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Old 11-11-2003, 18:56   #1 (permalink)
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pontiac gto review...

i downloaded a video review of the american GTO they quote 13.6 secs 0/400m and 350 horsepower for under $34k US but the guys in the US are saying ...


"Why not go out for 5 to 7 more thousand and buy a C-5 or even a cheaper used one. Im not impressed at all."
"Or even an SS Carmaro."


you can download the vid from ..
http://www.racingflix.com/forum/disp...PagePosition=1

doesnt seem to be as well placed over there as what holden would let us beleive.......
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Old 11-11-2003, 19:41   #2 (permalink)
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The carconnection gave it a fairly decent wrap...

http://www.thecarconnection.com/inde...&sid=184&n=157
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I've also read somewhere (can't remember where though) about how the "Aussie built GTO misses out on American build quality" What a load of bollocks!! Aussie build quality (yeah even Holden's) beats US quality hands down IMO. Having driven many rentals in the US, Id say quality and American cars don't belong in the same sentance!
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Quote: Why not go out for 5 to 7 more thousand and buy a C-5 or even a cheaper used one. Im not impressed at all."
"Or even an SS Carmaro."



The GTO is $31794 plus $700 for a manual, the Corvette starts at $44500 plus $915 for a manual. This guy doesn`t know what he is talking about.

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Xenophobia. "I don't like it"

You'd be hard pressed to find a new Camaro SS. He's missed the point of the market that car appeals to over there - its an executive's coupe - not aimed at the hard ride quality of the corvette.
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I've watched a video review of the GTO that gave it great wraps. Finish, power, handling were classed as excellent with the only slight negative being the conservative styling being that it is a GTO.

It did make me laugh when they said the interior fit and quality was of a european standard. I don't know of any Ford or Holden that is of a european standard (unless I've only come across all crap built cars).

Kinda makes you proud that a Aussie built car can stand up against it's US counterparts.
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It did make me laugh when they said the interior fit and quality was of a european standard. I don't know of any Ford or Holden that is of a european standard (unless I've only come across all crap built cars).
I'd like to think Holden and Ford come close to Trabant and Lada
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Quote: Why not go out for 5 to 7 more thousand and buy a C-5 or even a cheaper used one. Im not impressed at all."
"Or even an SS Carmaro."



The GTO is $31794 plus $700 for a manual, the Corvette starts at $44500 plus $915 for a manual. This guy doesn`t know what he is talking about.
Actually you are off the mark there. The GTO may list at 31794, but there is a 5k - 10k premium tacked onto that price by the dealers, and good luck getting one for less. They are just hitting the market here and there is a waiting list form hell. Some people are auctioning off spots on Ebay for the right to buy one. There are some dealers that are pricing it just a fair shake under the Vette.

So to the enthusiasts here in the states they are right on the mark. You can get yourself a Vette for a few grand more.

Some one stated that you would be hard Pressed to find a Camaro SS. I have found 7 of them so far that have less than 20 miles on them. All this at dealerships in North Texas so far.

There is a big call for these POS' yes they are a POS in my eye. GM knackered up the front end to make it look like an idiot Pontiac. Looks like an oversized Grand AM. They are selling though and that is all that matters to them. People here want a Four Door Sedan or 2 Door coupe that can hold 5 people and is a RWD with a large engine.
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Some one stated that you would be hard Pressed to find a Camaro SS. I have found 7 of them so far that have less than 20 miles on them. All this at dealerships in North Texas so far.
My bad - I just thought by now they would have cleared all of the Camaro SS stock by now since being discontinued.
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Why would Holden build its export models any worse quality than domestic models? I doubt just because its American, its going to be crap.... Now i am fairly certain there isnt really a concern with American build quality, it's all just an anti-American thing
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