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Re: Feeling Poor Here
by SMITHSWOODSIDE
What a brilliant idea Moi

Are pencils really expensive over there - must be the lead I guess!

All you need do is remember when approaching Adelaide to go to Outer Harbour - Port Adelaide isn't deep enough.

I reckon you could pick up a dozen cars while you are here and you'd make a profit!

You really have a business brain don't you!

Thanks

Peter
PS see ya soon!
Apr 10, 2002
2:33 pm PDT

Re: I've been curious about this one...
by SMITHSWOODSIDE
Mark

I could easilly be wrong on the price - they start at about $40,000 here, about 9 months average pay - The Mitsubishi Galant is around $27,000 here and whatever we export to the USA seems to come out about the same price - I guess because we have to build them LH drive plus freight etc.

Even a $40,000 Monaro.........sorry Pontiac GTO is nothing to sneeze at and don't forget the top range ones are equal to the Commodore and Ford Falcon - the fastest production cars on the road so yes they get pricey.

When we were there we rented a Camara V8 and were told it was fast etc.. Well its too long ago to really be relevant but at that time the big shaker was the Ford Falcon GTHO - sorry but no comparison. The Camaro was dead.

I guess it will all come down to what GM want - whatever, GMH will easilly build it but we are told they are looking at the higher end so it will be their number 1 car.

And I still can't imagine GMH being alone - Ford Australia will have a little announcement soon I bet.

Peter
Apr 10, 2002
2:31 pm PDT

Feeling Poor Here
by pogomom
Gosh oh Golly Peter!

A month's pay? If that was my month's pay I'd simply lease the Queen Mary, sail to Australia and cop me a pretty new car while traipsing around the world a few times.

Whimpering here on my measly little wages... anyone wanna buy a pencil?

xoxox Moi who needs financing or a sugar daddy
Apr 8, 2002
10:45 am PDT

I've been curious about this one...
by michiman1
Been hearing a lot about this car and I expect it will be a good reason to hit the North American Auto Show this January in Detroit. I hope you're wrong on the price but somehow I think you're close to the truth. I guess I may have to hang on to my "poor man's Vette" (99 SS Camaro 6 speed)

Mark
Apr 7, 2002
12:21 pm PDT

Re: hmm...
by SMITHSWOODSIDE
email coming Jan.
It's Mon (as in Ron) ar (as in tar) o as in zero!

thanks

Peter
Apr 7, 2002
9:05 am PDT

Re: I am Glad
by SMITHSWOODSIDE
Sorry Virginia

I meant a fortnight!

thanks

Peter
Apr 7, 2002
9:02 am PDT

Re: I'll take one.
by SMITHSWOODSIDE

And I'm a ford nut Joe but I reckon I could stand it too LOL

Thanks

Peter



Apr 7, 2002
9:01 am PDT

I'll take one.
by joecooper
Pete,

I actually come from a long line of Charger drivers, but I'd be willing to become the black sheep of the family for a Lucozade coloured Monaro.

Cheers mate. Great review.

Joe
Apr 6, 2002
3:06 am PST

hmm...
by jankp
Is Monaro pronounced like Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever? No? Darn, wrong accent. I'm so clueless...

Jan :-)
Apr 5, 2002
8:35 pm PST

I am Glad
by Granniemose
We will be getting the car - but did you say about $60,000? Did you also mention a month's pay? I must have read it wrong. Excuse me while I go back and re-read.

Virginia

Apr 5, 2002
8:23 am PST