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First 1000 Kms VF SSV Redline - FIRST THOUGHTS

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Gaz, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Gaz

    Gaz New Member

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    Gday - 1st 1000 Kms clicked over here is my list of thoughts so far! (SSV Redline with Walkingshaw Cat Back & Tint)
    - Great Seats
    - Great Wheels (Black)
    - Bembos STOP!
    - Great Stereo
    - Great Handling
    - Awesome Comfort
    - Just Great Looks
    - Plenty of Power
    - 15L per 100 (50/50 City & Highway)
    - Enjoying the drive - even the Bolte Bridge at 7am!
    - So far no issues with Mylink - give Pandora a miss not much chop
    - Remote start is cool - especially with the exhaust in car parks when people are walking past - party trick!
    - Walkingshaw Cat Back just sounds fantastic and beefy

    Things That Would Have Been Nice - or a little better and I am really being picky!

    - Seat Warmers (I live in Melbourne) they are pussy but my misses has them on her new Barina they really are nice and keep ya butt warm
    - Paddle Shifters - even though the gears appear to kick down when coasting down hill to a stop, almost predictive (some one here might be able to explain this better but there is a definite gear wind down gnarl from the exhaust)
    - The Swede on the dash I reckon might get dirty over time and it will be a bugger to clean
    - The Swede stripe in the middle of the seat - I reckon the drivers side will get darker over time with dark pants on
    - The gear knob could have been a little classier - if you are married your wedding ring will scratch this over time
    - 2nd class roads are a bit loud through the tyres
    - My biggest grip has to be the reverse camera - on a rainy day or when frosty you cant see **** on the display: This is simply the position of the Camera
    - Why don't sedans have just one rear seat that folds down - I think this is just stupid (all sedans)
    - Can't adjust seat belt height?
    - Bloody VE drivers want to drag you off all the bloody time
    - 1000 kms and three offers for my rego plate! - It was arse that I got the plate that I did and already offers over $2500! - might keep it for a while

    As you can see I have been really anal - Overall first 1000 kms this is a great car and I am really enjoying the drive: Just back off VE drivers and let me get use to it before I let you see the arse end of the Redline! photo.jpg
     
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    Munz Right Foot Action

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    Can't adjust seat belt height is a bit strange i think
     
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    Its the same driveline as the VE so I think you're getting a bit ahead of yourself about showing the arse end. And I think you mean suede on the dash, not swede. Unless you have a tall, blond haired Nordic person on the dash.

    Regardless, I like the look of the SSV's in white. Throw some more detailed pics up, including the interior.
     
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    I thought Swede's were generally a fairly hygienic people, so they should keep themselves clean over time. With that being said, if you were one of the unlucky one's to get a dirty Swede over time, then yes, I would agree, that they may not be the easiest to clean given their general large frames. Would definitely be a two sponge job!

    Just teasing mate! Couldn't help myself. Nice ride, and good summary. Do you think Holden would consider this type of feedback and rectify a few of these issues in the series II?
     
  5. uniacidz

    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    my ex was a swede and she was easy to clean and maintain.
     
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    Thanks for the write-up Gaz, can't wait for mine to arrive :)
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    What are the rego plates?
     
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    Agree that all VF's should have seat belt height adjustment. This is a safety issue and when that the Calais V has it standard I cannot understand such a safety feature is not standard across the board. The same can be said about adjustable rear headrests. The crappy Barina's has both standard. Come on Holden you can do better and earlier model commodores had these features.

    Also agree about the suede being a cleaning issue. I do wonder what the interior designer was thinking when she created the interior design.

    Love the VF overall just my small gripe
     
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    plenty of fabric protectants that work well on microsuede (it's not suede on the dash or seats, it's synthetic). Just keep away from the oily ones. Makes living with it easy. Microsuede is not a bad interior material to have, similar in feel to Alcantara - not as plush or as fire retardant or as luxurious as Alcantara, but no where near as expensive either. Understand how to care for it (same story goes for leather, carpet and cloth as well) and you'll have no problems
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    I can't believe the non-adjustable seat belt height in an SSV!

    ...But good to hear they've finally sorted out the crappy stereo sound quality issues... in the sedans at least..
     
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    They should be even in the base taxi spec.
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    I think he's got V8SSVF
     
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    My other car has the opposite - world's most complicated self approximating typically German method of complicating a toothpick - when a cut fluffy slip over the seatbelt does wonders, and keeps the fine folk at Lions Den in business.
     
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    ALLRIGHT!!!! "suede on the dash, not swede" we need spell check on the forums!
    Holden would definitely "troll" sites like this through a third party like "media monitors" for the responses and other issues - in today's age this type of feedback is a huge gift!
    Yes, my wife's Barina (New CDX) has seat warmers, adjustable seat belts, adjustable head rests in the back. But every non addition of parts like this add big dollars in the production. One more really anal thing! Have a look at the material in the wheel guards it is like a carpet kind of fabric - really hard to clean and captures all the crap!
    Still really happy though
     
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    yep busted! I scored V8SSVF
    Bit of an ego thing but I thought what the hell I am on the wrong side of 40 and the right side of 50 - if I cant have a toy whats the use. Plus just one of my gripes I hate seeing really nice cars with standard (Victorian Blue and White rego plates) just looks cheap. Some on this forum reckon its wank but different strokes different blokes. I could have carried over my old Subby plates to the VF (STIWRX) but can you imaging the looks on that one
     
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    The felt arches are for sound proofing from road noise. Nearly all mid to high end cars have felt in there. They're easy enough to clean if you keep up to it. Most of the crap will blast out with a pressure cleaner.. Otherwise spray some APC in there and blast it out - effectively shampooing it as fabric. A pressure cleaner is a must have though to keep them clean. All in all, I find it easier to make felt arches look nicer for longer than plastic - but then acid makes short work of staining on plastic so neither is particularly difficult.
     
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    Carpet in the wheel arches?! Does it make a difference?
     
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    Calais V has seat warmers hehe
     
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    Well i have just gone over 3k on 4 weeks.
    1- Pandora and Sticher a waste of time.... I use Tune In and link via Bluetooth
    2- The auto wipers are pain. Only have to sneeze on the window
    3- The wife is always in it.:blah blah:
     
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    Actually makes quite a significant difference. Wheel arches are essentially a big resonance chamber for road noise - so insulating them with carpet (vs the previous smooth, echoing plastic) deadens that racket. Think of it like fuzzy dynamat.
     

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