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Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by southerncross, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Calaber

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    You need to pull your head out of the sand mate. You might want high performance sedans but the majority of Australians don't and haven't for years. Are you suggesting that Holden focuses on building or selling passenger trucks, SUV's and working man's utes? Because that's what "we" want, judging by sales these days. Oh, that's right, that's just what they ARE selling, in greater numbers than Commodores. The market doesn't want V8 Commodore type vehicles anymore - is that so hard to understand? Clearly, for you, it is.
     
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    Not really... They no longer sell ute's, only that lightweight pick-up truck.
     
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    When I test drove the zb Commodore I turned on the cruise control to keep the same speed as the slow moving car in front as see were in traffic. With the start and stop of the moving in the traffic I would hear a groaning sound when the car Auto braked. Is this a defect or does the system make this sort of sound?

    Alsoif I am ascending a hill and the cruise control is set to 60 will the system apply the brakes to maintain the speed or will it just let the speed increase?
     
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    Why are you even here if you have nothing constructive to add
     
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    The local dealer in my town has shifted more Acadias than any other Holden model , I don’t personally like them , but obviously many do
     
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    Hmm, the Acadia is still a rare animal in this neck of the woods. I think Toyota and mitsubishi are dominant new cars up this way.
     
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    Front suspension noise, a known issue. Get the dealer to fix it.
     
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    I skip models of Holden that don't appeal to me, the ZB is the most unappealing Commodore since I dunno the VN, not saying it's a bad car it just has nothing going for it looks wise.

    i've never cared for what's popular, usually it's trash. like pop music and reality tv.
     
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    Oh ok . The demo car only had 5k on the clock so maybe it has been driven into ditches and drains and thrashed up steep driveways.
     
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    Today’s car market is more about being stuck choosing from the children’s menu because the chef quit.
     
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    Unless you go to the elite, pretentious eatery where the chef will provide you with something more to your taste.
     
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    Like a lot of you I am totally bewildered as to how the average car buyer got sucked in by the SUV propaganda. Yes I have driven one. No it wasn't better than my car in terms of the things that matter to me personally. Yes a SUV has a lot of room inside but not much more than my stationwagon has. No it's handling at the limit is nigh on dangerous. Yes I know I drive faster than you, it's because I can do so safely because my car was made to do it - unlike your SUV.
     
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    I live in a smallish country town pop 18000 , lots of farmers , Colorado for the farmer Acadia for the wife
     
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    An entirely subjective viewpoint. I think its a fine looking car especially in liftback form and quite a number of independent reviewers have commented along the same lines.
     
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    it is subjective, i hates it.
     
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    I quite like the looks too
     
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    That explains a lot, the female of the household making the purchasing decisions...
    Haven't seen an Acadia on the road yet. Hope they're being discounted a lot.
    People were paying less for MSE's, Directors and Magnums than the current Acadia retail price.
     
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    Whatever the reason behind the SUV preference is, it's not unique to Australia. This configuration has found world-wide favour. Even companies like Bentley, Porsche, Audi and Ferrari? (I think), have SUV's in their line-ups. Who could have imagined such quality brands being swept up in the craze? And, if not SUV's, its extended cab utes so large they are really trucks (and drive like it, too). Motoring goes through cycles. In the early 70's, it was panel vans. Early 80's, it was passenger vans like the Mitsi Express and Tarago. The SUV phenomenon has proved to be more lasting, probably because they were designed from the outset as high riding passenger vehicles rather than converted or adapted commercial vehicles. In ten years time, who knows what the trend will be world-wide? Probably electric vehicles and today's trends will be dead as a dodo.
     
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    I think it's a bit funny that a bloke who drives a VP thinks the ZB is poorly built and ugly, but then again, he'd probably be well qualified to identify both failings.
     
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    Aussies have never liked garbage but. That’s why there are no more zb Peugeots
     

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