Re: Pontiac GTO or Holden Monaro?

Discussion in '2004 Pontiac GTO' started by John`, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Pontiac GTO or Holden Monaro?

    Which one would you prefer? GTO or Monaro?

    Personally I think the Monaro looks better than the GTO. Don't really like the 'new' redesigned front. But that's just my opinion.
     
  2. it wouldn't matter much which one anyone liked more because they're basically the same car<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. hey posting is actually working again! i dunno i'd choose a monaro just because they're rarer in america. haha. yeh a badge. so what. sue me
     
  4. Monaro<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Hmmmm..this is a nice sexy car..but the Manaro looks moe aggressive I think.
    This would be a nice classy solution to a Corvette =)
    More refined...like a aged and matured Vette =)

    DA PUN<!-- Signature -->
     
  6. I don't think the monaro looks more agressive I think the gto does. Anyway the gto has more hp. so I'll take the gto.<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. Also I'd pic the gto, because it has a better name as in a legend.<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from camaro</i>
    <b>Also I'd pic the gto, because it has a better name as in a legend.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    The Monaro is equally a legend Down Under. But I'd pick the GTO cuz I like the front end a lot better.<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. Gotta go with the 350 hp LS1...GTO
     
  10. They are exactly the same car except for little body tweaks here and there but Either one works for me but i would prefer a cobra.<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from LAMBOlover</i>
    <b>They are exactly the same car except for little body tweaks here and there but Either one works for me but i would prefer a cobra.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    GTO has more horsepower. Less strict emission laws in the US that's why.
     
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    <b>Also I'd pic the gto, because it has a better name as in a legend.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    The Monaro is equally a legend Down Under. But I'd pick the GTO cuz I like the front end a lot better.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->It is a legend down under?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>Also I'd pic the gto, because it has a better name as in a legend.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    The Monaro is equally a legend Down Under. But I'd pick the GTO cuz I like the front end a lot better.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->It is a legend down under?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Yes. The original Monaro surfaced in 1968, if I'm not mistaken. It was the first all-Aussie performance coupe and its popularity was on par with the GTO in the States. When the Monaro ended production, there were talks of bringing it back later on. GM decided to revive the Monaro name by popular request after their Commodore VT Coupe concept (which was almost identical to the new CV8) got rave reviews.<!-- Signature -->
     
  14. yeah well this is'nt going to get any rave reviews here in the states.<!-- Signature -->
     
  15. #15 Duckmantheduck, Aug 10, 2002
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    The Monaro CV8 is the top level of the Monaro, however, Holden's performance arm, HSV, makes a 300kw version, called the HSV GTS Coupe

    www.hsv.com.au

    - Duckman

    P.S. - The Monaro is an absolute cult-car over here in Australia. The GTS Coupe is rather cool
     
  16. It doesnt matter if the yanks like it or not, they hate anything thats not American, they're just obnoxious and over patriotic. What matters is that the Monaro is a legend, and no amount of crap from some thick headed fools is gonna change that.<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. The 300kw beast from HSV...No doubt about it...

    p.s. didnt the holden monaro come out in the states as the chevrolet chevelle???

    p.p.s. shouldnt the pontiac gto somewhat resmble the original??? (like the new monaro somewhat having some likeness to the original monaro???) sorry, but i just think that if theyre gonna have a coupe commodore, at least call it a commodore coupe...<!-- Signature -->
     
  18. Rex4ev is alaways havin a *****. If you dont like either of the cars go into another forum that isnt about cars that we like.
     
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    <b>it wouldn't matter much which one anyone liked more because they're basically the same car</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    this shud be faster and less in the weight so pontiac gto i wud choose
     
  20. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Tickford Tickla</i>
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    hey, you can like the car, even love it. all i'm saying is GM has really screwed over the GTO legend<!-- Signature -->
     
  21. my ass heres what gm said:

    "General Motors Press Release 8:00 a.m EST June 20, 2002

    Pontiac Confirms GTO Production



    DETROIT —

    General Motors and its Australian division, Holden, have completed an agreement to return the legendary Pontiac GTO to U.S. highways in late 2003 as a 2004 model. Holden will produce up to 18,000 of the modern, high-performance coupes each year at its Elizabeth plant.

