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Upgrade: S --> SS ute

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nickbalcombe99

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Hi All,

I am looking to move up in the world and trade up my VZ S to an SS. Just after pros and cons - obviously there are more costs for the SS but I need to know from other people if the 'fun factor' and street cred are worth fuel and insurance prices.

Cheers.

Nick
 

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if your interested in selling your ute im interested in buying.

wat colour, k's, auto/man

btw go the ss. i would have one but no one wants to insure me for less then 4000 a year with a perfect driving record
 

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I considered it, but decided against it. Factors were: insurance and fuel (i'm a leadfoot sometimes). I figured that it'd be fun for a few months and then i'd get over it anyway.

It didn't stop me test driving a few, but ended up with the storm (basically an S). With the money I saved, ended up with a decent sounding exhaust, lid, liner and head unit.
 
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nickbalcombe99

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Thanks

Yeah thanks guys,

I have thought about some of those things. Fuel will be the killer. $1.45 a litre here at the moment. :bang:

I could do up the S and make it look nuts - plan is to put a HBD canopy on it and use it for camping etc. Decent wheels, exhaust upgrade, stereo etc. But not the power and that's what I'm after. :p

Insurance for me will be around $1300 / year. So not ridiculous. :unsure: The other thing is I am only going to keep it for around 18 months, so I figure I might as well go all out for that long.

My current S pack is silver, 37,000 km, manual (6speed), no mods other than an SS exhaust (gives a little more go and a note), brand new front bar due to a minor fender bender, three small blemishes on the bodywork, immaculate interior.

I live in Tassie so should be able to charge a little more for sale than on the mainland, there are hardly any for sale down here. Prob around the $28k mark I reckon. I know you can get them cheaper so shop around :)

Cheers.
 
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nickbalcombe99

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Test driving an SSz Thursday :)

Hi All,

I did some further research and things are looking a little less expensive than I first thought. I am flying to Melbourne on Thursday to test drive a silver SSz ute. Should be gold.

Now it's just a matter of selling the S Pack. If you're interested have a look on Carsales. Tis the one from Hobart.

Cheers,

Nick
 
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nickbalcombe99

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True true,

But can't really afford a brand new one, and I want to put the HBD canopy on. Test driving tomorrow I'll let you know how I go.

Cheers,

Nick
 

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HBD canopy

nickbalcombe99 said:
True true,

But can't really afford a brand new one, and I want to put the HBD canopy on. Test driving tomorrow I'll let you know how I go.

Cheers,

Nick
have you had any luck getting a HBD canopy? I want one for mine but no Holden dealer seems interested in ordering it or fitting it. They say it has to be fitted by the factory. Is this just a cop out as they advertise them on the Holden website as an accessory?
 

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Go the SS!!! You'll never look back!
 
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