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Old 31-05-2018, 03:16 PM   #211
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Default Re: Will the Holden brand survive?

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https://www.goauto.com.au/future-mod...-24/72890.html

From the article about the new Arcadia -

"Due to its size and comfort levels, Mr Tassone also likened the Acadia to the Australian-built Caprice that was discontinued last year with the end of local Holden manufacturing.

Its a great car. Were really excited its like the new Caprice almost, he said.

Its a great, big luxurious seven-seater, and it almost fills that space that the Caprice left and as far as a car to just eat up the miles in.
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Wow, this guy is delirious!

And this -

"I did 2000km in it a couple of weekends ago and its just a great car, its awesome and its going to be really good."

How old is this guy? That reads like something a 7 year old would say.
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Petrol V6 in a big SUV, with petrol prices soaring

I can see this thing tanking already. He's right about the similarities to the Caprice, it will be selling less than 100 a month just like that did in it's final year
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Old 31-05-2018, 08:49 PM   #212
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That Arcadia has to be one of the ugliest new cars on the market. Mike Simcoe who did some great work with Holden is not really hitting the mark with the GM range..everything they do looks tacky.
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Old 31-05-2018, 08:57 PM   #213
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Muirs Holden closes in Sydney

GM HOLDEN has confirmed that one of its first and longest-serving dealerships has closed without replacement, after Muirs Holden in Sydneys inner-west last month ceased its 72 years of trading on the same premises.
https://premium.goauto.com.au/muirs-...ses-in-sydney/


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Old 01-06-2018, 12:04 AM   #214
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oh wow I can see a zb
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:43 AM   #215
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they're already planning to sell the ZB's replacement, the ZFG.. zero forks given...
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:10 AM   #216
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A major Sadelaide dealer has just made most of its sales staff redundant just in time for the EOFY sales and the workshop is dead . Manager tells staff they are struggling makes you wonder if they will survive
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:37 AM   #217
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GM-H tossing dealers.......
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:55 PM   #218
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Default Re: Will the Holden brand survive?

Maybe gmh will go back to the 70s and ressurect the kingswood badge .... say a fully imported made in China kings wood with 3 on the column ...

Maybe that could spark some sense of nostalgic interest in the market ....
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I've noticed the local Holden dealer is showing more tv ads for its Kia and Mitsubishi franchises...this dealer had a massive referb a few years back for its holden showroom and workshop too...
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:42 PM   #220
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Our local Holden dealer is focusing its ads on its Mazda sales and only mentions Holden in terms of servicing and parts supply.


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Old 01-06-2018, 02:49 PM   #221
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Nasty times for Holden dealers. Makes their mid 1980s turmoil pale into insignificance.


What Muirs Holden looked like last year:


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Old 01-06-2018, 03:31 PM   #222
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Default Re: Will the Holden brand survive?

There was once a saying to the effect "what's good for GM is good for America". Looks like that mentality may have caught with them in Australia in dramatic fashion.

I know I am an outsider and miss a lot of the day to day details on issues, but this situation with GM certainly comes across as a handful of "smart people" making decisions in a vacuum.
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I think Holden just took its patronage for granted, ford wooed us with the Mustang and the Ranger is enough of a hit to forget that ford was once the "Falcon car company".

Perhaps they just underestimated how much the Commodore meant to the Holden brand, to Australia at least...the commodore seems to be doing ok in NZ.
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Old 17-06-2018, 01:33 AM   #224
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A major Sadelaide dealer has just made most of its sales staff redundant just in time for the EOFY sales and the workshop is dead . Manager tells staff they are struggling makes you wonder if they will survive
Yep,were both talking about the same dealer, since buying the barina, our branch has been closed down, 3 sales staff are gone, 1 moved to another branch, only doing servicing there now. My contact was the one who stayed, this is the first time ever this group has retrenched staff.

Just to highlight how on the nose the Holden brand is to non car people, my ex is looking to replace her 10yo Honda with something smaller, thru my Holden guy above, I can get an Astra fully loaded for $7k off RRP, on suggesting this she laughed and flatly refused to get anything with a Holden badge after seeing how many times my work cars break. For her, it will be a Hyundai/Kia, seems the rest of the buying public feel the same.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:02 PM   #225
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https://www.caradvice.com.au/662450/...year-warranty/

5 year / Unlimited km warranty for private buyers.
5 year / 200,000 km warranty for fleet/government/rental buyers.

Interesting to note that Ford's recent announcement of a 5 year warranty does not put a cap on km's for fleet/government/rental buyers.
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