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What does everythink of the Pauxhall Monaro? I quite fancy going for a test drive in one at the weekend as there are a couple local to me at the dealers. Only the 5.7 ones though but I think that should be quite entertining.

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Its OK I guess if you like that sort of thing, but I would not buy one. It will depreciate more quickly than it accelarates and the weekly petrol cost will be as high, numerically, as its top speed!
 

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I thought these had nothing to do with Vauxhall in the same way a
Chevrolet Matiz is not an actual Chevy, just a re-badge job? I know you
can order Holden badges instead of Vauxhall ones
 

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Whole lot of car for the ?? - has to be said that you'd be better off with an already depreciated late / low miles example. But I recall a previous thread where you mentioned you like the new experience - fair enough, but it'll cost you. As the man said, it's a Holden - the V8 has the Corvette motor + box and is eminently tunable, how fast can you afford to go...[6]
 

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Going to be good this time and go for second hand if at all, just a whim at the moment I bought a diesel as I thought I was going to be doing a lot more miles than I am and I quite fancy a big v8 and RWD. The fuel economy isn't as bad as an R32 believe it or not.

But it is only a whim at the moment, I still love my Audi but I'm convinced it's jinx'd - puncture last thursday, another tuesday (different tyre), knackered CV joint, broken windscreen. I know they are only coincidences but hey I'm going for jinx'd!!!!

Not sure if I can life with a non german car though. Watch this space got a couple of nearly new ones to look at saturday after house hunting.

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I was out in a monaro VXR at silverstone last weekend....they are awesome for a vauxhaul i was very suprised but after going round the race track side ways most of the time with the tyres alight i got out with a big grin on my face.[:D]
 

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Think its an awesome car myself!!

Forget the snob value of the vauxhall badge.. and forget the Vectra.
They're making/rebadging some pretty nice cars these days. Monaro,
VX220 and the Astra VXR..

As for the Monaro.. I love its looks and it just appears to be a pure
honest blast! Bloke on our estate has one and the sound it makes is
fantastic. I'm gutted that this car is being discontinued. Between that
and a similarly priced car, bang for buck the Monaro is gonna be a LOT
more fun.. the sideways experiment on Top Gear topped it off. I want
one!
 

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Might well have to try one out. Since buying our top spec Astra, our dealer has been rather friendly.

That and a VX220T should be a right blast.

Admit that most Vauxhalls are still a bit naff but before you all do your naive and very "Daily Mail" reader bit, try a top line (NOT a base model as most people do - They'll compare a base model Astra to a near top of the range A3/Golf/whatever and draw conclusions from that) Astra.

After trying loads of A3s, Golfs, Boras, Octavias, Focus, etc it was ahead by a country mile.

Best handler, looker, level on build quality, quickest and best value.
 

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Any petrol head knows its a Holden just wearing a
Vauxhall badge. With the AUD where it is you can get the Holden
Monaro CV8Z (equiv of Vaux Monaro VXR) for ?25,500.
I wonder if its economially viable to stick one in a container in Oz and ship it back...could be quite a nice saving?
 
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