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Old 27 Jun 2017, 15:48 (Ref:3747322)   #391
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Same thing! It's the USA saying "these are NOT for you, you Australians".
If they wanted to sell them in Australia, they would make them in RHD from the outset, wouldn't they? But they have decided these cars are not for Australia.
Or Poms, or Japanese, or Kiwis, or South Africans, the country that invented the Perana Capri.

Ford obviously had an RHD rethink in designing the 2015 Mustang, and I think they are doing pretty well with it for a niche model. GM however are behaving like ostriches.

I'm sure I remember (a couple of years ago) the local head honcho of GM saying we will get an RWD V8 delivered here in due course, but they could/would not reveal what it would be. My assumption was Cadillac, but the CTS-V would probably be well over double the cost of a current 5 litre Mustang, and the ATS-V coupe looks like the TT V6 only.

I'm thinking GM V8 lovers might be in for bad news unless the next gen Camaro is made RHD ex factory.

It seems like Holden is prepared to sacrifice it's performance market and heritage (and the Mustang proves that the equivalent Ford market is live and well) for the new age buyer more interested in connectivity and less interested in driving, handling and performance.
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Old 27 Jun 2017, 23:54 (Ref:3747489)   #392
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When will GM drop the Holden nameplate?
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 10:40 (Ref:3747562)   #393
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When will GM drop the Holden nameplate?
When GM can take a bath on the goodwill write off?
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 12:29 (Ref:3747576)   #394
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When will GM drop the Holden nameplate?
At some point. Promoting the obscure brand "Holden" instead of the mighty and famous "Chevrolet" is most peculiar.
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Old 28 Jun 2017, 12:45 (Ref:3747579)   #395
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It should have died with the Commodore.

The dealer network should've then been given the option to re-brand to Chevrolet, or walk from GM altogether.
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Old 29 Jun 2017, 12:01 (Ref:3747775)   #396
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Or Poms, or Japanese, or Kiwis, or South Africans, the country that invented the Perana Capri.

Ford obviously had an RHD rethink in designing the 2015 Mustang, and I think they are doing pretty well with it for a niche model. GM however are behaving like ostriches.

I'm sure I remember (a couple of years ago) the local head honcho of GM saying we will get an RWD V8 delivered here in due course, but they could/would not reveal what it would be. My assumption was Cadillac, but the CTS-V would probably be well over double the cost of a current 5 litre Mustang, and the ATS-V coupe looks like the TT V6 only.

I'm thinking GM V8 lovers might be in for bad news unless the next gen Camaro is made RHD ex factory.

It seems like Holden is prepared to sacrifice it's performance market and heritage (and the Mustang proves that the equivalent Ford market is live and well) for the new age buyer more interested in connectivity and less interested in driving, handling and performance.
I think the Mustang was easy because it uses a version of the Jaguar S type platform
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Old 30 Jun 2017, 02:41 (Ref:3747867)   #397
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I think the Mustang was easy because it uses a version of the Jaguar S type platform
Not sure if you're right on that one.
Jaguar S Type was built on Ford's DEW98 Platform Linky
The previous gen Mustang was due to built on that platform but that was cancelled and the Mustang-specific D2C platform was used instead Another linky
The current generation Mustang (which we're referencing here) has its own S550 platform 6 gen Stang linky Ford platform list linky
Based on all that, I think you have the wrong info re S Type and Moostang
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Old 4 Jul 2017, 14:58 (Ref:3748894)   #398
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Not sure if you're right on that one.
Jaguar S Type was built on Ford's DEW98 Platform Linky
The previous gen Mustang was due to built on that platform but that was cancelled and the Mustang-specific D2C platform was used instead Another linky
The current generation Mustang (which we're referencing here) has its own S550 platform 6 gen Stang linky Ford platform list linky
Based on all that, I think you have the wrong info re S Type and Moostang
I stand corrected as the man said wearing orthopedic shoes!
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I stand corrected as the man said wearing orthopedic shoes!
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WHo drinks Carlton Draught urghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !
I do!

You can keep your VB though
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You can keep your VB though
Why do people drink lager anyway?
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Why do people drink lager anyway?
Because they can?
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Because they can?
Fair enough. I guess they don't mind it tastes like water compared to ale and stout.
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There's a long-standing Holden dealership on the north coast of NSW in the same boat, also stating similar performance claims. No doubt there would be others.

It seems at odds to what a manufacturer - now importer, would do to drive sales. Under normal circumstances, it's the dealership that dumps the franchise, not the other way around. I cannot fathom how (forcibly) shrinking the dealer network is meant to boost sales, and instill confidence in the brand.
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