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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Super Coach, Jan 20, 2017.
Sad but true. But, would ya look at that!
Thats what i was thinking. Keep all LE's together. Meh if someone wants an exclusive motorsport club so be it....
Nah brah. There's no room for eLEtists or MSEginists.
I went on a Holden factory tour today and was very very lucky to be able to see the Motorsport Edition in person before it hits the roads. I have to say I had a smile on my face as soon as I saw it and just couldn't stop smiling!!!!! It looks soooo good in person. Better than the photos. I'm happy I went with Heron White, but it does need the black rear wing instead of the lip.
Its sad to to think not too long to go and Australia will lose apart of its fabric which has made this country. Some interesting things to note;
That since the announcement in 2013 of the closure that quality has actually gone up, infact the Elizabeth plant and Holden have just received a build in quality level IV, with 97.5% and are the number 1 car manufacturing plant in the world for quality product.
Also the Elizabeth plant is the most financial and cost effective plant in the whole of GM, and has received an award for it.
To build a car it spends 8hrs in Body Shop, 12 Hrs in Paint and 7hrs in GA, there are 279 robots in Body shop and a car comes off the line every 142 seconds and the plant pumps out 175 cars a day. Its a far cry from its hey day of 2005 with a car coming off the line every 87 secs and over 800 cars being built a day over 3 shifts.
Only 16 more days and I should have mine!
I did see in the yard about 6 Spitfire Green Redlines, all with black wing.
So I have had 49 responses from people (not a huge amount) but something to get your teeth into and decipher. If you know anyone else who hasn't uploaded their info to the database, please spread the word. Every bit counts. Link is below
Hey, thanks for everything, SC; your efforts are greatly appreciated.
BTW, the Hood Power decal is still available in the Build and Price section of Holden.com.au
Its funny ford didn't allow
Good-on-yer-mate you’re probably Gobsmacked to have the Bee's Knees tour of the plant and to see the MSe in your colour.
Exceptionally extraordinary remarkable work SC
It’s funny ford didn't allow factory tours towards the end of their closure and Holden receiving “a build in quality level IV, with 97.5% and are the number 1 car manufacturing plant in the world for quality product”. Also “most financial and cost effective plant in the whole of GM” pumping out “175 cars a day”.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if GM America marketed the Chevy SS in the Americas, Holden will find it hard to keep up especially if there are Sports wagons and Utes in the line-up in V8 or V6, they’d be pumping out units every 60 seconds just to keep up with the American market. And Big-bro saw that coming and decided to be gone in 60 seconds.
It just makes no sense that the gurus are closing it down.
G,day, I have a red hot manual mse from sydney, cheers.
There are some absolutely awesome pics on that page. Thank you so much for sharing.
And yes, it is truly devastating to see what is going to waste.
Yeah too true. It saddens me every time I think about it.
its always a pleasure
You lucky lucky bugger, I would kill to have this opportunity! If you don't mind me asking, how did you score this? Are these tours available to anyone or do you need to have inside contacts?
It's an absolute tragedy that we are losing this. To declare it the most cost effective and best quality plant in the GM world but then shut it down will never make any sense to me.
I get highly emotional when I think about it. Seeing the pics of the cars on the production line and then thinking that all that will be gone forever in a few months almost brings me to tears. This will be a loss of enormous magnitude.
Any of you planning on installing GPS monitoring on your LE?
I've just started researching and there seems to be a myriad of units out there, unsure which way to go.
Hi Blue Calais
I’m interested in installing GPS monitoring on my MSE LE, But haven’t goit around to it as yet, I’m on a Sept delivery and requested an Oct delivery. Still waiting on the answer, call me crazy even though the wait is stressing me out.
Off thread, but well worth a look...
1. Do they still use the HD’s white scientific coats?
2. I love the way the HQ tangos.
3. The Summernats in the VB
4. The rallying in the VT
5. And the VF parade.
Yeah the HQ. One of my fav's. Gorgeous styling, and muscle car looks with the handling of an drunken overweight, visually impaired rollerskate wearing vertigo sufferer on a pogo stick.
Another example of GM HO telling us how our cars should be made and getting it wrong: "Handling? I say, I say, no boy! Cars are boats with wheels Son."
I've just been told I can pick up my MSE on Saturday 3rd June, so just over 3 weeks.
Excited and scared at the same time, I need to find a new apartment with a secure garage and sell my VE in that time.
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