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Old 11-06-2002, 02:51   #1 (permalink)
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Which Holdens are actually Holdens?

Hey all. I've been wondering, which of the cars with Holden badges are actually made by Holden? It's obvious that the commy is made here, well most of it. But what else? I know the Vectra and Suburban are definitely not Holdens, what about the rest? If anyone knows where they are all made and what company are did they originate from that would be good. Is the Jackaroo aussie?

Also, what parts of the Commonwhore are not Holden? The gearbox as far as I know is US, and the LS1 of course, what else?

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Old 11-06-2002, 03:19   #2 (permalink)
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Hey all. I've been wondering, which of the cars with Holden badges are actually made by Holden? It's obvious that the commy is made here, well most of it. But what else? I know the Vectra and Suburban are definitely not Holdens, what about the rest? If anyone knows where they are all made and what company are did they originate from that would be good. Is the Jackaroo aussie?

Also, what parts of the Commonwhore are not Holden? The gearbox as far as I know is US, and the LS1 of course, what else?

Thanks heaps all...

Alex
As far as I know, Crappodore is based on the Opel Omega platform also inheiriting its crap IRS. It will soon be based on the Caddy CTS platform which is a LOT better. Could actually match Falcon for drivability (hope not though !). Vectra, Astra, Barina, Frontera are made by Opel in Germany, just shipped here and have Holden badges whacked on. The Jackaroo and Rodeo are rebadged Isuzus.
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Old 11-06-2002, 03:41   #3 (permalink)
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Also the Cruze is either a Daihatsu or Suzuki I think, not sure which exactly though.

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Old 11-06-2002, 03:43   #4 (permalink)
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I think this issue has been pushed before..isnt it boring everyone now?
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Old 11-06-2002, 03:46   #5 (permalink)
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I apologise if it has, but I haven't read about it. I'm just curious, not trying to criticise or use this as a way of bashing Holden. Just making that clear.

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Old 11-06-2002, 04:37   #6 (permalink)
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Barina - Opel
Astra - Opel
Vectra - Opel
Frontera - Izusu
Jackaroo - Izusu
Cruze - Suzuki
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Calibra is also Opel/Vauxhall
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So what is being said is that Holden aren't all that good at making their own cars but they are damn good at rebadging other manufacturers cars and then outselling the donor cars, (at an inflated price) One of the guys from work bought a Suziki Ignus, a.k.a. Holden Cruze, Suziki do more models and they're cheaper. . . . but they lack the all inportant Holden badge.
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Old 11-06-2002, 14:04   #9 (permalink)
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Ford Oz only makes the Falcon - it imports everything else.

I don't see the difference here guys ...
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Ford Oz only makes the Falcon - it imports everything else.

I don't see the difference here guys ...
Right on!

Focus - Euro
Mondeo - Euro
Ka - Euro??
Festiva - Euro

Laser - Mazda

Correct me if I'm wrong though...

and you can't forget the good ol' Holden Corollas... =)
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