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RIP Holden brand name.

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Calaber, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Well, we predicted it and it has happened. It was announced today that the Holden brand name will cease to be. The Lang Lang test ground and the design Centre are to close and up to 800 jobs will be lost. I didnt catch the date this will happen.
     
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    Sucks balls but I can't say I'm surprised. Did they say what will happen to the dealerships, will they trade under Chevy or another GM name or will they have to switch to another manufacturer?
     
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    Dealerships will close
    GM are pulling out of all right hand drive markets.
    Taxpayer money dried up so they are pulling up stumps. Zero loyalty to their customers
     
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    dealerships have the option to become authorised service centres
     
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    True but they won’t be selling cars and are only offering parts and servicing support for a decade.
    Sad day but not surprised
     
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    Wow. I bet there is a long list.
     
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    woteva NEED 4 SPEED

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    Is someone going to organise a funeral ?
    There should be a Public holiday or national day of mourning.

    It would show GM how much the Holden brand is loved by Australia.
     
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    And New Zealand
     
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    And we could have it at the local bowling club..would easily hold the numbers who still care about our brand. :(
     
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    who still loved the brand?
    take a look at the sales figures. It’s not a loved brand any longer.
    It’s demise was inevitable and at least GM are giving it a dignified death
     
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    Whilst I said earlier that I'm not surprised in some ways I still find it hard to believe that a company that was once the undisputed leading car maker is abandoning right hand drive markets. How is General Motors doing elsewhere?
     
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    Dislike of product doesn't equal dislike of brand, particularly the legacy of the brand.
     
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    That costs money. Centerlink carpark might be better.:p
     
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    https://thebend.rezdy.com/381635/2020-otr-the-bend-500-holden-display

    Join us in breaking the record for the most Holdens in convoy!

    At this year's OTR The Bend 500 we're looking to celebrate Holden's contribution to Australian culture. We're hoping to break the world record for the most privately owned Holdens in convoy, and maybe in one place. What better place to pay tribute than in South Australia, their spiritual home, during their last factory backed race in the state.

    The tribute will incorporate a cruise to the OTR The Bend 500 plus a show and shine on the Saturday of the event.

    Holdens of all eras and models welcome!

    Please join us in paying tribute - register your interest now. You will be contacted closer to the event to finalise arrangements. Registration is per vehicle, please change the quantity to the number of passengers attending. If registering multiple vehicles, please register separately for each vehicle.
     

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