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    I Just had the most fun I ever have had in a Vauxhall - O.K. Admittedly its not Totally a Vauxhall, its an Aussie car with an American engine and British Badges on it....its a Bit of a Beast.

    Its Naughty - especially on days like this, the 6.0 V8 is responsive and very powerful (403Ps - what 400BHP?), the Torque produced is amazing, it Just goes and goes and goes and it sounds absolutely Great.

    I did take the VXR version from a Vauxhall dealership in London (of all Places but it was the nearest one to me) out for a Run, and I did manage to stretch its legs a good few times - for £24 Grand i Was soooo tempted to hand over the keys for the vec and off I go. Straight Dry Road (thankfully), Traction control on, 40MPH, Second Gear, Foot Down and I discovered the Joy of RWD Cars, Sideways in a Straight line! The Handling is Absolutely Perfect - Point and it Will go, poke and it will do it sideways, Steering is nice and Heavy, not too electronic, nice tight gearchanges, and the Traction control - I think its more of a case that its just there as another button to press that doesnt really do much, the car can go sideways with it ON.

    I did read the best description of the Monaro Earlier today -

    It's a flawed diamond: big, crude and capable of single-handedly draining oilfields at a sitting.
    Interior is Really good - 4 Nice seats, Lashings of Leather and you can fit to Big Blokes in the Back quite comfortably, plenty of legroom and sideways room, Nice all Round Vision, Dual Zone Climate Control.

    The Thing that I find a Nice touch, is the Speedo can do KM/H and MP/H at the press of a Button - I think this would be a useful thing driving on the continent, and more recently in the Republic of Ireland. Nice Big Dials - also has a Digital Speedo Beneath the Dials....


    For £24,995, would I trade in the Vectra? Unfortunately Yes. It's an amazing car - and I WANT ONE

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    Sounds fantastic. How much petrol did you use on that little jolley!

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    Yep - been there as well Phil! Looooads of fun!!

    I would've seriously thought of buying my mates Monaro when he sold it if I hadn't not long bought mine - and the rather small fact of it being completely impractical for me but oh sooooo much fun!!!

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    Called in to the new VX dealer opened in Snodland, Kent (probably give themselves a graceful title, like Medway Vauxhall or something)... they had 3 of them sitting outside, all red, and all had big SOLD stickers on the windows. Now that's a lot of bang for your buck...

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    May I suggest that if you are in any way contemplating buying a Monaro new whether a VXR or the cheaper version that you take into consideration that Holden ceased producing them some months ago. What Vauxhall has over there now is it I believe. There may not be anymore coming over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraV6CDTi View Post
    Sounds fantastic. How much petrol did you use on that little jolley!
    I think in the Hour or so of tearing through tunnels at Top end RPM (noise is superb) and Hammering Along dual carriageways I must have gone through about half a tank of Go Go Juice. It was superb

    My Tip is if you see one in a Dealership - Go for a Test Drive, Just for the Hell of it lol.

    22 Years Old + 6.0L = Rubber all over the Place + Stupendous Insurance

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    i asked my insurance co for a quote on a monaro and they wouldnt quote and im 41

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    are you a bad risk Solo??.. i got several quotes when i was choosing between the GSi and a monaro..16 yrs NCB and no points meant 530 quid on the standard monaro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    are you a bad risk Solo??.. i got several quotes when i was choosing between the GSi and a monaro..16 yrs NCB and no points meant 530 quid on the standard monaro..
    no not at all,9year+ncb no convictions or accidents,probably just my insurance co and the fact i have no garage

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    Yeah that doesnt help, your postcode plays a big part in it too.

    22, 1 year NCB, No Garage, Postcode comes Under 'refer' rather than a category (A-E), No Points or Accidents and its still £3K+

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