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Hates/Dislikes about the VF SII

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - ?)' started by spud_22, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. spud_22

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    Currently looking into buying a SSV wagon and just wan to find out what some cons are about the car.
    Its really easy to find lots of pros and why people love their cars. So post some cons or just general things you
    dislike so I know what to look out for.
     
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    My link is average.

    Park assist sensors are overly intrusive.
     
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    MyLink's quirks are definitely the thing about the car which least-successfully hits the mark.

    Those V8 bonnet vents spring to mind as the next worst thing, and given how trivial that is ...
     
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    My partner has a sri-v Cruze with the my link, never had a problem with it but never really used its full potential. Also I'm not a massive fan of the vents either, worst part is they aren't even vents they are just pieces of plastic glued to the bonnet. Lol Have been contemplating getting them removed.
     
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    Love the car but climate control is hit and miss.
     
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    4 x 4 ground clearance.

    Can anyone explain why? Was the Series 1 that high?
     
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    They are actually vents that do go through to engine bay. Not just glued on top, to replace them you would need to buy a series 1 bonnet.

    I actually didn't like them at first but they grew on me. Only due to the fact you can clearly tell a series 2 V8 apart from series 1 and series 2 V6's.

    Cooling wise I don't think they do much unless your really pushing it on a track as they would aid with airflow from front bar.

    Each to their own I guess.
     
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    I like the vents.

    And you're incorrect, they are actually vents. Open the bonnet and you'll see a small plastic opening... plus I've shone a torch into it to make sure.
     
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    Well the more you know, didn't spend much time looking at them. Spent most of my time looking at it trying to find some reason why I shouldn't buy one, hence this post looking for other people's opinions.
    Don't get me wrong though love these cars to bits just trying to look from all angles.
     
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    The only real issue I have is the Mylink... it works.. but has it's quirks.
     
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    Because it's the centre of everything, it's the cause of all problems.
    Aircon sucks? That's because it's run by MyLink. Our VS didn't blast us with cold air in the face, when it's 6 degrees outside & we've got the temp set to 23 degrees & we've asked for the demisting/feet function.
    Reversing camera doesn't turn on for some reason? It's run by MyLink.
    USB stick requires indexing for 5 minutes every time you turn the car on, meaning no ability to change/select music ... that's MyLink.
    Batman style 'POW' symbol appears in info screen while you're on the highway, beeping over the top of the music you're listening to & shocking your passengers, and cruise-control disengages, all for no reason ... that's MyLink.
     
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    Yes it was and if you drive at high speeds on sealed or unsealed country roads as I have done, you will appreciate every millimeter of height you get.
     
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    It is a bit rough that the Redline lost the forged alloy wheels as standard from series 1 and the front seat cushioning is crap compared to early series 1 Redlines. I also liked the red stitching in the early cars.

    On the other hand the LS3 is a great upgrade and the base SS is a bargain.
     
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    Crap looking vents and no DVD
     
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    Really? I thought they were still forged. Do you know how much the series II wheels weight?
     
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    Hear Hear.

    How the heck can something as simple as the air conditioning be so totally screwed up in software? The climate control is the one thing I see that consistently fails miserably in every VF. If I ever get to sit in one where it consistently works... I'll buy that one
     
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    I have a VFII Redline wagon (Feb build) my climate control / AC has never missed a beat (done 5000 km's) has worked perfectly from day one.

    But I agree on Mylink, It's the worst thing about the car by far. I am considering getting the Advanced Ice android system, althought it is very $$$$ Holden Mylink Integrated Android System
     
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    They certainly look higher all round than the series 1, especially the rears which look a lot higher.
    I like the vents.
     
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    Incorrect. MyLink isn't perfect but at the end of the day it's just a radio.

    Incorrect. The MyLink is sent data from the HVAC control module via Canbus and can't direct the HVAC to do shit.

    Incorrect. An odd one nonetheless, for the same reason as above it's impossible for MyLink to affect the cruise control.

    It's so funny watching people blame something for a problem they know nothing about. "OH SHIT THE MYLINK DISPLAYS INFORMATION SO IT MUST BE THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM THAT I HAVE RELATING TO THE INFORMATION IT DISPLAYS". It's like blaming a computer monitor for the DVD drive not working because the movie on the DVD isn't showing on the monitor.

    On a different note, I have the newest calibration installed on my HVAC unit (new as of last month) and it's a lot better than it used to be.
     
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    I have it on mine too now.
    The heating seems to work best when it is on floor and screen and then only need about 22c to warm up.
    If I select just floor, I need 26c to get it to warm up.

    I still get cool air blowing out the vents when the heating is on (and floor selected) but it seems better.
    The A/C still seems to turn on by itself which does my head in.
     

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