Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

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    Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale
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    by Mircea Panait
    17 May 2017



    Following the sale of the Port Melbourne V6 engine plant in 2016, Holden now plans to dismantle the Commodore line. Industrial liquidation specialist Maynards is tasked with the sale of every bit and bob of value at the Adelaide Vehicle Manufacturing & Assembly facility. According to the listing, binding offers are open until October 31, 2017, including private negotiation for the assembly line’s tools and robots.
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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    End of an era.

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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    There you go Australians, time to put your money where your mouth is.

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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    Just dont buy the new Commodore, if sales fall off a cliff, then GM will be forced to re-think there logic.

    With the SS, and Commie gone, that means the Caprice is gone, so no more PPV.
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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    Just dont buy the new Commodore, if sales fall off a cliff, then GM will be forced to re-think there logic.

    With the SS, and Commie gone, that means the Caprice is gone, so no more PPV.
    The logic is that GM has discontinued domestic production in a country where it is not profitable. Not buying the imported Holdens threatens the businesses of Holden dealers and the jobs of their employees.

    Municipal fleets are purchased from the lowest bidder. Domestically manufactured government vehicles are usually purchased below dealer invoice for private vehicles. For a GM to sell an imported police prowler, it must be taking a bath on each vehicle sold.

    That said, the classic police sedan is fast becoming a thing of the past. The go to vehicle for police departments is now the Ford Explorer. GM's go to police car is now the Chevrolet Tahoe. Police departments are switching to SUVs because sedans no longer feed the bulldog.

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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMe View Post
    The logic is that GM has discontinued domestic production in a country where it is not profitable. Not buying the imported Holdens threatens the businesses of Holden dealers and the jobs of their employees.

    Municipal fleets are purchased from the lowest bidder. Domestically manufactured government vehicles are usually purchased below dealer invoice for private vehicles. For a GM to sell an imported police prowler, it must be taking a bath on each vehicle sold.

    That said, the classic police sedan is fast becoming a thing of the past. The go to vehicle for police departments is now the Ford Explorer. GM's go to police car is now the Chevrolet Tahoe. Police departments are switching to SUVs because sedans no longer feed the bulldog.
    True! I just hope GM stockpiles enough spare parts for my SS in the future....
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    True! I just hope GM stockpiles enough spare parts for my SS in the future....
    And this is why I can't warm up to the idea of buying one.
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    And this is why I can't warm up to the idea of buying one.
    Well, not a whole hell of a lot of choices if you want a roomy, V8, stick.....
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    I wish they had sold it to the Punch Group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    True! I just hope GM stockpiles enough spare parts for my SS in the future....
    By US federal law, auto manufacturers have to provide replacement parts for 7 years after model production ends.


    Right now, seven years after a car model is ended, the manufacturers can stop providing parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    True! I just hope GM stockpiles enough spare parts for my SS in the future....
    And this is why I can't warm up to the idea of buying one.
    if this is the reason why you aren't buying one, I think you're missing the whole point of the car...

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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    GM is now pulling out of South Africa and India, the way GM is going, they probably won't make RHD cars anymore anyway

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    GM is now pulling out of South Africa and India, the way GM is going, they probably won't make RHD cars anymore anyway
    Was just coming in to say the same thing. GM is shrinking faster than Barra's credibility. She will single handedly disrupt GM from once being the worlds largest car makes to a US domestic brand with some sales in China. The approach to difficult markets is weak and pathetic. Why it should be so hard for GM to succeed where most other manufacturers have viable operations of some kind, is beyond me. The soft bellied GM execs cut and run. Instead of these fabled new approaches and outside of the box thinking they bail. It's utter hypocrisy.

    Holdens death has to be inevitable. I don't whether to punch a wall or sit in the corner and cry.

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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

    The accountants have too much sway....They'll keep Ebitda % high by chopping 'low profit' operations and vehicles until they have little left, and then get snapped up or have no economy of scale to ride the ups and downs...shades of Pan Am, another American institution that was f'ed over by mis-management at the senior management level. I guess MBA schools need something to study in the 2030's.
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    Re: Holden Commodore Plant Is Up For Sale

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    Well, not a whole hell of a lot of choices if you want a roomy, V8, stick.....
    and after this year you wont have any choice
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