RPT-Strewth, a foreign Holden? GM hopes Australian icon will endure

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By Lincoln Feast and Thuy Ong SYDNEY, Dec 25 (Reuters) - It's as much a part of Australia as kangaroos, the Sydney Opera House or vegemite, and General Motors Co's decision to stop manufacturing Holdens in the country looks like the marketing equivalent of a car crash. Australians have reacted with a mixture of anger, sadness and resignation to GM's pre-Christmas announcement that it will stop making cars in Australia by 2017 due to high costs ...

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