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Old 18 Feb 2020, 01:47 (Ref:3958142)   #31
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On a more serious note, could Lang Lang become the replacement for Sandown? Where are the Shahins and Tony Quinn?
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 07:19 (Ref:3958170)   #32
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There's already rumblings of a local buyout of the Holden nameplate and logo.
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 08:45 (Ref:3958176)   #33
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 09:05 (Ref:3958181)   #34
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There's already rumblings of a local buyout of the Holden nameplate and logo.
Great Wall Holden

Who do you think bought all the Thai factories?
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 11:07 (Ref:3958197)   #35
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Awfully sad news, I hope a wealthy Australian firm picks up the brand and saves it from oblivion.

Supercars have their work cut out for them, who knows what the future holds and what impact this may have on tv contract negotiation, currently underway.

The product needs to remain market relevant if you want sponsors to pay your bills.
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 12:26 (Ref:3958222)   #36
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Awfully sad news, I hope a wealthy Australian firm picks up the brand and saves it from oblivion.
Doesn't matter how wealthy they might be, what are they saving? They are a car company cut off from its relatives of more than 50 years, whether they were inspirations, sharing technology or outright suppliers. Without Opel/Vauxhall/Chevrolet, Holden now is nothing.

The only saviour Holden might have is Great Wall, do you really want them with the Holden badge on them?
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 13:29 (Ref:3958238)   #37
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what are they saving?
Engine plant and assembly plant. Complete with foundry, presses, paintbooths, assembly lines, etc, everything you need to manufacture a combustion engine (should you choose to include one) and motor vehicle.

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Sure, why not? It's no worse than:

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Old 18 Feb 2020, 17:43 (Ref:3958301)   #38
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PSA/Opel could buy the Brand Holden and continue selling Opels
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 17:59 (Ref:3958308)   #39
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Weren’t they offered Holden as part of the Vauxhall/Opel deal but turned it down?
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Old 18 Feb 2020, 18:34 (Ref:3958312)   #40
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Engine plant and assembly plant. Complete with foundry, presses, paintbooths, assembly lines, etc, everything you need to manufacture a combustion engine (should you choose to include one) and motor vehicle.
Cross off the engine plant. Fishermens Bend is 80% demolished.





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Old 18 Feb 2020, 21:51 (Ref:3958343)   #41
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I had considered this possibility too.
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Old 19 Feb 2020, 03:42 (Ref:3958389)   #42
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No one in their right mind would finance that idea.
Opel have failed 2 generate sales twice in Aus.
Once in their own name as a premium Euro product and then as the mainstream Commodore offering.
The parrot is dead.
Since local manufacturing stopped there is nothing of substance to save.
I feel sorry for the dealers and the staff but their pain will be gain for other importers and dealers.
Selling cars has always been a tough game.
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Old 19 Feb 2020, 04:14 (Ref:3958393)   #43
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Selling cars has always been a tough game.
Is it really that difficult?

Toyota make it look easy. Being a Toyota dealer is like a licence to print money!

It's a shame General Motors were not able to follow Toyota's example...
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Old 19 Feb 2020, 04:27 (Ref:3958394)   #44
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It's a shame General Motors were not able to follow Toyota's example...
Considering how both have been trading off their reputation despite new products not being worthy of it, probably surprising Toyota has survived.
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It's a shame General Motors were not able to follow Toyota's example...
Make stupid SUVs and lame cars that are the choice of uber drivers everywhere?

Not one interesting car in their stable.

Except for the Supra. Made by BMW.

PT Barnum said it best: Nobody ever went broke catering to the great unwashed.
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