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MattSAU2XR8

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I'm pretty convinced now that Tuckerbag really does want a ZB, and is just waiting for prices to fall enough to afford one. And so he's applying himself to crashing the marked by stopping other people wanting one. No shame in liking the ZB - we all would have preferred to buy a rear drive V8 made in Australia but they just stopped making them. And even if they didn't there were the reliability and resale issues to consider, particularly if it was a 'Monday' or 'Friday' car - as John Cadogan so rightly pointed out. And the euro styling and improved fuel efficiency and heated seats of the new model do start to grow on you after a while I think...

So I figured it'd be a good idea to post links to good deals here, preferably from dealers with minimum trade-ins also, eg. for the VP, or VN, or JB or whatever.

That way hopefully Tuckerbag can sort out his upgrade as fast as possible and leave the rest of us to enjoy our (reasonably) new cars.

Probably also good for other forum members who might be looking at upgrading, similar to threads on best prices for synthetic oil etc...

So here's my nomination for deal of the day:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2018-holden-commodore-rs-zb-auto-my18/OAG-AD-17516925/?Cr=0

2019 complied RS wagon with only 14,000 kms for $26k drive away - not too shabby!

Also, if Tuckerbag could advise as to his preferred colour, trim level, kms, and dollar range this would help us to steer him in the right direction?

And also if he would consider any of GMH's other fine German built vehicles? They have some good deals going on the Astra RS for example:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2017-holden-astra-rs-bk-auto-my18/SSE-AD-6154115/?Cr=0
 

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I think tuckerbag has some sort of VP or VD powered by a conrod V8 engine.
The v8 trade just taken a bit of a dive as petrol prices have just rocketed up and 20 litres per 100kms on metro runs is getting way up in cost. Maybe he could pick up a ZB rs from Barton’s Capalaba Brisbane. They have a 100 of them so they might even give him $500 trade for the VD or was it a VP.
 

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I know you're only **** stirring but.......
My 5.0 Commodores back in the day used to average 15L per hundred at worst......usually sat in the mid 13's. So only a few litres per hundred more than what some folks report getting out of their V6 ZB's round town.
So I don't think saving $5 per hundred ks is enough to get tuckerbag over the line :D
 

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Well, I reckon this could get entertaining...…..

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"Resale issue"? Bugger me, drop a V8 VF into a car yard and it will sell before a ZB will.
Plenty of VF SSV's worth more than a ZB.

In 5 years a VF SS will still be worth more than a Camira Mk2
 

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I know you're only **** stirring but.......
My 5.0 Commodores back in the day used to average 15L per hundred at worst......usually sat in the mid 13's. So only a few litres per hundred more than what some folks report getting out of their V6 ZB's round town.
So I don't think saving $5 per hundred ks is enough to get tuckerbag over the line :D
Fuel consumption don’t really worry me. All I know is i can park my Aussie made Holdens in front of any Aussie pub and feel good about it. AND i’ve been offered 10k for my ex hwy VP. Getting up into zb camira territory ay cobbers x
 

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Sheet...10K for an ex-hwy patrol VP....My brother inlaw picked up an ex-cop VP for $200 a month ago....The car is straight and rust free....Admittably it's only a V6.....Only down fall is the bearing plates and water pump are stuffed. Now that's Camira territory, without the camira issues
 

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Sheet...10K for an ex-hwy patrol VP....My brother inlaw picked up an ex-cop VP for $200 a month ago....The car is straight and rust free....Admittably it's only a V6.....Only down fall is the bearing plates and water pump are stuffed. Now that's Camira territory, without the camira issues
Yeah well mines a 5 litre. Surprised me too i tell ya. Good car but
 

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Fuel consumption don’t really worry me
Couldn't agree with you more mate
If I gave a f#$k about fuel consumption I wouldn't drive my VZ 1 Tonner
 

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I know I've been suggesting 4 cylinder models for Tuckerbag up to now, since one of these should still keep up with the VP OK, but it's come to my attention that RS V6 liftbacks are good value at present too. Consider this 2018 plated liftback with 7000 kms for only $27,888 driveway.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/de...ore-rs-zb-auto-awd-my18/OAG-AD-17520111/?Cr=4

Would struggle to get an Elantra Turbo for that money...
 

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We need to find a dealer that offers to take Tuckerbag's car away to the dump for free and offers no deposit, no interest and no payments for 10 years.
 

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It's a VP V8........people still want those things.
My local Holden dealership has a VN Calais on display in the front window. I bet they get more enquiries about that being for sale than they do about ZB's.
 

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It's a VP V8........people still want those things.
My local Holden dealership has a VN Calais on display in the front window. I bet they get more enquiries about that being for sale than they do about ZB's.
An immaculate older model will always draw attention, even when it's a model that, by todays standards, was truly awful.
 

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An immaculate older model will always draw attention, even when it's a model that, by todays standards, was truly awful.
VN/VP SS's are starting to appreciate in value now...
 

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So the ones with the engine type that Holden dropped?
 

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