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I drove VE Today :D

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by blackahcdx, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. blackahcdx

    blackahcdx New Member

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    I just got back from the Drive Day.

    FU.CK ME SIDEWAYS!!! THIS IS A FU.CKING AMAZING CAR!!!!!


    Forget everything u know about Commodore.

    First car i drove was a V6 Statesman. Haven driven the Current WL many times i'm used to driving a car where you are always aware of its size and weight. The WM does not feel like the huge car that it is. The V6 engine is no longer a wheezy breathless harsh sounding piece of sh!t. Its got a good induction growl with a good exhaust note too. The Active Select being in the gear shifter is great. The Suspension was very good as was the Steering. The steering was much much more direct than anything commodore/statesman has ever had.

    Next was an Auto SS. WOW! The 6 speed is such a difference to the current 4 speeder behind the V8. Its nice and smooth to shift and both it and the 5 speeder were quick to react to inputs via Active Select. The note on the V8's is just amazing too.

    Next was a V6 Calais, which was superb to drive. Like i said, forget everything that you know about commodore.

    Also drove and Auto SV6.

    Then came the slalom test. This was my opportunity to test the Omega with the 4 speed and also the ESP (although i tested this many times in the other cars going around the track he he he). The upgrades they made to the 4 speed box is nothing short of amazing and the way the car handeled the test is a credit to Holden.

    Anyway, i give the car 3 thumbs up (yes i am a freak)
     
  2. Marty's_SV6

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    U lucky bastard. ha ha
    Sounds like you had a great time, can't wait for my first run in the SS.

    Cheers
     
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    Man that's so not fair! The only way I can see myself driving a VE in the near (or even distant!) future is to nick one, and that's not gonna happen lol. Were there any faults/dislikes ya found with the cars? I'm hell interested to know if they really are all they're cracked up to be...
     
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    Nice man, what'd you think of the ESP? Any info on the quality of the interior in person?
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    i plan on taking one for a test drive when i get the chance. ill wait a few months until after they are released so i dont look like some twat of the street just wanting to take one for a burn :p
     
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    well the cars we drove were piolt build cars and had labels on the dash stating that not all things were production spec.

    The finish around the edges of the gear leaver was a bit rough, but everything else was very goood and very un-commodore

    Also the plastics and fabrics were great to touch, felt good, soft, not hard

    The ESP was great, kept the SS going flat out arou nd most corners at Eastern Creek and the ESP would let the tail come out a little then slowly bring you back in. It wasn't violent or sudden at all and it let you still have fun.
     
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    holy snappin duck turd...that would be so cool...good to hear they are really nice, good work...
     
  8. Rombles

    Rombles HSVDT #1

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    You lucky, lucky, lucky bastard.

    Any idea on when dealers will have them for the public to drool on?
     
  9. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Your a holden dealer?
     
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    work for a holden dealer - yes
     
  11. drewins

    drewins swear word

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    Its good to hear someone say good things about it and give it good publicity cos s**t, the media sure isn't. I had the chance to drive one a while ago at work but couldnt get in a timeslot to do so. I few of my co workers did and said exactly the same as you. They loved it.
     
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    commod8 swim wit da fishes

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    congratulations you lucky person!
     
  13. Full Spectrum

    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    Knew it a guy i know down at one mentioned this to me last week at how the drive is coming up for them also, He's going to let me know and give me a buzz when they are days away.
     

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