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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by ponyboynz, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. ponyboynz

    ponyboynz New Member

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    Hi there
    Just wanted peoples opinions as looking to buy a first Commodore for the family. With our budget my preference is ve series 2 sv6 sedan while the partner likes the vf evoke wagon. I dont like the look of the wagon at all but cant afford a vf sv6 wagon. What do you think of the ve series 2 versus the vf? Is the evoke a good car or the sv6 ve series 2 very similar?

    Thanks very much
     
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    Well the two are very different in terms of:
    1. Handling (hydraulic vs electric in the VF)
    2. Gadgets (Rear parking camera, parking sensors, self park, blind spot monitoring on the VF
    3. Interior (MyLink system which is newer than the VE)
    4. Engine (3.0L vs 3.6L)

    Amongst other things .

    Rather than asking us here to 'vote' it would be a good idea to take both for a test drive to look into how you feel about the handling and power of both cars, then make a judgement on the interiors as the VF interior is far more modern than the VE's. It will come down to your needs for your family. Good luck!
     
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    Vf evoke doesn't get blindspot alert unless optioned
     
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    I would go the vf myself, i had a evoke sedan and had no issues with it.
     
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    I think it would come down to whether the newer & better-looking interior plus the couple of extra safety features (eg. the reversing camera & the front collision alert - assume all VF's got that?) are worth more to you than the slightly better performance & appearance of the VE2 SV6. I don't recall any reliability-related differences, for example I'm fairly sure all the timing chain issues in the HFV6 were resolved by VE2.
     
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    drive them both. see what you think.

    after you drive the VF i can guarantee you won't want a bar of the VE.
     
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    Id go VF for the extra modcons and updated interior but otherwise they are a very similar car. I don't really notice the differences between VE SS and VF SS.
     
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    Ok thank you very much for all your replies. Just a couple of other questions. Do I need to be careful getting a white evoke as it may be an ex police vehicle? Also we currently have a 1.8 litre toyota corolla 2003 will it be a huge jump on fuel? We don't use every day. 2 days a week we probably drive 20kms a day and maybe one day a week we do a longer drive. It's not for work or anything.
     
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    v6 probably double in fuel, v8 probably triple.
     
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    VE have the timing chain and oil sluge issue...................plenty of comments about that on here.....have a look.....
     
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    VF for sure
     
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    Corolla - ~6-7L / 100
    V6 3.0L - 9L / 100
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    ymmv
     
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    my v8- 17L per 100 on 98
     
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    Snap with my V8 on 95.
    And my SV6 only slightly lower consumption. But it gets used mostly around Sydney roads.
     
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    mines about 12.9 on 95 - commuting to/from work
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    Your right foot must hardly move!
    But well done.
     
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    Average 12.1L per 100km on 98. I have probably way too much mechanical sympathy but that’s who I am.
     
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    haha. well it depends on the sort of trips you do - mine is a mix of 60 zones, plenty of 80 zones and about 5-6 minutes on a freeway - about 30km each way. Right foot regularly extends to maximum travel i can assure you ;)
    Short slow trips don't make for good economy
     
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    I get around 500k's up to 540k's on the highway doing about a 100 to 120k's a day and down to 300k's or less just pottering around town at around 60 to 65ltr's per tank , I don't play the ltr's/km's as it varies too much.
    EDIT : But my car is charged with a mild cam
     

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