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Drewie

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I often sit in the car when the wife goes shopping at one of the very big shopping centres here in Melbourne, sitting there the other day I could see maybe 3 very long rows of cars from where I was parked and I was the only Commodore I could see. Same when you stop at the lights on a busy day there is often not a Commodore in sight, so they are an endangered species.
 

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I wouldn't say Commodores are endangered....I see plenty on my too and from work.....It maybe due to the influx of other cars, which can make it difficult to spot them
 

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I wouldn't say Commodores are endangered....I see plenty on my too and from work.....It maybe due to the influx of other cars, which can make it difficult to spot them
Yeah I saw either a VB or VC the other day and we have a population of under 100k where I live, so even the earliest models are still about. Currently 84 various Commodores for sale on Launceston Gumtree. I walk past at least 5 on my way to work each morning that's an average of one per block.... Endangered not in this decade or the next at least....
 

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Yeah I saw either a VB or VC the other day and we have a population of under 100k where I live, so even the earliest models are still about. Currently 84 various Commodores for sale on Launceston Gumtree. I walk past at least 5 on my way to work each morning that's an average of one per block.... Endangered not in this decade or the next at least....
The area I live is a square area, about 1 kilometre between main roads....Lost count of Commodores in my area....There is about 3 other VB's to VK's in this area, discounting my VC and VH...I reckon there is 3 or 4 VF's around the area too...Not to mention the other models.

I surpose it's a case of noticing, which some people don't...No offense intended to anyone either
 

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VR's seem to be a bit rarer for a relatively new Commodore compared to some. A lot more VS' getting around than VR's. It's only speculation but maybe VR being the last of the Buick people were holding off for the new VS engine. I remember the latter occurred when people were waiting for the VN. VN was going to be the new best thing, when GMH announced it. I remember the hype about the new V6 and how good it was going to be.
 

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Might be to do with different areas, mine is the only one around my immediate area apart from a VZ Fusion Monaro in the area. Mostly European and Asian cars, lots of Audi's and Benz, heaps of SUV's. I probably used the wrong terminology saying endangered but definitely a lot less in the area I live in. Daughter ordered dinner tonight via Uber Eats and the guy delivered in a late model BMW.
 

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I think the Aussie made vehicle is now an endangered species.
There are plenty of high end late model Commodores/ Falcons/ Territories in our area, but today I took a drive on the M1 goat-track to the Gosford Classic Car Museum, and was surprised by the lack of them during the trip.
By far, the most numerous is a ladder framed, leaf sprung, drum braked, monster wheeled pickup/ute. Closely followed by jacked-up hatchbacks (SUVs) of all sizes and brands. And Mustangs …… nearly as common as road-kill kangaroos.
Perhaps the remaining Aussie cars are being kept in sheds for a sunny day, and less desirable vehicles are used for the daily thump and bang and scrape.
 

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Still see plenty of Commodores around my area.
Even considering their age quite a few vr/vs utes.
VE/VFs of all models and hsvs ( see lots ) tempting me( but I can't see it ever happening.
Bring down the price of the dodge hellcat so I can drool over one sitting in my garage, ( instead of a mustang , which I do like), ( might add I don't own either of these) ha ha ha , I wish I did.
More chance of a really nice vf redline .
There's a ve sv6 wagon and same in vf plus vu ute just in my street alone.
Plus a HQ prem which sees the light of day every so often.
Plus 2 dedicated ford fans across the and down the road a bit .
And my streets only about 530 meters long.
Even a few ve HSVs and newer around.
But eventually closet toys.

What's that Gosford museum like , I do want to go.
 
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What's that Gosford museum like , I do want to go.
I was there about 2 years ago and the place was chockers. They had an outdoor annex full of Soviet era cars …. Trabants, Zils and others that I had never heard of. Not there now.
The showroom is spotlessly clean and the cars very well presented, and all the cars on show are for sale. A white VC Brock $85,000.
A lot of Ferraris, some British cars with long forgotten names, and the usual smattering of desirable old Holdens, Fords and Valiants. A light green FE ute and a white Mk1 Zephyr, both of which could have been my Dad’s, and what I learned to drive in.
The most interesting are the 60s > 70s Yank tanks. Metres of unnecessary sheet metal, but they have character, something that is missing from today’s same as same cookie cutter cars.
Worth a visit, just to be able to say you have been there, and a lot of old farts reminiscing about what they had, so it is easy to strike up a conversation.
 
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