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Old 09-08-2007, 03:45 AM
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Looky what I'm driving now



IT'S A BOGANDORE!

Lude had a few chips and scratches that have been annoying the hell out of me for a while, and when I reversed into a concrete piller at the local shopping centre car park and left a scrape mark on the rear bumper, that was it, she was going in. So until I get her back, I've got the bogandore.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:35 AM
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:47 AM
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How fast is it?
Those are made by GM, right? Basically a GTO with a few changes on it. I've never seen one in 4 door.
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how many cars do u have. Didn't u have a new civic not to long ago?
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:52 PM
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Hehe, nah I've only got the Lude. This is the crash shops loaner.

It's a 2001 Holden Commodore S. Basically GM's locally produced family car, and the car that the GTO is based on.

This example has the pushrod 3.8L Buick V6 (no, I'm serious, the engine is a design that Buick dumped in about 1988 when they went to overhead cams!) and an incredibly lazy four speed auto driving the rear wheels through an IRS diff.

The car puts out 147kW (incedently, the same as a 2000 Prelude) and 305Nm of torque (about 100Nm more than a 2000 Prelude) but weighs about 1800kg, so isn't that fast, but you only need to lean on the loud peddle and you're over the speed limit.

Also, the chassis is crap. I'm not even driving the car hard and the rear end is all over the place. But they weren't designed to be a race car, they were designed as affordable family transport. They've got enough power to tow an average sized caravan or trailer, and come with enough space to fit you, your four best friends and enough luggage for a weekend away at the football.

They come in sedan, station wagon and ute variants (for those who don't know what a ute is, picture a small pick up truck based on a sedan platform; kinda like a Chev El Camino) and have been the top selling car for ever month bar one for the last 12 years. No wonder they're known as Commondores.

Also referred to as the Bogandore, as they're also the choice of the bogans. It's so funny how they carry on about how a middle of the range V6 Commodore from five or six years ago is the best car ever built anywhere in the world.

Oh well, I've only got it for the weekend. Can't wait to get teh Lude back!
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that thing looks like a huge banana on wheels I would be on that shops a$$ to get the prelude back lol
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I knew it was too good to be true for you to have any kind of LS motor under there. :(
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:28 PM
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Hey, they came out with it! And the later model versions on the same floorpan even had the LS2 6.0L!

With any luck I get the Lude back today. Can't wait. I hate driving this thing, for one, I don't smoke. And this thing absolutly reaks of cigarettes, which is ok after I've been driving it for a half hour with all the windows open, but when I first get in, it's hard to say the least.
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Re: Looky what I'm driving now

Well, with the Prelude having finally gone in to get the damage from the crash in Melbourne fixed, I'm stuck driving this thing again.

I tell you, there is one word to describe this thin. Four letters, starts with "S", ends with "T" and it isn't 'soot'.
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Re: Looky what I'm driving now

So it is GTO based, i was about to say it looks like a GTO and a Neon did the deed and crapped that thing out 9 months later. Your car is pretty enough as is Colin you don't need to be fixing "scratches" your making us all lok bad!
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Other way round - the GTO is based on this.

Check the date of the original post, that was over a year ago. Now it's in to get the crash damage fixed from the Marysville trip in August. I can't wait to get it back, driving the bogandore isn't fun.
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Re: Looky what I'm driving now

i hope you beat the snot outta of the ol commodore while you have it. can't wait to see the lude with some fresh paint. get those pics up asap Colin.
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Wooohoooo! I give this back today!!! And I can't fking wait, piece of crap!
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Re: Looky what I'm driving now

Looks like a ponitac... Maybe because it is???
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How does it ride? I like that
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Sorta. This is what the 2002 GTO was based on.

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Not very well. If I were to keep it the first thing I'd need to do is spend a bunch on suspension. It's set up so soft that any chance of taking a corner quickly is barred, and the body roll is so bad that when I first jumped in I nearly fell out of my seat. So glad that I've given it back.
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