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Old 12-16-2004, 18:15   #1 (permalink)
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Mustang VS Monaro......

Just finished reading this american comparo..
Goat Vs Pony
I wont spoil who won or lost but I never new they called the GTO the "Goat" I hope we can transfer that name to Australia
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Old 12-16-2004, 18:43   #2 (permalink)
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I dont like the sound of GOAT! Too slowww
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Pontiac GTO

Highs: 400 horsepower, M3-grade acceleration???, refined interior, playful chassis.

Lows: High-effort shifter, hopeless pedals, bland styling, costs more than 30K.

The Verdict: A fast and refined player that doesn't inspire coveting or lust
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Old 12-16-2004, 20:16   #4 (permalink)
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Wow some seriously fast numbers from the goat though.
But damn it's got 100hp more than the Stang !
How much would $29000 US equate to in $AU? 50k?
Both cars are very good bang for ya buck.
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Gotta love the look of that Mustang! Retro sixties maybe, but it's awesome. Shows up the Monaros styling when its side by side. Add another hundred or so horsies..and mmmm!
Now theoretically, it being $US5000 cheaper than the GTO in the US, we should have it here at what?....$65,000....

Shame it doesn't work that way....
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One thing, the Monaro/GTO looks bloody ordinary next to that Mustang...
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what were they thinking with that front grill on the gto... bloody horrible!!
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One thing, the Monaro/GTO looks bloody ordinary next to that Mustang...
Yup, couldn't agree more, the Monaro/GTO thing looks cheap and nasty (not to mention blo*dy ugly!) next to the Mustang.
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on top gear they reviewed the stang. they said it was an awesome lookin car compared to the euro boxes. the price of it is good to for the GT model. if Ford built them RHD and Aus imported a few for 55k on road (yeah i know dreaming) i would get one.
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As in the Mustang, a near-luxury-sedan platform underpins the GTO-it's a massaged version of the Cadillac Catera architecture.
Thats funny, I always thought it was based on the Commodore, I must admit I feel slightly patriotic towards the GTO as it is based primarily on Aussie know how. That being said I would still take the Mustang anyday, it looks about 10 times better, plus it has Steve McQueen in the ad.
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