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    Looks really nice. The only problem is they put the steering wheel on the wrong side.

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    8 cylinder Unleaded Multi-point injected 5.7L
    Doesn't that translate into very low miles per gallon (or kilometers per liter/litre)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by optid View Post
    Doesn't that translate into very low miles per gallon (or kilometers per liter/litre)?

    Part of the price of a car is the cost of operating it once you get it.
    No, it translates to FAST.
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    No, it translates to FAST.
    As in draining your wallet VERY FAST.


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    Actually it isn't to bad my dad has this car but an earlier model and he does around 11lites to 100km/h. I do that now in a v6.
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    No, it translates to FAST.
    Well not so much haha my mates WRX is a shit ton faster off the line than any of the V8 commodores haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by iAlex View Post
    Well not so much haha my mates WRX is a shit ton faster off the line than any of the V8 commodores haha
    Off the line and for like 5 meters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraeus View Post
    Actually it isn't to bad my dad has this car but an earlier model and he does around 11lites to 100km/h. I do that now in a v6.
    I get far better mileage than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAlex View Post
    Well not so much haha my mates WRX is a shit ton faster off the line than any of the V8 commodores haha
    The WRX's are so overrated.
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    NICE! That's similar/related to a Holden Commodore, no? My state's governor (Jerry Brown) uses one as his official state car; it's a Pontiac G8. I believe they come with the 6.2L with 415 horsepower.



    That's the actual car. Unfortunately, Pontiac got killed so no more Aussie cars... until now. A few cities, (notably in LA) have started going after the Chevrolet Caprice PPV for their police departments... seems like it's a rebadged Holden Statesman/Caprice imported from Australia. Not bad with a 6.0L V8 with 355 horses! LA Sheriff department did a comparison with all the police car choices and it got first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optid View Post
    I get far better mileage than that.

    You can't really use bikes around here unless you want to cycle for 2 days to get to the train station.

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    NICE! That's similar/related to a Holden Commodore, no? My state's governor (Jerry Brown) uses one as his official state car; it's a Pontiac G8. I believe they come with the 6.2L with 415 horsepower.



    That's the actual car. Unfortunately, Pontiac got killed so no more Aussie cars... until now. A few cities, (notably in LA) have started going after the Chevrolet Caprice PPV for their police departments... seems like it's a rebadged Holden Statesman/Caprice imported from Australia. Not bad with a 6.0L V8 with 355 horses! LA Sheriff department did a comparison with all the police car choices and it got first place.

    Yer it is a Holden Commodore, but it is the top version they don't call it one because nobody really buys them. The Commodores in those pics are the VE models, 2007- current, I don't like them very much at all they released a new motor a 3.0L which is to me very small for that kind of car, if you wanted something small I would go with the Holden Cruze (http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/g...m/Cruze_18.jpg)

    Caprices are actually like the AMG of Holden luxury wise. They are the top of the top here or used to be in the VZ Model (the one I want).


    Also I don't know if you might find this interesting or not, but the front ends of Commodores here are like this:



    But because sales were poor in America (and then dieing) they brang most of the front ends here and sold them as extras, many silly people paid for them when they should have been for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraeus View Post
    You can't really use bikes around here unless you want to cycle for 2 days to get to the train station.
    You can almost always use bikes for some purposes.

    As I've said before, some people drive a block just to go to a fast food place where they spend 10 minutes trolling the parking lot waiting for another motorist to pull out of the space next to the entrance so they don't have to walk 10 meters.
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