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Will ZB be the end of GM in Australia

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by vs-lover, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Your phone (or whatever other connected device or appendage exists then) will probably be able to do it in 30 years.
     
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    I wonder what the 5yr warranty will do to second hand market prices of Commodores. Traditionally Commodores lose nearly half their value once they hit 2-3 years old.
     
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    So I can tell the phone to make me a sandwich...
     
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    I wouldn't say that, I'd say it's because the ZB is trying to replace something that it is clearly not. I'd suggest Holden would have been better to retire the Commodore brand with the VF and sold the ZB on it's merits rather than banking on the legacy of the Commodore badge which is now abundantly clear has backfired spectacularly.

    Clearly Holden has lost touch with it's comsumer base. The question in the threat title is wrong, GM will survive in Australia, however if Holden will survive past the ZB is the more relevant question.
     
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    Can someone check the fine print on these new 5 year warranties to see if the Warranty continues to the new owner if the vehicle is sold before the 5 year period is up or is it limited only to the original owner.
     
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    You can tell te phone to do anything you like.....whether it is capable will be another thing.
     
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    I just did, placed an order for a sandwich, 30 years on the making.
     
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    Should have relaunched the CAMIRA badge....
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    For cars that have it things will improve somewhat. Those that don't will probably drop a bit.

    Same same as 3 year but 5 and unlimited km with my Z71. Has 5 year roadside assist too.
     
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    Ive rarely seen proper roadside assist offered as part of a car sale. What ive seen is free tow to the nearest approved workshop, namely a dealership associated with either the brand or owned by the franchisee under a different brand. What i have also found is they won't do a temporary repair to get you home nor will they put you up in a motel if you break down and are stuck for two days.
     
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    That is roadside assist in general these days.
     
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    Well at least the penny has finally dropped as far as pricing goes. I see on carsales a few dealers have new VXRs and Calais Vs for 52 to 54k drive away. A heap cheaper than the 60+ they were asking in February
     
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    Holden has made same mistake as Adventra at the start (too high), then same mistake on remaining VFIIs (dealers tried to gouge us). Price 'em to sell 'em.
     
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    There are quite a few now surfacing but you'll find they are mostly "Fleet Sales" and those buyers don't give a hoot as in 18 months they get moved on and the tax payer is funding that rort.
     
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    Seen the ad last night for the $500 test drive. TV was on silent so I missed the catch. Be interesting to test drive and say no to see if they still offer the money.
     
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    they deliberately don't want to do this, but it's gonna bite them - GM products are mass market and the company relies on volume to make money, and should be priced appropriately.
     
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    Yup need to be low priced to buy, service and repair. After all they are designed down to a price that market will bear and the latest range has an uncertain future. Whether Opel or Daewoo or otherwise.
     
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    Interesting strategy. Pay someone to not buy your car!
     
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    https://www.holden.com.au/forms/test-drive-claim

    I wish they would back date it.
    3 years ago I took a Trax for a test drive, then went next door to the Kia showroom, same dealer, same building and bought a Sportage.
    So far nearly 70K , and only scheduled services needed.
     
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