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#21 mopar68

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

It is a Holden Commodore ute-

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Just with an updated G8 front-

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#22 Jordan White

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

 

A 1970 Chevy doesn't look as good as a 1935 Chevy. Check prices, which one is worth more in equal condition?

Well since you just said "a 1970 Chevy", then I could counter with a factory LS6 Chevelle. :P



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

GM should really figure out why they have 250k unsold trucks before bringing another one into the mix. Youre doing something wrong as a car company when people would rather buy a Ford,Ram, or Toyota over a Chevy truck.

 

I know why people buy the latter being a former gm truck owner.

 

would rather have the Aussie El Camino over is South American equivalent

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Edited by Lownslow, 06 December 2012 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Personally I dont like the look of the current model Holden ute either.

 

Sorry to stray away from the op mentioning the El-Camino ute

 

But while we are on the topic of utes I much prefer the styling of Ford Australia's 2012 FPV GS ute.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

A friend of mine owns something we call the "Thunderchero":

 

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And I came across this the other day on the street:

 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

I have to say I like the Ford Falcon UTE MKII as well



#27 midnightprowler

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

 

 

You know, this is 2012,  styling from 70's is long gone

And that, sir, is the problem.  Today's cars have NO style. 



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:19 AM

Oh, I wouldn't say they have no style. They have a different style then what you like, perhaps. There are those of us that actually like modern vehicles and not only tell them all apart but see and appreciate the style in them.

 

IMHO all the cars from the mid-to-late-70s all look the same: big, square, and ugly!



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:26 AM

I like the el camino concept and the studebaker (camino). They sure beat the dodge rampage styling  from yesteryear!!



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

I just hope the don't shrink it down. I'd like to get an 8 foot board in it without 4 feet sticking out the back.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

Utes

 



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

 
A 1970 Chevy doesn't look as good as a 1935 Chevy. Check prices, which one is worth more in equal condition?


What does car prices have to do with car styling? It is a personal opinion of a cars apperance, not the value of the car.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Well since you just said "a 1970 Chevy", then I could counter with a factory LS6 Chevelle. :P

 

True, but when I hear "Chevy " or "Chevrolet" I naturaly think of full the sized cars.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

What does car prices have to do with car styling? It is a personal opinion of a cars apperance, not the value of the car.

 

Collector car values are a strong indicator of popularity, and perception of appearance is a strong part of of a cars popularity.

 

Value is only what someone is willing to pay for something.


Edited by Craig Irwin, 07 December 2012 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

A friend of mine owns something we call the "Thunderchero":

 

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And I came across this the other day on the street:

 

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Well, now that's something I would like.  I'd buy one of these in a instant.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

This is Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

How come those Australian utes aren't made available in the USA?  They are pretty cool.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Here's my opinion of what is wrong with automobile design in the last 50 year.

 

If it is true that this is going to be the new El Camino, then I'll save my money and buy me a car built before 1970.

 

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l think it looks great. They should bring back the elcamino.....



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

I don't think it is an accident the the "ute" died out at about the same time good compact pickups arrived. I would guess most of their market was for a more comfortable small / midsize truck when trucks were larger very utilitarian things. You can now buy trucks in all sizes equipped nearly as well as the best luxury cars. Utes can not compete with a real truck (even a small one) as a truck, but modern trucks can do the car thing pretty well. The only thing a ute has left to offer is styling and ute styling tends to be of the love it or hate it type.


Edited by Aaronw, 07 December 2012 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

I like it,  that is a Holden UTE re-badged as a Pontiac

http://www.holden.com.au/vehicles/ute

I think it looks better then something from the 70's , and better creature comforts ;)

 

You know, this is 2012,  styling from 70's is long gone

Redesigned Holden UTE it is!  It's the Pontiac G8 sport truck.  No worries about it ever hitting the street since it is a Pontiac...and since we are getting the SS version of the Caprice instead of the Chevelle, I don't ever see it being released as an El Camino.


Edited by Skydime, 07 December 2012 - 07:26 PM.