New Holden Adventra

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 20:10
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Now I am not starting a war of words on 4WD's. I am just asking all you 4WD owners out there what you might think of the new Holden Adventra All WD that is just about to be released. Now I currently own a 2002 Commodore Acclaim Wagon which I tow a Camp-O-Matic (Converter) camper trailer all around with with no problems at all. I am fully aware that the Adventra is NOT a 4WD but a All Wheel Drive. It is just that I enjoy the luxury of a car ( I tip the scales at 140Kgs) but I think for the places I go the extra clearance and the V8 motor will do just the job I want. I have great respect for anyone who wants to get off the beaten track but I feel that this car will do all I want and that is to handle a bit of rough dirt road and a pothole or two but I certainly won't be using it to say do Cape York (I have done it on a 4WD Coach tour and loved it).
I did the Oodnadatta Track in a VS Commodore Wagon towing my camper with no problems about 3 years ago. I just that I like that extra comfort (its that 140Kgs again) and I would hope that the Adventra will do the job. I live in Bathurst and we have some pretty rough roads around here so I am hoping the Adventra will do the job. I am also very bias towards Commodore as I have had three over the past ten years and have had no trouble with them except a few dealer problems which thankfully have been sorted out and since I got the VX Acclaim the Holden service has been exceptional here in Bathurst.
Anyway I am interested in reading any comments. By the way I also realise that the Adventra details have only came on Holdens Website in the past few days so there has not been a lot of information available about them as yet.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:05

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:05
No ground clearance, no I wouldnt waste the $, you could get a real 4wd for the same money.

YMMV..
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Follow Up By: StephenF - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:47

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:47
By "real 4WD" I assume you mean an underperforming, overweight, beam-axle truck that hasn't advanced a hell of a lot since WW2. You're right, Brian could get one of those for the same money, but why would he want to? The Holden sounds ideal for his purpose.

Horses for courses.

Stephen.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 16:03

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 16:03
No Im talking about something useful, that can go anywhere. Not look good around town like the Volvo, Audi etc bleep ters...

Also Never buy the first of any model car, look at 3.0 GU's.

Then again if the reliability of the HSV Gen 3 is anything to go by, Id buy a Lada first.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 08:43

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 08:43
Brian,
how about the Ford Territory? (At least they can spell at Ford - or they could have done a Holden and called it the TerryTree) But then maybe for you conventional vehicle drivers the Ford/Holden thing is a bit like the Nissan/Toyota thing that surfaces from time to time on this list.Bob
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:26

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:26
Bob,

Don't start a ford/holden thingy mste, you'll get spanky'dLaterally Literal
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 11:42

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 11:42
Bonz, don't even think about it. He might be lurking.Bob
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 13:20

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 13:20
I bet he drives a Ford, probably a ExplorerLaterally Literal
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Follow Up By: Spanky - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:18

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:18
Go Member Bob or should it be MEMBER GOD. You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me horny when I am gay. You make my bum shine when you polish it with brasso oh please dont take this thread away.

3 cheers for member Bob. Hippip Hooray!!!!!!!!!! Hippip Hororay!!!!!! Hippip Hooray!!!!!!!.

You are such a man Member Bob. How do you fight off all of the girls you well hung legend.

Mate Buy A Holden, add a few Hiclones and it will tow as well as 35 Nissans with all of their problems. If it is a Holden then its gotta be good. Come on Aussie Come on come on.

Go Member BOB
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:40

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:40
Hey Bob
wish the emu could stick its beak up the spankys ass and rip his brains out....would'nt be that high up would it? Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:15

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:15
HAHAHAHA!!

Bob, you and I should fish the Whitsundays! If the bites are as good there as in spankyworld we would do fine!Laterally Literal
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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:36

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:36
I reckon anything with AWD has to be better than a 2WD sedan/wgn.

If you are going in much the same places that you are now, with the chance of leaving the van and going onto fire trails then this sounds like the vehicle for you.

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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 15:15

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 15:15
Brian

We have also driven the Oodnadatta Track in a VS Commodore Berlina ground clearance was a bit of a problem in places, but the Adventra at 200mm is about the same as most off the shelf 4x4's, so should be ok. If you dont think you'll ever want to tow more than 2100kgs with no more than 210kg ball weight then this vehicle may suit your needs. I see this as a real short coming of the model for those who tow and I would have thought Holden would have at least made this vehicle to be able to tow 2500kg with 250kg ball weight.

The 4x4's of today do ride/drive like a passenger vehicle Brian, you maybe plesantly suprised if you go for a test drive in a late model. And most of the mid range upwards 4x4's will tow more than the 2100kg... for $ value check out the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Terracan

I'd love the grunt of the Adventra though.......

1999 Pathfinder
17ft Evernew 'All Roads' van
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Reply By: Nifty,, - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 18:53

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 18:53
Brian,
I've had a ride in the new car here in Canberra and apart from being a little heavier to drive than a Commodore it's not much different, slightly higher.
The V8 motor makes it very nice to get around in and and there are some cosmetic differences but I think many people in the street would'nt know they were standing next to anything other than a Commodore wagon.
If you want to spend the money (Just over $50K) you'll have a very nice car.
Nifty,,
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Reply By: David N. - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 19:50

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 19:50
Looks like a bloody nice car to me, something I'd consider if not looking for a true off-roader! Sure beats 2WD!
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