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Old 11-14-2003, 21:20   #1 (permalink)
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i know this is a ford forum, but c'mon if the falcon was being exported to the U.S., me as a Holden fan would still be behind it 100%

apparently the americans love it...

exceptional build quality they say....

the styling is a bit bland, but not ugly they say...

the motor has been tweeked to run mid 13s...

the price is eeeek !!! only 33k US, thats cheaper than the monaro !

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Old 11-14-2003, 21:31   #2 (permalink)
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pontiac gto review...

A lot of personal opinions on FF run high about the GTO, and a clash of opinions can get messy.
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Old 11-14-2003, 21:33   #3 (permalink)
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oh chit... i missed that thread completely , anyway lets keep it civil and this one won't get locked.

after all we are supporting an aussie product , this isn't falcon vs commodore .
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Well I think it will get sales, a bit to early to say at this stage, give it a couple of months once the enthusiast demand has died off.
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Old 11-14-2003, 22:29   #5 (permalink)
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I think the Aussie version is a much nicer looking car. A client of mine has an HSV GTO in red and that's one sexy looking car. Pity though that he's had three engines in it in twelve months and that the paint on the fiberglass bits is peeling.
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Its awesome. Very proud of Australian engineering. This car will no doubt be popular to the enthuasist and the a-b driver looking for a nice looking car to buy. Its faster than the corvette, i hear.

Well Done Holden! Hopefully there'll be more of a demand for australian cars in the US.
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Old 11-14-2003, 23:05   #7 (permalink)
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Its awesome. Very proud of Australian engineering. This car will no doubt be popular to the enthuasist and the a-b driver looking for a nice looking car to buy. Its faster than the corvette, i hear.

Well Done Holden! Hopefully there'll be more of a demand for australian cars in the US.

i wouldn't say its faster than a corvette, its just as powerful, just weighs a bit more.

at the current exchage rate, they are getting it for A$48-49K ? but, no climate, 17" rims, no memory seats, no reverse sensors, and a few other little things,,, but what they do get is more power, fatter rubber, closer spaced ratios and badass exhaust note !!!
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Old 11-15-2003, 03:29   #8 (permalink)
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I'd love to know how many they would sell if it wasn't badged as a GTO. I think that the badge is the cars main attraction to the americans and not much else. I know that if I was an enthusiast of the original GTO's I would be hating GM's decision to use a car that has absolutly no ties to the original. I also think the front of it looks crap. I don't like the Monaro much but the front looks better than the GTO and the spoiler on the back makes it look shit as well.
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Old 11-15-2003, 03:50   #9 (permalink)
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The strong Aussie dollar can't be helping.
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Old 11-15-2003, 04:27   #10 (permalink)
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hmmn, definetly dont like the front. so the are the moters coming from the states, being put into munros, then going back to the states? or are they fitting their own?
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