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Old 08-12-2002, 04:29   #1 (permalink)
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Red face VY = AU and a Magna Mash Potato?

Anyone seen latest motor mag pics of new Commodore? cause the rear end to me looks like a mashed up AU and Magna rear end.

Looks like there trying to square it up around the edges, I guess there using chunky chocolate bars as insipiration. Keep it up Holden, I see the japs and the yanks finally took a lashing out on you. Ford has a better shaped product for all models and the future life of the product in general.
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IMO, someone would only think VY was a combination of AU and Magna if you didn't realise there were more cars in the world for Holden to take inspiration from.
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In reality, the VY will still look better than BA... but the gap will be much smaller. And there's no doubt BA will look more up to date.

I think the BA rear is very reminicent of the latest facelift of Magna/Verada... but that is no critisism. The Magna is a very neat design.
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pheew...finally.....Fords going forwards and Holden are taking the ugly rear end route backwards
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magnas look 10 times better than a commodore any way
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In reality, the VY will still look better than BA... but the gap will be much smaller...
Your opinion, not mine. Or should I say, your reality, not mine. :s6:
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As I mentioned in another thread. I think the rear looks like a BMW 318i with Mitsubishi Lancer ricer tail lights. I can't see it hurting their sales though, but hopefully the Ford owners that opted for the Commodore over the AU will come back to the fold.
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Old 08-12-2002, 20:38   #8 (permalink)
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Those pics were computer generated, it's all still up in the air
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gotta admit, i never use to like magnas but they sure are gorwing on me. I love the shape, esecially the varadas.
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That rear pic of the commodore in Motor looks absolutely shocking.
Why the hell would you have a squared off back with sharp edges on a car that is essentially a very round flowing shape. It doesn't lookk right, not intergrated enough.

I would be very surprised if the back was exactly as portrayed in Motor, the front looks good and follows the previous HSV theme as the VX did.
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