What would you sell/buy/keep?

Corza19

New Member
Okay, we’ve a got a 2008 Pajero VRX, manual, ~150k kms, and a 2002 VX SS, manual, ~230k kms.

Mum and Dad are looking at upgrading to a newer Commondore, but unsure as to what to get….

My brother and I think a good E3 Clubsport or GTS, but they are thinking a VF SS; but at the same time, dad is debating waiting it out a bit, and getting one of the last VF SS’s brand new.

But then there is the other vehicles, whether or not to sell them individually, or trade both in, trade one and sell the other, or maybe even keep one of them.

I think trade the Pajero on an E3 GTS, then part out the SS to get more money back from it…

So as the title says, what would you sell/buy/keep? And how does an E3 GTS compare to a VF II SS?

Nothing is happening immediately, and it probably won't happen for a while (meaning it won't affect me because I wouldn't be able to drive it) but still after some opinions.

Thanks in advance :)
 

c2105026

Active Member
Sell both vehicles privately. unless you are in a hurry.

Get the SS. There is nothing in the real world that the E3 GTS can do that the SS can't.
 

sleepa

Shiny...
+ 1

Except with the HSV's there is that badge.
 

Ian Johnston

Active Member
In this day and age, a Camry will do everything legally.
. I would get the E3.
But then, I wouldnt sell the Pajero.
 

Calaber

Nil Bastardo Carborundum
Don't forget the SS Redline. From reports i have read they are astonishing value and tend to make some HSV models superfluous. The improved brake package and various other bits they come with really elevate their overall performance and justify the extra price without being ridiculously expensive.

As for buying one of the last ones made, you would almost have to lock it away and never drive it. How much would a low mileage example of one of the very last local high performance Commodores be worth in a decade or so?
 
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Risky

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I was at the smash repairs the other day talking to the owner & a 2014 VF SSV Walkinshaw enhanced ute was in with a dented door. It's been certified at 310kw, auto & fully optioned interior. Beautiful ute. Talking to the owner of it & he said he paid over the $60K mark. Now he wants a 4x4 & went to trade in the ute. He was offered by the dealer $32K. Our jaws dropped. It's depreciated half of it's value in 2 years & it has low kms. If I had $32K at the time I would have bought it on the spot.

I remember years ago when the HK HT HG Monaros were going cheap back in the eary 80's. Those who bought them got them as projects. The 161 & 186 versions were at rock bottom prices at the time & got converted to V8's. Now, if you're after an unmolested Monaro of that era, the ones bringing in the money are the 6cyl versions as there aren't many left.

Whatever you buy, it would take years to recoup in value if that's what it's being bought for. If you're buying it for the sake of using it then go for it & look after it. Look at the market & see if the extra mods are going to be worth it in time.
 

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Calaber

Nil Bastardo Carborundum
Less than it is worth today.
I seriously doubt that. Those last few cars will become collector's items and the fact that the local production has ceased will enhance their historic and sentimental, as well as financial, value. I did say a decade, not just one or two years.
 

VS 5.0

Well-Known Member
I say a decade is too short a horizon.

20 yrs.....30 yrs maybe.

Its all supposition anyway.....only time will prove one or both of us wrong.
 

VTL67Calais

Vtl67 calais
Whats to say holden don't start building cars agin in Australia in 10-20 years, anything can happen depending on their market positioning. They may just want to specilise on HSV vehicles only and have a factory which spits out small numbers using the old plant but at a high end price and the car is upgraded to a luxary car repositioning Holden from main stream to specilist. Never know, theres definatly a market for high powered sports cars which sound and drive awesome. What do ya think? So i don't know if it would be worth buying the last few VF holdens.
 

c2105026

Active Member
Whats to say holden don't start building cars agin in Australia in 10-20 years, anything can happen depending on their market positioning. They may just want to specilise on HSV vehicles only and have a factory which spits out small numbers using the old plant but at a high end price and the car is upgraded to a luxary car repositioning Holden from main stream to specilist. Never know, theres definatly a market for high powered sports cars which sound and drive awesome. What do ya think? So i don't know if it would be worth buying the last few VF holdens.
I Think once its gone its gone.

Unless, that is, we can get wages down to $10/hr....
 

Ian Johnston

Active Member
You dont just knock a car up in the back yard, HSV will turn there talents to something else(converting Dodge Rams is on the table) to survive.
People have gotta understand that Holden, Falcon will be a thing of the past. They will never come back.
Learn to live with the Asian/Euro offerings, cos thats all we will have.
 

gopher

Active Member
but at the same time, dad is debating waiting it out a bit, and getting one of the last VF SS’s brand new. :)
Why does everyone want to wait for one of the last?
Won't be worth anything more in years to come as there will be so many last ones
For my money I would keep the Pajero and buy something other than a Holden
 

Corza19

New Member
Dont bother with VE buy a VF. Redline is the pick of the bunch. VF is a 10 times better car than VE.
Just based on the interior, or overall upgrades/tweaks?
ari666 said:
fk that pajero off and never ever ever buy a mitsubishi again.
Yep I agree, if it was up to me we never would have bought it... haha
gopher said:
Why does everyone want to wait for one of the last?
Won't be worth anything more in years to come as there will be so many last ones
For my money I would keep the Pajero and buy something other than a Holden
Not thinking of waiting for a "last one" in order to sell again for profit or be worth more down the track, purely just because it will be one of the last true Commodores, which will never be made again etc.... and I don't think they are planning to sell whatever they buy next (if they do end up buying something...)
Well whatever does happen, the Pajero might stay or go, useless off road so would only be used for occasional towing, which a Commodore would be quite capable of doing so I dunno.

Thanks for replies guys :)
 
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