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Tyre prices will come down!!! Remember how much 17 inch tyres were not more than 5 or 6 years ago? This is new tyre technology and like everything new, it costs more initially. I bought an LCD flat screen TV a month ago and now the newer model is out and slightly cheaper... Happens all the time...
 

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Scotty_Doesn't_Know said:
Tyre prices will come down!!! Remember how much 17 inch tyres were not more than 5 or 6 years ago? T
Geeeeezzz..... I think I have posted that somewhere before.......

This thread is slowly getting nowhere. Who votes it should be killed?
 

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Im supprised you guys are focused on an option for full sized wheel. from a boot perspective i am much more interested in whether there will be a full half back seat fold down, rather than the current little pissy bit in the middle that you can't fit stuff all through.

Does anyone know if they are going to fix this for the ve or not?
 

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I read a couple of weeks ago that the seat only has the little hole through the middle, same as allways. Unless somethings changed you can assume that's the truth :)
 

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There is no 60/40 split fold rear seats... Same Holden trade mark centre seat fold down only. Means you can have 4 adults in the car and skis in the boot or whatever. MUCH more practicle than losing a whole seat!!!

Seems to be the back seat difference between ford and holden... I hate split fold rear seats!
 

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Scotty_Doesn't_Know said:
There is no 60/40 split fold rear seats... Same Holden trade mark centre seat fold down only. Means you can have 4 adults in the car and skis in the boot or whatever. MUCH more practicle than losing a whole seat!!!
It has it's advantages and disadvantages. There'd be a lot more strength in a solid back seat I'd imagine, but then for those really bulky/long items, the split seat would be good. Having said that, I've had my commo in my family for 11 years now, and we've never had to carry anything that needed a split seat. Bets thing about the ski port is ya can have it down, with 2 people in the back and still get good bass :thumbsup:
 

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Rombles said:
Are the tyres on these cars designed for a specific side of the car? I can't remember the right word for this.... (dammit) asymmetrical maybe? ie if you go the full size spare do you get a left or a right side tyre?
The word you're looking for is "directional", and that's a really good question!
 

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davey g-force said:
The word you're looking for is "directional", and that's a really good question!
I can't imagine Holden, or any other car manufacturer (who's cars actually have a spare tyre) bringing out directional tyres as standard just for this reason.
 

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Evman said:
I can't imagine Holden, or any other car manufacturer (who's cars actually have a spare tyre) bringing out directional tyres as standard just for this reason.
...unless they introduced a space-saver as standard, to encourage people to replace a damaged tyre with one which matched the appropriate position on the car.
 

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Rombles said:
...unless they introduced a space-saver as standard, to encourage people to replace a damaged tyre with one which matched the appropriate position on the car.
but the fact there's still the option for a full sized makes my point still.
 

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Evman said:
I can't imagine Holden, or any other car manufacturer (who's cars actually have a spare tyre) bringing out directional tyres as standard just for this reason.
Hmmm, my VY SS came out with Bridgestone Potenza's. I've since replaced them, but could've sworn they were directional! I could be wrong though, maybe somebody can confirm/deny this?
 

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Bridgestone Potenzas are non directional.
The tires feature an asymmetrical, nondirectional tread pattern. Bridgestone has optimized the inside portion of the tread for wet-weather driving, which is especially important in Europe, and the outer tread for dry.
 

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Bridgestone Potenzas are non directional.
The tires feature an asymmetrical, nondirectional tread pattern. Bridgestone has optimized the inside portion of the tread for wet-weather driving, which is especially important in Europe, and the outer tread for dry.
...There you go!!! :thumbsup:
 

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The boot opening seems tiny.

Back to the thread topic.....

There is a lack of detail/photos of the boot available and for good reason. I had a look at them and although there are no more hinges intruding on the luggage, the opening seems tiny!!!

I have a 7-piece drum kit and everything but the kick drum can fit in my VY boot (with the intruding hinges). I can't see them getting through the opening of the VE. :bang: I didn't notice where the battery is stored, although there is a "door" on the left side. Also, there was a thin space saver in a deep wheel well that could be used for additional storage.
 

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Yeah, a good example of the car's styling compromising practicality.

For me, I don't think the smaller opening will be an issue, but it's still a shame I guess...
 

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davey g-force said:
Yeah, a good example of the car's styling compromising practicality.
Yeah but remember the VE is targeted to compete directly with European imports. Anyone checked their boot space and open size recently? Holden still wins hands down!
 

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Marks-VY said:
Back to the thread topic.....

There is a lack of detail/photos of the boot available and for good reason. I had a look at them and although there are no more hinges intruding on the luggage, the opening seems tiny!!!
I think you will find it is a bit of an optical illusion. I thought the same thing but the salesman insisted it was slightly larger. Unfortunatly I didn't have a tape measure with me at the time to varify it. Will check at some stage. Boot space is *very* important to me!

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Reaper said:
the salesman insisted it was slightly larger
boot capacity is up but I think it's extra space is less functional and the opening is almost certainlt smaller...
 

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Just going back to the fuel tank, if you have a look at your car whether it is a VZ or other model you will see the fuel tank just behind the rear bumper.
In the US they passed a law about a year ago all fuel tanks had to be forward of the back axle the reason was they were having so many rear end collisions and people were getting burnt to death with the tank at the back, so if the VE has it rear of the back axle I would say it must because of a new ADR.
 
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