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Author Topic: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more  (Read 565 times)

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Offline yvesjv

The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« on: Feb 17, 2020, 02:46:21 PM »
I miss my old VN, she was as deadly on wheels as the Finance Minister.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-17/holden-car-brand-axed-after-160-years-in-australia/11972092

 

Offline verden

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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2020, 03:29:45 PM »
Thank goodness i decided to get a Dmax, i had a look at the Colorado and after having a MUX for 6 years i chose the Dmax mainly for its great towing ability.
 

Offline Mike C

Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2020, 04:35:17 PM »
I keep a VQ I've had since the early 1990's for sentimental value and trips to Melbourne- but then again I also like football, meat pies and kangaroos.
 

Offline 257Bob

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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2020, 05:53:02 PM »
Wow!  I knew the Commodore was going but I had no idea the whole Holden brand was going as well.

Of well, I've never owned one and would never buy one in the future either.  Hopefully the workers will be looked after and find work quickly. 
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Offline Ray68

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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2020, 06:16:22 PM »
Such a shame. My whole family were Holden drivers. Dad had an FJ, then EH with a 186 red motor and three on the tree, and still has his 6 cylinder HK with two speed powerglide. My brother has the EH now and he had a VN for a while, and my grand parents had a HR wagon that towed their van from Toowoomba to the gem fields every year. We had a HQ for a while too. My uncle had a GTS Monaro and a Sandman panel van. When my brother first got his licence and while in the EH we got T-boned by a guy who came through a red light. The car was fixed up. So many Holden memories.

 RIP Holden
 
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Offline VALKIE

Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2020, 06:43:17 PM »
I owned
2 HR Holdens
1 HQ Holden
1 VN Holden
1VT Holden
1 Epics
And an assortment of company Holdens.

The thing that stands out for me was all the work I was continually doing to them just to keep them on the road.

I'll admit, none of my early cars were new.
All were second hand and well used (read abused).

When I bought my first Toyota, I was in heaven.
The worst thing that ever went wrong with my Toyota's was front tyre wear.
I had a second hand Camry for nearly 10 years.
Never dropped one drop of oil.
Never used one drop of oil between services
And the air conditioner actually worked.

Losing Holden is not really a loss.
It's more a forced beneficial amputation.
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Running boards, tow bar, nudge bar, LED driving lights. window tinting, still lots to come.
 
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Offline Manno MUX

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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2020, 06:50:47 PM »
An Aussie Icon that will be missed.

I owned a few (for transport, more than fun) including HB Torana (my first car), HG Kingswood Ute, HQ Belmont Van, a Camira (company car), & a VN Commodore Exec (I needed a tow car in a hurry when I upgraded the boat).

My favourite was the HG Ute (5.0 V8, Trau-matic with factory bench seat).
It bought it in my early twenties & toured a lot of the NT, outback Qld, & Western NSW with very few maintenance issues.

Looks like most vehicle purchases will now be limited to Asian or American manufacterers.

Personally, I’m happy with the MUX  but if the Lotto man ever calls, I’d consider a 200 series with all the candy.......

 
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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #7 on: Feb 17, 2020, 11:30:30 PM »
How will this affect Isuzu and our cars as they still share bits and pieces? Apparently the GM Thai factory has been sold to Great Wall. Who makes the chassis and bodies?
 
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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #8 on: Feb 18, 2020, 12:25:05 AM »
It's a real shame.  My Dad recently downsized his van and updated his vehicle at the same time settling on the Trailblazer now that he no longer requires the 3.5t towing capacity.  His is the Storm Variant and I have to say it's an impressive vehicle to drive.  Curious that the MU-X continues to vastly outsell it, such is the strength of Isuzu's reputation.
 

Offline yvesjv

Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #9 on: Feb 18, 2020, 06:21:27 AM »
How will this affect Isuzu and our cars as they still share bits and pieces? Apparently the GM Thai factory has been sold to Great Wall. Who makes the chassis and bodies?

Great question  :cup:
From this Article, Isuzu appears to have been buying a plant and manufactured for GM
https://www.just-auto.com/analysis/isuzu-updates-d-max-as-gm-divorce-dust-settles_id181572.aspx

Being the internet, other more reliable sources should confirm this.
 
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Offline kylarama

Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #10 on: Feb 18, 2020, 06:56:40 AM »


How will this affect Isuzu and our cars as they still share bits and pieces? Apparently the GM Thai factory has been sold to Great Wall. Who makes the chassis and bodies?

It won't.  The GM and Isuzu relationship ended not long after the Mux was released. The next generation Isuzu due for release later this year is designed and built in conjunction with Mazda.

For the current models. Both Isuzu and GM by law must provide parts for the next 10 years.



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Offline Carlin1983

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Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #11 on: Feb 19, 2020, 12:28:21 AM »
Be interesting where all the Colorado buyers will go.  If it spread over all the brands or all head towards one.
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Offline yvesjv

Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #12 on: Feb 19, 2020, 05:41:15 AM »
If we are lucky, they'll all move from everywhere in the country to Labrador, Southport, Palm Beach, Nerang, Molendinar and Silver Bridle Park in Qld!  :evil6:
 

Offline VALKIE

Re: The end of an icon - Holden is about to be no more
« Reply #13 on: Feb 20, 2020, 02:39:25 PM »
An Aussie Icon that will be missed.

I owned a few (for transport, more than fun) including HB Torana (my first car), HG Kingswood Ute, HQ Belmont Van, a Camira (company car), & a VN Commodore Exec (I needed a tow car in a hurry when I upgraded the boat).

My favourite was the HG Ute (5.0 V8, Trau-matic with factory bench seat).
It bought it in my early twenties & toured a lot of the NT, outback Qld, & Western NSW with very few maintenance issues.

Looks like most vehicle purchases will now be limited to Asian or American manufacterers.

Personally, I’m happy with the MUX  but if the Lotto man ever calls, I’d consider a 200 series with all the candy.......

Not me.

A lotto win would see me in a Landrover.
Not the crappy range rover, but the real deal.

But thats never gonna happen.
So ill stick with my lovely MUX.
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Running boards, tow bar, nudge bar, LED driving lights. window tinting, still lots to come.
 

 

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