Friday, June 17, 2005

Deal is done...

Well, it seems as though the Holden-Daewoo deal has been done. But it seems that Holden may be doing a staggered introduction, not dropping the Opel built Astra straight away. The Viva, the larger of the two shown below, will replace the Astra Classic.

3 comments:

Tom said...

I have to say, it doesn't look like a Crapwoo.

It seems Holden has influenced the design to make it look less cheap, and it may well be the right price bracket.

The Astra was slightly too expensive for the market, even though it feels better built than equivalent "rivals" from Japan.

Craig said...

Tom, are you saying if something smells like shit, feels like shit, but doesn't look like shit, it might not actually be shit?

Tom said...

No, but alas. The good people of Austraya will see a Holden badge and a decent looking vehicle and will think it is good.

Holden has always foisted crap quality vehicles on the general populace, and they didn't seem to mind.

Commodores are only now reaching a standard that is acceptable, and even then they are probably still a little far behind "the others".

At least a Holden has build quality better than cheap Japanese cars by now... or have they?