    Bob Lutz, Chairman of GM's North American Operations, was a key player in bringing back the GTO as a modern interpretation of the legendary muscle car. After he drove the Holden Monaro during a recent trip to Australia, he knew he had found a vehicle to serve as the basis for the new GTO. "I love driving this car," Lutz said, raving about the Monaro's 5.7-liter V8, 6-speed manual transmission. "It shares that V8 heritage and a brawny, muscular stance with the classic GTO, and it will make a fine flagship for Pontiac.

    The addition of the 2004 GTO to the Pontiac lineup is a giant step in Pontiac's mission to contemporize the way it expresses excitement for the 21st century. "We want to focus on creating vehicles with a clean, fresh expression of Pontiac styling and provide our customers with a 'total performance' package that delivers both impressive power and superior handling," said Lynn Myers, Pontiac-GMC general manager.

    "In the 2003 model year, we have the all-new Vibe® and the fresh look of the restyled Sunfire® and Grand Am® SE. We are following that with the totally redesigned 2004 Grand Prix® in the first quarter of 2003," said Myers. "The introduction of the new GTO in late 2003 will be the 'exclamation point" on the exciting evolution of the division, moving Pontiac performance to the next level."

    2004 PONTIAC GTO

    The 2004 Pontiac GTO will share much of the sculpted and clean styling of the current 2002 Holden Monaro CV8 coupe, with unique Pontiac brand character, including a dual-port grille and powered by a specially tuned version of the 5.7-liter LS1 V8 (shared with some models of the Chevrolet® Corvette®) mated to a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel-drive coupe will feature 17" alloy wheels, 2+2 bucket seating, and a premium sound system with an integrated 6-disc CD changer. Additional performance and feature details are still being finalized and will be released closer to the public unveiling of the GTO at the Los Angeles and North American International Auto Shows.

    HOLDEN MONARO

    The Holden Monaro was originally introduced in 1968 and was immediately lauded as the ultimate high-performance coupe. It was the first all-Australian sports coupe of its type. Strong public sentiment led Holden officials to bring back the Monaro name for its all-new 2001 coupe. Monaro became an instant classic when it was released in Australia last October and has become the most high-profile, sought-after car on Australian roads today.

    GTO HISTORY

    The Pontiac GTO sprang to life in 1963 as a 1964 model. It has been called the most famous muscle car in the high-performance automobile history. Also known as "The Legend" and "The Great One," GTO is the car that started it all.

    Prior to 1964, performance cars were full-size hardtops and sedans with the largest displacement engines available. But, hot rodders had known for years that they could go faster if you put big engines in smaller, lighter cars. Engine swaps were standard operating procedure for this level of car buff, but that was backyard tinkering, not corporate engineering.

    Driving enthusiasts' dreams came true in October of 1963 when the $299.95 GTO option, RPO W62, quietly joined the 1964 Pontiac Tempest®/LeMans® option list. The heart of the original GTO option package was a 325-horsepower 389-cubic-inch V8, a Carter AFB four-barrel carburetor, rear-wheel drive, a hydraulic camshaft, and impressive torque. Other standard features included a heavy duty clutch, heavy duty suspension, dual exhaust, US Royal red-line tires, a 3.23:1 rear axle ratio, twin hood scoops, and an assortment of GTO emblems.

    Before Pontiac ceased production after the 1974 model year, nearly 700,000 GTOs were sold."
     
  22. this is completely unimportant dribble. except the part where it says how bob lutz knew he had "found" the basis for the new GTO!

    it proves how uninvolved the company that origanally brought us the GTO was.

    he found it? lmao<!-- Signature -->
     
  23. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Tickford Tickla</i>
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    Hah. I told him the same thing. Though a bit more nicely.<!-- Signature -->
     
  24. if you can't handle my criticisms get out of the forum.<!-- Signature -->
     
  25. Gto's have always been based on another car so don't say this is a bad car for the gto legend.<!-- Signature -->
     

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