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    Vauxhall Monaro to be replaced with a 4-dr saloon

    .... quite a nice, mean looking one tho.

    Just seen this on Auto express.
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...ro_on_way.html

    The Monaro is back! Fans of Vauxhall's Aussie muscle car may soon have cause to celebrate - because a replacement for the axed super-saloon is set to arrive in the UK next year.

    Company executives are considering bringing this model, the all-new Commodore produced by fellow GM firm Holden, in from Australia within the next 12 months. And the down-under delight would replace the Monaro, which left Vauxhall's range following the end of production last year.

    Holden is GM's leading rear-wheel-drive chassis developer, and the Commodore promises to be a much better car than the Monaro. Totally new from the ground up, not only does it feature more edgy styling, but it also uses a stiffer body - which will mean improved handling and greater crash protection.

    In addition, positioning the wheels nearer the car's corners should boost interior space, while the suspension has been totally redesigned. Cabin materials are of a higher quality than before, plus there is more kit, with curtain air­bags and ESP on most models. It uses a traditional front-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout, with a choice of 262bhp 3.6-litre V6 and 362bhp 6.0 V8 powerplants. There are three auto and two manual boxes, including a new six-speed self-shifter for the 6.0 and a six-ratio manual taken from Chevrolet's Corvette.


    Current Monaro...

    New Monaro...



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    i wish i was older to be able to insure one
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    I prefer the look of the Monaro but would still have one of them
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    It's not a Monaro

    Just a Vauxed up Commodore
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    Very "mustang" if you ask me. Nice tho

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    the angle of the pic makes the front of the monaro look similer to a mk4 astra, with a wide arched irmy airdam lights seem similer shape as does the lines/bulge on the bonnet

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    I was wondering when they'd bring the Commodore over here. "Danger Cabs" are running out of Omegas.

    Holden's Commodore page:
    http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/...odoreframe.jsp
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    i think it looks no bad, not the most original car i've ever seen but aye i like it

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    they are nice cars i use them when i am down in oz
    every one has one of them in perth

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    Isn't this the Commodore they stopped producing the 'Ro for, so they could refit the factory?
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