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Where next for the Comcar fleet?

By johnboy - 10 December 2013 24

Government News is indulging in some speculation on what the next generation of comcars will be if Holden closes down Australian manufacturing.

In particular what will the treasured Prime Ministerial C-1 be?

If the “buy Australian” imperative goes where would the value for money proposition lie for the lordlings on the hill?

What’s Your opinion?


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Where next for the Comcar fleet?
JC 5:30 pm 11 Dec 13

54-11 said :

IAnd the Camry’s boots are too small for all the pollies luggage.

Not true at all. The current model Camry(same basic body since around 2006) has a boot capacity of 515l. The Caprice is 535 and the Commodore Sedan is 496l, so actually smaller. Inside the difference is also bugger all, though I reckon the Camry feels bigger than the Comode.

MERC600 5:10 pm 11 Dec 13

switch said :

c_c™ said :

I may suggest a Reliant Robin. It’s so light, and Abbott like pedalling so much, they could even cut a hole in the floor pan so he can Flintstone it – zero emissions vehicle!

If we’re going to talk about joke cars for the PM, he needs one with grunt and poke. A P76.

A lot of people may not have heard of the reliant robin. The top gear mob have a report on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8

Deref 8:48 am 11 Dec 13

Primal said :

goggles13 said :

but if they were in the market for a new Aussie built car, they could always downsize and get a Camry or Cruze

Her Maj gets a stonking big Range Rover, the PM should at least get a dual-cab ute with a nice donk.

That. Or bicycles.

shauno 7:58 am 11 Dec 13

Its BMW and Holden didnt even bid for the contract.

switch 7:22 am 11 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

I may suggest a Reliant Robin. It’s so light, and Abbott like pedalling so much, they could even cut a hole in the floor pan so he can Flintstone it – zero emissions vehicle!

If we’re going to talk about joke cars for the PM, he needs one with grunt and poke. A P76.

Pork Hunt 6:25 am 11 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

Not a long list to choose from for C1; it has to be a V8 and a long wheel base for practical reasons.

That said, if Abbott is serious about running the country on the straight and narrow, carefully and without sudden turns. And if he was serious about the existence of a fiscal emergency and the need to be froogle with the public purse, I may suggest a Reliant Robin. It’s so light, and Abbott like pedalling so much, they could even cut a hole in the floor pan so he can Flintstone it – zero emissions vehicle!

Froogle – a cross between someone who is a froot loop and frugal.

c_c™ 10:16 pm 10 Dec 13

Not a long list to choose from for C1; it has to be a V8 and a long wheel base for practical reasons.

That said, if Abbott is serious about running the country on the straight and narrow, carefully and without sudden turns. And if he was serious about the existence of a fiscal emergency and the need to be froogle with the public purse, I may suggest a Reliant Robin. It’s so light, and Abbott like pedalling so much, they could even cut a hole in the floor pan so he can Flintstone it – zero emissions vehicle!

magiccar9 9:57 pm 10 Dec 13

Here’s an idea… Why can’t the pollies drive themselves to work like the rest of us?
Surely it would pump some funds back into the budget. If they’re coming from interstate, take a cab or bus… again like the rest of us.
If they do need a vehicle, why do they have to be the most luxurious cars? What’s wrong with a bog standard base model?

Primal 9:52 pm 10 Dec 13

goggles13 said :

but if they were in the market for a new Aussie built car, they could always downsize and get a Camry or Cruze

Her Maj gets a stonking big Range Rover, the PM should at least get a dual-cab ute with a nice donk.

Masquara 9:23 pm 10 Dec 13

Why Korean cars of course! Now that the FTA is sorted!

Aeek 8:41 pm 10 Dec 13

Its striking back against the erosion of their self entitlement.
No more car industry, could mean a Rolls Royce for the PM.
No more Qantas, leaves them free to chose airlines.
Politicians deserve the best, in their eyes at least.

Puts childcare pay into context.

jase! 8:32 pm 10 Dec 13

given the age of C1 and the cost to do a one off hardened car I can’t see them doing it again. Considering several manufacturers do differing degrees of toughening from the factory I’m willing to bet the next C1 will be a BMW

54-11 6:58 pm 10 Dec 13

I want the Beemer 7-series to replace the Holdens and Falcons. And the Camry’s boots are too small for all the pollies luggage.

goggles13 6:39 pm 10 Dec 13

FWIW – the Prime Ministerial C-1 car is a WL Caprice which could be up to nine years old. I’m sure it could last a few years more.

but if they were in the market for a new Aussie built car, they could always downsize and get a Camry or Cruze

HiddenDragon 12:22 pm 10 Dec 13

I suppose this is too much to hope for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=153hBzKPnGc

Or a Lightburn Zeta, to win the SA vote.

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