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Holden no more: 600 jobs go, 10 yr support.

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Big Red VF-SII Go-kart, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Big Red VF-SII Go-kart

    Big Red VF-SII Go-kart I love puddles.

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    Sad news. But I guess we all expected this.

    200 staff to ‘support’ 1.6 million vehicles on the road??! What a joke. So what happens to the dealers now?
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    They may agree to be service centres. But they will be trying to support too many brands, Suzuki, MG, KIA, etc etc. like my local dealer. That said, my local dealer servicing is reasonably OK.
    Im afraid that Holden dealers, in general, don't have a great reputation for servicing or standing behind the product. So there is little incentive to use them.
     
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    My concern is what happens after 10 or so years... will aussies still be able to buy GDS2 subscriptions to support and reprogram their own cars when computer modules fail and wreckers are the only viable option for parts?

    It will be telling what GM decides to do with Holdens garage of nationally significant vehicles :rolleyes:
     
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    Auctioned off to the wealthy collectors.

    Those who have a close association are probably already on the phone to the Holden bosses.



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    To me it'd be like the older days, where you build up a support network of people than can help you years down the track.
     
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    this is really a sad day, first we lost our holden cars manufactured till 2017 , and now the holden name rich in aussie heritage, from making saddles used by our light horse during the charge on beersheba in ww1 ,to bomb racks made for allied fighters to carry bombs made in super quick time to catch jap fighters on the ground at a newly built airfield in the pacific during ww2, and some of the best aussie cars made for road and track ,
    the lion name will roar no more , a really sad day for aussie heritage and history
     
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    Just read it, honestly pretty sad to hear it. was still hoping Holden would somehow pull through but sadly not the case
     
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    Wonder if the Prices will start to sky rocket for the last VF2 SSV Redlines now over the next few years (not double but a healthy increase).

    I stocked up on a lot of spare parts last week (scuff panel trims etc -things that get damaged easily)
     
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    Sad day - but been expecting it since 2017. Actually I was sure they were gonna axe the brand after they finished the ZB.

    End of an era. Grown up with Holdens. Owned every model since the VS up to the VFII.

    The downfall all started with that fu**wit Mike Devereaux.
     
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    Do we think the value of good condition second hand VF’s will increase or decrease in the short-medium term?
     
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    Decrease IMHO. The chances of parts & software support just dropped.
     
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    Likely unaffected by this news...
     
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    commodore665 expat Saffa

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    What was the story about the PSA group in France, having input into the new Commodore that was doing the rounds
     
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    Big Red VF-SII Go-kart I love puddles.

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    A good second hand VF will still pull the good ducats if it has been very well looked after, serviced to the book and not subject to stupid modifications or idiotic driving. But I think once the reality of the disappearing, altogether gone Holden logo hits home, the value of all Holdens, even the much admired VF Series, will free-fall to less than the cost of a 21 speed race-ready MTB (about $8 - $10,000).

    Like Forg said, I think that no original parts or software updates is a very definite disincentive, or turn-off if you will, and this will be reflected in a continuum of abysmal used market prices over the next few years, and a generalised loss of interest. It's hard enough to get map updates (and genuine Holden fitted carpet mats) while Holden is still here, albeit on life support!!
     
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    I suppose Holden doesn't have to pay back the billions in tax payer funded support they got over the years
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Lolol the irony is our chances of seeing it here in Aus is now higher than it was yesterday. It just won't be called a Commodore.
     
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    Holden brand to disappear by the end of 2020
    The US corporation that owns the Holden name has revealed the enormous price tag behind the brand's decision to disappear at the end of the year.

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/...0/news-story/c81a5e2993f664fc62965ad349601d0e

    Holden reveals billions in subsidies
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-02/holden-reveals-billions-in-subsidies/4604558

    Holden sends $150 million back to General Motors in Detroit
    https://www.afr.com/companies/manuf...s-in-detroit-as-closure-looms-20170127-gtzs1q

    Hmmmmmmm ......
     
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    The only thing I’ve read is that there wasn’t going to be a large car like an Insignia ... Peugeot 508 is about the biggest sedan or proper wagon they’d build. And Holden had already announced a few months ago that there was no replacement Commodore.
     
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