechanical issues because it was in some areas superior to the opposition, eg steering , auto geerbox and IRS, which should have been standard across the range. Luckily for us the result was BA. Holden lovers readily accepted what was served up to them eg. the new magical control link for the rear suspension.. only problem was that they didn't tell their fans that the original suspension from Europe came with this "missing link" and that "we took it out to save costs and sell you more tyres". Holden.. average product but sensational marketing. Maybe now the media, which has a lot to answer for have also changed their tune.