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

  1. Pablito

    Pablito Active Member

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    If you want something that looks and feels sporty and can live without a few goodies then get the VE2.
    Evokes are pretty bland looking, but I gotta say they're a nice comfy car to drive.
     
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    It’s a possibility with any Australian-made Commodore, and they weren’t all white either!
    It’s easy to tell, though, they put all sorts of nasty holes in the interior trim & plastics.
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Yeah, but then the Corolla would use more too in your particular application. It's all relative.
     
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    Big Red VF-SII Go-kart I love puddles.

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    You should be doing better than 12.1L/100 on consistent freeway driving with PULP98. My elderly VZ wagon, traded today and replaced with a VF Series II SV6 wagon, consistently recorded between 7.3 and 7.7L/100km, long-haul freeway driving, with 200,000km on the odo. These figures varied only by small amounts carrying cargo. A friend with a 2010 VE is getting 9.3L/100km driving from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga each week. Are you carrying a big or heavy load?
     
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    Big Red VF-SII Go-kart I love puddles.

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    You should be doing better than 12.1L/100 on consistent freeway driving (suburban driving will return the worst figures) with PULP98. My elderly VZ wagon, traded today and replaced with a VF Series II SV6 wagon, consistently recorded between 7.3 and 7.7L/100km, long-haul freeway driving, running PULP98 (since 2016) with 195,000km on the odo. These figures varied only by small amounts carrying cargo. A friend with a 2010 VE wagon is getting 9.3L/100km driving from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga each week. Clearly, driving type plays a role. Are you carrying a load?
     
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    He is carrying a 304kw LS3.
     
  7. ponyboynz

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    Thanks very much everyone.
    Was probably going to get the ve sv6 but then I read about the timing chain issues. Is this a risk with the ve that is resolved with the vf?
     
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    Actually L77 with which I am perfectly happy. I think the economy is very good all things considered, no complaints at all.
     
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    Big Red VF-SII Go-kart I love puddles.

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    No timing chain issues with the VF models; the VF was virtually a kit and caboodle resolution of everything picked up and worked on before it.
    The chain issue was confined to a number of VE and VZ sedans and wagons, with chain replacement carried out under warranty when cars were covered by that bought new. Otherwise, a fairly costly hit to the pocket. I never had the timing chain issue with my now-traded off VZ Executive with the same 3.6 Alloytec as the VEs.
     
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    We have both, She drives a 2011 SV6 Sedan, I'm driving a 2014 VF evoke LPG wagon.
    we've had the SV6 since new and it gets an oil change every 10K km, 15K is too long. It's just ticked over 110k and no major issues to date. (Clockspring failed and one HVAC actuator failed), I have fitted the SS front disc and caliper brackets for better brakes though.
    It is actually a nicer car IMHO than the VF evoke wagon - nicer seats, feels planted on the road, shifts later in the rev range, just nicer to be behind the wheel of.
    The evoke is a good car too, the Mylink is better than the IQ, just. Rear camera is nice? Auto park is a nice gimmick, but i can have the car parked and get out before it's picked a suitable spot.
    I could change the seats, fit FE2 suspension, etc etc, to get the Evoke to be as nice as the SV6, but i can't be bothered.
    I wanted a VE11 SV6 wagon on LPG, but the VF wagon came at a good price.

    Also, the Petrol VF evoke is the 3.0L, vs the 3.6L in the VE SV6.
     
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    I think you answered your question about gear change there.
     
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    The Alloytec timing chain issues were resolved with VE2, the fixes carried-over into VF.
     
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    Stylistically, how would you compare ?

    ( I prefer the Grille in the VF2 Evoke to it's sibling designs !! )
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Ok - I saw somewhere it will do 20km/day on average so (say) 150km/week to make things easy....

    You will use 10.5l in the carolla vs 13.5L in the V6 and a huge 20.25L for the V8. For the extra $15/week I'd have the V8 - no brainer what so ever IMO.
     
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