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Author New car day, I've bought a Vauxhall :o
kennySRi
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24th Apr 16 at 16:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been after a new car for a while and these have always been high up on my list so thought I'd finally get one. Other options were the usual E46 M3 or e92 335 and looked at some mercs but I've always had beemers and fancied a change. Just love how stupid these cars are, a 6.0 v8, big seats and a wortec exhaust and that's it. No clever mechanics, just an old school type of car and suits what I wanted perfectly.

Very dirty but these were just some quick pics this morning. Pics don't really show how long these things are







Love it so far, does obviously feel heavy but pulls like a train and the back end is VERY twitchy. The exhaust sounds the nuts as well
Ben G
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24th Apr 16 at 16:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well that is bloody awesome! Love these so much.
kennySRi
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
Well that is bloody awesome! Love these so much.


Everyone into cars seem to know exactly what these are and love them, although you hardly ever see them about. Everybody else haven't got a clue what it is. Very soon after saying I've bought a Vauxhall, I've got to say that it's a 6.0 v8

I absolutely love it
BeetleGav
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24th Apr 16 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I really want one also, I'd rebadge it as a Holden though
kennySRi
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Only realised earlier that there isn't a Vauxhall badge on the front and there's only the Vauxhall lettering on the boot so it doesn't bother me, doesn't even bother me anyway being a Vauxhall.

the only issue I have with the car is the Vauxhall steering wheel, isn't the nicest but the interior is nice apart from that and very comfy. A proper 4 seater car with plenty of room.
Corsa_Sport21
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24th Apr 16 at 17:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome. Its about time someone on here bought a proper balls out think outside the box motor.

Deffo a dream garage car those.
kennySRi
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24th Apr 16 at 17:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks. Always been a car that I've wanted.

Was sick of people saying the usual why don't you buy an M3. Sick of seeing them and wanted something different. My other car is a 330ci so just seemed pointless getting another 3 series, I've had about 8 of them
Kyle T
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24th Apr 16 at 17:53   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
Awesome. Its about time someone on here bought a proper balls out think outside the box motor.

Deffo a dream garage car those.




Good choice


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psycho sport
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I had a 5.7 monaro in silver. Seriously fun car to drive. With an exhaust system on it i found i was driving every where with the window down!

Capable of some fairly efficient motorway cruising speeds too
kennySRi
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It has the wortec on so it does sound nice

At 70mph it sits at 1800rpm lol. Are they 180mph+?

It seems to tick so many boxes, not sure why more people don't buy them.
Ricky352
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25th Apr 16 at 10:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Very cool car. Good to see something a bit different. Long time since I've seen one about.
kennySRi
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Thanks guys, not often when CS agrees with choice of cars

Been years since I've seen one but I know now that I'm going to see them all the time. Luckily though they only brought over 800 monaros to the uk and around half of them being vxr's so shouldn't see too many around.
Neo
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25th Apr 16 at 11:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by kennySRi

It seems to tick so many boxes, not sure why more people don't buy them.


500 quid tax and about 10 to the gallon probably makes them a bit cost prohibitive to most
kennySRi
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25th Apr 16 at 11:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Maybe I should of said they tick boxes compared to other sports/performance cars.
psycho sport
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10 to the gallon is utter shite! unless driving like a tit the whole time.

On average mine returned 19mpg on a motorway run would be 25mpg. (if driven normally)

I know they are capable of an indicated 170 mph. How i know this i ll leave up to your imagination.

These are much better on fuel than my current V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee that does 12mpg.

Its the only car i ve had that people ask about it and give you a thumbs up.
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25th Apr 16 at 11:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome.

These are on my list at the moment, if I can get the maths to work out...




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SteveW
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25th Apr 16 at 12:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

awesome cars.. just dont spend all your money at Monkfish
also, get on over to hsv.org.uk (or the subsection of Holden on Pistonheads) LOADS of info on there if you ever have an issue/question.
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25th Apr 16 at 13:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

me likey
Chris x
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Bloke on PH has one of these on around 300k miles I think!
kennySRi
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So much love for this thing ha thanks for the comments.

I thought monkfish was one of the only places to buy stuff from, is there anywhere else?

You still got the vxr8 Steve?
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quote:
Originally posted by kennySRi
I thought monkfish was one of the only places to buy stuff from, is there anywhere else?

You still got the vxr8 Steve?


Walkinshaw and Monkfish are the main two, if you ask people its almost a 50/50 split as to who they prefer.. i went with Monkfish for the VXR8. There is another company, cant remember their name, something like V8UKs i think.

Sadly i sold the big girl a while back, doing nearly 100miles a day commute was just costing a fortune in petrol. although i did manage an average of 22.7mpg over the 4 years of ownership !!! so not as bad as people think.
One of my mates (used to be on here too) S1MON has a 6.0 Monaro VXR and hes stuck with Monkfish too, good company and normally carry every spare part you could wish for.


nathy_87
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Like that a lot.
DaveyLC
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I've always fancied a Monaro or a HSV the problem is no other bugger knows what it is, they just assume its some kind of Omega Coupe, plus you'll never be able to drive past a petrol station without stopping again
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WHo gives a shit what other people think, if you like ti sod it!
DaveyLC
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But it does matter, otherwise we'd all be driving around in Fiat Multipla's

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