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

  1. Troy711

    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    If the price is right it may actually be time to trade the old Statesman in. I'll wait at least 12 months though once all of the teething problems are sorted and I can get a decent second hand model as I refuse to buy new again.
     
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    RUF-60L Donating Member

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    ok so reading this thread, it looks like a:

    - merc
    - malibu
    - camry
    - BMW
    - mazda
    - cruze
    - jaguar

    if u cant nail down what it looks like its safe to say it has its own style and everyone is just looking for something to compare it to.

    and as a few ppl have said ill reserve judgement til the sports models r shown
     
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    Saw some pics (VF Calis) that Walkinshaw posted on their FB page this morning.

    From all the concept photos that were floating around, the over all look (Chiefly the tail lights & grill) aren't want I was expecting. As far as the Calis goes, I think it looks rather European & classy BUT it does look like a big Cruise.

    I don't mind the interior as it is an update.

    Looking forward to seeing final images of the VF SS & more importantly, the HSV variants.
     
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    Yes.

    1st pic - Holden Front
    2nd pic - Camry Front
    3rd pic - Holden Back
    4th pic - Camry Back


    I still like the car, but it definetely resembles a camry imo.
     

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    s_ikari2015 Fun IS easier with an 8

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    It's a Jaguar XF... Without a doubt the front/side view is TOTALLY Jag. Bonnet even has the exact same lines.
    [​IMG]

    with Colorado shaped headlights, Cruze shaped taillights (both hideous), new Mazda 6 boot and rear bumper... and NOTHING from the Camry.
     
  6. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    I like it. Bring on the SSV / HSV!

    lol exactly what I was thinking. Don't forget to add Jaguar to that list!

    If it looks like so many cars (I can't really see it), then it must be pretty unique.

    Anyway, it would be so difficult / impossible to come out with a car that has no part of it resembling anything else.
     
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    Looks better than I expected, was thinking the front and rear being oval shaped like the cruze would not match the VE doors and look like add on's, but from what I can tell it looks like it flows well from front to rear. Can't wait for the SS/HSV versions as the Calias has to much chrome for my liking. You can tell Holden had the US market in mind with all that chrome!
     
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    Everyone will end up loving it like most previous models. I didn't like the VS when it came out, i thought the VP Calais 5L was the best thing since sliced bread... ended loving my VS SS and my VT SS ( which i thought was ugly to start with also )

    Then when the VE came out i thought i would still have my VZ SS as i just didn't click with the new VE SS... So now i love my VE R8 but i will prob end up with a VF especially if it is going to be the last rwd V8 Holden will sell....
     
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    I don't like the styling on the model shown so far and i don't know how they can get it so wrong.

    The rear definitely looks like some Japanese car and the front, with that large semi - ugly grille, looks like a half a dozen other American made compacts with similar styling. If that is what they were trying to achieve then they have hit the nail on the head.

    I will reserve final judgement on styling until I see the other models - especially the sport versions.

    For now I am very glad to have the 2012 VE daily driver because I love the styling especially when compared to all the Japanese and Korean 4 cyl cars with, for the most part, their grandma styling.

    As for all the new electronics, they are fine as long as they keep working.
     
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    Lol! Mate, all I get from those photos is that they are both white (ish). Each to their own opinion I guess! :)
     
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    lets throw another one in...

    [​IMG]

    thinks its more the wheel design, but hey eveyrone else is throwing different makes around! :p
     
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    vzlumina 01/05 VZ Lumina AKW-989

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    SO am I going to get shot for posting this before Friday ? I mean I found it on the internet but apparently websites got in trouble ? So if it needs to go take it right down ! Anyway apparently here is the back 3/4 view of the SS-V

    [​IMG]

    ... and side profile of the front (C Class much ?)

    [​IMG]

    Ok so VF Commodore does Malibu better then Malibu does Malibu !

    [​IMG]

    BUT THIS OLD GIRL I THINK WILL AGE VERY GRACEFULLY ...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hope the hire company's in the states buy lots of Chevrolet SS sedans so i can flog the crap out of them when i go there again for work ;)
     
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    Who cares what other car it resembles? It still looks great and will definitely be a step up from the VE.
     
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    Here's another comparison. I'm a big fan of the car though. After seeing that shot of the white one, I may be looking a little earlier than expected...

    [​IMG]

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    I would say they are almost identical.
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    ^^ Totally different..
     
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    I seriously thought they would have redesigned the side mirrors. The VY ones are looking really dated now.
     

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