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    Soo what everybody's idea with this ? as peeps seem to replace Vauxhal badges with opel or Holden badges , would you be sad to see the Vauxhall badge go ????

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    Hi Dennis, I love my griffin, i havent replaced it with a opel or holden one

    Long live the Vauxhall Badge

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    I've seen just the opposite on a few LHD Vec-Cs over here. Vauxhall badges would you believe?

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    Rekon i`d be gutted to see the grffin replaced by a boring lightning bolt

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    Never gonna happen, Opel is Euro brand Vx is UK brand, used to mix em up, I even saw a Senator that was badged Opel be changed on the customers say so with Vx ones back in 83, model before the last, what a car they were, both the last and second to last, not forgetting the Monza, 2.5 and 3.0 straight six's, last of an era, same base engines that graced the Cresta and Ventora's in the early 70's.

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    Remember the Royale?

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    I've changed my badges to Opel. I initially bought and fitted the OPC badges and then the GTS badge on the rear, so I suppose it made sense for me to go the whole hog and remove the griffins and replace them with the blitz. In hindsight I wouldn't of done it at all, as it's a real pain in the rear having to explain to a dealer that your car isn't an import and is infact a UK car.

    The Griffin badge is too hard to clean around anyway.

    I would be sad to see Vauxhall replaced with Opel over here, but I don't think it would ever happen anyway (too costly and public uproar).

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    Over here in N. Ireland, Opel normally means you were a skinflint and imported your car from S. Ireland.

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    It would save GM Millions of pounds if we changed over to Opel, purely in franchise material, badges, brochures etc, but in 2004, for the first time ever, the Opel factories in Europe produced more cars for the UK than in Europe, from what I am told this alone put wind to any talk of the griffin being dropped.

    The only way I can see Opel being adopted in the UK is if Holden also go over to Opel, but I see that being a more far fetched idea than the UK becoming OPel.

    Stuart harris from Vauxhall told me a couple of years back that Bob Lutz had publically stated that outside the USA and Canada, the Vauxhall brand was the most important brand in the GM fold.

    So another question....................................What if Opel was dropped in Europe in favour of Vauxhall? Doubtfull I know but what If?

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    scary

    im after replaceing my centre caps of my 17inch sri alloys, to opel ones

    n dunno where to look.

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