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Cool New car from Holden?

Some of y'all may hate this, some will love it. I'm in the latter camp. This is an all-wheel drive 5-door version of the GTO essentially. I am fairly sure that this won't make it to the USA, but I'd sure want one if they did. An all-wheel-drive, 400 horsepower GTO would kick MAJOR butt. Imagine the 60-foot times we could get with THAT!
I also like the color. hehe


http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/...?modelid=20005

What do you think? (there are more pictures there if you look for them so you can a pretty good idea of what it looks like).
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I'll be damned not bad at all
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It's like all the great things about our cars, plus a couple other neat things, more comfortable for 4, and the styling isn't sedan-ish...it's still sporty. That would be even more of a sleeper than our GTOs.
If you noticed, they also put a computer-like panel above the air vents instead of on each side of the speedometer. Hopefully it'll have more functions too.
They also managed to make the console area look even COOLER and more refined, which I wasn't sure was possible since they did a great job on our cars. Holden really is a great company with some clever designers/engineers.

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I like, I like.
That is one car, love where the clock is on the dash, and the way the back end folds out!

Monica
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Not only a clock, but also a thermometer...which is something that I REALLY miss in the GTO. I live in Missouri, where the weather can go below freezing at almost anytime, so it's nice to know when there's a potential for ice. This is the first vehicle I've had in a LOOOOONG time that hasn't had a thermometer. I had to go out and buy an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a temperature sensor in it.
It's nice that Holden thinks about small things like that.
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It's like The Coupe 4
4 door version but no Blower

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Yeah, I had a GTP before this car, it was loaded up. I'm just a little farther north than you.
My husband and I got caught a few weeks ago in a 2" snow dump. Pulled up to a red light on a hill!!!! Oh what fun RWD is, haven't done that in at least 20 years. When we left home it was sunny.

But anyway back to the other car. I really like the concept of it, so much like the GTO and it has a trunk.

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Interesting, but that article is from 2002.
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Hey 707gtols2 been meanin' to ask where'd ya get the goat badge?? I like that too.

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not bad at all, GM needs an AWD, quick sedan like crazy.
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