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The Holden Hummer?

Australia's General Motors subsidiary Holden may soon sell a local version of the Hummer, the obscenely large, Tom-of-Finlandesquely hypermasculine "urban assault vehicle" that has been a sensation with the rottweiler owners and gated community dwellers of America.

There are 2 comments on "The Holden Hummer?":

Posted by: gjw http://the-fix.org/ Fri Apr 29 11:54:58 2005

A fool and his money...

Given that the kind of people who buy these are the same people who love to avoid public transport and drive to work in the CBD; do you think they'll find anywhere to park the thing in an Australian city? Maybe they'll have to provide those extra-wide parking spaces like they have in the US.

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Fri Apr 29 11:58:55 2005

Australian cities have relatively wide streets, compared to Europe anyway. Comes from having all that space to work with.

If cars get much wider, they could implement London-style one-way systems in the inner cities to accommodate the stream of Hummers.

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