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      05-16-2012 01:11 PM #1
      holden to announce export of the commodore to u.s. As chevrolet ss: Holden will announce tomorrow an export program for the commodore, which will see the adelaide [australia] made car become a race and showroom star in the united states. Though sales of the elizabeth-produced sedan continue to slide in australia, a commodore v8 will be exported to america where it will be sold with the chevrolet ss performance badge. In that guise, it would also star for the heartland brand in the nascar stock car racing series, which runs second only to formula one in global popularity. Holden has been testing left-hand drive cars on public roads in victoria in recent weeks and running it head-to-head with one of its strongest potential rivals, the dodge charger, as it finalises its end of the important new deal. Motorsport sources in the usa hint that an announcement of the chevrolet ss program is imminent, including the holden connection. The coming vf commodore as the donor car for the program ticks the boxes for american muscle car fans, and nascar stock car racing as well, thanks to its v8 engine, large body and rear-wheel drive. Former gm holden president mark reuss, now the head of gm operations in the us and a known fan and supporter of the commodore, dodged carsguide's questions on a link between the ss program and the commodore. Holden chairman mike devereux also refused to comment on the strengthening rumours in the us, which were triggered by the announcement. Full-scale testing of the racer is expected to begin soon, and the bodywork expected to be revealed at the same time.()(5-16-2012)
      so excited.

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      05-16-2012 01:13 PM #2
      Hmmm...this is interesting. Just the SS?
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      05-16-2012 01:42 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      Bring us a Ute!
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    7. 05-16-2012 01:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      "What is a Ute?" [/FredGwynn]
      El Camino type car from holden......(i think)
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      05-16-2012 02:50 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      "What is a Ute?" [/FredGwynn]
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      Is it too much to ask for you dumb little monkeys to actually read the prior posts in the thread, and attempt to use some semblance of punctuation, capitalization, and general friggin grammar?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      "What is a Ute?" [/FredGwynn]

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      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      "What is a Ute?" [/FredGwynn]

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      05-16-2012 02:35 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      Bring us a Ute!
      You shut your mouth...right now. I swear to God if they bring over another El Camino-esque thing, I will find a way to destroy earth.
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      05-16-2012 02:49 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by dcmix5 View Post
      You shut your mouth...right now. I swear to God if they bring over another El Camino-esque thing, I will find a way to destroy earth.
      Do you have something against the car-like pickup?
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      05-16-2012 01:23 PM #15
      bit better

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      05-16-2012 03:24 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Jesus Christ, if it looks like that then it'll flop like a fish out of water.

      Give it some style, for ****'s sake. It used to be the #1 selling car in Australia and has since taken a huge sales dive. It needs a shot in the arm, bad.
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      05-16-2012 03:44 PM #17
      well, the lawn enforcement agencies will have a new choice for their cruisers, about time for GM to offer something appropriate.
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      05-17-2012 08:18 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Jesus Christ, if it looks like that then it'll flop like a fish out of water.

      Give it some style, for ****'s sake. It used to be the #1 selling car in Australia and has since taken a huge sales dive. It needs a shot in the arm, bad.
      Can't you see that pic is a P-Shop combining a new Malibu and a G8? That is not the production SS.

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      05-17-2012 10:00 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Love the fact there's a left over G8 steering wheel with Pontiac logo used for the test car.
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      05-17-2012 10:31 AM #20
      This car is too long in the tooth to sell good here. I predict sales flop. Rebadging the G8 was a good idea, oh I dunno...4 years ago?
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      05-16-2012 01:26 PM #21
      How much does that thing weigh?


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      05-16-2012 01:28 PM #22
      Well, I guess anybody who lamented the premature death of the G8 will be happy.

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      05-16-2012 01:36 PM #23


      Taken from Insideline.com

      They have a comparison of the Caprice SLP and the Charger SRT8
      http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...rger-srt8.html

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      05-16-2012 01:37 PM #24
      I really dig it. I always loved the G8 and was sad to see it fall.

      Now there will be a Chevy version, maybe the crazy G8 prices will start to fall.
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    25. 05-16-2012 01:55 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      I really dig it. I always loved the G8 and was sad to see it fall.

      Now there will be a Chevy version, maybe the crazy G8 prices will start to fall.
      that would be nice

      would really like to see more than 800 manual 4 door rwd v8 cars as well

      I have been tempted by a G8 but it would be an extra car at this point so forking over 35k for a 6 speed GXP is not really an option
      Boiler Up!

