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Holden Acadia - Kills ZB.

commodore665

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Who, in many cases, can't park their battleships for quids. Hubby buys the big, boofy Land cruiser to impress the neighbours, then drives to work in his 500 buck dunger. Wifey struggles to navigate HMAS Land cruiser through the traffic, finds a parking spot and takes ten goes reversing the bloody thing.
Then goes to pilates class at gym and for a double decaf halfcaf latte and chia seed gluten free muffin afterward with other skinny angry mothers, who take 10 minutes to park
 

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Most of that would have to be ZB’s. easy :p
 

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Most of that would have to be ZB’s. easy :p
...only thing outselling it in it's segment is the Camry - most of those go to fleet sales because they are cheaper.
 
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You can here how the average and disappointment just rolls off your tongue when you say “Cammmryyyyyy” and there it is, outselling an imitation Commodore.
 

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I've had a late O2 Camry and it was a really decent car. Had it for a few years and only had two problems, one was a rubbing noise in the rack that CMI fitted a new rack free of charge and it wasn't anything more than an annoying noise. Other thing was machining the front rotors once. OK three things, the front seats were a little hard to my liking; 10hrs in the seat and you started to get a bit sore. In terms of reliability it was damn good and cheap on fuel as it was a 4cyl.
 

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Nice to be in a like minded group where we hate collectively SUV,s and DC utes.

SUV s are for fat people.

DC utes are for guys with
 

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Nice to be in a like minded group where we hate collectively SUV,s and DC utes.

SUV s are for fat people.

DC utes are for guys with small censored.
So you have never owned a DC Ute? Most practical car I have ever owned.

My Triton has given me more smiles than any of my 5 Commodores ever has

The rush, low range trying to get up a decent climb, no Commodore can do that!
 

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Had a HiLux diesel dc for a couple of years company car. Only rush it ever gave me was a 360 in the wet was pretty dangerous in the wet brakes wet roads disaster.
I ll say one positive bout it girlfriend I had then was most impressed by it
No accounting for taste.
But no never owned one. Almost died a few times lately followed new model HiLux with that cloud of acrid stinking white smoke out of the exhaust.
 

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Had a HiLux diesel dc for a couple of years company car. Only rush it ever gave me was a 360 in the wet was pretty dangerous in the wet brakes wet roads disaster.
I ll say one positive bout it girlfriend I had then was most impressed by it
No accounting for taste.
But no never owned one. Almost died a few times lately followed new model HiLux with that cloud of acrid stinking white smoke out of the exhaust.
DC’s are crappy to drive but that’s half the fun...

I want a Hilux but they have DPF issues are the moment. Colorado would be nice but given the history of our TM Barina, I’m sorry Holden, I cannot go there
 

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Had a brand new ranger as a loan car half a day last Friday. Yeah you guessed first rain for weeks. Gently round a left hand corner at say 25 km/ hr yeah you guessed the rear moved around.
The HiLux was a long long time ago but dc utes they haven’t changed.
 

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The funnest part about dual-cab utes is how they tailgate you like idiots and when the overtaking lane opens up, the diesels are out of puff and can't pick up enough speed to get past on even the slightest uphill climb...

And before you argue the point, it happens every time I do the Bruce Highway run.
:)
 

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Had a brand new ranger as a loan car half a day last Friday. Yeah you guessed first rain for weeks. Gently round a left hand corner at say 25 km/ hr yeah you guessed the rear moved around.
The HiLux was a long long time ago but dc utes they haven’t changed.
...but the Rangers do look pretty good for a ute. :)
 

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The funnest part about dual-cab utes is how they tailgate you like idiots and when the overtaking lane opens up, the diesels are out of puff and can't pick up enough speed to get past on even the slightest uphill climb...

And before you argue the point, it happens every time I do the Bruce Highway run.
:)
No argument from me... keep left unless overtaking or I will be attached to your rear bumper...

With 400Nm of torque, there is no shortage of grunt for overtaking.
 

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You other (Commodore) ute owners will no doubt get the same Holden email that I get about once a month...Holden telling me how long I’ve owned my ute and its probable mileage (which is a figure over twice what it actually is, so they obviously aren’t going by the Dealership database). Trying to get me to ‘update’ (haha) to a Colorado.

Not a chance in ....

I’ve got other vehicles if I need to take more than one passenger and I never go off road (like 90% of DC owners i’m guessing). So why would I trade sedan like handling, acceleration and ride for one of those?
 

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If our local dealership is any indication, the days of exclusively dealing with one brand are long gone. If you look at dealerships today, you'll find many are multi-franchises and sensibly, have widened their range to include those brands which are doing well. I look at our local Holden dealer and I see a Colorado and an Acadia in the showroom, with a few examples of other new models along the front row in the yard and maybe, a used VF or 2. The other side of the yard is Hyundai and Nissan, with many more new examples of those brands than there are new Holdens on show. I think its fair to say that the Holden sales and service staff of today will happily stay on to sell the brands of car Australians are buying tomorrow and next week.
 

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worst thing about this is people losing jobs, holden dealerships are in big trouble putting of staff etc but the writing is on the wall.
The writing has been on the wall for at least a decade when it comes to dealerships and their decline. Any dealership or staff member who hasnt decided to be proactive in the hope that things magically turn around have been kidding themselves.
 
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