Cannot wait , iam all twitchy like the night before bathurst when all through the land bogans are waitng in anticipation of the latest incarnation of our beloved crummerdore .
hahaha! just a new face stuck on a 7 year old design
It’s going to be a pretty old car by the time they bring the replacement from overseas. 10 year model run.
And the BF still strings back to the AU days… from 1998.
Well if you are going to look at like that, the falcon still has parts in it from when it first got here. The platform is a development of the original. That said and done it’s more Australian than a Commodore.
So what’s the FG? The merits of a vehicle aren’t determined by it’s age.
And why not be interested, if not excited. Bring on the anti-SUV! To hell with poor handling, wannabe offroaders and those awful my-life-is-over people movers! Get yourself a Commodore, make it a manual SS V8 and get a freak’n smile on your dial!
Thats the point r&tard , not wanted as a taxi , not wanted as a fleeter , not wanted by families , just a few old school brogans .
But those bogans are happy. Surely that’s what matters.
Your jealious,Vw don’t have a large sedan rwd with a V8 available.Remember Top Gear Uk when the Maloo blew the doors of that pos Audi
They do – Volkswagen Phaeton V8 AWD, not imported here
And what a POS that fat ugly barge is. Mega flop worldwide for VeeDud only sells a handful in China now.
I have seen some pretty affluent and educated people behind the wheel of locally made Ford and Holden products.
Do you feel sad that its life was extended and you have been proven wrong again?
Less than 48 hours ago you said it was doomed past 2016. So did Joshua Dowling in his article about the VF technology. This assurance will help boost sales, if only temporarily.
Effluent yes , educated no , doomed yes , it will be FWD with a 4 cyl turbo , oh no, no v6 or v8 .
Clutching to stereotypes is all you have. A frantic avalanche of posts by you on the Commodore articles; so clearly you’re cut about it.
If nobody saw what a joke you were before, I bet they do now.
If you check Holden decided years ago against building a Taxi special as they said Taxis always look run down
Well again what do you drive that is so good Let us all know and spread that enormous knowledge you have around
VAGmother of all the models from all the manufacturers Commodore is in the top few % of sellers. Outsells the Golf 2 to 1, makes it twice as wanted.
Not really, most Crummer sales are bought by faceless corporations or Government departments. When it comes down to real people putting their own money down for a car, more people would be buying Golfs here.
Also those Crummer sales are only achieved with heavy discounts, usually a minimum $5000+ off RRP + free on road costs. Minimal discounts on Golf, often none at all, particularly when there are waiting lists for some models like Gti & Sirrocco. Occasionally they do a “free on road costs” promotion for a month and sales double for the month. Would Crummer sales half if they stopped the discounting and free on road costs? Who knows, I don’t think Crummer has ever been on sale without some kind of promotion running.
Additionally, Golf sells in moderate to high numbers all around the world unlike Crummer which is only restricted to a handful of small markets.
Fleets need cars too. They need reliable vehicles that are cheap to service, so fleets buying Commodores isn’t a bad thing. Yes they do ‘discounts’ to make the deal seem special, but in reality that was always going to be the actual sale price. Holden are shooting themselves in the foot here because resale percentages are based off official retail prices. That gives an unrealistically bad resale image.
The Corolla is sold in huge numbers around the world too, doesn’t make it a good car. The Commodore was always designed principally for the local market with some exports, nothing wrong with that.
No, Holdens in general have bugger all resale value. Once you drive it out, 20,000 gone. 4 years time, 35/40,000 gone just like that. Not to mention time wasted in service departments
So what do you drive ? I have driven Holdens all my life I can assure you I am not a brogan
Also I am not a 2 bob snob either
Who cares its just a crummerdore nothing special , unless you believe the myth that holden has created over 60 years that its unique , hahhaahha .
Or the myth that I’m into women, it’s just not my thing you see
I have never commented before on this site just a couple of others but i must say Golfmother dont you have anything else to do you must sit and wait antil someone comments about your comment and away you go i think you need a hobby may i suggest knitting you could make yourself some nice cushion covers for what ever you drive i find the word Bogan offensive Now willi wait for your reply .No i wont waste my time
I was going to say you must be getting all excited you & Zuppy can post 30+ comments each. Plus a few from your bogan alias “stop the boats” all with your legendary poor spelling. Then you can like each others comments.
Whe I was younger I was touched in my off limits zone in a VK commodore, I have blocked most of it out but still remember working class man on AM radio
O well, at least it has happened once for you.
Good luck to Holden – the will obviously seek to address key issues such as weight, thirst and interior presentation. The base size and visibility can’t surely change much though until VJ?
Its amazing how similar VF circumstances are here to the HZ Kingswood
- car has grown over 30 years from its original size (VB vs FJ)
- weight has grown by 500KG+ in 30 years from original weight
- fuel pricing and green concerns a buyer priority again
- next model known to be using a different plaftorm of some sort.
I have always thought that the VB Commodore got the packaging right… The current car is too big. I think a Aussie 5 series would hit the spot.
5 series is the pretty much the same size, in fact 5 series has a bigger wheelbase.
Spot on to both above comments. By Aussie 5 series, you aren’t talking the current one are you, that’s a very big car? the one that was the size of the VB I could picture though.
I’m pretty sure from E34 onwards 5 series has been bigger than a VB.
Although to be fair it has always been a good looking, good handling car. If the interior and technology are brought up to world standard, should we as Australians, not consider a quality product that is made here in Australia. After paying $900 for a run of the mill BMW service this week which included the car coming back with no Air Con, and an overflow of oil on our garage floor ( thanks Brisbane BMW) – why shouldn’t we help keep Australians in jobs by supporting this car – if it’s good?
It will keep RACQ happy..
I really want to see the end of Holden. Why are my taxes paying for a car I don’t want to buy!!!!!
It’s really disappointing that 4 Australians agree with you. Obviously you know no one whose life depends on building these cars. Stop being so self centred.
You know, aside from the corporate BS, and over the top positivity which would give you the impression this is a brand new car, what we have is a new front and back on an old shell, with a dash which can be seen on many US GM cars. There are no real innovations, just catching up after a long period of no refresh.
But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t build it here, or it’s replacement. Of course we should. All that was shone is typical corporate hype, You have to look past that if you’ve never experienced it before personally and look at the product.
Im probably in the minority here, but i am really looking forward to seeing the new VF. Hopefully they can step it up a notch in terms of technology and perceived quality as those are the two things that let down an otherwise good car.
Hi, Visited Melbourne a few weeks ago. Great place. Hired a holden sv6 from Europcar. Fantastic drive. Unfortunately they invoiced me for a Audi A4 also. Don’t know who hired that but hpoe she was hot. Drive a VL wagon here in NZ but hope to update to a VE sidi 3litre sportwagon soon.
This used to be an event keenly anticipated but now sadly it is a yawn
DID EVERYONE SEE THE NEW COMMODORE ON YOUTUBE, THEY ACCIDENTALLY SHOWED IT, LOL
Yes scroll to about 30 mins on the clip.
Love how all the Little Ford Toddlers search and need to justify their lifes by finding all the Topics about Holden, and comment how awfull it is, Guess it could of been better with 30k sale in 2012, but then again Falcons didnt even make 8k sales…..
Yawwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnn. Die Holden, die.