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Old 08-17-2001, 17:11   #1 (permalink)
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The second last paragraph, Look at that Holden are worried about a car that is a year away...and so they should be


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In two weeks, Holden will unveil an updated Commodore and Statesman line-up that will boast notable suspension modifications, more equipment and freshened interiors.

Cosmetic changes are limited to new grille inserts and some wild new colours.

The bad news for drivers of the base Executive is that a passenger airbag remains an option rather than a standard feature, as it is on most other locally made vehicles.

However, the rest of the VX Series II story looks like good news.

Tyre wear – a bugbear with some Commodore owners – is addressed, and more stable handling is expected from the revised independent rear suspension developed for the 300kW HSV GTS.

Ride comfort is said to improve. To provide more predictable and competent handling there are new shock absorbers and revised stabiliser bars; new- specification tyres are aimed at improving steering feel.

Holden Assist, the telematics system first seen on the limited edition Statesman International, is standard on the luxury Caprice – which carries the Series II upgrades – and an option on the Statesman and Calais.

Externally, the VX Series II is virtually unchanged, with some new grille inserts, including a mesh-look on some models. There are revised wheel covers for the Executive and, for the long-wheelbase Statesman/Caprice, new headlights. Engines are unchanged.

The upgrade is intended to build sales momentum to fight Ford's significantly updated Falcon, due late next year with independent rear suspension, a new 5.4-litre V8 and twin camshafts for its upgraded in-line six.

HSV versions of the VX II will have increased security with underbody microdot identification technology, identical to that announced recently by BMW.
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Old 08-17-2001, 18:35   #2 (permalink)
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What's with the bonnet vents in the picture? They trying to copy Ford now or is that just for the drawing?
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Old 08-17-2001, 20:34   #3 (permalink)
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I hope that there is a Falcon upgrade before the VX2 comes out, but I doubt it.
Why is it that Holden seem to keep get'n new cars and facelifts while the Falcon has seemed to have been the same for centuries! - And they say the AV is due Sept 2002...
Not good, Not good at all:( :rolleyes:
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What's with the bonnet vents in the picture? They trying to copy Ford now or is that just for the drawing?
I think, (hope) that is the artists doing only
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Why is it that Holden seem to keep get'n new cars and facelifts
I don't know why they update so often, but it does nothing for resale of oplder models, have a look at prices for VT's these days.
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Old 08-18-2001, 06:50   #6 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter anyway sooner or later there will be so many secondhand Dunnydores they won't be worth jacksh!t.
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Doesn't matter anyway sooner or later there will be so many secondhand Dunnydores they won't be worth jacksh!t.
You mean like the Falcons now? :p
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You mean like the Falcons now? :p
That's because all the sheep gone to buy Dunnydores :p :p
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