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    1. 05-18-2012 04:42 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by doubleu8 View Post
      This better not suck GM... You hear me?!?
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      it would have to be pretty damn ugly for it to not get my attention
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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      05-18-2012 04:52 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      In Germany it's going to be called the Opel ß
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      I bet that joke will kill in Germany.

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      05-20-2012 12:32 PM #143
      I only care if I can get it with a manual transmission. I was all set to by a charger, but alas, no manual option offered.
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      05-20-2012 07:45 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by timmy222 View Post
      That makes sense.
      Refreshed version means it can be re-developed with a global market in mind, a fresher look, and it clearly has that new Chevrolet rear clip design.
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      05-20-2012 08:24 PM #145
      If the current build quality of Commodore cars is anything to go by, this one will be pretty darn awful.

      Don't hold your hopes up, folks.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-20-2012 08:43 PM #146
      Manual transmission please
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    7. 05-20-2012 09:57 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      If the current build quality of Commodore cars is anything to go by, this one will be pretty darn awful.

      Don't hold your hopes up, folks.
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      05-20-2012 10:00 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Holden: Australian for Junk
      As far as build quality goes, I am going to agree with you on that one.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-20-2012 10:19 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      If the current build quality of Commodore cars is anything to go by, this one will be pretty darn awful.

      Don't hold your hopes up, folks.
      2008-2009 G8s were fine...
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      05-20-2012 11:07 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      2008-2009 G8s were fine...
      Not from what I can see. The most "in your face" example would be bits and piece of trim falling off which makes quality of early 90s Saabs look like 1980s Mercedes Benz.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    11. 05-20-2012 11:15 PM #151
      So Pontiac G8 GT with a cooler looking badge, score

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      10-03-2012 05:15 PM #152

      Clearest image so far of the front of the 2013 NASCAR Cup Chevrolet...which will be the SS...fire up photoshop!

    13. 10-03-2012 05:32 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      "What is a Ute?" [/FredGwynn]

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      10-03-2012 05:35 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      Clearest image so far of the front of the 2013 NASCAR Cup Chevrolet...which will be the SS...fire up photoshop!
      Considering NASCAR Sprint Cup cars are based on a standard body template, this tells us basically nothing about the car. You can see some fascia shape outlines, but they look exactly like the front end of a Malibu.
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      10-03-2012 05:39 PM #155
      Please no 2013 Malibu-style asslamps!

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      10-03-2012 05:40 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Holden: Australian for Junk
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      As far as build quality goes, I am going to agree with you on that one.
      Have they always been like that?

      My GTO had a really good fit/finish and was well-built--no rattles or squeaks, even with a stiffened suspension. I know its not saying much, but it was leaps and bounds better than other GMs made at the same time in terms of interior quality and materials.

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      10-03-2012 06:19 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Considering NASCAR Sprint Cup cars are based on a standard body template, this tells us basically nothing about the car. You can see some fascia shape outlines, but they look exactly like the front end of a Malibu.
      Lmao, not next year they wont be.
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      10-03-2012 11:54 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      Bring us a Ute!
      This!!!

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      10-04-2012 01:34 AM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post

      Clearest image so far of the front of the 2013 NASCAR Cup Chevrolet...which will be the SS...fire up photoshop!


      Can someone here photoshop this based on the outlines in the image? The outlines are all there which accurately indicate what the SS will look like.
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      10-04-2012 02:45 AM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by kingrukus View Post
      Can someone here photoshop this based on the outlines in the image? The outlines are all there which accurately indicate what the SS will look like.
      A photoshop would reveal what a Nascar prototype will look like, which has absolutely nothing in common with a production vehicle.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      10-04-2012 02:53 AM #161
      Saw my first cop-issue 2013 Caprice in the flesh today on I-80. It looked pretty good all blacked out with the angry service wheels on it. Front end styling comes off as understated, and the rear end is quite compact looking for such a substantial car.

