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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-02, 07:43 PM
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Honestly, how ordinary are the front grills on the new HSV's, they look horrendous!

especially the GTS


and the Senator


not to mention the Clubsport


Despite the extra power in the HSV's I'd take an SS over any of the HSV's anyday. Of course, I'd take any number of Ford's, BMW's, Jags, Mercs, Aston Martins, volvo's, Nissans and plenty of others before an SS too.

Ford has the right idea with the GT's and XR's, subtlety is the key. You don't want that guy in the HSV in front of you to know what has hit him until after you have left him at the lights. Rear view stealth is the term i believe.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-02, 05:20 AM
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Oh I don't know.

For me personally, the SS is much more subtle than the HSV range although still pretty aggressive looking.

The XR series is much more subtle than the AUs.


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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-02, 06:11 AM
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i think the HSV's are really nice.. like the front and back, but i especially like the look of the senator

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they look like they tried too hard. they dont look as smooth as the last ones

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i dont like the F1 inspired front bar, reckon it looks stupid!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-02, 07:17 PM
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I don't know about F1 cars, but the wings on indy cars are upside down compared to what HSV has done

Don't like the VY HSVs, too overdone, mish mash of shapes
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-02, 08:34 PM
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HSV had a great range of body kits with VT/VTII, it got slightly worse with VX, and now it's getting pretty bad indeed!

They are turning into bloody Lancer like RICERS.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-02, 09:15 PM
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The body kits were good on the VR/VS's as well...
In fact for a long time the body kits have been damn good, but after being at the show last week i was shocked how the current range looks, they have for the first time gone over the aggressive strong smooth look to a weird aggro sharp look which for the first time looks out of place,even their wheels for the first time haven't got the look.
Not my cup of tea this time and i'm sure some of their devotees will be thinking twice....
The hatch though looks great !!!

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-02, 08:54 PM
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They new Y series looks like it came out the worse end of a accident with a pole, or at least the ugly tree!
The senator looks the best out of all of them, but still its pretty ugly. The SS is alright, i just cant stand snothouse, i mean hothouse, green.. eugh!

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I love how the HSV owners bagged out Ford for the rebel body kit and then they turn around and make all of them look like Rebel's. But no where near the class.

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