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Camaro is go, in Holden showrooms next year

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by monstar, Sep 29, 2017.

Why buy Holden Camaro?

  1. Coz GM

    30.8%
  2. Coz Powah

    23.1%
  3. Coz 'Merican

    7.7%
  4. Coz Muscle

    76.9%
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  1. Big_Simmo

    Big_Simmo Deep Blue Cranberry

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    It will be in selected hsv dealerships, Sold by Holden but not branded or badged as such.
    It will be sold as a Chevrolet Camaro with the bowtie
     
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    Apparently the steering is getting converted in Australia. I would prefer it was factory RHD. It's always going to be a better ride.
     
  3. monstar

    monstar Naturally as-pirated

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    A car’s country of origin is defined by its structural platform, chassis and body panels, not the badge, trim, electricals or even mechanical parts.
     
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    Camaro is a very good thing.
    If I could put pics on this forum I could show you me in Honolulu with Camaro.
     
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    It will be done by HSV, until the next gen platform comes out in RHD.
     
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    I agree, it needs to be factory RHD. I wouldn't want walkinshaw converting my car. Its never the same when conversion is done afterwards
     
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    The HX was a lemon and the Cobra was and is a Pig. GTO would be nice with big block
     
  8. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Please explain how the "HX was a lemon". There were only 600 odd made, they were never marketed as a performance car and they all sold. Today they are highly prized as the last classic 2 door Holdens and those who have them maintain them to a high standard. Wish I had one of those "lemons" in my garage.
     
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    Huge embarrassment !!!! Just realised I referred to a HX ( Not a Monaro) LS. LE coupe, dimwit !!! Not LS. ( Head hung in SHAME.)
    Anyhow, OK, maybe the emmissionised, emasculated 308 was not the most wonderful bit of GMH gear, but the car was stunning for its time. I looked, but that was all I could afford to do.

    The Cobra ? With a bit of lipstick it was a good looking pig. And today you wouldn't even think about making it into pork sausages.
     
  10. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Don't beat yourself up about it mate. We knew what you meant.
     
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    Cobra 1 -2 on the mountain, yep, was a pig. Win on Sunday, sell on Monday. Both the Cobra and the LE were just a way to get rid of excess 2 door bodies. I prefer a Goss over a Cobra, much nicer looks. Wish I had never gotten rid of my XA GS coupe.

    At least the bowtie belongs on the Camaro....
     
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    I think it's a great move by Holden/HSV. It had no other choice and should've cranked up Camaro imports back when Mustang snuck in in RHD form and stole a big slab of the market. Without its core V8 product Holden needs to do anything/everything it can to stay alive and Camaro aint going to hurt that plan. I know we're all used to four-door V8 Holdens but when you haven't got that choice, it's either Camaro...or you switch to European and pay through the nose.
     
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    The problem is your selling a 60K car for 90K, the math simply doesn't work. The whole point of both the Camaro and Mustang is supercar performance for working man prices.

    You have to wonder how much HSV had to bend Holden's arm to rubber stamp this deal because not long ago both GM and Holden were adamant there was no market for it. Sure there will be sales but it won't sell in big numbers and it's a real possibility Holden will use that excuse to not mass import the next gen model even though it will come in both LH and RH drive from the factory. Lets hope I'm wrong....
     
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    I don't really see price as a major problem. Die hard lion-badged V8 fans (or non-Ford folk generally) will buy Camaro, guaranteed. They might not sell as many Camaros as SSs or Clubsports but there will still be sales. Not mention HSV is a V8 company that simply wont exist without a V8 product. It'd die a quick death trying to hot-up Colorados. Holden (for image) and HSV both need Camaro to survive.

    Who knows, Camaro might even steal some Stinger sales!
     
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    I'll certainly have a look when they come out.
    Much prefer a 2 door coupe to a sedan...
     
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    This all about Jobs for the American at the expense of Australian's. Yes our Pollies bent down and are being shafted by the yanks and this have noting to do with saving our planet.
    What Croc of Sh.it
     
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    Ya gunna need a bigger garage :D
     
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    I`m thinking the same.
    Trump said Jobs for the American
     
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    don't be so sure, if you want to see the future of companies like HSV you only need to look at some of GM's other branches like Vauxhaul.

    No really take a look....

    sure they have VXR8 right now, but they sell a lot more than that.

    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/microapps/vxr/
     
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    Yeah but the UK and Europe has always had an appetite for hot hatches and hot small cars, not so much Australia. HSV couldn't survive without V8s. It'll be tweaking Camaro (and Corvette?) for as long as it is allowed.

    Interesting to see the montage of the VXR8 flash over a HSV badge on the dash. It appears to be badged VXR but also HSV in places.
     

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