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$2000 off the new ZB

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by wobbles123, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. wobbles123

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    Got an email from Holden (they send me all the latest info.) offering $2000 discount with a unique code to take to my Holden Dealer off the new ZB....Up to 6 months to use....I guess this a free add for them for me to drive and purchase a ZB and drive around town....or they a going to have trouble selling them....I think so!
    Also 7 Year warranty...but after the first 3 years ( free ) you pay dearly for the next 4 years on info. as supplied.
     
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    My local dealer doesn't seem too keen to sell them. I went in for another look last week when walking past and was there for about 5 mins looking at a few ZBs. No salesman approached me.

    Oh, and they still look terrible, so my second look at them was no better than the first :D
     
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    Watching the tragic US news these days, I keep spotting LWB Commodore cop cars in the background. So the Yanks stole our car and gave us this other thing.
     
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    Yanks didn't steel anything. The LWB cop cars were built in Adelaide specifically for them. They are not being built in the US.
     
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    Who is going to build them now?
     
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    Chrysler most likely , the Dodge Charger to be more specific
     
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    It was a great concept that was brilliantly executed by Holden for the US market but was rejected by the majority of the US police departments because they have a "US built" only policy for police fleet vehicles.

    GM killed the Commodore/Holden because the US won't accept a V8 rear wheel drive sedan into the US market that isn't built in the US even though it was/is better than anything produced in the US at that time. The Chevy SS was well liked by the small market that actually tested and bought the car as well as the motoring journo's, just imagine what would have happened if Chevy actually pushed the Chevy SS in the US market like they do with the US built cars. It's not to far fetched to think that Commodore production could have doubled but instead it got **** canned.....

    I love some of the **** you can get in the US but those yanks are dumb **** mother ******* sometimes....

    Basically GM did a Trump before Trump was elected and started this trade war, lets just hope it doesn't also end with a shooting war.....
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    With the new model being on sale for less than 8 weeks it's a real concern for GM if it's discounted already! March VFacts will be interesting reading indeed.
     
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    The US reviews on the Chevy SS have all basically said the same thing. The SS was too plain/euro looking compared to the muscle cars the yanks are used to and love like mustangs, camaros and chargers etc. They like that old school look. The SS looks like a Malibu to them.
    Plus they were priced in the vicinity of the cars the yanks already liked so why buy an unknown car was the attitude
     
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    GM put this nose on the ZB.
    20180309_102311.png
    It won't look like a less attractive version of the Mazda, it will look like a less attractive version of a GM car.
     
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    Yeah...yanks are a bit like that...
    Massive malls and big gulps...
    Over the top..
    Little style
     
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    this is a special offer to a select group of previous VF buyers only
    the $2000 is not for ALL ZB purchasers, you get a special code only YOU
    can use

    with a list of about 2,000 previous owners getting this, a max of $4million
    is an easy way to generate interest, showroom traffic and also get cars out there
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    After reading March VFACTS numbers I suggest they may want to expand this campaign in both magnitude and audience reach.
     
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    The people who bought 3.0 L LF1 V6 in 2013?
     
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    Perhaps a change in deodorant brand is in order LOL
     
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    Much like when the VF series 1 came out, Holden was flogging them off cheaper than the series 2 VE's to try and stimulate interest.
     
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    .. no

    I got one (and I bought a HSV for my last purchase in '15)
     
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    That was a drop in RRP. This is a discount off the RRP. Subtle but important difference. Somehow GM thinks they will get more money for the Opels. Looking at March sales, I think that idea just went out the window.
     
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    LOL, the marketing genius at Holden is dreaming.
    What can they offer you with their current range.

    Holden needs to be sending out those offers to the Astra and Cruze owners before they upgrade to a Mazda or Toyota
     
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    Heads are starting to roll at Holden..... Don't expect this to be the last

    https://autoaction.com.au/2018/04/0...-director-mark-harland-shock-sudden-departure

    Rumour is they have near 6 months un-sold stock either sitting in their yards or on the water which is a complete and utter disaster compared to the 4 - 6 weeks they normally have. I hope they are paying well for the new marketing boss coz I don't see anybody wanting that poison chalice!
     
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