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How's the Active Select?

PhantomSV6

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Just out of curiosity, i was wondering how decent the Active Select is on the VE SS automatics?

To anyone who might know, is it more responsive than the VZ's A/S?
 

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VZ's have active select? :confused:

My SSV sometimes gets the 3rd to 2nd lag, which is common and well documented here if you do a search. Although I'm pretty certain Holden will eventually fix it (others here have had it fixed), it's pretty annoying, and if I could do it all again, I'd probably get a manual.

Having said that, the Active Select does everything else well and is quite fun to drive.
 

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It's hopeless
- laggy shifts (5-6 seconds wait, at times)
- shifts sometimes so slow from 1 -> 2 that the motor hits the rev limiter because it didn't change in time.
- sometimes when in active select mode, the dash displays "D" and you can't change up or down. Ignition off & on again fixes that. Quite hard whilst driving.
 

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I would have to agree with all of the above, I don't like it then again I am not a fan of any Holden auto trans thus far dating back to the VN era.

I wouldn't go as far as saying the shifts were laggy as 5 - 6 seconds but certainly 1 - 2 seconds.

Next car will be manual for sure, after test driving the 6sp auto I thought it was great but 6 months on it's not my cup of tea that's for sure.
 

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Tommo, unfortunately I think you got an exceptionally bad one :)

I can't believe Holden haven't fixed it for you yet, though not from a lack of trying from what I recall in your other posts.
 

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VZ's have active select? :confused:
Yup, paddle shift style. Bit of a gimmick really...

Disappointing to hear they haven't improved it...would be nice to see a top notch auto from The General one day...
 

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Doesn't seem too bad on the downshift but takes 1 or 2 seconds to change up a gear as others have said.
 

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i haven't has any dramas in mine yet...... only about 1 second between shifts, but not what i would call laggy
 

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Doesn't seem too bad on the downshift but takes 1 or 2 seconds to change up a gear as others have said.
actually in mine it seems to lag more on the downshift than on upshift. Generally, just running it in D in sports shift mode is good enough for me.
 

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I don't find the upshifts too bad on mine. There is a small lag - not 1 sec, maybe 0.5 sec - but that's normal in a stock car. They do it to protect the drivetrain.

I'm sure a good tuner could harden up the shifts to your liking if you wanted to. I had it done in my VY SS.

...Not sure if they could get rid of the dreaded 3-2 lag though...
 
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