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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?

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54-11 2:27 pm 14 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

Pork Hunt said :

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

ha, oops. Was thinking of the Google price comparison service by accident, meant frugal of course.

JC said :

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.

Can’t say I’ve seen the boot of the current Camry or or Caprice, but certainly the usable boot space in the Camry model introduced in 2006 (XV40) was a lot less than the quoted capacity. Toyota’s large dove neck hinges really limit the usable space.

All the Camrys in the Comcar fleet are Hybrids, where some of the boot space is taken up with batteries and electronics. Therefore the actual space is much less than quoted, and significantly less than that of the Caprices and G6Es.

c_c™ 11:41 pm 11 Dec 13

JC said :

c_c™ said :

Can’t say I’ve seen the boot of the current Camry or or Caprice, but certainly the usable boot space in the Camry model introduced in 2006 (XV40) was a lot less than the quoted capacity. Toyota’s large dove neck hinges really limit the usable space.

I own one, and whilst the hinges can be a bugger, I have no problem fitting in three large suitcases. Two flat and one one top between the hinges, with still plenty of room for 3 or 4 hand luggage type bags. Only thing I don’t like is the lack of a 60/40 rear seat in the model I have as it has strengthening braces behind the back seats.

Yeah, it won’t always be an issue. Where it caught me out was earlier in the year, having to cart 5 plastic storage boxes full of glass wear (same boxes you often see used for files and stuff).

You’re def right about the fixed seats.

JC 10:36 pm 11 Dec 13

c_c™ said :

Can’t say I’ve seen the boot of the current Camry or or Caprice, but certainly the usable boot space in the Camry model introduced in 2006 (XV40) was a lot less than the quoted capacity. Toyota’s large dove neck hinges really limit the usable space.

I own one, and whilst the hinges can be a bugger, I have no problem fitting in three large suitcases. Two flat and one one top between the hinges, with still plenty of room for 3 or 4 hand luggage type bags. Only thing I don’t like is the lack of a 60/40 rear seat in the model I have as it has strengthening braces behind the back seats.

JC 10:33 pm 11 Dec 13

MERC600 said :

Certainly not this PM

A bloke a few years ago went for german built

” The Commonwealth car service reflected the break with the past after Whitlam chose
to dispose of the black Bentley C*1, acquired in 1963, that had
served his predecessors, and chose instead to use a white
Mercedes Benz 450 SEL, one of three acquired at the time.”

The story talks about the comcar fleet as a whole. Now whilst correct the PM doesn’t use one there are heaps of Camrys in the Comcar fleet. Most if not all hybrid.

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