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Old 11-06-2003, 17:58   #1 (permalink)
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I Knew This Car Was Overpirced

Marketplace: Vectra discounts top $5000
By David Berthon
The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday November 7 2003

Holden's move upmarket with the new Vectra has seen sales drop by more than 70 percent.
Heartland Holden in Sydney's Parramatta is now selling the 2.2-litre four-cylinder manual Vectra CD sedan for $29,983 plus on-road costs -- $5007 below the recommended retail price.

Automatic adds $2000 and metallic paint $550.

The discount is nearly equivalent to the price rise on the new model in March.

The level of equipment increased considerably at that time and includes four airbags, anti-lock brakes, cornering brake control, traction control, cruise control, air-conditioning, CD player, remote keyless entry and power windows and mirrors.

Heartland Holden has also carved $5446 from the better equipped 3.2-litre V6 auto-only Vectra CDX hatch. Normally $47,396 on-road, it is $41,950 drive-away.


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The V6 CDX gains alloy wheels, a six-CD in-dash stacker and higher-quality velour trim.

Sales of the four-cylinder to the end of September tallied 868 compared with 3495 for the same period last year.

Similarly, V6 sales dropped to 831, down from 1216.

Prices and details correct at publication date.
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Old 11-06-2003, 18:02   #2 (permalink)
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hmmm can't be good for vectra resale values. I have a mate who had the model before and when he heard of the new model coming out he was going to upgrade.....until he saw it and the price...
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Old 11-06-2003, 18:46   #3 (permalink)
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I think the new Vectra's look awesome.
Pitty about the price, who in their right mind would spend nearly $50k on one?!
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Old 11-06-2003, 18:56   #4 (permalink)
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Wouldn't mind a nice little zippy turbo one to take to the drags ;P
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Old 11-06-2003, 19:14   #5 (permalink)
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My sister laughed when she saw the new one...she liked the old shape and image...but after she saw the "rear that looks like a box" she quickly disliked them. I really don't know what holden expected it to do being so pricey either.
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Were they sourced from opel?
thought i heard that somewhere.
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Old 11-06-2003, 20:52   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, always have been. The pressure was on to lift the game with the new model as it was outclassed in every area by the Mondeo, Passat, Laguna, etc.
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Old 11-06-2003, 20:54   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah I think they're an Opel Vectra.

What do people think of the front lights? I think they're horrible. They remind me too much of new Rodeo and Cruze. Whats the go? The back end looks alright IMO.
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I don't like the back end at all....it looks out of place. I have warmed to the front end...but it still isn't my type of car in the looks department.
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Old 11-06-2003, 21:08   #10 (permalink)
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My brother inlaw has the v6 previous model, they look horn lowered with 18's.
Even though the front doesn't look flash or yet to grow on you again lowered with 18's very flash but for the money WHOOOO
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