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#1 OFFLINE   diesel

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

On Australian TV they say that the hatch is designed and built in Australia by Holden... believe everything they say on telly? So there you have it.







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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:25 AM

On Australian TV they say that the hatch is designed and built in Australia by Holden... believe everything they say on telly? So there you have it.



And its probably correct, you can read THIS

I've order one, 2.0VCDI LTZ AT ... hope they build it flawless ... I'm hopping to receive it by March/April 2012 ... so long :cry:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

I see, lets see where your cruze will be made in, let us know. Last time Holden claimed that a model was engineered in Australia was Holden Vectra v6. It was designed by Germans (Opel) and built by Belgians, nothing other than the Holden badges were Holden.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

As soon as I get it, I'll post here something.

By the way, in Europe, Vectra was under the badge of OPEL. Vectra appear around the late 80's and was up to 2008 (if not in mistake) and the model that came to replace the vectra was the Insignia (I really love the OPC version, but unfortunately it is way out for my pocket).

I don't remember if in Portugal there was any V6 version, I'm guessing not, even so, the most popular version was the 1.9 CDTI 150cv.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

As soon as I get it, I'll post here something.

By the way, in Europe, Vectra was under the badge of OPEL. Vectra appear around the late 80's and was up to 2008 (if not in mistake) and the model that came to replace the vectra was the Insignia (I really love the OPC version, but unfortunately it is way out for my pocket).

I don't remember if in Portugal there was any V6 version, I'm guessing not, even so, the most popular version was the 1.9 CDTI 150cv.

Yes, Opel it is, I still have my Vectra V6, 2.6 Litre, this model was that last Vectra B2 with more aggressive body moldings. The 2.6 L engine was produces only for a short time and it is very difficult to find any information on it, a lot is for the 2.5L version but in many ways they are different. My vectra was built in October 2001, 2002 they started Vectra C. Holden was contemplating on bringing in Insignia but probably price and its competitiveness with locally made Holden Commodore prevented it.
I think the Vectra may outlive the Cruze, it is well made and has a lot of Saab technology and parts in it.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

First time to hear this one, Thanks for this update, I really appreciate it.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:32 AM

Vectra appear around the late 80's and was up to 2008 (if not in mistake) and the model that came to replace the vectra was the Insignia (I really love the OPC version.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:28 AM

Vectra appear around the late 80's and was up to 2008 (if not in mistake) and the model that came to replace the vectra was the Insignia (I really love the OPC version.

 

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