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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by nitro91, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    Overal, I think the colour they selected for the unveil was terrible.

    The one in Jezza's post looks about 1.3 billion times better.

    Most aspects of the car are more sophisticated than the VE, but I think that they played it a bit safe. There is nothing that shines through as personality in this car. It's just another non-descript car on the roads.

    The back, interesting I think it will grow on me.

    The front, Overall I like it but the headlights could have been a little narrower to be more aggressive

    The side, nice but non-descript.

    Now, the interior is where it when a bit pear shaped. WAY too many buttons and 5 bloody knobs?? If I was to take this for a drive with 4 mates in the car there would be 10 knobs in the car and that, is a sausage fest.

    But seriously, some clever engineering would ahve reduced the knob factor significantly, even more so given it's a touch screen. OR, if the knows wher able to be pushed in so they didn't protrude.

    Can't wait to see what the SS can do with the situation and then, HSV... hopefully they so a bit nuts with it.

    I can already see the HSV HUD looking like a fighter jets. :)
     
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    I don't really know what to think, the interior looks kinda cool maybe a bit boatish. All the tech sounds very cool, the dash seems way to busy knobs and things everywhere, the HUD would be bloody sweet.

    I was a little disturbed seeing this angle pic of the sport, the front looks very roundish, i don't know maybe a bit like the Audi TT

    I will need to actually see one in the flesh before i pass my judgment...
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    Zerone_V New Member

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    And this is why I have a CalaisV, a GSXR-750M, and access to a Fireblade 919.
    If you want to be totally in control, and have a true adrenaline rush, a bike is the way to go !

    However, I would be completed f!@#%^ if I had to ride any of those bikes to and from work everyday.
    That's why I appreciate having something that I can jump in, and totally relax after spending 12+ Hours at work staring a computer screens cutting code.
    I can't be stuffed changing cogs every 5 seconds, wrestling with non power steer, having to see a chiropractor every week due to Sydney's world famous potholes, and frying / freezing in our Summers and Winters.

    Thats why there will always be a market for luxury cars like the CalaisV, and that's why there will always be a market for sports cars. Everything is a compromise.
     
  4. Big_Simmo

    Big_Simmo Deep Blue Cranberry

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    Looks like a bloody good step up from the VE.
    Reckon I might be trading in the stato in as year or so to get something new...well depending on how the hsv's look anyways
     
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    it looks just like a 2009 lancer or a mazda. the VE is ugly as f*** but the VF looks even worse imo.

    I'm quite disappointed. I expected more from holden.
     
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    ITS THE CALAIS V.... It looks awesome... i cant wait to see the SS and Sv6, hsv etc :D

    if you dont like it... go buy a ford haha
     
  7. rx2_freak

    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    i like the front end and interior alot. although i am not sure of the rear end, but i am sure it will grow on me like the VE had done.

    Cant wait to see the sport models next week.
     
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    Waiting for the ute version...
    I like what I've see so far.
     
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    not overly impressed with the look, can tell that it was more aimed at being a "global car" to send it to the states, a lot of american influence in the design... they didnt leave too much commodore in it. Same view as everyone else, waiting on the showing of the SS before making too much of a decision - Calais generally is a chromed up exec/omega.
     
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    It actually looks better then i thought, it looks does look a bit like a camry at the front though, undecided on the back, never really loved the VE rear end so im happy its changed, wheels look like something off a BMW but anyway the extensive list of features sounds good and the interior looks great but it is a Calais , so what features and how the rest of the interior will look on a base model car is yet to be seen.

    Anyway looks allright see what the SS and HSV range looks like as looks wise thats really all that matters lets be honest. Base models and non-sport models always look kinda boring and girly.
     
  11. ms_enj

    ms_enj Geek girls are sexy...

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    I can't quite put my finger on it, but I don't like it.

    Where the VE looked purposeful, almost aggressive, the VF just looks... I dunno... watered down.

    It's like they tried to design it to have such a broad appeal and fit into more than one market segment that it's lost all definition of what it should be - a family sized mile eater in a variant to suit nearly everyone.

    I reserve my final judgment until I see it in the metal, but in pictures at least, I'm not sold.
     
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    don't like the seat stripes & the 70's door lock pins on the door trim
     
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    Looking at the pictures, I'm still trying to find something I don't like.

    Just awesome. And the fact it's made to world tastes, I hope the world sees it for what it is, loves it, and buys it by the boat load, giving our workers a better future.

    Good one Holden.

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    Whilst we have only seen the Calais V today, I afraid that Commodore has lost it's balls.

    When the VE was released, it was a big brash car, which had styling that heralded back to the the VK Big Banger.....seeing that inital ad on TV when the VE broke out of the clay mould driving down a street was for me, a once in a lifetime "OMG look at that" experience. The VF appears to be a car for a the global market (fair enough Holden), but the similarities with the Malibu for me are evident in its style.

    IMO the VF is the cross over model to a Malibu style car post the VF.

    Will be interested to se what the SS will look like when released ths time next week. Given it will be released at Daytona, will the US version differ greatly from the Aust version i.e VE to G8?
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing the VF in the flesh. The only thing i'm dreading is people putting chev badges on, even though it will be a chev in america.
     
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    gradz Land Yacht Lover

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    It's a VE mechanically with some serious gadgetry upgrades - yawn.
     
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    vzlumina 01/05 VZ Lumina AKW-989

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    MY 9.5 SS-V for sale, 50k on the clock manual :p damn lol need tl start paying the old girl off ill be having me one of these.
     
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    love it so far
     
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    Not fussed on the exterior, too much camry in the front, and too much mazda in the back. I do like how they've integrated the DRLs into the fog light area which is much better than the hsv arrangement where they look tacked on.

    The interior is good though I'm not fond of the electronic handbrake and the steering wheel looks a bit too busy. I'll reserve judgement till I see it in the metal but I'd at least test drive one.
     
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    Love the generic "looks like a Camry" line. Have you guys seen the Camry?

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