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View Poll Results: Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer
Sub Zero 1 2.94%
Cool 13 38.24%
Uncool 17 50.00%
Seriously Uncool 3 8.82%
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Everything, absolutely everything about this car is cool. Apart from those afterthought rear light clusters. What were Holden thinking?!

Still, M5/E63 monstering performance for half the cost. Gotta be cool
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Its not as cool as the saloon.
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Interesting. It has a certain appeal but I'm not sure it's cool. Maybe this is a borderline job or I'm just being indecisive so I'll not vote yet.
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I really don't know what to make of this. Torn between thinking of this in the same way as the 156GTA SW as pretty cool and then thinking it looks a bit chavved up.

Imagine it styled at the front in the general sytyle of a 159, dump the dopey rear light clusters as mentioned above. Maybe even badge it Alfa.

Cool then but only just.
 
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Uncool, they are everywhere here. Driven mostly by mums with no idea. They do sound pretty epicwith and aftermarket exhaust, ill give them that.
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Idea cool, execution not so much? I mean look at it - it hasn't an ounce of style.
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Sorry. Got to agree with orgigeorgie. Last thing an Aussie would call cool.
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Having pondered, I am going to stick with my original gut instinct that while it is borderline, it just sits on the uncool side.

A V8 is always great in a car but that alone can't make it cool. It just doesn't have it for me.
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It's basically a Vauxhall - seriously uncool.
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Everything, absolutely everything about this car is cool. Apart from those afterthought rear light clusters. What were Holden thinking?!

Still, M5/E63 monstering performance for half the cost. Gotta be cool
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Having pondered, I am going to stick with my original gut instinct that while it is borderline, it just sits on the uncool side.
Thats a funny expression - the way I see it is that something cannot be "borderline cool". In the same way you cannot go into your garden and dig half a hole.

Its either cool, or its not. If it appears borderline or you have to think about it, then its definitely not cool.
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Thats a funny expression - the way I see it is that something cannot be "borderline cool". In the same way you cannot go into your garden and dig half a hole.

Its either cool, or its not. If it appears borderline or you have to think about it, then its definitely not cool.
That's basically what I said. I couldn't make my mind up whether is was or wasn't cool - hence a borderline decision for me. I decided it was uncool.

PS - you can dig half a hole if you planned to dig it twice as deep and then stopped. Although a pedant will still say it is a hole.
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Uncool.

Ugly styling and a crude "there ain't no substitute for cubes" V8 stuck in it.
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Unless it's a veiled personal insult in which case..

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Australian, estate car, Vauxhall badge? What's cool about that?

. . . a big V8, that's what!
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Powerful.
Noisy.
Cheapish.

Not so cool.
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It might not have the 'right badge' and the they'll be those who sneer at it, I'll be having too much fun thrapping that V8 doing tailslides on the exits of roundabouts to care! Cool for me.
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I am late to the party (and I asked for the poll!) because I've been on holiday.

But I have my opinions and by gosh I'm using them...

It is uncool. It can't be cool because:

1. It's an estate (I'll accept a shooting brake can be cool but not a proper estate)
2. It's a vauxhall
3. It's trying too hard

But I totally agree with comment about V8s. The enging almost almost drags this car into the realms of cool on it's own. But not quite.
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I quite like it. The engine is quite a piece of kit, It's no more a Vauxhall than the Monaro was, and I reckon you could spend all day doing donuts in it and not break it. Sadly none of that makes it cool.
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