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OD's new Poison Ivy G8 SSV Sportwagon

Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by OldDog, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. OldDog

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    The beast has finally turned up, here it is in all its splendour:spot on:

    Being pre-delivered at the dealers in Dubbo last week
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    And here it is a few better shots taken this morning after i got it home. The number plate is still zip tied on, i havn't figured out where to put it yet.

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    I'm damn impressed with the car so far, comfort, speed and according to the build data from Holden, the only Poison Ivy G8 sportwagon made:rockon:
     
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    That is freaking sweet!
    I've gotta admit, i'm not keen on the front bar on the sedans but it really suits the wagons! Oh and good choice not letting the dealership butcher your front bar to get the number plate on..
    Any mods planned?
     
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    Probably won't do too much to it at the moment, i'm just enjoying the ride :) In the future i'm thinking of making a ram air system using the hood slots and possibly a cam and headers. I'm hoping that someone will develop an exhaust with a nice mellow rumble to it. The rear suspension feels a bit odd (bouncey) as well. If it doesn't settle down then i'll start working on that too.
     
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    re: license plate, i reckon the same as it is currently, but on the drivers side. maybe something stronger than cable ties though. looks sweet.

    Willing to trade for busted up VP?
     
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    Good stuff, i gotta say i'd rather hear a chick say my cars nice rather than a bunch of blokes :) I'm gonna make a number plate bracket out of alloy plate over the weekend, no way am i gonna mount that plate under the grill!
     
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    How did you order Poison Ivy? When I bought my SSV S/E, they only came in blue, black and red! (I got blue)

    Can you order all colours now?
     
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    very nice colour it suits the wagon alot better than it would on my ute
     
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    Don't worry Tommo, our blue SS-V's a freakin HOT as man...

    Also, I have to say, after seeing the number plate on the vents, i'm happy where mine is. That's obviously just my opinion anyway.
     
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    Yep you can. It is now (apparently) a $1000 premium over a regular ssv to get the pontiac style ssv. Saw a silver ssv ute with the g8 front at a dealer yesterday (2010 built).
     
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    Actually, no you can't. Check out my thread over in the VE section about it. http://forums.justcommodores.com.au...ary-build-ss-ssv-come-g8-option-standard.html
    I just got very lucky, The SE is a special build that should remain so and i think Holden now realises that
     
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    It was stated in a news article not long ago that it was now an option.

    Anyway I saw a lot of new G8's at dealers today, all ssv. 1x crunch ute, 3 poison ivy sedans, 1 silver wagon and 1 poison ivy wagon ;) (only joking)
     
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    So they've changed their minds again??? Who can follow these guys.
     
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    Just spotted a poison ivy g8 turning onto Windsor road. Don't suppose it was you?
     
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    Just reviving another old thread!

    Five years on and the mighty SSV is due for retirement.
    I had a whole bunch of trouble with the lifters which is detailed here http://forums.justcommodores.com.au...9970-afm-l76-lifter-rattle-when-cold-wtf.html with Holden eventually replacing the old L76 motor with an L77.

    The car has performed faultlessly (touch wood) since. The new engine has about 120K km's on it and has the usual minor knock on startup when cold which goes away in seconds. It's done its time as the family hack, getting groceries, driving the kids to school and the occasional family holiday. It's covered in the usual shopping trolley dents, stone chips from too many gravel roads, and gutter rash from the kids learning to drive (learning to drive in an SS!). It's done more than its share of towing and the interior is looking pretty well used. The only fault I haven't been able to fix is the f@#king rear windscreen washer, that thing has never worked from the start.

    So, anyway, the plan was to retire this car and get the wife a smaller car, maybe a Corolla or something, and maybe splash out and get myself a new SS ute. I took it for a drive the other day, and frankly I still love driving this car, so after very little soul searching, I'm keeping it and I'll drive it into the ground, then in a few years time I'll probably get into some serious modifications.
     
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    2 words: stroke it!
     

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