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2018 Commodore announced

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by Benboy, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Benboy

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    Yes
     
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    A front wheel drive racecar?
    how's it going to handle?
     
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    Supertaxi's it definitely will be.........

    Front wheel drive is for homo's
     
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    Maybe they will use the 4WD version ?
     
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    commodore665 expat Saffa

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    front wheel drive seems to work in Europe well enough .
     
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    English super tourers seem to be fairly popular......Haven't seen much else from Europe though...
     
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    Probably because they don't know any better.
     
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    FWD is great for all those little hot hatches they have in Europe but a Commodore is not a FWD car period.

    FWD Commodore = gay!
     
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    FlatOut 710 Yeah nah mate

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    Can't say I'm liking the way this new Commodore is looking, All I can really say is RIP V8 Supercars, wonder what they'll call it now? Turbo V6 Supercars? Meh...
     
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    I rather like the look of it, BUT it will be against some good stuff when it arrives.
    Being a smaller vehicle than we are used to a Commodore being Mazda 6 and Ford Mondeo come to mind......Both good in their own right.

    I'm not crazy about FWD, hair dryers on 2 litre cars and in particular I hate soot blowers, so for me it would have to be the AWD 3.6 naturally aspirated version...........But at what cost?
     
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    I'd say Supercars (the category) will keep the same chassis layout since they're already a silhouette formula, the only major engineering change will be swapping to a V6T from a V8. So same/similar chassis to current, new panels, new engine. It's not like V8SC has consisted of converted road vehicles for years anyway.
     
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    Probably what they call it now.....Supercars.
     
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    No one will notice. Peugeot badge looks just like a Holden's.
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    that is disgusting, oh well no interest in any GM-H offerings now.
     
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    For the average punter FWD is completely totally fine. Driven at 6 tenths, there is no difference in feel. Maybe the turning circle is tighter? The only real drawback may be towing but these days I see more 4WD utes towing large items than the remaining Commodores/Falcons on the roads. I have a FWD Mazda 3 and sometimes on local twisty routes I drive it with considerable gusto and its 100% ok. Would I buy a new Commodore? Probably not, too expensive and big. I prefer Corolla-Sized cars as my daily, to be honest. Astra? If they rebaged as an Opel, maybe, from all reports its a pretty good car. But a Holden it is not.

    But yes for racecar, FWD is ridiculous.
     
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