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VE SSV - looks gr8...but

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As for the dent in the roof, why did you drive away knowing it was there. I would've told em to shove it and demanded a NEW car. Wouldn't even accept the same one repaired.
Farken oath! for $73k and it comes with a free dent, now that is complete and utter BULL****! these other issues, agreed are known and can be fixed under warranty, but no way in hell would I settle for a brand spankers with a dent! not to mention the oil leak, as CSP said tell em to shove it well and truly up their pie holes :bang:
 

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I know for a FACT that these issues are known and can be fixed under warranty. As for the dent in the roof, why did you drive away knowing it was there. I would've told em to shove it and demanded a NEW car. Wouldn't even accept the same one repaired.

I think most people that have problems and just whinge about it are silly. I have never had an issue with warranty. It's about knowing your rights, knowing how to get them to fix the issues.
yea thats rite... I have had my window washer bottle fixed and the oil leak under warranty along with the lose grill but who ever done the grill did not do it properly and I need to get it done again :( there have been quite a few cars with the window washer bottle problem so far. as for the rest of it im still in the process of getting it sussed out and as for the dent they knew it was there and im getting that fixed under warranty soon as I got time to take it in for that :)
 

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Farken oath! for $73k and it comes with a free dent, now that is complete and utter BULL****! these other issues, agreed are known and can be fixed under warranty, but no way in hell would I settle for a brand spankers with a dent! not to mention the oil leak, as CSP said tell em to shove it well and truly up their pie holes :bang:
haha I agree luckyly the dent is very small and you can only see it if u get the light in the right angle it is very shallow and the paint is intact... but still its not the point! the dents there... I want it gone!! :)
 

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What's the latest mossiek? How's the car going now?

I am still in contact with customer service...waiting for answers! There's still things that aren't right, hopefully these will be sorted. Will keep you posted how it's going. Supposed to hear from them tommorrow! we'll see. Even though, I love my SSV
 

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Well true to form, Holden have not contacted me about my concerns. I rang them late Wednesday arvo after waiting for their call and the State rep who is supposedly handling my case (have never spoke with her) had left work early and all other reps were busy on calls! They said they would call back as soon as someone was free. Like I said true to form - Haven't heard a word from them. Really ****ed off! S'pose I'll ring them again Monday :bang:
 

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That'd be right! Keep at em mate - they've gotta get back to you eventually.

I test drove a couple of SSV's on the weekend - one auto and one manual. The auto didn't feel like it went any better than my VY SS. If anything, it felt like it would have handled a bit better, though I didn't get to push it around corners or anything.

The manual was different story - what a beast! Granted it had sports exhaust, but it went really well. I'm keeping my eyes and ears peeled for any problems with VE's over the next few months, but I think I know what I'll be getting come December! :driving:
 

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I'm keeping my eyes and ears peeled for any problems with VE's over the next few months, but I think I know what I'll be getting come December! :driving:
Ummmm.... They've been around since 2006 mate. I'd imagine all problems with the VE have been made public here and on the LS1 forums by now. Besides, less than 0.02 percent of VEs have had any problems whatsoever. Yes that's a real figure based on total sales vs customers that have had problems with their cars.

Surprising you thought the V8 auto wasn't anything special. Admitedly I haven't driven one, but I have heard from others than the new 6 speed auto is awesome. I know the ratios are different in the SSV than the HSV though. That could have something to do with it.
 

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Besides, less than 0.02 percent of VEs have had any problems whatsoever. Yes that's a real figure based on total sales vs customers that have had problems with their cars.
What's your source for these stats?
 

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I'd be inclined to think that number was a bit biased then.

Still, even if it was 2-3 times more than that, it's still less than 1% which is not too bad I guess...
 

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I agree it's likely to be biased coming from Holden. However I also know that on sites such as this, LS1 etc etc, problems are going to appear more common than they actually are.
 

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Well true to form, Holden have not contacted me about my concerns. I rang them late Wednesday arvo after waiting for their call and the State rep who is supposedly handling my case (have never spoke with her)
Who was it?

I've had ongoing problems with my Senator. There was someone at holden by the name of Michelle Auckett in the customer care area who managed to get things moving. Ask for her.
 

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Well - good old Holden - absolute dropkicks - even the state rep from customer assistance seems a bit slow! Have taken my SSV back again to check out some warranty concerns. Now they're gonna replace the carpet again, repair the glovebox again, replace the steering wheel and front and rear seats! Also they will check out the miss in the motor again and when I took my car for its service - NOT at Holden - there's a slight oil leak from front of sump area, so they will look at that as well. So I'll be without it for 2 days again - when they can decide when they'll book it in - rang them 3 times on Thursday as they dont return calls and again on Friday for the same reason. Poor, poor, poor effort all round on their part. They can really do ya ****en head in!! Think I'll call customer assistance tommorrow and ask to speak with Michelle. Someones gotta have a brain! :bang:
 

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Just hope that you weren't silly enough to fall for the 'dealer trap' of paying 'Dealer Delivery' fee/charge/impost when you bought your new car. If so basically what you have done is 'pre-paid' for any warranty work. Gee dealers love people who are silly enough to pay what they are 'asked'!!!
 

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Just hope that you weren't silly enough to fall for the 'dealer trap' of paying 'Dealer Delivery' fee/charge/impost when you bought your new car. If so basically what you have done is 'pre-paid' for any warranty work. Gee dealers love people who are silly enough to pay what they are 'asked'!!!
Not that silly! Got a really good deal, like I've stated previously they were very good to me while we were negotiating, just no service after they got my Money! :whistling
 

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Well what can I say!!!! Customer service said they had sorted it all out for me. Car went over 2 weeks ago and they told me I need new carpet, new front and rear seats, new steering wheel, glove box realigned again and to fix a part they broke on my console last time they replaced the carpet and to check motor miss and oil leak. They informed me they would need to have it 2 days to complete all work. Sooo... dropped it in yesterday morning, before work. Went to pick up courtesy car after work, but. They gave my car back, with a new steering wheel, nothing else done. Now I have to book it in again as they are sending it to motor trimmers for the carpet and seats??? And to do the other repairs. I was that ****ed off I just left. Today I am more rational and am about to call the dealership and customer care. We'll see what **** they come up with this time!! :bang:
 

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That's bull**** man, I wouldn't accept a re-trim from a motor trimmers. I'm sure they'd do a great job, but it would never quite be the same as original. I'd be demanding new factory seats and carpet!

Good luck with it ...
 

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Only issue was the clutch sensor. Took them a couple of tries to get it right but since then all ok. The Blue tooth is bit flaky and will get that checked at 15000ks service. Engine runs fairly smooth so long as I use premium. It backfires a bit on standard but doesn't miss. It is better than the GenIII I had before this one.

Agree on the visibility issue...nearly wiped out a guy on bike the other day coming from the right at the same speed as I was closing. Didn't see him till he passed the bonnet. At least I know the ESP works and I now get plenty of exercise moving my head. Lost count the number of times there has been someone beside me on the freeway hidden behind the B pillar so now I just assume someone is there until I double check.

Averaging 14.5 L/100 over last 2000ks driving to and from city and the odd freeway sprint so they even got that right.

Still the best holden I have ever had and this is number 8.
 
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