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Dec 11, 2013

Crikey says: a level-headed rev-head assessment

Crikey takes a Commodore for a spin: is it worth saving? Beware, ABC journalists: there's another bias test coming. Has Australia caved in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Victorian Labor goes backwards on female representation. What they're saying about spying in Timor-Leste. And Guy Rundle weighs in on the surveillance state.

We decided to let our business editor indulge his childhood fantasies and take a V8 Commodore — the last car to be manufactured in Australia? — for a spin. Talk about kid in a candy store …

“It is stupidly fast, the gear-shift short, the steering precise, and it sits effortlessly flat through bends at speeds way over the advisory limit. The Redline’s 6L V8 motor — made in Mexico by GM — was prodigious. I can’t speak for the other luxury makes, but this is an awesome car — the best I’ve ever driven …”

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4 thoughts on “Crikey says: a level-headed rev-head assessment

  1. paddy

    LOL and that was only your business editor.
    He’s an absolute sceptic compared to Possum Comitatus, who puts his money where his heart is and actually drives a Holden V8 mistress.

  2. AR

    P76 redux – no Bourbon like a biz journo., forget nowt & learn less.

  3. klewso

    How much is the resultant unemployment benefits (of an Abbott government) and the domino effect of this going to cost? Not just monetarily.

  4. klewso

    2017? Damn that Carbon Tax…..?

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