An interesting short piece from the Crikey news site shows the rush to design a new model and test out the quality control of the vehicle on the public at large spells doom publicity wise. In this day and age of modern computer technology, risk asessment regimes etc how can fault ridden crap like this still be offloaded on to trusting and supportive buyers.
9. IS THE NEW MONARO A LEMON
Nostalgia costs big dollars. Whoever dreamed of owning a
Monaro and was too young first time round, got their chance
last year with the launch of the new model. Only thing is,
it seems the new Monaro is a bit of a lemon if the
Automotive forum at consumer watchdog website www.
NotGoodEnough.org is anything to go by. Rev Heads galore
are unhappy with their purchase but the new Monaro is said
to have almost $400 million a year of sales headed to the US.
One erstwhile poster says his 7 month old Monaro has been
back to the dealer 8 times for repairs. When he tried to
take it up with the dealer, the only response he got was
that due to the excessive number of complaints, Holden
would be back in touch shortly. Still no response.
Other known problems include: power steering, Gen3 motors,
build quality and so on, not to mention the leaking seals
which means your new car gets flooded each time it rains.
Seems the idea of owning a Monaro might be better than the
reality. Anyone else had a problem?
Crikey is still mourning the loss of his 1970 HG Monaro at
the hands of some drunk last year. However, dreams to
invest in a new Monaro if Crikey ever becomes truly viable
are now firmly on hold based on this feedback.