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.
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.
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.
Would you like to change your name to Homer Junior? People can call you Hoju.
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