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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by RoganJosh, Aug 25, 2013.
On 2013 VF, V6 is the bottom radiator hose a push-lock system? Is it the same as the Holden Cruze?
What was your first impression of the VF model the first time you drove one? was it love at first rev?
i was actually a little underwhelmed to be honest, and it was a redline.
i didnt drive one until january last year, i had a modded VE SSV at the time.
i dont know if the car had been sitting undriven or what was the case, but it was gutless.
i was gobsmacked, thinking to myself what other car would i buy.
anyway went to another dealership, much more helpful staff, and this time the car actually drove better.
call me crazy but i still miss my VE.
I drove a VZ executive for the best part of 7 years and I still remember the first time I test drove a VF not long after they were first released in 2013 and it was an SV6 and it felt like a V8 compared to my executive lol.. couldn't believe how luxurious it felt and in terms of power it wasn't in anyway gutless but then again the car was basically hot off the press at the time so that's probably why... I'm not sure why the redline you drove felt gutless??? I couldn't imagine a car like that suffering from too much in the way of performance issues unless it was mistreated really badly.... What kind of mods did you have done to your VE?
I had never driven a VF until I bought mine and same VE feels a bit more me, not a fan of the electric steering feel, do love the manual box( best stock t56) and std 3.7 diff behind the LS3 Though
I originally was going to buy a VE SV6 brand new a few years ago. After I drove it, negotiated a good price etc, I told my wife I was going to pull the trigger and buy it the next day. She said before you do that, she was pregnant with our third child and she would now prefer a SUV. So my car got put on the backburner.
Fast forward to 2017, I was ready to buy a VF SV6. I drove it, liked it but was a little underwhelmed.
Something was missing...
As I was sitting in the SV6 at the dealership talking to the salesman and there were a couple of guys test driving a SS. I couldn't stop listening to the noise.
I went home, my wife said 'how did it go?' I told her it was good but I think I would prefer the V8.
She asked me what the difference in price was and I told her. Her reply was 'you have always wanted one, you only live once so just go and do it'.
Needless to say I took the Redline for a spin and loved it.
Yeah if my financial situation permitted it I would definitely be driving around in a Redline myself =P
Financially, a SV6 would have been a smarter decision, but in this case the heart overruled the head.
I bet you smile everyday, as a result of going with your heart too.
**** resale is my wife bargaining tool and to be honest I think sv6 values are near 20k nowadays, only thing I hate with V8 is the registration cost misses 2.5 tonnes Prado is half the cost.
this was my wife, telling me to get a hsv.
maybe if i would have been quicker and bought them before runout when clubsports were going for 100k.
couldnt justify almost double the cost
Does anyone know where you can find the grommets for the Sportwagon rear numberplate? Mine don't tighten enough.
Looked absolutely everywhere possible I can think of.
Are you talking about the nutserts in the tailgate that you screw into?
Heaps on eBay.
Well; I have a VE 3.0 litre which is a boat.......today however after some convincing the wife; I traded in and took delivery today of a 2017 VF SSV Redline with 5000 demo kms on the clock....so first drive.
******* AWESOME !!!!
Demo cars cop it, especially manuals. I would never buy a demo manual after the experience I had..
First VF I drove was a manual redline demo and I kept stalling it. The clutch was just super sensitive and I thought I was such a loser when after the 4th stall or so the dealer said we had to take it back. Turns out it had just been butchered on test drives and I found out later they had to replace the transmission. Not sure why they gave it to me to try if it was already screwed. Since that car was cactus I jumped straight in a manual HSV clubsport and that was smooth and seamless. Made me want to buy a clubby but by then I already knew the motorsport was coming with better specs for two thirds of the price so I put my deposit down. At that point the dealer just called it "the limited edition" and she guaranteed it would never get MRC as that would cut HSV's grass too much..
What other than MRC does the MSE have over a F1 clubby?
To clarify, at that point in time MRC was enough for me to pick the MSE over the Clubby, especially given the ~$40k price difference at the time. Without going in to a huge amount of detail (i.e. a rant) the MSE is way more special in my opinion. There's something like 25 new/tweaked parts and the MSE as a sum of its parts proposition is incredible. For example, an easily overlooked thing is all the nice luxury/comfort features from the Calias range (footwell lighting, puddle lamps, dipping mirrors, etc) that just make the car a very good daily. Not to mention individually numbered limited edition last ever Commodore vs bog standard HSV. Did I mention the price difference? Paying the HSV tax for less car.. it seemed like an easy decision to me at the time and I stand by it now.
Fair call; not that I am in any way attempting to compare a Jeep Grand Cherokee for my beautiful 2017 Redline...but there are those few little luxuries that I do miss.....however; I would not get red of this SSV EVER !!!
[QUOTE=".....however; I would not get red of this SSV EVER !!![/QUOTE]
Yea, I have said that about many cars, my current VFII Redline included. Sadly, family **** gets in the way and my Redline will be on the market in a few months time.
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