      After shadowing it for a spell, I gave it a personal

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      10-04-2012 03:00 AM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      A photoshop would reveal what a Nascar prototype will look like, which has absolutely nothing in common with a production vehicle.
      Wrong. It would give a very good indication as to what the front end of the production car will look like. The 2013 NASCAR cup cars will look very similar to the production varients, at least from the front facia.
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      10-04-2012 03:01 AM #163
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      10-04-2012 03:10 AM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by kingrukus View Post
      Can someone here photoshop this based on the outlines in the image? The outlines are all there which accurately indicate what the SS will look like.
      Crappy 30 sec outline

      I could be very wrong, I'm extremely tired and can barely keep my eyes open
      Last edited by Ryukein; 10-04-2012 at 03:17 AM.

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      10-04-2012 03:46 AM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      A photoshop would reveal what a Nascar prototype will look like, which has absolutely nothing in common with a production vehicle.
      You're an idiot.


      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      Lmao, not next year they wont be.
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      10-04-2012 06:16 AM #166
      I find it funny how you all get excited over a car driven by people like this.

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      10-04-2012 06:39 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      Chevrolet's SS stands for Super Sport. Somehow all the WW2 vets who were of prime car-buying age were able to understand this back in 1961 when they started using the nameplate..
      But what did they know about Nazis and SS. Today's generation is more sensitive to the subject
      I see this as Chevy trying to bring back their success from the 60s and 70s. Revive the brand etc.
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      10-04-2012 08:36 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      But what did they know about Nazis and SS. Today's generation is more sensitive to the subject
      I see this as Chevy trying to bring back their success from the 60s and 70s. Revive the brand etc.
      Are you trying to say that World War II vets were unknowledgable about the subject of Nazis and the SS? If so, please return your HSD to Wal-Mart.

      Chevy has used the SS badge pretty succesfully since the 1960s.

    29. 10-04-2012 08:58 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by aussie88 View Post
      I find it funny how you all get excited over a car driven by people like this.

      that guy is from Mississippi right?
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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      10-04-2012 09:11 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Are you trying to say that World War II vets were unknowledgable about the subject of Nazis and the SS? If so, please return your HSD to Wal-Mart.

      Chevy has used the SS badge pretty succesfully since the 1960s.
      You sarcasm radar isnt working. Change the batteries.

      The guy I quoted was trying to explain to somebody how Chevy SS has nothing to do w Nazi SS . He was saying that WW2 vets where ok w term SS in the 60s, why wouldn't we be ok w it in 2012. Hence my sarcastic comment.
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      10-04-2012 09:25 AM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      You're an idiot.
      The pictures you posted just hammer home mine and J-Tim's point. Those cars have some baaaaaarely visible front end similarity to production cars, and some window cutout shapes, but otherwise are just slab sided stamped out from the same mold cars which bear no real resemblance to production. NASCAR hasn't used REAL production bodies since like, the sixties.
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      10-04-2012 10:46 AM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      If the current build quality of Commodore cars is anything to go by, this one will be pretty darn awful.

      Don't hold your hopes up, folks.
      Outside of an airbag sensor going out, my G8 has been fine. The car has held up very well. The quality feels better than most GM products I've dealt with.

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      10-04-2012 11:10 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by aussie88 View Post
      I find it funny how you all get excited over a car driven by people like this.
      No different from the image of Chevy products here, except replace the bucket hat with a trucker cap and the beer with a Natty Ice. It's not like Americans have some romanticized vision of Australia the way we often do for Europe. Your redneck muscle cars just have four doors instead of two like ours, and that makes them more desirable for those of us rednecks who have families.
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      10-04-2012 11:29 AM #174
      I'm still trying to figure out how to get a car seat into the back of an F-body...

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      10-04-2012 11:34 AM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      The pictures you posted just hammer home mine and J-Tim's point. Those cars have some baaaaaarely visible front end similarity to production cars, and some window cutout shapes, but otherwise are just slab sided stamped out from the same mold cars which bear no real resemblance to production. NASCAR hasn't used REAL production bodies since like, the sixties.

      The Dodge and Fusion aren't as slab sided as teh Toyota or the old cars, and the front ends on all of them are heavily contoured to match the production cars. It's VASTLY more like the production aero than the old sticker cars.



      No, it's not production bodywork, but it's the closest NASCAR has been since the early '70s.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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