<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Pexi:
<strong>Awful interior! And dull exterior. No class, no class at all. naughty </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well this is a very large car,about 4.8 metres long by 1.8 meters wide. Personally think it has rather good lines for such a big car. And on the road it does not look too bad at all.
Remember this car is manufactured by a GM subsiduary. Look at what the US do when they make a large car eek!
Also Alfa Romeo make about 239,000 cars per annum.
Holden sell about Large cars 178,392 excluding Vectra and Astras etc which it imports.
Holden also made a 142 million Euro profit on sales of 3.3 Billion Euro.
Holden Commodore- This is a Family sedan
Comes with either a 3.8 l V6 or 5.7 l V8
Both V6 and V8 are all Aluminium alloy engines.
The Monaro shown previously is a derivative of this car.
I do not like the boy racer boot spoiler on the SV8 picture below.
Price for the SV8 (V8 engine) is about 22,000 Euro plus on road costs.
when you compare it to a 147 price it is very good value indeed.(147 costs about 22,000 Euro in Ausralia the same as the SV8 )
However here in Australia an Alfa is a very exclusive car which is one of the reason I bought a 147.
The 147 2.0TS is a very slow car,has a poor turning circle, poor visability to the sides and rear.
The fact that it is enjoyable to drive makes up for it IMHO
However Alfas as well as BMW are really poor value for money here in Australia.
On a trip, travelling at similar speeds, a friend in his 5.7 litre V8 Commodore gets about 31 mpg. I get 34 mpg in my 147 TS2.0
Part of the reason is that the 147 is grossly over weight for its size