Holden, support for discontinued models

 
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
[edit] Thread split from : Eureka R Class Arrives!   http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1882338.htm#1882338
I have reproduced FirstStopCentral's  post here for context.[/edit]





Recently, a large number of Railpage members purchased the new Holden Commodore FU sedan.
However, at the first sign of rain, most members reported that the windscreen wipers would hover approx 8mm above the windscreen glass and vibrate back and forth.

14 Railpage members immediately disassembled the windscreen wiper, blade and motor components attempting to fix the problem and saying that this was what buying a new car was all about, and some found it neccessary to disassemble portions of every single car they had ever bought and found it to be quite normal practice.

Railpage member 'SecondStopRedfern' dared to suggest that maybe the cars should have been returned to Holden as they weren't fit-for-purpose and that he actually drove a Toyota.

Many members scorned 'SecondStopRedfern' for such heresy, saying that they had intended to take the windscreen wipers off as it rarely rains in their neck of the woods anyway, and that 'SecondStopRedfern' 'probably meant' that he DID indeed have the Commodore FU but didn't need to drive it because the wheels were too wide for his NSW based driveway.

Meanwhile, Railpage member Prof Flunk notified the assembled crowd that he didn't need the Commodore FU because he already had already received a number of FU's (ain't that the truth) from other manufactures and that the Suzuki Swift was in fact the only car that had the correct fine-scale wiper blades, other wiper blades only being suitable to rolling road material and cutting Italian food.

Despite this, ALL manufacturers worldwide of any form of wiper blade to fit any form of transport (land, sea or air) did in fact abide by Prof Flunk's Universal Wiper Blade Standard.

So next time you go into Repco, ask for a Wiper Blade. When they ask which brand, tell them 'FU' ('Flunk Universal Wiper Blade') to fit anything from a VW Beetle to an A380 Airbus or Bulk Ore Carrier.

Merry Xmas everybody!

Paul
FirstStopCentral
Serves you right for buying a Holden, as of 2017 they are unsupported.

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  brissim Chief Train Controller

Serves you right for buying a Holden, as of 2017 they are unsupported.
TheBlacksmith
Rubbish. I enjoyed FirstStopCentral's little parody. Getting off topic here but as of 2016/2017 Holden will stop local manufacturing but - by law - will be required to continue to support their products I believe for at least another 10 years after that. Pity the same rules don't apply to model railway products.

Tony
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Rubbish. I enjoyed FirstStopCentral's little parody. Getting off topic here but as of 2016/2017 Holden will stop local manufacturing but - by law - will be required to continue to support their products I believe for at least another 10 years after that. Pity the same rules don't apply to model railway products.

Tony
brissim
I think you will find that it does maybe not 10 years, but for a reasonable amount of time. Most products are like this, although replacement now is the easier option in most cases of smaller articles.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Rubbish. I enjoyed FirstStopCentral's little parody. Getting off topic here but as of 2016/2017 Holden will stop local manufacturing but - by law - will be required to continue to support their products I believe for at least another 10 years after that. Pity the same rules don't apply to model railway products.

Tony
brissim
No they won't. Following current model railway practice they will keep a small stock of Holdens from the last run and then cannibalise them for several years to keep others on the road.

Terry will insist that everyone who has bought them should throw away the wide profile tyres and fit 1950s narrow treads.

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