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Old 01-21-2004, 20:10   #1 (permalink)
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HSV Avalanche

Recently I visited the HSV website (Dont ask why - Not even I know) and I read up that the HSV Avalanche will be the official vehicle for the tour for the World Industries Malibu Wakeboard Tour 2003/'04 that will be touring AUS.

Anyway comin home from my girlfriends house 15 mins ago, I saw this Avalanche with the boat behind it, and I must say that HSV have done quite well with the design of the avalanche as I thought it looked like a rather nice car. Anyone else seen this car, or any Avalanche at all?
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Yep had a good look at it at the SMS and came away feeling that it was the most absurd thing that Holden/HSV have conceived. A niche model in an already niche segment... the last thing that anybody wants! Holden has much bigger things to address than finding another market sub-segment that nobody realized existed!
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Its like most HSV's to me, crazy as body kits that just look ****ed up
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Old 01-21-2004, 22:15   #4 (permalink)
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Yep had a good look at it at the SMS and came away feeling that it was the most absurd thing that Holden/HSV have conceived. A niche model in an already niche segment... the last thing that anybody wants! Holden has much bigger things to address than finding another market sub-segment that nobody realized existed!
well i'd rather they did that than if they did a ford and totally ignored these niches alltogether. Its nice to have a choice, dont you think?
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It looks a bit wanky for me.
A quick chat with a HSV engineer duringa meeting led me to the conclusion that most of the HSV crew think it's a waste of time due to the weight issues and the fact it looks crap.
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A car sitting that high with a body kit always looks absurd to me.
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Horses for courses. Its different, I don't mind it too much.
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well i'd rather they did that than if they did a ford and totally ignored these niches alltogether. Its nice to have a choice, dont you think?
Yes, I have actually been quite vocal on this subject in the recent past (look at SMS related threads if you can be bothered!), but I am starting to feel that Holden is stretching the point a bit far with all their LWB variants, when they have other larger issues to deal with.

I guess it's the opposite of what Ford/FPV are doing - releasing absolutely f@rk all in the way of variants, but working more on improving the product (I sincerely hope anyway!)
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I haven't seen it yet at all, not in the flesh or in pictures so I wouldn't have a clue where I stand on it.

And I'm not privy to visiting that website.
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what holden are really doing by producing these neiche market cars is, generating hype and awareness of the brand...

and although they may only sell 200 of x car and 500 of y car the main money making is in the vy exec. but the the way they are geting new arses into these cars... (cos they are seriously behind the ba xt) .... is to generate hype at motor shows in mags etc...

well thats my theory anyways.


but really theyshould cut back on all these different array of cars, and focus on more important issues.. like making that crap shit box v6 be smoother and push more power..

or sorting out rear suspension design and even look at the crap g/box....

but all that dosnt bring hype and awareness now does it?

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