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Report: 46% Of Australia's Impounded Cars Are Holdens

General Motors' Australian Holden brand remains the choice of hooligans down under, as police in the Australian state of Victoria announced that 46% of cars impounded under their "hoon" laws. Ford is the second most popular with 16.7% of the impound share, while Nissan is third with 7.8%.

Holden's Commodore has been Australia's best-selling vehicle for decades, and the rear-drive chassis and plentiful supply of turbo six-cylinder or General Motors V8s means that cheap, powerful Holdens are easily affordable for young Australian enthusiasts.

Australian police have taken to crushing vehicles confiscated in cases of reckless driving if they are deemed "unsafe". One police officer cited a vehicle without "ABS brakes and airbags" stating "I cannot, in good conscience, send that vehicle back into the community." Many older Commodores (such as the VL series pictured above) did not come with these features, but remain immensely popular with young gearheads.

Despite their old-school muscle car flavor, North Americans stayed away from the two Holden models sold in North America, the 2003-2006 Pontiac GTO (based off the Holden Monaro) and the 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 (a rebadged Commodore SS).

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