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Old 3rd November 2019, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Commodore

Spot on Bryce.

The end started way back in the 60’s when the first Tiara, and then Corolla rolled off the line in Victoria.
For the first time a small car that was not a Holden, was ultra reliable, could handle Australian conditions, and was half the price of a Holden.

The home grown Holden was certainly more reliable and cheaper than other imports from the USA or England.
Even the earlier locally assembled cars from these countries suffered in our conditions.
The very first Falcon (XK) even failed dismally on our roads until local engineers, rebuilt the entire suspension system for our conditions.

This coupled with the union driven assembly plant workers, where they were the highest paid in the world, ensured the end would come minutes after the government pulled their subsidies of the factories.

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