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  1. Calaber

    News Flash - Extra! Extra! Read All About It

    Well, thanks for nothing. I'll ask questions of someone else on the forum infuture. Neo-Liberal? Journalist? "CNN? **** off.
  2. Calaber

    News Flash - Extra! Extra! Read All About It

    I think your response is a bit Utopian. We are talking about dealing with a nation with the largest population on earth ruled (not led) by a harsh communist regime which over recent years has shown scant regard for international law. China has always been unpredictable. The evidence in the...
  3. Calaber

    News Flash - Extra! Extra! Read All About It

    My greatest concerns are twofold. The first is what state our economy will be like at the end of this pandemic. The second is how we will relate to China, given our dependance on that country for trade and investment. Personally, I'd like the world to turn on China. Their arrogance and lack...
  4. Calaber

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    Assange. Allegedly involved in sex crimes in Sweden. Allegedly revealed multiple details of military and political sensitivity to US. Runs off and seeks political asylum for ten years ln the Embassy of a country which has extradition treaty with neither Sweden nor US. Sympathy? Not one bit...
  5. Calaber

    News Flash - Extra! Extra! Read All About It

    Nitro Just a question for you. Is there any way someone can become very wealthy without being corrupt?
  6. Calaber

    are vx berlina's front bonnet and front guards replacable with vt's?

    Yep. The VX was a tiny face-lift. Every steel body panel is the same.
  7. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    This virus has demonstrated how excessive our reliance on China as a major trading partner has become. When the epidemic has passed, I hope the world looks at China in a harsh light and reassessed their relationship. For us, it will be extremely difficult due to their investments here, their...
  8. Calaber

    An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

    Well, I did stress a few times that my comments were opinions only. We are all entitled to them. We form them based on multiple factors. Experience, comprehension of what we see and hear, and discussion are some of those factors. It is possible to have an intelligent discussion on this...
  9. Calaber

    An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

    I'm not about to find facts to dispute her views. I don't agree with some of her statements and that's my opinion nothing more. Those of you who are committed to climate change tend to be intolerant of those who don't share a similar commitment. We get called deniers, which is entirely wrong...
  10. Calaber

    An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

    I find it very difficult to comprehend how a 16 year old school child can go from absenting herself from school to demonstrate her climate beliefs, to getting an audience in front of world leaders at the UN without having some significant support from influential individuals or corporations...
  11. Calaber

    News Flash - Extra! Extra! Read All About It

    Well, I'd say that it's being spent exactly as originally intended right now.
  12. Calaber

    JC Political Thread - For all things political Part 2

    Well, the government is providing the money for consumers to spend to keep business operating. The problem is, non-essential businesses are being closed down. You might have trouble spending that money on a car for a while.
  13. Calaber

    Four-wheel-drives and our new obsession

    No, just leave the steer horns off the bonnet.
  14. Calaber

    Four-wheel-drives and our new obsession

    EYY Can't agree about four door utes being good for family transport. My daughter purchased a new Triton early last year thinking it's versatility as a people/load carrier met their needs. Already, she hates the poor ride quality. Harsh on poor roads and uncomfortable for the rear seat...
  15. Calaber

    Will vs market go up

    The value of any car in the future is determined by three factors. Age, rarity and condition. You can only control the third factor.
  16. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    That probably explains why Tasmania is the home of the Greens
  17. Calaber

    HOLDEN ENGINEERS

    That's frogshit. I agreed that the ZB was a good car, but arrived at the wrong time. Remember my comment? Wrong car, wrong time? All you could do was rubbish my choice of a Captiva when I hadn't rubbished you. You are a hypocritical goose. Full stop.
  18. Calaber

    HOLDEN ENGINEERS

    Nup. Its Tezza trying to get his car going after he flooded it.
  19. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    Must be what they mean when saying they live in a **** house.
  20. Calaber

    Holden fire sale

    That's a typically negative view. 11k off is a damned good discount if you were comparing apples for apples. You get a 49k car for 38k. So, the Opposition is still around 45 to 50k, you buy one of them, and they drop by 10k or so immediately too. You're still well in front. Keep the car...
  21. Calaber

    Holdens final sales warranty only five years.

