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Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by Paul Cordingley, Oct 22, 2018.
It's a pity they couldn't squeeze the LF4 into the engine bay...
Are you saying that in VXR mode the ride is softer than a VF II? Is this due to the variable dampners on the VXR? I thought with 20 inch to.a and low light profile tyres the ride would be firmer ?
I think it’s softer. It feels softer over speed humps.
Wow I have a VF and also a ZB Calais V Tourer and the VF is much more luxurious going over potholes and road patches. Was not aware the VXR was so smooth.
I'd settle for the LGW
Yeah, me too. 301 kw's and importantly 542 nm's at just 2500 revs would make the Commodore a compelling proposition and make me update mine when the face(lift?) comes out in 2020. I say face lift ? because the new front end looks a bit odd. Maybe they had to change the lights to fit the new engine in (he says more than a little hopefully knowing there's a 99.9% chance he's wrong).
Yet a friend of mine has an VFII SV6 Black and reckoned the ZB Calais was smoother - wonder if the SV6 has overly stiffened suspension..?
I did not try it on VXR mode yet. But on the default touring it is softer than the VFII.
Any idea how to reset the trip meter on the VXR and check out the fuel economy? Don't want to damage any sticks turning the wrong stuff. Checked the manual but can't find it.
So you think it handles the bumps and poor road surfaces better than a VFII? And this is in Touring mode?
If you have Trip A or Trip B already on the display, press the right arrow for the sub-menu and select reset.
If you have Nav, audio or something else on the centre display, press the left arrow, select [info] then [ok] to show the Trip A or Trip B (you may need to press the up or down arrow to cycle through the choices) then do as above.
I'm assuming you have the same or similar steering wheel controls as the RS-V:
It sure does. The VFII is rough, the steering is heavy - the VXR is a more luxury ride (with a mild sport suspension feel) in touring mode
Thanks, that's exactly what I needed and yes the setup is the same as the RSV.
We also have a VF series I and agree the ZB steering is a lot better. But the ZB Calais V Tourer we have definitely is not nearly as good at handling patched and poorly maintained roads which are pretty common in the suburbs of Australia.
I'd like the steering to be slightly stiffer in VXR mode than Touring but it's acceptable.
It may be that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres softer so it feels better in the cabin. The PS tyres wear faster from what I read in another forum... so will have to look at alternatives when the time comes.
Yes I think the Michelin tyres which are pretty soft is making the difference. The Calais v continental tyres are quite firm and I run mine at 39 psi all round.
Anyone know if it's ok to remove the rubber inner for the wireless phone charger in the VXR? I have a larger Android phone S9+ which does not fit.
I've seen it done on a YouTube vid - didn't cause any damage.
Almost ready to bite the bullet and purchase a vxr, waiting till the end of the year run outs .. in Australia there are so many untouched 2018 plated vxrs on car sales advertised at $63000, realistically, would I be waisting my time trying to get one down to $40000? Or should I just settle for a 2017 model which seems getable at that price ? Does anyone have any experience here with end of year price drops ?
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