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The HSV ones are rare, but at least they were officially available ... Holden didn't offer a manual wagon of any sort for VF or VF-II, however yes I've seen one Redline for sale & figured it was either a special order for a very valued customer or someone was keen enough to convert one (either that or it was a mistake - it was a dealer ad, they could pretty easily have forgotten what the car was that they were selling & switched interior photos from a manual Redline by mistake, and the person placing the ad could have been judging whether it was manual from the photos without even knowing that it was extremely unusual).I did a bit of research before and after buying my MY15 R8 sedan manual in May 19.
I saw no manual HSV wagons for sale, maybe one manual wagon redline?
Yes, but no manual wagon after MY14.An addition I can make is that for MY15 they merged the SV pack with the R8, so you get slight power increase and black accents.
I didn't realise that, seems an odd choice given they would be interspersing manual sedans on the line?The HSV ones are rare, but at least they were officially available ... Holden didn't offer a manual wagon of any sort for VF or VF-II,.
I underestimated this factor. I'm from UK where probably 90% of cars are manual and almost everyone learns in one, so its nothing special............... and being manuals they'd have been enthusiasts rather than just buying a big loud look-at-me.
There must be some cost-saving or they'd have continued to offer the manual to the few who'd buy one. It's hard to imagine that the parts required to fit a manual to a wagon are any different to the parts required to fit a manual to a sedan.I didn't realise that, seems an odd choice given they would be interspersing manual sedans on the line?
Yes, we like it, and I am jealous of yours BTW!PS: notice you have a Regal Peacock car too, lovely colour and absolutely sold me my car.
Maybe what you've read is about the Redline, not the HSV? Redline wagons miss out on the BOSE system, I don't know about HSV's. My personal belief is that aftermarket sound is a trillionty times better, and if I cared that much about it I'd just get better speakers & sub installed (which isn't much extra when you consider what a Gen-F is worth).Also, how much better is the VF interior over the E3? Any differences in mylink?
I also read somewhere that the sound system is significantly worse in the wagon?