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Matt's ZB RS-V wagon long term review

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by MattSAU2XR8, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Anthony121

    Anthony121 Well-Known Member

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    Most of them are probably ex lease GM cars and been driven by one person so a good buy.

    ZB's are still arriving off the ships too.
     
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    Search Carsales for 2019 ZB - "There are no matching cars for your current search"
    There are ads for 2019 Equinox and Astra, but no Commodores or Calais listed.
     
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    The vehicles coming off the ships are probably the same vehicles they have had stockpiled since they first stopped the boats so would expect them to be 2018.
     
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    So I guess those cars would have build date 2018 presumably later half of 2018, but compliance plate could well be 2019 if the compliance plate is fitted here.
     
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    Not sure how that works.
     
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    Not stockpiled. New build vehicles this year.
     
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    Production was halted in October. I haven't read or seen anything that says otherwise. Where did you get the info about them starting up again?
    The ones they're selling now would be pre October 2018 build and are from either the stockpile sitting here or the one overseas.
     
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    They are this years builds
     
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    How do you know?
     
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    Its a good question. There has been nothing in the media about 2019 build commodores. There is no advertising for zb commodore. The two dealers nearest to me Southport and Beaudesert don't even have Zb commodores on their lot.
    But if you have accurate information that 2019 build zb,s have come in we would love to hear it.
     
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    No real news or mods to my ZB as yet, haven't been driving it much.

    But found another interesting article (from NZ) comparing the outgoing VF Redline to the new VXR. Seems that not having national pride or concern for jobs involved has an effect on how it is viewed. Author there felt that the Redline was much more powerful, and so probably still a lot more 'street cred' or similar, but dollar for dollar preferred the VXR as a daily drive, so long as used on public roads. Although he does seem to do fairly well getting free cars to use from Holden....

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/road-tests/103586525/out-with-commodore-ssv-in-with-vxr
     
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    That article is a year old. I'm pretty sure I recently saw that VXR on sale at Davie Holden Auckland for NZ$45,991.
     
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    For that modest coin I think the VXR is a no brainer. Most demo VF2 Redline's are mid $60K's.

    Not much to report on my car lately. Just be stuck with boring commuting.
    All wheel drive should be very handy in winter.
     
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    I wouldn’t drive it even if it was free
     
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    You wouldn’t drive it even if it was free?
    What ya lost your licence permanently?
     
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    I dont understand your sentiment.
    Holden could not sell enough Aussie made cars.
    The business was losing money and it was losing money because this car was made here.
    The government were reducing or taking away any car making subsidy.
    This the aussie made car was killed off.
    GM figured there would still be a demand for a large car and decided to import it from Germany.
    Whats the problem. ZB is a good car all be it no v8 no ute and no manual.
     
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    Let’s see how good they are in a few years
     
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    Its "principle" The public simply weren't buying Australian made Ford's, FPV, Holden and HSV in the numbers necessary for a viable business model.
    Some of us bought half a dozen new Australian made cars since 2000 but it makes no difference if others weren't supporting them as well. Its time to build a bridge and get over it.
     
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    Mailbu's are great cars.
     

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