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Goodbye... Holden :(

Discussion in 'News/Updates' started by Smitty, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty Well-Known Member

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    I just read this **** me
     
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    also just reading, sad day.
     
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    i just got the daily telegraph email with breaking news.. it a sad day
     
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    So what happens to spare parts and service and warranty etc. Is it a good time to buy or will the prices skyrocket now?
     
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    The life support plug has been finally pulled.
    This bit ………… GM and Great Wall Motors sign binding term sheet for sale of Thailand manufacturing plant
    I'm surprised they didn't just slap a Holden badge on a Great Wally and business as usual in a ever decreasing circle.
     
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    There could be a business chance for some enterprising company to take over the manufacture and import of replacement parts and panels.
    There could be a 20 year life to such a business.
     
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    No way, I thought Motors Launceston had very few Holden badged vehicles for a reason. I think they may have known, unless they had just planned to stop selling Holden on their own accord. Yep gen spares will be a nightmare to get soon, I suspect. I'd better hurry up and buy the tailshaft bearing i had on my list, as aftermarket ones a junk. Need to figue out what else i need in the shed that needs to be gen before there is no gen options.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    ...and everybody said I was full of **** when I said this was going to happen. Sad day indeed. Shameful.
     
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    not sure it's the time for an 'I told you so' moment.
     
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    Gonna be 100s of job losses.
     
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    At least they are saying spares will be available for 10 years but I bet the pricing won't get any better.
     
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    It "should" be ok for up to ten years, from caradvice:

    "General Motors will also close its Melbourne design studio and test track at Lang Lang on the south-east outskirts of Melbourne. Approximately 600 of the 800 jobs will be lost, with all being awarded redundancies. The remaining workforce of 200 people will take care of Holden's ongoing service and warranty commitments for up to 10 years."
     
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    Gotta wonder if they will really quickly wind up older car spares and say draw the line at VE. Spares for 10 years could result in anything older than 10 becomes obsolete. Then the sharks on ePrey will buy up the remaining stock and charge whatever they like, like we are already beginning to see.
     
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    I went to buy an oil pressure switch for the vz and the sales guy said prices will be going up. So it will be stories like this everywhere
     
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    If they are pulling out of RHD, where does that leave corvette, which was to be sold under the Holden brand?
     
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    "selected showrooms may stock a limited range of Chevrolet vehicles under new General Motors Specialty Vehicles badge"
     
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    seems pure speculation though doesn't it. The car was confirmed for next year before the announcement today. I guess time will tell, there's lots up in the air at the moment.
     
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    In the same position as the RHD Cadillacs they imported in 2008 (?) ….. rare and unsellable.
     
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    I was alluding to the question of whether they intend to proceed with manufacturing them at all.
     

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