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#1 Earthbound

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:40 PM

Being an Aussie, I'm intrigued to know what people from other countries think of our latest and greatest fuel guzzling monsters! Cheap prices, big power!

The latest Holden Commodore (GMH, Vauxhall) Pick one up for around 30k Aus
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- 180kw (241HP) V6 in a 1690kg (3718lb) large family sedan
- 270 kW (360HP) in the V8
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The latest Ford Falcon - Pick one up for around 30k Aus
With 290kW of power and a new suspension setup, this is the Ford Falcon XR8
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#2 WRX22B1998

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:22 PM

i dont mind em. ive been in the new XR6, its actually slower than the old one :( and heavier i think.

but they sound awesome when people are gunning them around, too bad those are few and far between

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:32 PM

The only difference between American & Australian cars is that you guys insist on putting the steering wheel on the wrong
side, so yeah, I like 'em.

Black '73 Falcon XB (in original Mad Max trim) is on my must have list.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:50 PM

Hahah i guess :P

i love the classics though as well. HK monaro, XY falcon, even the VL's look mad (they are like late 80s i think)

the new F6 (turbo v6) from FPV is lookin pretty fast

Engine Size (cc) 3984
Power 310kW @ 5500rpm
Torque 565Nm @ 1950-5200rpm
Kerb Weight: 1771kg

the old F6 (last years)

Power 270kW @ 5250rpm
Torque 550Nm @ 2000-4250rpm
Kerb Weight: 1805kg

lighter and faster :P

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:55 PM

I love ausie cars!

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#7 WRX22B1998

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 10:01 PM

ok i wasnt sure which pics you wanted, so il post one of each

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#8 Earthbound

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:17 AM

Ahh, there's not many cars around that can beat the beauty of the HK-HG Monaro. Even the Kingswoods had a certain look that not many cars have captured since.

@Urbanoutlaw. You like the XB Coupes ey? Well, my father owns an 1974 XB Coupe.. Black, though rusting. It's been poorly looked after the last 5 years. It spends most of its time garaged in hope it doesn't gather any more rust. It's covered in fish oil at the moment, Haha. Work will begin on it in late 2010. Projects and plans aren't executed so easily it would seem. It will cost a shitload, that's main speed bump.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:33 AM

XB nice. that looks sweet.

is it time to order crate motor :P

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:46 AM

Lol, she's being rebuilt.. slowly. It's an old 351 clev.. not stroked or bored, just a good old 351ci. The original plan was to stroke it to 377, but who knows what's happening now. Progress has slowed right down.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 06:59 PM

Sitting or not, it still looks good. Looks cherry compared to my '63 Rambler.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:38 PM

Sitting or not, it still looks good. Looks cherry compared to my '63 Rambler.

Yes indeed. She certainly is a thing of beauty.

I just googled for '63 Ramblers. Nice ride. :)

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:48 PM

It's a little rough, but has potential. The floor is solid.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

Wouldent mind getting myself a Holden VS Commodore, They go alright for a first car.

On topic, I love aussie cars seeing as i am Aussie!

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:43 PM

I'm English and I like Aussie cars :)
I like quite a lot of Australian things actually.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:35 PM

Pontiac GTO
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#17 WRX22B1998

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:53 AM

^ well, thats the USA version of the Holden Monaro...

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but yeah, i like them. they sound awesome, saw someone gunning it down the street in the city one night. o m g !

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:23 PM

The biggest differences are the GTO being left-hand drive & has a Corvette engine in it.

What does that say about the 'Vette engine when one of these can barely take my (V6) 'Stang running light to light?

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:33 AM

lol what about the HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer (wagon)
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6.2L LS3 V8 - 317kW and 550Nm of torque (i think thats 425hp and 406 lb/ft)

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:13 AM

*drools*

It didn't take Holden long enough to finally release it though. Went a good few years without a Holden Wagon.

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