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Old 06-02-2008, 08:37 AM
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Cheap labour, because Adelaide is the arse end of the country?
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I didnt mean it to sound like that. I understand it will be hard for them. I wasnt trying to be rude. Sorry, i was really more surprised they even had a factory in Australia. But the employee's will be getting compensated a lot of money. They have that atleast to look forward too plus a month to look for another job.
I knew some people who were working at WA Salvage when that went under. And the money they got paid was crazy plus they were offered jobs as well at Bunnings.
i wasnt having a dig either. just saying that things will be different.

on another topic. why is adelaide the town that has alot of car building facitilies?

didnt holden have an engine plant down there? and so did mitsubishi before it closed a few years ago?

i also heard HRT has a workshop or something there aswell??
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i wasnt having a dig either. just saying that things will be different.

on another topic. why is adelaide the town that has alot of car building facitilies?

didnt holden have an engine plant down there? and so did mitsubishi before it closed a few years ago?

i also heard HRT has a workshop or something there aswell??

as ballsac said, its probably due to lower mean income compared to say sydney or melbourne
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It has been a long time coming... Its definitely a good thing for the brand as a whole... and I'm sure they will import an equivalent(probably better) to the 380...
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:03 PM
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Its been comin for along time, its just sad that the 380 sucked because it was a nice car.
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It was a good car but the brand's Aussie image had been tarnished by lots of rumours and *drum roll* early Magnas which weren't that great (well, couldn't stack up to commies and falcos). I know this coz my parents have owned a Magna since 2000 and, while it hasn't been bad over 7-8 years, there's been a couple of MAJOR problems over that time which were really out of the blue and cost thousands to repair. General build quality wasn't that flash.. just adds up to the bad reputation they got.

The 380 should have been looked at with clean eyes. Unfortunately it wasn't, and because of this people think it's a bad car when it wasn't/isn't. Like my Master D said, it's a shame but that's the way the world works
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The 380 was boring, non offensive styling. They couldnt take the chance designing something that people would think looked too harsh, so they decided on something that just looked like.....meh. It was doomed from the outset regardless of reputations from previous models. $0 = Boring Car.

You really do have to wonder when Australian based car companies will wake up and see that huge cars arent the future in the current environment. Sure, throw a diesel or a hybrid engine in them and they may have a chance of survival. But a big car with a big fuel drinking V6 is going to see them losing money. I just hope Holden hurry up and put the "Torana" into production.
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Doesnt Thrifty own Mitsu or the other way round? only reason they stayed afloat so long is thrifty now provides 380s as the standard car instead of the falcon/commodore. which is irritating when you have to go somewhere with gravel roads
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