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Olie
03-29-2002, 04:05 PM
Woo Hoo are lovely monaros (V6 and GenIII v8) are being shipped to the US, i'd love to see how sucessful they are over there. mmmmmm monaro beasiness :lips:

for all you US'ers here is the link to the Monaro page (http://www.holden.com.au/app/serve?page=monaroEntry)

mmmmm 5.7litre V8 :)

Moose
03-29-2002, 09:31 PM
Woo Hoo are lovely monaros (V6 and GenIII v8) are being shipped to the US, i'd love to see how sucessful they are over there. mmmmmm monaro beasiness :lips:

for all you US'ers here is the link to the Monaro page (http://www.holden.com.au/app/serve?page=monaroEntry)

mmmmm 5.7litre V8 :)


Bah @ Monaro....I would rather an Old Monaro or Old Mustang than a new POS Monaro...they have lost their character :o

Olie
03-29-2002, 09:38 PM
especially since teh 6's only come in auto :angryfire

Moose
03-29-2002, 09:46 PM
Damn straight...I think the Old Monaros and Old Mustangs kicked ass!!

They were the days of the REAL V8s :D

Wiggo
03-29-2002, 10:00 PM
Yeah but even the Old Monaros only bog came standard with a 186ci 6 and slushmatic. You had to fill in the options list to get the rest.
At least when ya got a Falcon GT ya got the meanest engine goin' and the slushbox was an optional extra. :devil:
<center>:cheers:</center>

Moose
03-29-2002, 10:25 PM
Damn straight about the Falcon :p

Ford really knew how to make a mean V8 back then :)



one of my work mates has a Monaro with a worked 308.....damn thing goes hard!...:D

JediAgent
03-31-2002, 06:17 PM
What are they going to call it here?

volton
04-01-2002, 01:34 PM
Apparently the GEN III engine has been having oil compression
problems :D

Anonymous
04-01-2002, 03:06 PM
Apparently the GEN III engine has been having oil compression
problems :D


It's a Holden..... need I say more??? :D :cackle:

Wiggo's-sister
04-01-2002, 04:45 PM
I can understand you posting that comment as unregistered!
:mad:

Olie
04-01-2002, 05:11 PM
optus user from sydney

:afro:

Wiggo's-sister
04-01-2002, 07:18 PM
Could it have been, Wiggo, Andy or Kay:?:

Moose
04-02-2002, 03:24 PM
I can understand you posting that comment as unregistered!
:mad:


lol, If I was him I would be proud of that post :D

Spread the knowledge my good man :p

JediAgent
04-02-2002, 04:30 PM
What is holden in the US?

Moose
04-02-2002, 04:45 PM
Holdens have been in the USA for ages...

Like the Chevrolette Lumina for example :)

volton
04-02-2002, 06:44 PM
What is holden in the US?

Holden in the USA is General Motors Holden

USA is General Motors Chevrolet right moose ??

Holdens have GM engines since the 60's

They started in the 50's , ford started in 1960

Got that ??:D

Moose
04-02-2002, 06:57 PM
Well....Holdens are designed in AUS but is owned by GM....

And the Chev Lumina is a Holden Commodore...I just can't remember which one...It's a VX...but can't remember what Model exactly...:)

The period they have been shipping Holdens to USA hasn't been very long...

JediAgent
04-02-2002, 06:58 PM
So Holden = Chevy.
Chevrolet isn't to bad. GM as a whole is better than Ford, thou Chrysler/Dodge does seem to be doin better now that MBZ has taken hold. Look at the new RAM for example. Good truck.
No, I like the new Vette. Only car they make that i like. Looks like the Monaro has the same engine. I wonder if its an LT1 or an LS1?

Nice lookin car thou.

Moose
04-02-2002, 07:01 PM
Well...the GenIII V8 is a Chev engine...and is in all SS Commodores and Monaros

JediAgent
04-02-2002, 07:07 PM
It's called either a LS3 or an LT3, here. 5.7L V8, Alum head, typically over 300Hp at flywheel, right? I havent heard anything about an oil compression problem, but info about problems on new cars doesnt get out alot round here. Bad consumer stuff. If something's wrong, and even if they ship the car into production. No one is told. Gotta know a mechanic at a big dealership to find out that stuff.

