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Bought a ZB

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by Taucross, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Taucross

    Taucross New Member

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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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    Congratulations! Which model?
     
  3. Taucross

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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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    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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    @i
    That must make at least 3 ZB owners in Australia :D no one takes their test drive to a servo!
     
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    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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    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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    +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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    $20K less?
     

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