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Is now the cheapest time to get a VFII Redline?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Brabham, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Maloo37

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    For me I don't think it will matter that much, I love my new SSVR I've had it a week now just love driving it. I think you get better sound from the manual. No matter what year VF SSV you get you are going to love driving it.
    Just remember they are holden so the more new technology they put in next years model the more likely you are going to have glitches.
    MRC yeh is good but more of a novelty as my friends who have GTS and Senator tell me they never change it from sport setting. Heat seats would be great but I think aircon seat would be better, and seat memory don't need I am the only 1 driving it as my misses has auto license only.... Hehehe told her it only comes in manuals
    Love my new SSVR just drives awesome
     
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    Main reason was cos of Jungle Fever or Jungle Green as most people call it. I saw the colours that were coming out on MY17 and didnt like any of them. Im not a fan of the Chevy SS seats coming out, I think our current seats look better. It would of been nice to have heated/memory seats. The special Bathurst edition will only come out in selected colours, so you are limited once again. I just thought I got the MY16 for a great price and in the colour I always wanted and had more room to option it how I want. The other is build quality, I know the guys and gals do such a great job at HVO but they just lost another 320 jobs and are cutting back cars to only 170 a day (currently is 260 a day) I remember back in the day in 2005, 870 cars were made a day with one coming off the line every 60sec. Its now blown out to every 103sec and will probably go to 160sec now. So build quality may slip towards the end
     
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    Super Coach GTS, S, CV8Z, SSVR

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    If anyone is looking to purchase a MY16 SSVR immediately in Adelaide Metro let me know. I have a dealer who has one would like to sell it for below $58k DA.
     
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    Thanks for the info SuperCoach. And congrats. I am so torn as to right decision to make.
     
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    Good stuff!
    And I know exactly what you mean, even if in our case it's 'retrospective'; our colour is also NLA, the better half (whose car it actually is) doesn't like the current interior, and for our purposes the extra powahs & brakes aren't worth anywhere near as much as the colours involved.
    When a mate told me that particular had a car, and there were no more Redlines in that colour; it was like "yep, that's definitely intended to be our car" ... it had arranged bad vinyl so nobody else would buy it 'til we came along. :)
     
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    Do you know if the Chevy seats still have the red stitching? And are the alloy wheels still black?
     
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    Hey guys I've been following the thread for a while as Im after a new VF2 SSV Redline, but was intending to hold out for a 2017 model as I'm in no rush.

    What I'm after is:
    2017 SSV Redline in Heron white
    Black Roof,
    Full Spoiler
    Towbar
    6.2 bonnet decal
    Front Grille Surrounds – Black
    Fender Vent Surrounds – Black
    DRL Surrounds – Black
    sports armour

    I got a quote today, tell me what you think?

    Do you think theres really going to be any benefit holding out until January for a 2017, or a limited edition?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pretty good price mate.
     
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    I think the MY17 is going to be full retail plus 5k, maybe no discounts at 65k.
    I was going to wait but I have placed an order for a 2016 October build, whilst I would really like the memory seats, not too fussed on heating and cooling, just something else to #### up I reckon. I am paying 54k for mine but on a lease so no gst.
    I do have heated seats in the CalaisV and like them, but not worth me paying that much r tra for.
    I think you could wait until this time next year to get a bargain but you will be left with what is already built, not what you actually want.
     
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    I paid $4k less then this and had the HF20, Black roof, metallic paint and side decal stripe. I think you should try get a bit more out of them, or go see another dealer. If you can get closer to $55k then you are on a winner.
     
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    Yours is manual though SC.
     
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    so he should get another $2,200 off to bring it closer to my price then as mine is manual. $55,700 should be the magical number
     
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    TBH I loved the car I test drove today (that the quote was based on) but the original plan was to wait.

    I know its going to be a tough question to answer (given this whole thread has been based around it), but is there any real positives/negatives for waiting for a MY17?

    From what I'm seeing we really don't know for sure and its just the potential for a better deal or added features, against the risk of higher prices.
     
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    I am not sure if Holden will increase the prices for MY17 redlines. The HSV black edition still does not have many takers despite prices being dropped under $70K.
     
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    HSV Black has the downside of being too close to a Redline in terms of spec, but it doesn't seem like there are heaps of Redlines sitting around going nowhere.

    ndwalters, the answer to whether there may be an advantage to waiting for an MY17 is "maybe or maybe not". The price may or may not increase, although the $1500 increase for the LS3 cars seems to be padding as people like Super Coach are negotiating like that extra $1500 ain't there. :) There will initially be more demand when the MY17 comes out due to people waiting for the Last Commodore Evar, so you won't be able to bargain as hard as you can now, not until (I reckon) maybe this time next year ... when you may run out of choices in terms of the colour you want.
    But there's talk of special editions which will probably come at a cost (and the cost may not be significant), with stuff like different wheels & magnetic ride-control suspension & the US-spec upper front seats (more bolstered & supportive).

    But if price is the concern, unless you're willing to wait until production stops & take the gamble on demand drying-up and cars sitting-around in dealers unsold in 2018, and you don't care so much about stuff like MRC suspension & slight differences to seat bolstering, then I think there's no point in waiting.

    I dunno, still a lot of people (even some who consider themselves enthusiasts) buying auto over manual ... I think that could lead into the supply:demand thing, and maybe more so with a new one than a used one in 5 year's time.
     
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    Had both auto and manual VFs and the auto with paddle shifts is actually pretty good to drive, bit like a video game. Cannot blame people for choosing the auto in this era. You do save a couple grand on manual though, unless Holden run the free auto campaign again which they seem to every few months?
     
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    I would love to get the manual (and probably will) but it does not get the same tow capacity as auto. This could be a deal breaker for many.
     
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    Holden Build and price has auto at $1200 more than manual. I believe as many manufacturers are about $2000 more for auto that in the case of Commodore the manual boxes were more expensive due to the torque rating needed, so the price gap from manual to auto is less.
     
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    Since about the 80's the auto is usually cheaper for the manufacturer to buy; it's not exactly new technology, and they buy 5x as many as they do manuals.
    For that reason there's probably more negotiation-room in an auto car.
     
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    Exactly - that Tremec in the manual V8s is a pretty serious gearbox.
     

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