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Forum: Car comparison 01-03-2011, 02:59 AM
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Posted By motorsportnerd
Yes, Holden does spend some pretty big...

Yes, Holden does spend some pretty big advertising dollars. The opening two pages have traditionally being an advert for some Holden or other for decades. Pick up a Wheels mag from the 1980s and...
Forum: Car comparison 12-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
The Italian V8 Superstars is for production based...

The Italian V8 Superstars is for production based cars. Other than the wings and a few light mods they are relatively standard. The Chevrolet Lumina (aka Commodore SS-V) runs the production car's...
Forum: Car comparison 12-29-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 218
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Posted By motorsportnerd
Well, that makes three of us then. Enjoying your...

Well, that makes three of us then. Enjoying your new car?
Forum: Car comparison 12-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
Wheels has been accused of this in the past....

Wheels has been accused of this in the past. However, I think they are a bit Volkswagen biased if anything at the moment. The odds on favourite to win the 2010 Car of the Year is the VW Polo. If the...
Forum: Car comparison 12-29-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
Very few of us are one-eyed Ford or Holden fans,...

Very few of us are one-eyed Ford or Holden fans, as I mentioned in my previous post. In fact, I believe Clutch-Monkey has a certain fondness for the Porsche marque;)
I don't think a Porsche 911...
Forum: Car comparison 12-29-2010, 03:30 AM
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Posted By motorsportnerd
Well, I think we're the only two replying to this...

Well, I think we're the only two replying to this thread who actually own a Holden or Ford. There are a few others who like Fords or Holdens.
But I don't think any of the posters here are completely...
Forum: Car comparison 12-27-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I read the same article. It has to be said that...

I read the same article. It has to be said that Wheels only gave the gong to the locals on a value for money basis. There were two separate comparisons. These were the BMW M3 v Audi RS5 v Mercedes...
Forum: Car comparison 12-24-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I driven the Mk2 Focus extensively. The main...

I driven the Mk2 Focus extensively. The main problem I had with it was a lack of refinement - something common to a lot of other cars in this class as well. The Mazda3 for example is a great driving...
Forum: Car comparison 12-23-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
Technically Barina is a sub-compact and could...

Technically Barina is a sub-compact and could potentially be compared with a Polo - but that would be doing the Polo a massive injustice. Besides, Barina is a Daewoo built in Korea and Holden should...
Forum: Car comparison 12-22-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 218
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Posted By motorsportnerd
I found the article I got the $30K figure from....

I found the article I got the $30K figure from. Top Gear Australia, February 2010 issue. The article was written by Joe Kenwright and was refering to the 2000 Audi RS4 Wagon and gave a current price...
Forum: Car comparison 12-22-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 218
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Posted By motorsportnerd
I don't think a Barina should be compared with...

I don't think a Barina should be compared with anything other than walking. And even then, I think I'd prefer to walk....
A $12K Barina or Barina Spark should only be considered by those who MUST...
Forum: Car comparison 12-22-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I'll come back to this as well. Found a 2004 Audi...

I'll come back to this as well. Found a 2004 Audi S4 B6 - admittedly with 156,000km on the clock - for $38K:...
Forum: Car comparison 12-22-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I'll return to this comment now that I have read...

I'll return to this comment now that I have read it properly. I remember reading in Wheels magazine a few years back that the BF Futura came equipped with very low quality tyres, which Wheels argued...
Forum: Car comparison 12-21-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I agree that both Ford and Holden could push the...

I agree that both Ford and Holden could push the envelope more - especially with the high end luxury and FPV/HSV variants.
For the low end bread & butter stuff around $40K, it is less necessary....
Forum: Car comparison 12-21-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
BMW have stuck to large rwd 6 clyinder format for...

BMW have stuck to large rwd 6 clyinder format for the 5-series models for many decades. Still works for them.



You're correct about the ute. Something about leaf springs being stronger for...
Forum: Car comparison 12-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I must actually point out that the most high tech...

I must actually point out that the most high tech saloon in the $30-40K price bracket is in fact the Toyota Camry Hybrid. A car designed in Japan and built in Australia. But then, the Camry Hybrid is...
Forum: Car comparison 12-20-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 44,954
Posted By motorsportnerd
I'm afraid I fail to understand why all Ford and...

I'm afraid I fail to understand why all Ford and Holden stuff is "dumb technology". How about a Fiesta Econetic? Or a Mondeo TDCi with its 5.9L/100km fuel economy? Or a Focus RS - which is hardly low...
Forum: General Automotive 01-19-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,217
Posted By motorsportnerd
In the Australian context the Superb, the base...

In the Australian context the Superb, the base model Ambition TSi with the 1.8 turbo four is $42,990, the Ambition TDi with the 2.0 turbo diesel is $45,990 and the top of the range 3.6 V6 AWD is...
Forum: General Automotive 01-19-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,217
Posted By motorsportnerd
A surprise in the sense that it is a low volume...

A surprise in the sense that it is a low volume seller in Australia and most here haven't heard of it. Also, comparison tests with the other six cylinder executive cars on the Australian market (such...
Forum: General Automotive 01-19-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,217
Posted By motorsportnerd
Well, the winner of the 2009 Wheels Car of the...

Well, the winner of the 2009 Wheels Car of the Year has just been announced on Channel Nine's A Current Affair Show.

I can say that the Nissan GT-R did not win. Nor did the Ford Fiesta.

The...
Forum: Racing forums 12-23-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,306
Posted By motorsportnerd
I'm looking forward to Bahrain more than ever. I...

I'm looking forward to Bahrain more than ever. I don't think Schumacher has anything to lose. Nobody can take his seven WDCs away from him. Rather, I think Schumacher will be fighting for podiums and...
Forum: General Automotive 12-23-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,217
Posted By motorsportnerd
I think that this is the first time you and I...

I think that this is the first time you and I have agreed on the final four:)
Forum: General Automotive 12-22-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,217
Posted By motorsportnerd
So, here's some thoughts on the main contenders. ...

So, here's some thoughts on the main contenders.

Nissan has the most cars nominated. There was some doubt that the GT-R would meet the sales criteria, but Nissan has sold 224 cars in the first...
Forum: General Automotive 12-22-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,217
Posted By motorsportnerd
2009 Wheels Magazine Car of the Year (Australia) - what car will win?

I haven't posted on UCP very much this year, but about this time each year I start a thread previewing Australia's main Car of the Year Award which is announced by Wheels Magazine in their February...
Forum: Racing forums 10-15-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,795
Posted By motorsportnerd
I would prefer a production based formula as well...

I would prefer a production based formula as well - which incidentally is what V8 Supercars started out as. Back in 1993 when it replaced Group A, the formula was basically a continuation of Group A...
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