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Bought a ZB

Taucross

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Could be a mistake in terms of resale but it's a damn good drive. I was never a big Commodore fan - drove an SV6 Black for a while, and the ZB is a good bit punchier. SV6 felt sleepy by comparison.

Time will tell I guess - taking delivery of it on Saturday. Hello to other ZB drivers :)

Nick
 

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Thanks Paul! I could only afford the base :) I had a strict budget of 30k and I ended up scoring a demo model for exactly that driveaway. What about you?
 

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Thanks Paul! I could only afford the base :) I had a strict budget of 30k and I ended up scoring a demo model for exactly that driveaway. What about you?
Congrats! ZB Calais V here, loving it, still to drive a 2.0L turbo variant!
 

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Parked next to a ZB at a servo today, thought it actually looked pretty good!
 

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Parked next to a ZB at a servo today, thought it actually looked pretty good!
That must make at least 3 ZB owners in Australia :D no one takes their test drive to a servo!
 
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Congratulations! Which model?
Still very much in love with my stock VF1 Redline after more than 3 years of ownership - I really mean that. I could be tempted by a VXR but will wait it out I think. I do think they are great cars - I dare not test drive one :)
 

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Hello there! ZB Calais V owner here! 11k on the clock already & absolutely loving it.
Went in a couple of months ago now to upgrade to a ZF series 2 SV6 but felt so unimpressed after the test drive. Had a series 1 & it was just more of the same.
Thought I might as well test drive a ZB & was pleasantly surprised. Ended up testing every model that day with all of them great to drive & performed well.
 

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All the negative & hateful comments on this vehicle is really sad.Isn’t funny though,once they go and actually drive the car the perception changes?It is many ways a better vehicle than the outgoing one.Get over the hate guy’s!Cheers:):)
 

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Just drove one myself and have to say it is a really nice car to drive, just do not like the look of the thing so generic and boring also no v8 is a let down
 

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That must make at least 3 ZB owners in Australia :D no one takes their test drive to a servo!
Must be at least 4 new owners because I also have a V6 Calais V. It is a great car and I have had many upmarket cars over many years. The only issue I have is with the quality of the reverse camera. Compared to many cheaper cars I think the quality is pathetic for a 60K car. I hope Holden rectify this problem soon or I will replace it with a different camera.
 

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Picked up a new vxr and love it , traded a vf ssv 1 after it tried to kill me with a faulty power steering rack
 

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Hi there, I bought myself a 2nd hand MY18 ZB RS on 4/11/19. I am totalling loving the new car. Way better than my VS, VT and VZ that I used to own.
So far could not be happier.
 

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A little more depreciation and they may be a fantastic buy (as spare parts for the VF's? :p) :)
 

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Slug powered VZ, a VE Calais & your mum.
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+1 ZB owner here. VXR.

I'm in awe how many dis the ZB when they never drove it. I had a VF II SV6 Black Edition for 3 years from new. At 65K it was ageing badly:

  • Timing chain was starting to become noisy
  • Rattles on the inside fittings
  • Aircon fan was whining (even on the low setting)
  • Satnav was ancient(no updates) so it was unusable
  • Bluetooth was iffy (would not connect or respond)
  • Wipers squeaked (brand new OEM installed at Holden)
  • Battery would die overnight as auto lights would not turn off / or it would turn on by itself (even during the day)
Yet... others seem to ignore these issues.
 

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all it takes is a drive in a ZB , and most people are impressed
 

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@Mike Lowry nothing wrong with the ZB from a driving perspective as I’m sure it’s rather good.

Many peoples issue’s were that it’s not perceived as being a true commodore, it doesn’t have a V8, it’s an orphan by virtue of GM selling Opel while depreciation and support may be a killer (support wise I think all Holdens including the VF will suffer in the longer term).

At the end of the day, even if depreciation is 100% after 3 years as a hypothetical, if you keep your cars for a long time, depreciation is irrelevant. Drive it and enjoy it and don’t be concerned what others think about your new pride and joy.
 

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Depreciation is a killer on all cars and the more you spend the more you loose. I initially looked at the ZB when they first hit the market as I was impressed with the new tech and like the look of the wagons. At that stage I had a VF 1 SSV Redline and out of the 3 dealers I visited none were jnterested in the ZB and I knew more about them from looking on the web than the sales staff did. One dealer was trying to convince me to buy a new VF2 Redline but I said I wanted a new car with modern safety tech, oh no she said the VF2 is new but had no reply when I said it was still an old car under the skin and is void of any modern safety tech. I lost interest at that point and am glad I did as I was able to buy my CalaisV tourer with all the accessories I wanted for $20K less than retail last month. Mine was already registered and had just over 400km on the clock but was an absolute bargain for what it is.
 

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CalaisV tourer with all the accessories I wanted for $20K less than retail last month. Mine was already registered and had just over 400km on the clock but was an absolute bargain for what it is.
$20K less?
 
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