Except that in his 'Honourable Mention' for VY Commodore, he says 'Put it this way: it's no AU Falcon.'
That's right Joshua, because Holden didn't discount VX heavily in anticipation of BA like Ford did to EL because of VT. Otherwise, AU was a fine car - it's 'ugliness' was perhaps deserved for AU1 Forte but the rest weren't as bad but the way the media hyped it you'd think it was a leper.
Then he continues to demonstrate his complete lack of knowledge of the car industry by claiming without AU being a sales disaster BA would have been a similar story to VX->VY. As if things like engineering IRS systems, DOHC I6s and the like take a year or two to develop... These things would have been in AV, AY or whatever anyway. The Windsor was dead, regardless of AU so a change to the new engines was happening too.
A simplistic view from a simplistic so-called 'journalist'.
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I noticed that the only car you didn't sing praises for was the Falcon. It's good that the Holden guys can stick together. Good on you for sticking it to them. We sure wouldn't want them thinking that you, Joshua Dowling, could ever be seen to be pleased about a good Ford. Bring up your views on the AU a few more times, that'll really get them.
Remember, you can be biased or you can be a good journalist - but you can't be both.
yeah mate there is so little to fix in the commodore that it definately hasnt been nearly single-handedly paying my and 34 other mechanics wages (plus service advisors etc) for the last 5 years in my dealership alone...
the last REPAC (replaced warranty parts that holden want us to send them) at my dealership was worth $20,000, and they are due once a month....i wouldnt say there isnt much to fix on a commonwhore...
oh yeah, and the zafira is one of the most frustrating cars to drive as well, the auto just wont pick a gear, it kicks down every time you take a breath nearly, it shits you to tears. (thats if you havent jinked your back by sitting down on the rock-hard seats to quickly!)
and i also cant believe the mazda 6 didnt win meduim car - even the mazda mechanics at my work love it, and i takes a special car for a mechanic to love it, trust me.
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i reckin while he wrote that he was on the phone to his Mates at Holden crying for forgiveness, i could imagine the convo now "no no it;s not like that, I wasn't a judge, u know I would of picked..... beep beep beep.... hahahahahah he is an idiot, ide like to meet him, so i could slap him, The AU had two recalls its whole life, not frigin 12 like the vt-vx, man some people make me go INSANE!!!
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