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Why so many VE's around the place?

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by 1991_Vn2nV, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. 1991_Vn2nV

    1991_Vn2nV New Member

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    Everyone seems to be seeing VE's lately, driving around in public. Is this all just advertising from Holden or is it still part of testing etc.?

    Saw an orange VE SS-V today in town (adelaide), my mate took a photo with his camera phone as well:

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  2. andyman

    andyman The Only 6sp VZ Wagon

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    i'd say advertising, last minute road testing, probably long term reliability testing, could even be a magazine review sortof thing
     
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    jules we like the bun

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    holden employees drive them around to test reliability. of course you can't just build a car and expect it will work on the road. they need to put them in real situations and pick up problems that won't arise in laboratories or the proving ground.
     
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    vy_storm just another moderator... Staff Member

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    Isn't this the media test driving phase at the moment? Part of the whole 3 week rollout of information.....
     
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    jules we like the bun

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    that starts tomorrow!
     
  6. 88GreenVN

    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    Testing the fuel gauge I'd bet.
     
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    yeh my brother has seen some get around here in canberra aswell over the weekend, i reckon it could be just advertising to showoff the new beast
     
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    i think its the sales reps at dealers driving them around, probably researching the product
     
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    commod8 swim wit da fishes

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    oh cool a pic of the VE on the ROAD without bras.......man that's one nice bloody car!!!
     
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    where and when were they seen?
     
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    yeh ive seen a couple driving around the place, and every now and then i head up 2 elizabeth 4 a drool, theres hundreds there
     
  12. Scotty_Doesn't_Know

    Scotty_Doesn't_Know Don't Tell Scotty...

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    The new HSV's in disguise around Canberra over the weekend just gone. They were staying at Ridges Lakeside...
     
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    Full Spectrum Bro it's a VW your Audi!

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    There got nothing to hide now so they let them loose out.
     
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    cant wait 2 see the new hsv range though
     
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    they were seen in civic on saturday, he got some photos on his phone but can barely see it, it was a silvery-blue colour with big wheels
     
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    most holden dealers are receiving ve's so that they can do launch nights etc on the new model. i cant wait. we get our first delivery of the ve tomorrow. personally i dunno about them. will wait to see it tommorrow in the flesh to pass judgement.
     
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    I spoke to the sales manager at my local dealer this afternoon.... he said they had a few, but they were off-site (getting detailed, I guess?). He is hoping to have them in the showroom by the end of the week, but if I wanted to come down and have a look they could take me down to the other site! Unfortunately I was over an hour away, having just left work, so no chance to make it before they close.... Saturday, though....
     
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    take me with u wen u go 2 check it out :thumbsup:
     
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    I saw one yesterday in Cranbourne while on the way to Philip Island, I said to the missus, how much he's going to Lang Lang, and sure enough, he turned off at the proving ground.

    There's no badges, but it sure looks like an SS ... nice twin exhaust!
     

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    That car is an SV6, the SS has quad exhaust tips.
     

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