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Old 10-31-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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My Holden Commodore SSV meets Davids HSV GTS!











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Old 10-31-2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:39 AM   #3
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Great cars!!!!!!

but uhhh..... why the V series badge?
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:32 AM   #4
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Great cars!!!!!!

but uhhh..... why the V series badge?
If you look carefully it is not a Cadillac badge. Holden has a V Series as well, and the badge is different.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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the black one looks ****ing bad ass from the rear, The holden front end is sick. Too bad GM wont market these cars here. they'd make a killing.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:00 AM   #6
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the black one looks ****ing bad ass from the rear, The holden front end is sick. Too bad GM wont market these cars here. they'd make a killing.
You know, I really wish that were true.

But I don't think the Holden fascia and grill would have been enough. That car was here for almost 2 years and just did not sell. I wish it we simply a matter of changing the styling of the grill. I have truly enjoyed every G8 I've driven and the GXP is just about heaven on wheels.

But those cars do look nice. HSVs are pretty potent and I imagine there are more and more guys that will recognize that if you can wait for a shipment from Australia, there are a boat load of tuner and aftermarket parts for these cars....................which are hugely poplular down under.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:30 AM   #7
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You know, I really wish that were true.

But I don't think the Holden fascia and grill would have been enough. That car was here for almost 2 years and just did not sell. I wish it we simply a matter of changing the styling of the grill. I have truly enjoyed every G8 I've driven and the GXP is just about heaven on wheels.

But those cars do look nice. HSVs are pretty potent and I imagine there are more and more guys that will recognize that if you can wait for a shipment from Australia, there are a boat load of tuner and aftermarket parts for these cars....................which are hugely poplular down under.
Amazingly, there isn't as many aftermarket parts as you would think. Plus the US dollar is in the toilet against the AUS dollar making a lot of the good parts way too expensive. The new Camaro already has way more aftermarket parts than the Holden and G8 combined.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:38 AM   #8
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How do you get a Holden in America? Import it?
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:46 AM   #9
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My Holden Commodore SSV meets Davids HSV GTS!
you need to come meet up with us, the Holdens are great have only seen a couple in person & thats normally at Lemays or one at a car show a couple years ago.

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Old 10-31-2009, 12:52 PM   #10
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How do you get a Holden in America? Import it?
Actually, you can't import Holdens. If you want a Holden in the US, you have to build one.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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You know, I really wish that were true.

But I don't think the Holden fascia and grill would have been enough. That car was here for almost 2 years and just did not sell. I wish it we simply a matter of changing the styling of the grill. I have truly enjoyed every G8 I've driven and the GXP is just about heaven on wheels.
They weren't exactly marketed as well as they should've...GM didn't have the money to do so.

That, and it was given to Pontiac, which didn't have as much popularity as Chevy. A lot of people think if it became the next-gen Impala it would've sold much more than the G8.
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:47 PM   #12
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Actually, you can't import Holdens. If you want a Holden in the US, you have to build one.
What exactly do you mean by "build one"?
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:14 PM   #13
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What exactly do you mean by "build one"?
Buy a Pontiac G8.


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Old 10-31-2009, 05:20 PM   #14
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:09 PM   #15
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If you look carefully it is not a Cadillac badge. Holden has a V Series as well, and the badge is different.
I was thinking of something along those lines. i just wasnt sure.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:47 PM   #16
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I was thinking of something along those lines. i just wasnt sure.
It is slightly incorrect for the car. It would be more appropriate on my car. HSV uses different logos.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:43 PM   #17
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Those cars look awesome! I wish i had the cash to get a G8 GXP. But i don't like Pontiac's nose on the car. The Holden's looks much better!
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #18
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Those cars look awesome! I wish i had the cash to get a G8 GXP. But i don't like Pontiac's nose on the car. The Holden's looks much better!
+1...the Holden front clips are much nicer.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #19
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Always liked the HSVs....Sex on wheels. Wish we would get cars like this in the US!!






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Old 11-01-2009, 07:33 PM   #20
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Always liked the HSVs....Sex on wheels. Wish we would get cars like this in the US!!
I just find it funny that people always say that, but when we got them not many people bought them. Wasn't the GXP comparable to a HSV?
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #21
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I just find it funny that people always say that, but when we got them not many people bought them. Wasn't the GXP comparable to a HSV?
Not even close. It is like CTS vs. CTSV
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:14 PM   #22
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Man! Im diggin those Holdens, those are some great looking cars!
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:26 AM   #23
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I just find it funny that people always say that, but when we got them not many people bought them. Wasn't the GXP comparable to a HSV?
The way the body looks is everything though. The Pontiac just didn't look the same. interior on that HSV is sexier too :(
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:55 AM   #24
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:51 AM   #25
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Not even close. It is like CTS vs. CTSV
I guess I just don't get it, isn't G8 GT vs. a G8 GXP the same as CTS vs. CTS-V? I just remember people saying how great Australian cars where and how they wish they could get one when the Camaro and Firebird were canceled and before the GTO was announced. Then when the GTO came here it flopped right along with the G8.
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