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    26. 05-16-2012 03:05 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      I really dig it. I always loved the G8 and was sad to see it fall.

      Now there will be a Chevy version, maybe the crazy G8 prices will start to fall.
      As the owner of one of the 800 manual G8 GXP's... I do not know how I feel about this news.

      I suppose it will depend on what exactly the details of the newly unleashed beasts will be. I heard rustling about an SS for a long time and figured that Chevy's current line up of camaro and corvette meant that whatever was released would be a sporty sedan and not another coupe...

      I figured this meant a possible revival of the g8/commodore... interesting to see this take shape.

      SS though... really?

      really chevy? My grandpa fought the SS back in the day... I don't know how I feel about driving something with that namesake.

      You'd think they'd have thought this through a little more. call it anything else. I suppose Jewish people don't make up most of the nascar/bonneville demographic they are going for.

      As someone who already has a manual.. I both want to see them make more.. and also for selfish exclusivity reasons.. do not want to see them make more. Overall, the good person in me says "Get it right Chevy - make more manuals."

      My best guess is that this new car will slot in somewhere performance wise above the g8 gxp but below the cts-v. My main concern for watching my g8 lose value on the introduction of this news is that the new car will probably clobber my gxp's 15 mpg average.
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      05-16-2012 01:44 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by That1njguy View Post


      Taken from Insideline.com

      They have a comparison of the Caprice SLP and the Charger SRT8
      http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...rger-srt8.html
      I hope the final version looks more exciting than tha......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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      05-16-2012 01:49 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      I hope the final version looks more exciting than tha......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
      That's a Caprice.

      Different car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      How much does that thing weigh?

      Supposedly, about 100 lbs lighter than our Pontiac G8, mainly thanks to the use of more aluminum front and rear, such as in the hood and fenders. It's mostly a carry-over of the current car, though, other than the redesigned front and rear treatments and updated dash.

      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat
      Just SS? No Chevelle?

      SS is a stupid name. Like Ford GT or VW CC.
      I'd argue it's significantly more stupid than the GT or CC names, because SS has a long history as a trim level for specific Chevrolet vehicles (including, at the moment, the Camaro).

    30. 05-16-2012 03:13 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      I'd argue it's significantly more stupid than the GT or CC names, because SS has a long history as a trim level for specific Chevrolet vehicles (including, at the moment, the Camaro).
      Not to mention the Nazi's used it. I guess if you are trying to make your car more European this is one route.

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      10-04-2012 10:49 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      Not to mention the Nazi's used it. I guess if you are trying to make your car more European this is one route.
      That's like saying 'you shouldn't buy an Ottoman because they killed a lot of Armenians'. Political correctness has to be sensible sometimes.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MrRoboto View Post
      That's like saying 'you shouldn't buy an Ottoman because they killed a lot of Armenians'. Political correctness has to be sensible sometimes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Just SS? No Chevelle?

      SS is a stupid name. Like Ford GT or VW CC.
      Ford Chose not to call it the Ford GT decided not to buy back the trademark Namplate "GT40", So they went with Ford GT.

      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Supposedly, about 100 lbs lighter than our Pontiac G8, mainly thanks to the use of more aluminum front and rear, such as in the hood and fenders. It's mostly a carry-over of the current car, though, other than the redesigned front and rear treatments and updated dash.

      I'd argue it's significantly more stupid than the GT or CC names, because SS has a long history as a trim level for specific Chevrolet vehicles (including, at the moment, the Camaro).
      X2, That was what I was thinking, a Chevy SS? A Trim level now is a car? It just seems silly.
      Car Guy 1: Hey I have a Chevy SS.
      CAr Guy 2: A Chevelle, Impala, Malibu, Monte Carlo?
      Car Guy 1: Uh no, A Chevy SS.
      Car Guy 2 :/
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      11-29-2012 08:36 PM #34
      There's tingling in my nether regions, and it's not an STD.

      I'm actually excited about a GM RWD V8 sedan!

      Huh.
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    35. 05-16-2012 01:57 PM #35
      Ever watch intervention?

      You know when they are following a tweaking crack whore, and all the family and councillors get together with a plan for her to get off crack, stop sucking d*ck for spare change, and get into rehab?

      Then you get that message that tells you after all that work as care, she just relapsed 3 months later anyway?

      I think the SS will be a good car, but when I think about it all I get is that GM is that relapsing crack hoe that just never learns... What next, bring back the Hummer H2?

      (edit for retarded iPhone spell corrections)
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