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Old 04-07-2014, 01:49 PM   #41
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Gotta love a G8 GT.
sure do, shes still hibernating for the winter as im in NT Canada... my daily drive is an 2002 Ford f150 FX4 supercrew.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:51 PM   #42
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Just don't get a fiesta ST or a e36 and you won't get bashed these days. Nice progression of cars. Just out of curiosity what did you stop liking about the GP GXP?

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Welcome back, stick around it is quite a hoot now.
The GXP had 57000KM's and the transmission was acting up, and also a FWD 5.3L V8 isn't my cup of tea.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:55 PM   #43
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Oooooo, a Commodore. Nice.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:06 PM   #44
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Oooooo, a Commodore. Nice.
This isnt Australia
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:40 PM   #46
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This isnt Australia
And? It's a Commodore with a Pontiac badge.
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yup she's built in the land down under.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:55 PM   #48
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Just don't get a fiesta ST or a e36 and you won't get bashed these days. Nice progression of cars. Just out of curiosity what did you stop liking about the GP GXP?

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Welcome back, stick around it is quite a hoot now.
Hey now, im going to get an e46 not an e36...
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Welcome to the G8 club! Don't worry about Chaos, he's just jealous. As much as I appreciate the Commodores, I still have an undying love for the Pontiac dart and won't ever be converting my G8 over to Holden badges. Just like I wouldn't call an F-body Firebird a Camaro because the Firebird has so much more personality and style than the Camaro ever did. I'd rather consider the Camaro to be a rebadged Firebird...
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #50
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Why does everybody get touché when I refer to G8s as Commodores?

I love the cars, reguardless of the badge on them.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:32 AM   #52
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Why does everybody get touché when I refer to G8s as Commodores?

I love the cars, reguardless of the badge on them.
Mostly because the majority of people who own or are interested in G8's already know they came from the Commodore line in Australia. It's similar to seeing an Alero and saying it's a Grand Am. While the frame and engine are the same, there are many parts on both cars that are distinctly different. Same situation with the G8 and Commodore.

I certainly don't mean to sound touchy (touché is a fencing term ); it's more of a pride in having the Pontiac version for me. And since the Commodore technically isn't available in the US, it makes little sense to call them that here.

I'm not upset by any means, I just find it silly to call them Commodores when they aren't wearing Holden badges or body panels and they aren't even right hand drive. Only the folks who have swapped all the body parts and badging should call their G8 a Holden and even then, they can't get the steering wheel swap to make it a true Commodore. Same with the extremely rare G8's that have been converted to Holden Utes. For all the work they've put into their vehicles, I'll gladly grant them the right to call their car a Holden. For the rest of us, the Pontiac dart pretty clearly says my car is a Pontiac and not a Holden.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #53
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