Holden Commodore wagon

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And of course, that could make a cool Pontiac G8 wagon.
But that is not in the cards, at least for now.

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  1. Looks awesome. unfortunately will still use a ton of gas. These v8 monsters (as awesome as they are) are’nt selling well down under because of the high fuel consumption. So now they’re trying to sell them here. I hope they do well, but I don’t think they’re going to do as well as GM thinks. I hear there may be a gas guzzler tax added on. And that’s with the cylinder deactivation. We’ll see. Like I said though I hope it sells well. The USA desperately needs a decent, affordable rear wheel drive car.



  2. Well, it sure is long enough. Long enough for what is hard to say, but it is long.

    Are the ghetto wheels optional?

  3. commentor 1 what the hell are you on. I live in australia and you are completely incorrect. V8 series commodores are selling at their highest % of commodore private sales since early 90s, Commodore is still no1 Australian car(top at 5,500 per month) and HSV (the V8 performance arm) is selling record levels of v8s. Please do some research before generalising on countries you don’t even know about.

  4. Holden V8s have never been big sellers, at least not since the early 70s. Their main reason for being is image building. Its the 6’s that do it. Holden tried a four cylinder Commodore once but that’s a saga best forgotten.

  5. It’s not V8 only, you know – there is also a 3.6 litre V6 available in two states of tune, which is lighter on fuel if that worries you.

  6. To Marco,

    Thanks for the info. Yeah I know about the v6 version. I’ll be interested in what the mpg numbers are. From what I’ve read the gas guzzler tax will only affect the v8 if it’s applied at all. We’ll see I guess.

    To Anonymous 1:19am,

    What’s with the attitude? We’re all friends here. I apologize if the info is incorrect. It is however what I “READ” (not made up) in an automotive publication. Unfortunately I can’t remember where I read it. It was 2 or 3 months ago. Otherwise I would let you know where I got the info. We all know though that sometimes auto publications, like other media, sometimes makes mistakes. I don’t live in Austrailia so I don’t know what’s going on there. The story seemed to make sense to me though since fuel prices are so high in a lot of places around the world. Unless I’m wrong about that too.


  7. I do live in Australia and Anonymous is completely wrong. Holden V8’s (Chev V8’s actually – last truly Holden V8 was made in 1999/2000) are selling at record levels, better than at any time in the past.

    HSV is enjoying record sales with the E-Series LS2 powered range. Holden are not supplying the US with V8 Commodores / Pontiac G8 GT’s because they cant sell them.

    In fact – when petrol (gas) prices rose sharply over the last 12mths sales of 6.0-litre V8 Holdens INCREASED!!!

    Holden are shipping the Commodore to the US for purely economic reasons – along with sales to the Middle East, UK and the rest.

    Australia is a small country and needs to export car models to make their manufacture financially viable – its that simple.

    I own the previous model HSV Maloo (Ute) with the LS2 – they are quite economical for a big engine and the relatively small difference between the V6 and V8 in fuel economy make the V8 the one to get – which explains their current popularity somewhat.

  8. Thanks Steane. Good to hear it’s still doing well down under. It seems what I read was wrong. Which is good.


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