Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Mitchj, Jul 24, 2008.
lowered and on HSV 20's..
it didn't take long
I'm amazed they aren't going to sell it here in the US.
Honestly, once I saw the ST version of the G8, it won me over the wagon they were thinking of bringing.
Same here, If both that and the truck version were sold here, no chance the truck would outsell the wagon.
The back end looks too much like what my father calls the "Full-size Ugly" wagons they used to sell here in the late 80's/early 90's. It would need a reworked back end to sell well here, I think.
That said, I approve of the car overall.
wagons don't sell here, dude
40-60,000 Magnums per year says otherwise. Not to mention Subaru thrives on them.
Holden couldn't even build that many Sportwagons for the US. Holden's capacity and the cost of federalizing the wagon is why I suspect they got cold feet on it, but then again they are going ahead with the Ute...
and agree with TriSheild
Game, set, match.
I like that
That my wagon
He's got my wheels.
i love how the wagon looks
You use the Magnum as an example?
"Unlike the Chrysler 300, the new Magnum has not been a stunning success for the company, with sales trailing its predecessor, the Dodge Intrepid, though to be fair the Magnum is a wagon, and not a sedan."
Subaru is a better example, but it pretty much stops there.
That's more cars than Cadillac sells Escalades (when they were popular) and more wagons that Holden can build. You really think Pontiac couldn't sell the few thousand per year Holden could build them?
Even the wheels on the green one w/ the bike on top are
you realise there is a waiting list for the wagons over here?
Holden is selling all they can build
Good for them since GM screwed them over on the wagon.
the whole project ZETA was operation fail from the word go
GM invested a billion dollars for the development of a new platform to be used internationally, Holden delivered, as most reviews will tell you the basic body rigidity, wheelbase and suspension on the VE is truely world class, but now GM has failed to properly utilize it in the next gen american models.
escalade is a bad example-pricey premium car, but again, you're really failing to grasp that most americans, and maybe gas prices will turn this around, have lot love of the wagon. Ford stopped selling wagon variants of their bread and butter Taurus and Focus, and with that numbers fell
That quote is invalid on account of saying the Magnum is the successor to the Intrepid. Nobody is stupid enough to believe that.