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

  1. figjam

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    RRP for a Calais wagon appears to be $60K. Carsales have a lot in Victoria $30K for a slightly used one. That is half price bargain.
    Got to be a good buy for some-one who has faith in an Opel for durability, and intends on keeping it for a long time, 10 years ?
     
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    Good to see some new faces enjoying their new ZB's.
    Bottom line is they are kitted out very well indeed for the money and are a decent drivers car for sure.

    I agree the reverse camera and surround view is pretty average but otherwise there's not much to dislike and nothing comes close at the price point these are selling for.

    Retained value percentages might not be that great but the value for money is so damm good in the first place, that takes a lot of the depreciation sting out.
     
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    @Mike Lowry Yep full retail for a new one the same as mine is $60,882 and mine cost $41,000 so a saving of $19,888
     
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    Actually... The RS-V I drove at Barton's had no fuel - first stop was the servo... :)
     
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    The dealers can't afford fuel for the rest drive these days. Also one dealer wouldn't let me test Drive more than about 3km. Wanted to keep the mileage down.
     
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    It's amazing the difference from one dealer to the next. We tried the Holden dealer in Brighton first. We waited 45 minutes before the salesman was free to see us, and after a short drive he said words to the effect "no fat on these cars, we won't move on price". The dealer we saw the following week let us take the car for as long as we liked, then closed the sale at very close to our original offer.
     
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    ^ A sales person having customers wait for ages is an old ploy to have them invested in the buy. It’s rude and I’d not have waited around :oops:

    But then to have the sales person say they won’t move on price, some 45 minutes later, would have had me fuming and I’d have vocally ripped into their bullshit sales tactics in front of all in the showroom :mad:

    Glad you didn’t deal with such twots and spent your money elsewhere :)
     
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    Brighton Holden was the closest dealer with the cheap RS-V's, and even still it was a 50 min drive to get there. At that stage we had never driven one and were keen to have a go.
    Initially we found the RS-V firmer and louder than we'd expected and asked him if the Calais was a bit softer. He really lost us with his reply, a really disinterested "nah, they're all the same".
    The wife and I take a perverse enjoyment from dealing with salesmen, we generally find them quite funny.
     
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    sounds like my experience with Brighton; dismissive, uninterested, "can't possibly reduce the price further" - yet two weeks later it was over $1000 less...

    Just bought one elsewhere. :)
     
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    Interesting what you say about having to wait being a sales ploy, I didn't recognize that at the time. We were probably too busy laughing at his justification "sorry, so busy, busloads of customers today"
    Lolz
     
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    Exactly the same thing happened to me a few cars ago at a local (GC) dealer - kept me waiting for 45 minutes, I went back in, grabbed my keys back (they were supposed to be valuing the car - they hadn't) and two weeks later drove the same car from another dealer right up to the front door, grabbed the sales manager and walked him out to my car. When I told him I'd just picked it up elsewhere after being ignored by one of his sales staff, he was less than happy.

    :)
     
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    My dad was a car salesman for a little while, many decades ago. His tales of the salesmanship they employed leave the current crop looking like absolute amateurs.
     
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    A number of years ago I had a business meeting with a dealer principal in his office which was on the second floor overlooking the yard.

    He didn't hesitate to interupt our discussion to pick up the phone and demand that a sales rep attend to the potential customers walking around the yard.
     
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    Some of them we've seen recently give the impression they are bestowing a privilege.
    The guy at South Morang was quite pleasant.
     
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    Is that the dealer that used to be in large building corner of Southport Nerang Rd / Olsen Ave and has moved to a much smaller shared brand site 1 km east on Southport Nerang Rd?
    Are you on the GC or Brisvegas?
     
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    Br-ce L-nton... :)
     
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    Salesman... " I'll go and see the sales manager to see if I can get a better price for you ."
    Translation ....." I'm going to take a pee, and have a cup of coffee with the sales manger while we listen in on your conversation in my bugged office"

    Shame that I am not in position to buy a new car, due to nil interest, nil desire, nil need.
     
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    I see there are some Calais V Tourer with prices around 33300 Plus stamp duty on Carsales today. This us from a dealer . I would say you could offer 30k plus stamp duty . Prices are plummeting As end of year dealers want to dump 2018 models so great time to buy a Calais V Tourer.
     
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    ^ Yeah, prices will drop further as the new year approaches.
    Christmas shopping would be fun if i was looking for another car :cool:
     
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    Yes I think on 2020 a 2018 model sounds that much older and so the dealers are looking to clear the 2018 stock . I am watching the VXR prices as I have found now that the VXR in normal mode has smoother suspension than the Calais V this is as a result of the continuous damping which is a feature that comes on the upper priced BMW and Mercedes as well.
     

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