If im wrong about the engine, say something, because if i am, Monaros suck. :eek:

(Reason being that those are the best engine Chevy/Holden make, if it doesnt have that one, well... and i doubt they'd ship an engine there they dont use here.)

volton
04-03-2002, 12:34 PM
I know 2 people with the 5.7 GEN III Commodore (monaro is a 2 door commodore , jedi )

The 1st had to have new Pistons and rings fitted after 6 months

The 2nd cars motor started *pinging* (family man not petrolhead)
which holden took back for service for 2 weeks but never told him exactly what it was

Still these problems dont reflect on the race track as we all know

JediAgent
04-03-2002, 02:30 PM
Let me gett this strait. Commodore = Lumina, and 2 door Commodore = Monaro, so a Monaro is a two door lumina. OK. Not the raciest of all cars, but quick. They also stopped shipiping luminas to the US in 97, so....

Bob_Pizza
04-07-2002, 10:01 PM
I read somewhere that in the US the monaro will be sold under the pontiac marque.

Beefy
04-07-2002, 10:11 PM
Just a little story about a friend of mine.. His parents got the new monaro two weeks ago.. paid around $62,000 AUS for it I think.. anyways.. my friend was driving it around town.. A cop pulled him over and asked to have a look.. So he showed him around.. next night - got caught doing 3 laps of a roundabout. was the same cop.. let him off with a warning (because he showed him the car before)....

Then, to top it off, the guy got clocked doing 159kmh in a 100kmh zone.. It was the same cop... The cop dropped the reported speed to 129kmh.. all because of the monaro....

It's amazing what a good car can do.. :D

Olie
04-08-2002, 10:14 PM
rofl

hello officer, would you like to have a look at this fine beast of a corolla?

no?

oh well.

JediAgent
04-10-2002, 05:24 AM
There is no way in hell that would happen here (SoCal) cops are way to tight. Many are pricks, but most are just too involved with there jobs to understand that speeding isnt always bad, or drinking in public doesnt require a public beating, or smoking .... well ill leave it at that.

And if the officer is looking for an older family car, he might just take a look around and offer you a price. One in a million thou.

SegiY
04-11-2002, 09:54 AM
Hey I had a cop that affter looking at my 87 corrola he lowed the charge, dvanage of driving an old ladies car.

And the monaro is not just a 2 door lumina, the roof is lower (big fkn whoop) and all austrailian cars a crap any way.

Mr. C
04-11-2002, 10:05 AM
Now I'm all for a stick-shift fella's:thumb:
Fact of the matter though, is you gotta' be the hard-shiftin' mofo from hell to get the gears quicker that a fine tuned automatic tranny.
You will find yourself losing ground on those shifts when you come up on an automagic that's been gone through by an expert.

JediAgent
04-11-2002, 10:11 AM
It's too expensive to rebuild an auto for best performance to your power curve. And most ppl dont do it anyway. An auto on a new car from factory - fast, but one on a car that has been modded - holding the car back.

A stick is more fun anyway.

Mr. C
04-11-2002, 10:18 AM
I know a couple guys that could do up an automatic that I assure you would not dissapoint you in any way whatsoever.
One of them owns his own transmission shop - we went to school together.
The other is a mechanic by trade and builds his own bracket racers for fun & profit.
They got what it takes - no BS!

No argument though, a stick is more fun:thumb:

SegiY
04-12-2002, 09:22 AM
You have more control in a stick shift, plus if you double clutch then because of the ratios you will get better jumps than an auto if you do it properly.

Anonymous
04-12-2002, 02:29 PM
You have more control in a stick shift, plus if you double clutch then because of the ratios you will get better jumps than an auto if you do it properly.


I agree my good man.....



[B]and all austrailian cars a crap any way


I think I agree with you and Moose on that :D

JediAgent
04-12-2002, 02:32 PM
If you plan on registering, can i toss up "Mr Agree" as a possible handle. Just thinking out loud.

Albinus
04-20-2002, 04:22 PM
optus user from sydney

:afro:


Why do you think that Olie? Optus (both dialup and cable) have rotating IP ranges that are not clearly identified as to where in the country they came from... :confused:

But yes I agree with Mr. Unregistered's comment :D

The only Holden I would buy is the Rodeo, open the bonnet and there's a big ISUZU on the engine. Japanese made :thumb: