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How do i tell the difference between a VF Evoke or SV6?

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Hey guys. So i bought a 2015 Holden Commodore SV6 Vf Auto MY15 yesterday and came home to find out by my mates (Who know cars more then me) that i might have gotten ripped off because they suspected it to be a Evoke or a SV6 with Evoke parts. They checked the engine and found out that is was a 3.0L V6 and the speedometer needles were white instead of red, how SV6 needles are supposed to be. Also to mention, the car had been written off previously but is good now, it also has a viv

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Interior is wrong as it's out if a Calais, should have an LFX motor. Looks like single exhaust outlet which is correct for a 3.0ltr or 3.6ltr on lpg
 

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An SV6 would have the 3.6 litre motor and twin exhausts.
I doubt anyone would do an engine swap......... and since old mate has gone to the trouble to put Calais seats and trim on the inside, safe to say he's messed with outside too by putting SV6 bumpers and badges on it.
Is the background colour of the stereo screen blue or red? Red = what SV6 should have.
 

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Take the VIN to Holden. They will tell you exactly what you have.
I don't think it will be good news though.
 

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I second that about the interior,
as it from a Calais,
LFX which is a 3.6L

SV6's usually have Twin big bore outlets,
How many K's has it done ?
What is the VIN # ?, the VIN will indicate the Variant,
Where it could be a Evoke Body,
that may of been a repairable Write off, and/or a Cut & Shut done.

Also if you can get it scanned, and see if the VIN in the ECU matches what is at the bottom of the screen.

What Suburb did you but it from ?
Northern / North Western Suburbs ?
If its Jigsaw Car,
and they have advertised it incorrectly,
You may have a case to get your money back.
 
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Post VIN and we can advise what it is.
 

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Looks like someone has created a parts bin special - an Evoke with Calais V interior and SV6 exterior.
I would be highly suspicious as it could be full of stolen parts or possibly even a rebirthed write off.
Did you buy it at a dealer or privately?
 

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looks like an evoke to me.
the cheap silver trims around the mylink and steering wheel look very evokish.

two things i would guess that they didnt change because they require extra programming would be the dash cluster and mylink.

the evoke has blue accents/light around the dials and a blue theme mylink, this is a sv6/ss cluster.
sv6-ss.jpg
 

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looks like an evoke to me.
the cheap silver trims around the mylink and steering wheel look very evokish.

two things i would guess that they didnt change because they require extra programming would be the dash cluster and mylink.

the evoke has blue accents/light around the dials and a blue theme mylink, this is a sv6/ss cluster.
sv6-ss.jpg

Calais also has the blue cluster and mylink screen.. It looks to me like a complete Calais interior including seats, door trims and entire dash.
 

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First check to do is read the rego papers and go online and check what comes up when you enter the number plate details on the RTA / VicRoads etc website for whatever state you are in.
Second question is does it drive nicely?
Because let's say you got an evoke with a nice interior that drives perfectly, rather than a SV6 which you thought you were getting, but obviously didn't notice any lack of power or other features, well it could be worse. If it turns out to be a cut and shut write off with non matching numbers that's a totally different story but on the outside it looks too clean to be one of those.
 
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