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Old 09-29-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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Pontiac Bringing the Holden Commodore Stateside!

In an effort to go head-to-head with BMW, GM has decided to bring a version of the Holden Commodore stateside to be badged as a Pontiac. It will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show early next year. Bob Lutz was practically beaming as he made the thinly-veiled announcement encouraging people to go to Chicago, where "all will be revealed." The rear-drive Commodore should not only give Pontiac a real sports sedan offering, but the platform will undoubtedly see numerous permutations in the U.S. One of the candidates to use the platform is the production Chevrolet Camaro that has wowed crowds with its retro pony car styling.



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Old 09-29-2006, 11:02 AM   #2
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I hope they change the looks. Right now it looks like a customized malibu.

I'd lay money that it winds up looking suspiciously like the 300.
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That does look like a Malibu. Decent, but generic all at once. And I agree.. bet it looks more like a 300 when it hits the road here.
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Ford needs to get off their A@#$ and start doing the same thing with the Australian Fords.
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LOL I was looking at that website a few days ago when I was thinking about when I do my grad school in the land down under!!!

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I like that new Inline 6 they have. That is bada!@#!
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I just hope they don't do like they did the the Monaro(sp) you know bring over a good Holden car and rename it something like GTO then ruin the name of both cars.
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It wouldnt be bad if thay called it what it used to be called over there, the Falcon.
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I just hope they don't do like they did the the Monaro(sp) you know bring over a good Holden car and rename it something like GTO then ruin the name of both cars.
lets also hope that they dont replace all the suspension parts with jello, like they did with the gto.
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GTO ver.2? Thats fine by me, I liked this last aussie Pontiac real well, tho apparently I was along in this opinion, based on sales.

Hope it does better, RWD cars doing well in this theatre might just set a good trend.
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