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Coals to Newcastle-an Australian car in America

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by valve bouncer, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Well an Australian-made car from a division of an American company imported into the US. Sounds confusing but I'm sure a few of you will find it interesting.
    The rest is here- http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/M...tail.aspx?ArticleID=50348&vf=28&MiniSiteID=10

    Personal edit- these cars are ordinary, they're what the cops use in Australia.
     

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  2. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    *Meh* it's just a generic Gm product built world wide..... just in in different factories and with different badging (and a few minor cosmetic changes for local markets). :dead:
     
  3. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Seems like the newer smaller more fuel efficient German GM (Opel) offerings have a bigger chance of success as Saturn rather than the Holden Pontiac models.

    I don't know which GM brand is worse, Pontiac or Buick:twitch:
     
  4. blue

    blue boob hater

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    The G8 is tits - if they offered it in manual form this year, I'd be allll ovah it...Aussies get cool cars. :(
     
  5. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Ewwww!!
    Just looked at the pic's of it, what's with that f**king ugly front they put on it!:wtf::stosh:
     
  6. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    They haven't done much to the Astra etc released under the Saturn label here though:

    http://www.saturn.com
     
  7. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    The only thing in AU that I want here is a diesel Toyota truck. No truck, no care.
     
  8. JoeRay

    JoeRay Monkey

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    Agreed, the Holden VE Commodore as originally deisgned is a much cleaner looking proposition than the Ponitac G8. Why did they have to do that macho nostil thing on I'll never know. They did the same to the Holden Coupe/Monaro too a few years ago to make the Ponitac GTO, that was almost criminal.

    Then again what would I know I drive Subarus.