It’s been interesting reading all the opinions on the new Opel-sourced Commodore.
Yes it will undeniably be a technically advanced car when it arrives, but it will lose the character that has been the reason why people cared about the car for so long – why they were passionate about it. It’s like saying although Hazelwood is a great bowler for Australia, people will never chant his name as he comes into bowl like we did for Lillee.
He’s made from a mould we’ve seen many times before – Lillee was something special.
So for a dwindling number of Aussie drivers the loss of an affordable, powerful, rearwheel drive car capable of accommodating the entire family is a big deal.
We’re not after the perfect car – we want a car we’re passionate about and want to drive. Holden may fill this void with the Camaro. Ford may bring us more hypo Mustangs and Dodge may come to the party – but anyone who argues the new Commodore is better simply because it has more tech than the VF is missing the point of what’s being lost and I’m frankly surprised anyone who reads MOTOR would hold such a view. They should probably be reading Wheels where something techy like a Honda CRZ can somehow be judged a worthy Car of the Year.
Who wants to take that on a road trip or put its poster on your wall? Give us fun and noise as well as unnecessary spoilers and you’ll get the true believers and our money for years to come.