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3.0 litre V6 for the Commodore

levymetal

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why don't they try and develop a good CVT (continuously variable transmission) instead of pissing around with engines that rarely run at their most efficient rpm? if they got one of these, no matter what you want to do you'll always the most efficient power/economy being delivered at a constant rate.
 

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Holden can't make a forced induction motor as the basic engine because no P platers would be able to drive it. Not that they would anyway
 

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In today's economic climate, economy is numero uno. Performance is down the list. If they can somehow get both in one package, they would do so, but if the cost to achieve both exceeds the returns, or makes the car uncompetitive price-wise, economy will always get the nod.
 

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Holden can't make a forced induction motor as the basic engine because no P platers would be able to drive it. Not that they would anyway
Because all car makers know that P platers are the majority of the market...

Also, P plates actually buying a $30000 car as their first car would be .0000000001% of total sales.

Everyone wants economy but you'll never get a 1800kg+ car with a 3lt n/a v6 to get any respectable economy. It will only take a couple of bad reviews from the car mags to completely destroy the reputation of the car, as much as fuel economy can be a major selling point, it can also be a the final nail in the coffin.
 

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I reckon most P platers do a fair bit of driving in the family car, but anyway I agree it's going to be a disaster, it might show good fuel ecconomy Melbourne to Sydney or other such super freeways. But as soon as a few corners and hills in the real world come into play and a bit of stop start it's going to be rubbish
 

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I reckon most P platers do a fair bit of driving in the family car, but anyway I agree it's going to be a disaster, it might show good fuel ecconomy Melbourne to Sydney or other such super freeways. But as soon as a few corners and hills in the real world come into play and a bit of stop start it's going to be rubbish
yeah but they should just do what ford do, and offer the forced induction as an option
 

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Ford are talking V8 options for all models including base models again for next year with the new V8, just how it should be. That'll shake Holden up a bit :)
 

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that is good news, and i hope they do it. i think power windows and cruise are already standard on base model cars anyway, and they are the only 2 features i actually use :p. i would happily drive an exec v8.
 

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And I dont use or like power windows and cruise, My car has the buttons to make cruise work but no cruise :p
 
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