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Check out these beauties on what I believe is a '05 Monaro CV8...suh-wheet front bumper as well.

I likee. I must have them.

 

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I'm afraid for you. I think you've turned MONARIAN :D

Must have been some molecules collected off of Spaceship One :cool
 

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westell said:
I'm afraid for you. I think you've turned MONARIAN :D

Must have been some molecules collected off of Spaceship One :cool
Monarian. LOL! :D

But tell me the HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTO doesn't look better than the P-P-P-Pontiac version...

 

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I can see associating with you guys is going to be really bad for my bank account :D

my wife calls this the GTO Porn Site :cheers
 

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the hsv gto looks riced out, but the more i think about it, wouldn't putting holden badges and stuff on our GTO's make us no better than the 16 yr. old down the street with the stock civic ex, with the fake type r decal and the grapefruit shooter muffler, yeah it's made by holden, but it's still a pontiac by the vin #
 

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the hsv gto looks riced out, but the more i think about it, wouldn't putting holden badges and stuff on our GTO's make us no better than the 16 yr. old down the street with the stock civic ex, with the fake type r decal and the grapefruit shooter muffler, yeah it's made by holden, but it's still a pontiac by the vin #
interesting comparison. first time i've been called rice :D

i wonder what the aussie's equivalent of rice is ?????

aussiejohn - hip us to that, dude :party
 

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you know, big bulky looking body kits, which weigh more than the stock ones. gigantic spoilers that stick above the roof line, basically any and every car....except the charger, in the movie The Fast And The Furious.
 

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i am keenly familar with "rice"

i'm also member at www.anti-rice.com

alot younger group, mostly, but they got the right idea.

he's got some shirts available TORQUE - my anti-drug

another one....... YOUR CAR IS NEITHER FAST NOR FURIOUS
styled like fast and furious

lots of rice bashing going on
 

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i believe they are called WOMBATS. Yes, that is what they are called WOMBATS.
i like the look of the HSV GTO, but i dont care for the color.
 

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lambertgoat said:
the hsv gto looks riced out, but the more i think about it, wouldn't putting holden badges and stuff on our GTO's make us no better than the 16 yr. old down the street with the stock civic ex, with the fake type r decal and the grapefruit shooter muffler, yeah it's made by holden, but it's still a pontiac by the vin #
Riced? :rolleyes:

Huh?

OK...a Euro-derived car designed by Holden in Austrailia and built at Holden plants, again, in Australia. GM tells them to stick Pontiac thingies on it and whammo it's a P-P-Pontiac?

While not true in your case, I find it hilarious the way that on many the GTO forums where I spam for info, the rabid Pontiac-ites (who deny that the new GTO is a "true" GTO) are also the same people who scream "Heretic" to people like me who want to scrape off the Pontiac badges (and there quite a few of us, judging from the reaction I get).

Make up your frikkin' minds, guys! :D


Personally, I want to distance my vehicle as far as possible from the spectre of the horrible Grand Ams, Grand Prixs and Bonnevilles. Marketing people have tried to foist on the public the image that Pontiac is GM's "excitement" brand for too damned long-- even after cars like those. Any true auto enthusiast knows that's a now old joke, and the Pontiac rental-car fleet sales guys have been the only ones laughing.

So yes, for the above reasons, it's true-- I wish it wasn't branded as a Pontiac.

Asthetically, I prefer the more aggressive yet understated styling that HSV has bestoweed on their GTO to that of the domestic Goat. Pontiac had been grafting ugly plastic **** on their cars for so long and had finally taken so much heat for it that they turned 180 degrees around the other way and turned the "mean" down just a bit too far. I love my car, but I would like it to look just a skosh more, well, meat-eating.

The '05 may share many of these cues. If so, great. I'll pick up the parts from my friendly neighborhood P-P-Pontiac dealer.

If Buick starts making the next-gen GTO domestically (as is the rumor), fine for GM. Chances are pretty good I won't be buying it, in that case. As much as I am enjoying the sh*t out of my car (and I am-- I cannot tell you how pleased I am with it), I can't see buying just a name when it's time to replace my GTO. It sounds like the next Goat won't be a rebadged Holden, in any case. If Holden builds another rebadged sport coupe or sedan for GM then, I will definitely look very closely. I am stunned by the excellent build quality of this car. Who knew Foster's drinkers could build cars so well? Not me. I am a new convert to the General's powertrain, however....so when it's time to put my Yellow Goat out to pasture (once again, off in the dim future) I'm hoping for a Corvette...or a Caddy CTS-V type.

IMHO, I wish that Lutz would have released the car in this country as a slightly hotter left-drive HSV Monaro CV8 (which-- news flash-- it precisely is), kept the name as it was, and supported it through a domestic GM network (Pontiac or Chevy or Caddilac or whatever-- same thing) much as Ford did by selling/supporting the sh*t-hot EuroFord Merkur badge with Lincoln back in the Eighties. That way The foaming-at-the-mouth classic GTO/F-body faithful would never be able to compare a great Euro/Vette-derived sport coupe to completely unrelated vehicles.
 

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don't get me wrong, i like the idea of the badging and such, but in order to fully make it a monaro, it's gonna cost a whole bunch o cash, other wise u have some holden stuff, and some pontiac stuff on it, which makes it look like the common rice mobile
 

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lambertgoat said:
don't get me wrong, i like the idea of the badging and such, but in order to fully make it a monaro, it's gonna cost a whole bunch o cash, other wise u have some holden stuff, and some pontiac stuff on it, which makes it look like the common rice mobile
No doubt. full-on Monaro stuff will cost me more than I'll wanna spend...money better spent on engine stuff.

But rice? Not.
 

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calipers r easy just buy an extra set at auto zone and get them powdercoated w high temp paint...........i really wish those parts were available to us...............
 

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You guys do know that the 05 GTO will have red calipers with "GTO" on them, right? My sales guy showed me the picture. They're bigger too. Anybody guess if they'll retro fit to the 04?

---Larry
 

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Does anyone know how long or when the contract to build/ship the GTO with Holden expires? When is GM going to start building the GTO in the US? I've heard from more than one source it's 2006. Anybody have anything different?
 

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Does anyone know how long or when the contract to build/ship the GTO with Holden expires? When is GM going to start building the GTO in the US? I've heard from more than one source it's 2006. Anybody have anything different?

Yup...I've heard that a Buick (!?!)-built IRS RWD platform will be the 2006 Goat-- which means that they'll raid the domestic GM parts bin. Bummer.
 
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