Maybe I'm the only objective one
but, hey yeah ricing up a holden has never been great but it's not new.
They are Australian cars and Australians are the ones who buy them. The quality is not up to scratch of most jap cars but there advantages have always been a better ride, built to the conditions.
I will say the new one's are not as good as the Old ones
After trying to remove metal from a HQ monaro door, the differences are Major, these cars are built like tanks metal is double if not tripple the thickness of any import or even new Holden or Ford. But of course this is why they need a big motor to get going and have been fairly underbraked.
YOu only have to look under the rear of a Holden VT onward to a Ford Au or even BA and you cna tell that Ford still build tank suspension conponents compared with Holden.
The advantage of owning a Aussie made car be it holden or Toyota are easy, break a belt on weekedn drive in the country and servo should have on the wall. Can't do that with just about any import.
They might not be disirable to all, they might not be value for money, but people who love them always will.
They say your either a Holden or Ford man, well I'm neither as I'm not even a full on mazda man, I just judge a car by what you get for your money. Not all cars are the same and not all car owners are the same. The market is full of Knishes, and yes they don't fill everyone's needs. You might think that the 4 major makers are biggest seller but just remember 60% are fleet cars and most just pick what ever they think will do the job.
After all not everyone cars abot performance, lots just care about A to B and the hip pocket.
For that reason we have the Wagon a keepign it as nothing can do what it does better on the Market.
Hold 7 people
Be very economical - pulled 7.4 to 100kms on the last cruise (note open throttle was the norm ask Boosting 6 )
Be fully option with supple ride
Find me a new car that can do all that.