    I've just seen the Holden final sales clearance ad and it states that the warranty will be five years. I suppose that makes it easier to eventually clear out altogether.
  22. Calaber

    Rechroming door belt moulding

    I know the trims fitted around the glass in VB's was anodised aluminium because we fitted a brand new set to a base VB years ago. I remain sure the original trims weren't stainless steel because of the car's origins (ie Germany) and the efforts being made back then to reduce weight for improved...
  23. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    No, just typical.
  24. Calaber

    Rechroming door belt moulding

    I thought the trims on early Commodores was anodised aluminium.
  25. Calaber

    The models that could have saved Holden? - including a VF SUV..

    I think Holdens problems started once Hanenberger retired. He was the driving force behind the vast array of bodystyle on the basic VT platform and he was strong willed and determined for Holden to succeed as an exporter. His successors were GM lackeys who kissed Detroit's arse and lacked any...
  26. Calaber

    What will you buy?

    Not quite. Proof that Queensland is Weirdsville. Where else in the world would you be required to climb a roof to prove your fitness to drive? .... and stranger.....
  27. Calaber

    What will you buy?

    This thread gets stranger and stranger.....
  28. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    When you have a good look at everything happening in this country at present, you realise just how greedy and selfish we've become. 'I'm alright Jack" is alive and well. The consequences of our actions, particularly the way they affect others, is of no concern. Those morons who think they need...
  29. Calaber

    What will you buy?

    You're quite right. Some threads get damned nasty before mods cut them off.
  30. Calaber

    What will you buy?

    Sport, you're new to this site. Every now and then we get threads like this that digress wildly from the original post, sometimes for good reason. If, and I stress IF, this thread isn't a troll, we have a person 70 years of age with a chronic medical history, asking advice on whether to buy a...
  31. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    We climbed into bed with China years ago and now, when we should have alternatives to reduce that dependence, we don't know how to get out of that bed. Far too much reliance on China for trade.
  32. Calaber

    What will you buy?

    Precisely what I was wondering. 5 strokes should be enough to cause a license to drive being revoked, yet he's tossing up whether to buy a Redline?
  33. Calaber

    Commodore

    Soon be worth more than a used ZB.
  34. Calaber

    Commodore

    I've never understood the hatred for the ZB's appearance. To me, it's quite well styled, perhaps a little generic, but with the number of manufacturers and models available these days, how do you make your car truly distinctive. And, if it had been locally made, would it have been so reviled?
  35. Calaber

    Holden no more: 600 jobs go, 10 yr support.

    It was reported elsewhere that there are still new stocks in transit, ordered and loaded before the shutdown.
  36. Calaber

    The Last Commodore - ZB 4 Cyl Petrol Turbo

    Different approach here. How might the ZB have fared if it had been launched a few years back, as an Insignia, instead of the Malibu? Now, there's a Holden that really flopped. The Insignia would have affected VF sales, but might have fared better against the Camry etc, with VF remaining for...
  37. Calaber

    Holden no more: 600 jobs go, 10 yr support.

    Two market age groups. Older couples looking for a small vehicle, reasonably economical, easy access and egress, tight budget, not really interested in cars. Second group, young drivers, female, tight budget again, connectivity for their iPhone. That is all.
  38. Calaber

    Holden no more: 600 jobs go, 10 yr support.

    Those sales figures are for February. Once Holden was axed, and the discounts were announced commencing for March, who would buy a car a month earlier? I'll bet the March figures are going to show an upsurge of some size.
  39. Calaber

    I think we have reached peak stupidity

    They might even try for refunds on the used bits.
  40. Calaber

    Zb commorde haters

    You can. Say nothing.
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