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2016 vs 2017 Redline differences?

rwdv8

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Hi guys,

First post here. Looks like a great forum. I'm in the market to buy a VF2 Redline in the next 2 months or so, and am just curious as to whether there are any differences between 2016 and 2017 big enough to warrant one over the other?

Car will definitely be a manual trans, if it matters.

I haven't been able to find much online, maybe my google skills are crap but yeah. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I owned a 2015 build MY 16 SSVR and currently drive a MY 17 SSVR which I traded to. Only reason I did it was I fell in love with LMF orange as a colour and wanted to have one from final year of production. Bradles024 is right on changes between the two and driving wise they’re the same. Just depends on what you’re looking for and budget. But imo you can’t go wrong with either.
 

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There's nothing much between them. You should use the carsales website/app to find cars as well.
I'd probably try to find one with a long running factory warrantt - some sales events over the past few years had 5 year factory warranty promotions.
 

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I bought a 2016 as I really wanted the Prussian Steal colour which was rumoured to be cancelled. I ordered it with the blackout kit so all I missed out on was the Tyre Pressure Monitor sensors and the black trim around the windows. Also the interiors in the 2017 has a piano black trim vs the faux carbon fibre in the 16 however I have learned to appreciate the faux carbon fibre as it is not scratch and finger print prone like the piano black finish trim on the 17. Saved me a lot of $$$ in the end buying a MY16 vs a MY17 so win win
 

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There's nothing much between them. You should use the carsales website/app to find cars as well.
I'd probably try to find one with a long running factory warrantt - some sales events over the past few years had 5 year factory warranty promotions.
Anyone know if you can retro-purchase the current 7yr warranty from Holden, with full Holden terms & conditions, like you can with other manufacturers as diverse as Suzuki & Porsche?
 

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Anyone know if you can retro-purchase the current 7yr warranty from Holden, with full Holden terms & conditions, like you can with other manufacturers as diverse as Suzuki & Porsche?
I bought my 2016 GTS back in May this year....and was offered Holden extended warranty for either an extra 1 , 2 or 3 years.
I chose the 3 year option....think I paid around $2800 for it from memory.
 

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Thanks for all the input guys.

Looks like theres not much in it, so i guess it will come down to whatever I can find a better deal on when it happens.
 

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MY17 has a different tune/program to give you more power down low compared to MY16.
 

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MY17 has a different tune/program to give you more power down low compared to MY16.
Driving 2 family members 17' redlines repeatably compared to my 15' this is noticeable. Both had better throttle response and acceleration low-mid despite my louder exhaust. I thought mine was just a dud initially until one of them eluded me to this.

Had an aftermarket tune done which fixed the spongey low end response

Mike
 

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Interesting. I intend on getting a tune so not too concerned about that.
 

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MY17 has a different tune/program to give you more power down low compared to MY16.
Interesting as I've always said my 2016 feels soft low down and others have disputed it.

Maybe those who want to keep their cars stock should ask the dealers when next in for a service to flash the 2017 tune in.



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Driving 2 family members 17' redlines repeatably compared to my 15' this is noticeable. Both had better throttle response and acceleration low-mid despite my louder exhaust. I thought mine was just a dud initially until one of them eluded me to this.

Had an aftermarket tune done which fixed the spongey low end response

Mike
Didn't the MY15 have the 6.0 and the MY16 the 6.2?
 

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MY17 has a different tune/program to give you more power down low compared to MY16.
Interesting. Where did you confirm this? Would the dealers be willing to reflash to tune to MY17 spec based on a customers request?
 

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Nope ser2 released later 2015. Early 15 models were series 1. Mines a sept 15 build
 

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This is an interesting topic of the different in tune between the MY16 and MY17 LS3 V8 cars. Seems the power rating and torque is identical and the same revs in specification.
Anyone can verify that perhaps the different tune is for the limited editions with the track certificate gear.
 

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One a redline other a Mse both feel the same power delivery wise
 

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i remember a motoring test a while ago where it stated that for the 2017 ls3 holden engineers had got more low end power out of it for the last model , overall power output remained the same at 304kw
 

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I have driven both MY16 and MY17 and don't know any different. In fact one MY16 Wagon went like a rocket and also love driving that particular car.
 
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