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Are holden cars any good, as in buying parts, price etc....we have heard Holden has gone bust, is this correct?

 

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They haven't gone bust, they're just not going to manufacture cars in Australia any more.  Holden is the local brand for General Motors.   The fact they're not making cars here means nothing, because no one else makes cars here either - the only reason Holden and Ford made cars in Australia for so long, was  because the government paid them huge subsidies to stay.  

You'll recognise some Holden cars - e.g. the Astra is (you guessed it) the Vauxhall Astra. 

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7 hours ago, Marisawright said:

They haven't gone bust, they're just not going to manufacture cars in Australia any more.  Holden is the local brand for General Motors.   The fact they're not making cars here means nothing, because no one else makes cars here either - the only reason Holden and Ford made cars in Australia for so long, was  because the government paid them huge subsidies to stay.  

You'll recognise some Holden cars - e.g. the Astra is (you guessed it) the Vauxhall Astra. 

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Hyundia is a good reliable brand in the lower priced end of the market. Kia too which I think use same engines? 

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2 minutes ago, HappyHeart said:

Hyundia is a good reliable brand in the lower priced end of the market. Kia too which I think use same engines? 

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On 19/09/2020 at 15:32, Marisawright said:

You'll recognise some Holden cars - e.g. the Astra is (you guessed it) the Vauxhall Astra. 

And in the UK you will recognise the Vauxhall Monaro:

Image result for vauxhall monaro

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5 hours ago, Dusty Plains said:

And in the UK you will recognise the Vauxhall Monaro:

Image result for vauxhall monaro

I have seen a monaro in the UK. Just the one though. Pity they didn't make a diesel.

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