Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

Did i make a good decision buying 2014 vf calais V V8??

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - ?)' started by Evlr3x, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Evlr3x

    Evlr3x New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    Vf calais v8
    Just want to know of peoples opinions and experience of owning holden vf calais V v8..im looking forward to picking it up..
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. Phawk

    Phawk Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Location:
    NZ
    Members Ride:
    VF11 SSV Redline
    I think your the only one who can answer that, if your happy with your purchase then yes.
     
  3. RED LION

    RED LION Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Location:
    SA
    Members Ride:
    VFII Calais V Sportswagon LS3
  4. tml678

    tml678 Active Member

    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    172
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Location:
    Sydney
    Members Ride:
    VFII LS3 Calais V Sportwagon
    We love ours as a family car, particularly being a wagon. Naturally I'm biased towards series II mainly because of the LS3, but nothing wrong with series I either. Personally, the deciding factor for me was the few extra creature comforts and more supple ride compared to the SS variants. Horses for courses :)
     
  5. MYVESSV8

    MYVESSV8 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,375
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Location:
    Brisbane/GoldCoast
    Members Ride:
    VE 6LT M6
    it should only matter too you, don't forget pics in my ride!!, should be a very good ride!!
     
  6. Mavericks Choice

    Mavericks Choice Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Location:
    NSW
    Members Ride:
    VF S2 M6, VE Calais V 6L S/Wagon, VZ 6L M6 Crewie
    Enjoy it mate
     
  7. NN334

    NN334 New Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie
    Members Ride:
    VF Calais V 6.0lt
    I purchased VF1 Calais V wagon 12 months ago and love it.

    Decided against the SSV Redline for many reasons. Far more creature comforts and passenger seat options, lower profille tyres and stiffer suspension too harsh for everyday driving and most of minw will be highway cruises where the stiffer rates dont really matter, to keep the vandals and thieves looking elsewhere as SS attracts them.

    And i really enjoy having a true sleeper that can hose most fancy wankers.

    Have not regretted it one bit.

    P.S. fit an OTR, tune and rear mufflers to get the V8 rumble back as standard is just too quiet.

    Enjoy
     
    MYVESSV8 likes this.
  8. daves8

    daves8 Member

    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Location:
    Sydney
    Members Ride:
    VF Calais V 6.0
    I have a 2015 Calais V 6.0 v8 and love it.

    I have lowered it, headers and exhaust, tuned and better breaks and it is now classy, angry and mean.

    Love it!
     
    PSISLE and 426Cuda like this.
  9. Evlr3x

    Evlr3x New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    Vf calais v8
    thanks for all the replies guy's..To be honest I've never been a Holden man but was really impressed with the VF model when it first made waves in the headlines. So after making the decision to test drive one, the Calais felt very strong under the hood and very comfort rich. This will be my daily driver as I have a weapon for fun locked up in the garage. Knowing myself I was thinking to keep it standard but I don't know how long that will last. I've already been reading in these forums for a few cosmetic mod's like otr, tune, catback(only), lower it, rear boot black lip and maybe some new wheels and front Brembo's..Very happy with my decision to give The Calais a go.. RWC is on Friday and sending redbook for pre inspection Thursday so looking good. Looking forward to driving it around..:):)
     
  10. Phawk

    Phawk Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Location:
    NZ
    Members Ride:
    VF11 SSV Redline
    Whats the weapon??????????? ;):):)
     
    426Cuda likes this.
  11. Evlr3x

    Evlr3x New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    Vf calais v8
    Haha a few years ago I went a bit nuts on later model sti with stroker enggine, running gear, stereo, suspension, brakes etc it could have been a show car. It handled like a go kart and beat the exotic cars on the road. My bro also loves his cars, weekend car is a 1988 merc 300e with supra twin turbo running gear making a modest 450kws at wheels. I get him of the line in the rex then he slowly pulls away as we get going. We love our cars and have gone through a few. Im looking forward to getting the Calais I think its a better buy than a second hand European money pit.
     
  12. Phawk

    Phawk Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Location:
    NZ
    Members Ride:
    VF11 SSV Redline
  13. Evlr3x

    Evlr3x New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    Vf calais v8
    @Phawk whats the Redline like???
     

Share This Page