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What date holden will close? pick yours

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by blackve76, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. blackve76

    blackve76 Active Member

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    When do you think holden will close for good?

    My bet is 6 oct 17(fri before Bathurst)

    11 months to go.........
     
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    Smitty Well-Known Member

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    now .. when did they cease cruze production? ;)
     
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    Won't be that day.

    I reckon 31/10/17...correlates nicely with "scary" stuff..

    Same day as Ford stopped.
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    August 29th, the same day Genisys goes online
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I'll pick a November date. Friday 18.11.2017

    For no other reason than I think they will continue to produce cars as long as they have engine stocks and I doubt that they will have accumulated more than around 15-16,000 V6's. Even that is an astonishing number of engines to have lying around but at approx 2000 cars per month, 30% of which are V8's, I'll stick with my prediction. Recent reports indicate that Alloytec stocks have been accumulated to meet anticipated (ie planned) production and that the engine plant will start to be dismantled soon.
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Very scientific Calaber.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Yep. And probably wrong by a mile.
     
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    But a more interesting prediction is who will be the last member of the general public to buy an Aussie Commodore from a dealer through normal means?

    There will come a time in a bit over 12 months time that your local Holden dealer will have sold their last VF commodore.

    Ford stopped production a few weeks ago, and according to carsales there are 281 'brand new' falcons left, and 126 demos. This stock will possibly last a month at best.

    The last 1-2 Ford vehicles are being kept for posterity and will never be registered; but during the day the last falcon to be sold to a retail buyer would have been made.
     
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    commodore665 expat Saffa

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    I think it'll coincide with Bathurst , that would be a fitting end of run for Holden in Australia
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I'm not so sure they would pick that date
    It's the same as Ford this year for one thing and, if Holden lost the race the next day it would be the ultimate humiliation following closure of the factory.
     
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    I wonder if HSV will still plate a few left overs as 18 models, Holden end oct HSV stock up on some and turn out some MY18 ???

    Just think HSV will die to, a HSV Colorado is going to cut it
     
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    Vauxhall/Opel has a VXR line - rebranded as HSV?
     
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    3/11/17 is a popular number on facebook
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    I'd stick with the end of the first week in October. Both Toyota Holden said they will continue production till the final quarter of '17. Holden will be happy to stockpile as every single Commodore will sell. Toyota not so as most of Camry production heads to the middle east and with a new Camry due in the next few months that won't see production in Australia, stockpiling cars won't work for them.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    In today's papers it is stated that Holden will cease production on the 20th October 2017.

    We were all wrong.

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    Toyota announced today that they are closing on the 3rd of October, so that means Holden will be the last manufacturer to build a car in this country.
     

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