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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2001, 08:40 PM
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i found this site:


http://www.gmme.com/chevrolet_cars/lumina/lumina_ss.htm

it has some bad azz new cars, but i went to the coporate site and could not find these cars? are these real cars are just bull crap? any info greatly apprecaited!

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clickable for the lazy's...
http://www.gmme.com/chevrolet_cars/lumina/lumina_ss.htm

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those are some bad azz cars
but only avialble over seas
this country is going to hell-sending cars over seas and painting tities!

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A 325hp 5.7L V-8 Lumina!! Good lord does that sound badass! I wonder what there excuse is for not bringing it to the good ol' USofA ? I guess they figure we can't handle such a car! Or is it that it won't pass emissions, and don't forget the stringent DOT requirements.

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That Lumina and the Caprice are actually made by Holden, GM's Australian division. The Lumina is the Holden Commodore, one of which I recently rode in while visiting New Zealand. Man, what a blast. Picture a car the size of a Grand Prix, with rear wheel drive, and a Corvette LS1. We had it up to 200 klicks (about 120mph) and it wasn't even trying. Here's some pictures:



They rebadge them as Chevy's and sell them in Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries, and I think in South America.

They won't sell them here because "they don't feel the market warrants them", they, currently, don't meet EPA emissions standards, and they, currently, don't meet US crashworth standards. The first is BS and the second two could be addressed and fixed easy. Check out this month's issue of Hot Rod magazine to see the Holden Maloo, which is the El Camino's Aussie offspring. Man, I'm so jealous of some of the cars down there.

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hmmm...looks nothing like a lumina or caprice. more like an olds or something. does sound fun though! wish they would bring em over here. if they made the new monte carlo ss in rear wheel drive i would have one sitting in my driveway as soon as i graduate!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] it pisses me off that they have changed all the cars over to front wheel drive [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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Nope, doesn't look like our Chevy's, because it isn't. It's a Holden, designed and manufactured in Austraila. I forget where exactly in Oz though.

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Why cant we have them here. We should have more V-8 powerd mid sized cars.

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Like I stated in my first post, GM doesn't beleive that our market will provide enough profit to introduce those cars to the US after the expense of converting them to Left Hand Drive, US crashworthiness standards, and making them meet EPA standards. Honestly, I would love one, and so would lots of people, but how many people really want something like that, when they can have a Toyota something er-other that has leather seats and 31 cup holders and dual mode AC with 18" rims and the smooth ride with the "big" V6 and the good gas mileage?

I wish they would bring them here though.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I told the guy who owns it I was so envious, there's nothing similar here. At all.

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Hey there Silverado's are MORE POWERFUL!!!!http://www.gmme.com/chevrolet_trucks...powertrain.htm



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