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Old 08-12-2003, 05:31   #1 (permalink)
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Why are we not driving VN's!?

just curious... why'd u pick Ford over Holden?
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Old 08-12-2003, 05:34   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

Because I bought mum and dad's car off them :)
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Old 08-12-2003, 05:35   #3 (permalink)
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'cause the EA is a POS and so only cost $2k :D
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Old 08-12-2003, 05:45   #4 (permalink)
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hahahaha.. i'm in big trouble :D
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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

lots of reasons

1 to be different .
2 never liked the shapes of vn`s looks over ea`s
look nicer on the eye.
3 worked on commodores dont like oil leaks.
4 theres just to many commodores out there should
be a crime.
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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

VN deserves credit for being a working, largely-new car over the VL conceived on a budget normally reserved for mid-life facelifts. It is one of the quickest stock Australian cars of all time, alarming economical, and good on the highway. The size was right too, which was the whole point of the exercise.

Why I didn't buy one: refinement is non-existent compared to the EA, Holden prices are absurd (I couldn't even afford a VH SL/E or something for what I paid for the EA) and the VN as a whole will be a much more tinny car. The fact that it was based on the smaller VL chassis and carried over its narrow front suspension, and the decision to change from the Nissan six to the Buick V6 during its conception resulted in a fairly crude car that would take a few years to become worthy of consideration. The later VNs were much improved.

Having said that, no Holden-bashing please.
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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

hahaha
and the fact that the rear end looks like a pigs arse...
i piss myself laughing when i see a VN on 6"wide rims. ITS SO WRONG!
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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

Well they do look like one of the aircraft off The Thunderbirds :p

I was looking at buying a commo, but after driving the falcon, i couldnt justify spending twice as much on something of the same, if not lesser, standard.

And i think they (falcons) look better aswell :)

Id always be a bit dodgy buying a commo given the thrashed reputation they have around here. :)


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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

haha the rear end hardly ever has all 5 brake lights werking.

I rekon there to boxy like on the inside where as the falcon is all nice and crooozey :)
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Re: Why are we not driving VN's!?

my dad had a new VN SS V8. practically the first one off the production line. he kept it one year.
the year earlier he had bought a new ZL fairlane. we had that up till 1999 when he purchased an EL.
why did he keep the fairlane and not the VN? insurance and the risk of it being stolen. he couldnt park it anywhere. sat in the driveway.

after that experience in the family, there was no way i was buying a VN.
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