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I guess it depends on the deal you get, when holden had SS utes for $33990 driveaway at the end of 08 i couldn't resist had a full tank of juice and 12months rego.

Going back a few years a guy at work knew a holden dealer well so thay ordered his car WH statesman with his options they kept it for 3 months as a demo and the guy from work bought it as a demo with a grand total of 250km's on it, he did most of them. Still has the car today. Saveds $1000's but had to wait 3 months for it. Helps if you got mates at dealership.
 

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most demo's don't get thrashed as the dealers go with you for the test drives these days.
 

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hmm bloody expensive. does clarky make covers for it as well? i don't have a missus lol

a 12mm sheet doesn't sound too comfortable!
Don't think they'd do the covers, Maccas - but you'd be able to get them knocked up by someone cheap... Maybe Wig's missus can help you out! The foam will be cheaper if you don't want the high-density gear. It's not really necessary - especially if you're not sleeping in it very often. At the time, I was doing a lot of shift work, and a lot of the time it just wasn't worth going home. Not sure if I'll bother picking one up for this ute - but if I end up with Bathurst tickets, I'll no doubt change my mind on that!
 

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Don't think they'd do the covers, Maccas - but you'd be able to get them knocked up by someone cheap... Maybe Wig's missus can help you out! The foam will be cheaper if you don't want the high-density gear. It's not really necessary - especially if you're not sleeping in it very often. At the time, I was doing a lot of shift work, and a lot of the time it just wasn't worth going home. Not sure if I'll bother picking one up for this ute - but if I end up with Bathurst tickets, I'll no doubt change my mind on that!
yea i've got a swag for the time being. the mattress would be awesome though, much more comfortable! it's a bit down on the list of things to do though. i'm planning on starting to go to a few BNS's so it would come in handy for a decent sleep!
 

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yea i've got a swag for the time being. the mattress would be awesome though, much more comfortable! it's a bit down on the list of things to do though. i'm planning on starting to go to a few BNS's so it would come in handy for a decent sleep!
Just grab a standard foam mattress - they come covered.. and wedge it in between the wheel arches - actually, it'll probably fit between them easy - I just had one cut to fill the whole tray.
 

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Just grab a standard foam mattress - they come covered.. and wedge it in between the wheel arches - actually, it'll probably fit between them easy - I just had one cut to fill the whole tray.
man go check out the boot of your ute. the wheel arches aren't even an issue in the VE's. the mattress should fit pretty much square :)
 

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man go check out the boot of your ute. the wheel arches aren't even an issue in the VE's. the mattress should fit pretty much square :)
They're narrow - don't fill the tray - you're right though, about the arches being much less of an issue in the VEs. A proper single mattress (ie innerspring like a regular bed) is EXACTLY the right length for the tray... can just close the gate (coincidence???) but it's quite a bit too narrow - not sure though if a double would fit width-wise. Besides.. you know I'm all about being different (or difficult!)
 

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They're narrow - don't fill the tray - you're right though, about the arches being much less of an issue in the VEs. A proper single mattress (ie innerspring like a regular bed) is EXACTLY the right length for the tray... can just close the gate (coincidence???) but it's quite a bit too narrow - not sure though if a double would fit width-wise. Besides.. you know I'm all about being different (or difficult!)
so i could fit in a single mattress with my long eskie next to it?? sounds to me like holden have hit the nail on the head ;) hahaha
 

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Hi all - I have just bought a demo VE Commodore International - I picked it up with 6km on the clock. The dealer had the car registered early Aug10 and the plates were never fitted to the car

It just depends on the vehicle you buy

I am happy - saved a few bucks and got a new car for a demo price

i wouldnt. with the current deals on new ve1's as ve2 approaches you could bargain hard and get new for same money. i just purchased a new my10 ssv ute m6 for 34k as gst is waived as was purchased thru fleet but nonetheless it was new and demos are more expensive than that.

Barter hard, ve2 approaching will see dealers try and shift and remaining ve1's..personally i preffer the ve1 so you cant go wrong if u do too..

Also consider, i am from old school that a car should still be run in for 2000k's so a demo would of been town flogged by potential buyers, over keen holden mechanics and the fat balding salesman. i believe in running in then changing the oil after run in period and keep that up for 3000k's..just my 2cents worth.
 

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See why we bought a Demo and they are going "cheap" and it's the time to buy
 

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we took out an auto SS and did i flog it ? well, not really...sure i planted it from a roundabout to see what the grunt was like but other than that, i just wanted to get a feel for it and see how it drove...can't see the salesman letting you absolutely rape the thing ! but hey, you never know....
 

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Yeah you don't really need to worry so much about the manner car buyers are driving the car, because as you said, usually theres a salesman sitting next to you.
However if you think the car sits in the yard and is only driven on test drives, you are wrong. Salesmen use them as drive cars, to the shops, on errands, and to get to and from home, and I've seen them flogging them on a number of occasions.
Yes ok, the ones with very low km's, like under 100kms you are most likely pretty safe, just saying be cautious on your purchase, don't think, she'll be right mate, good as new, make sure it is so.
I guess I sound pretty pessimistic, I don't meen to be, just don't like it when people that don't know any better, get taken advantage of, myself included.
 

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if the price is right then go for it before someone else snaps it up
 

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the one i drove had 40klms on it and had trade plates stuck on it for that run... no rego plates at all... as new !

going to drop a bombshell here though.... after we cancelled our deposit on the VE-SS , i want to take out a XR6T manual for a blast..... i feel its only right to compare the two and see what i prefer.... i wont get a second bite at the cherry so needs to be done... there's things i like about each car and since i am not really that brand loyal, i wanna give it a go !
 

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Im a diehard Holden fan and I have to admit the FGs are a very nice looking car and the turbo 6 models have kickass performance with minor tuning.
 

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hmm its gonna be hard but i am getting impatient.... we were going to hold off due to saving for a mortgage but i am sick of driving an old ef wagon !

looks, the VE has it , performance, mate who is a traffic cop and drives both says the xr6t is an absolute hooligan ! so i need to try both before we decide..again :D
 

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I'd definitely take one for a run - I did (and I wouldn't consider buying a falcon - as like Ricey, I'm from the red team) as I wanted something for comparison. Personally, the XR6T is quick as hell - but not until that turbo kicks in, obviously - there isn't much lag, but any lag is too much for me. Also, as I'm into utes, I didn't like the way the live rear axle in the falcon sat on the road. Interior dressings are a bit of a non event with me. But there's no arguing that the FG is a good car - just not for me.
 
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