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Can't Sell'em ? Rent'em

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by VS 5.0, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    all manufacturers are going to go this way i feel.
     
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    Didn't GM announced a while ago that they boughty out some driverless car start up and are looking at owning fleets of driverless electric taxis?

    Seems the buz across the manufacturers is subscription services to keep the monies rolling in on a monthly basis :oops:
     
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    I'd have to ask myself does Holden have anything worth renting? Obviously it will only be new stock, so my guess is nope, nothing....
     
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    It can only be a matter of time when Holden closes the doors completely. They sure don't have anything i would consider buying.
     
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    Thrifty think so....

    they just bought over 200 Trailblazers :)
     
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    There's already like 7 rental car companies at the local airport... surely directly competing with your biggest customers would be to the detriment of all? Who green lights all these dumb ideas?
     
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    they could undercut rental companies and own the market if they wanted to.

    car makers are doing this already for uber and the like in the US.
     
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    Rental car companies have a different offering e.g. rent for one day, one week etc whereas the Holden offering requires you to "first take the vehicle for a minimum 28 days before switching to week-by-week rental periods".

    They are pitching at a different market.
     
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    WTF is a Trailblazer? Another Slow Useless Vehicle from GM?
     
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    I have read a few reports about this, but I must be missing something.
    A rental car for $2-$300 per week is good value. Apart from having to take a minimum of 28 days initially, what happens after that is not explained.
    Do you sign up for a year ? Can I hire a Trailblazer for a month, drive to Uluru via Birdsville and hand it back, no questions asked ?
    Lots more questions unanswered.
     
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    Just a little side thing....I noticed today, City Holden is in the process of building a new building......So one would think, Holden aren't shutting shop real quick at this stage.
     
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    Or it's for an alternative brand.
     
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    They want to sell the Camaro in 2021. Wayyyyyyy to late imo, they should've been selling in 2017.
    GM are retarded no wonder they needed Obama's money. They don't sell a RWD sports car here in Australia yet Toyota, Ford, Merc, BMW and recently Kia and the others that don't have AWD options. They lost the plot and don't know what consumers want. If GM sold the C7 here I bet it would sell like hot cakes to the market that buys 140k plus but they wont. I bet half the C63 sales would be wiped if there was a Z vette avalible in RHD which the C7 has a symmetrical chassis wtf?
     
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    same same as the same Silly Useless Vehicles ...
    that Toyota (HilIux) Ford (Ranger) and Mazda (BT50) sell in HUGE numbers

    top selling vehicles in Australia in 2018 and 2019?
    1st Toyota Hilux
    2nd Ford Ranger

    nuff said ...
     
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    About the stupidity of those purchasing these things ?
     
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    Why because a tradesman should buy a VF sedan???? are you retarded?
     
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    lol

    Best you have a look in the mirror before calling someone retarded.

    Not only tradesmen buy those things. Open your eyes and your mind.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Yup. Every man and his dog has one now. Got to wonder how many ever actually find their way into 4 low in the transfer box? Cause we all need 4 wheel drive for those rainy days driving on a sealed road surface.

    It wasn't long ago tradies all had the Holden (or dear I say Ford) ute as work vehicles.
     
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    ^ for the non trade, it’s a buyer fashion statement these days, just not sure what they are trying to say.

    oh, and I don’t think they all have a high/low range transfer box or all are all wheel drive.
     

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