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    Australians turn their backs on Holden

    As a former ‘Holden Family’ I find this a bit sad but they do deserve everything that is happening to them. You treat your market with this sort of contempt and this is the result - people speaking loud and clear by stampeding away from them.

    Lowest Sales in 71 years, and 18 month in a row sales have dropped. Now also out of the top 10 for the first time - Holden posts lowest monthly sales since 1948 | CarAdvice

    Wonder how long before it sinks completely...


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    I left Holden when they stopped making real ones .

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    That is what happens when you screw over the Australian tax payer.
    Good riddance to it, one less **** brand, GM don't let the door slap you in the arse on the way out of Australia.

    AND GM has been doing the exact same thing to American tax payers.
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    title is wrong.
    should read: Holden (GM) turns their backs on Australians
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    And if I am reading the figures stated by caradvice (so take that with a pinch of salt).

    Ford is looking pretty rubbish on sales.
    Sept: sold 3116 Rangers.
    Sept: ford sales: 4783 (so for the month without Ranger sales, Ford would be on the rubbish heap with Holden).
    VW sales also look pretty rubbish (again down, where they should be).

    meanwhile Toyota minus 3364 Hilux sales, still sold round 12,000 vehicles.
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    The CarAdvice figures come from the FCIA, so yes, take with a grain of salt... 😉


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    As a former ‘Holden Family’ I find this a bit sad but they do deserve everything that is happening to them. You treat your market with this sort of contempt and this is the result - people speaking loud and clear by stampeding away from them.

    Lowest Sales in 71 years, and 18 month in a row sales have dropped. Now also out of the top 10 for the first time - Holden posts lowest monthly sales since 1948 | CarAdvice

    Wonder how long before it sinks completely...
    I agree, I also think that it's sad and disappointing. I think when they stopped Australian manufacturing it was the final nail in the coffin. To the consumer they are just a rebadging company now, and sadly the cars that they selected for rebadging were rebadging were a problem also. Australians have never taken to rebadged cars either, in the rebadging era people were paying more to buy a car that wasn't rebadged - Commodore/Lexan, Corolla/Nova etc. It's pretty bad also when you now see Holden dealerships closed down and reopened as a different brand indicating less sales and support availablity compared to what there was.

    I think Holden will disappear as they are now nothing - Is there any other automotive brand in the world that doesn't actually make cars? It wouldn't surprised me to see GM, Chev, Opal, Vauxhaul or something like that take over Holden as a brand.
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    I still have not seen a ZB Commodore either parked , nor noticed on the road . I'm sure theres one at the local Holden dealer , but I'm not hankering to look at it. The race was on between spotting a ZB and a Disco 5 first , but saw my first D5 last week, what a disappointment. Probably see a new Defender before a ZB .

    About the only make of car Ive never owned is a Holden ( well except for a Combo, but that hardly counts) but I had a Telecom VN Station Wagon for a few years as a work car, thought it was OK but not deserved of Aussie Legend status IMO.

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    Holden had a nice little earner with performance sedans and Utes until the demise of local production. Unfortunately unlike Ford they did not have a strategy to retain buyer interest after the cessation of local production. Ford had the RHD Mustang and the well regarded Ranger to carry their sales over. Holden had a late arriving Camaro that is too expensive and needs to be converted and a Colorado that is still tarnished by early model poor opinions. The Market has moved on from sedans outside the performance market so regardless of how good the FWD/AWD Commodore replacement was it was never going to sell like the outgoing model.

    Ford also had the ranger for some years prior to the cessation of local manufacture so were able to use it to drag punters into the showroom as opposed to Holden.

    I'd agree that GM is likely to shut down the badge engineering and we will see Opels and Chevs here rather than Holdens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    I still have not seen a ZB Commodore either parked , nor noticed on the road . I'm sure theres one at the local Holden dealer , but I'm not hankering to look at it. The race was on between spotting a ZB and a Disco 5 first , but saw my first D5 last week, what a disappointment. Probably see a new Defender before a ZB .

    About the only make of car Ive never owned is a Holden ( well except for a Combo, but that hardly counts) but I had a Telecom VN Station Wagon for a few years as a work car, thought it was OK but not deserved of Aussie Legend status IMO.
    Funny enough I only saw my first Discovery 5 (with its big fat arse) in the wild a few weeks ago. Have seen about 4 of the imported badged "commodore" and all I could think was "oh you dirty so n so".

    The VN was a bit of a rough first new model. The VP was vastly improved. They continually improved and were overall a good vehicle. The U.S Police force used the statesman version for years after the Crown Vic stopped production.
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