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Old 11-06-13, 20:41   #1
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As a lot of you may know the VF Commodore has been released this month, the next car I want to buy will most likely be the one mentioned in the heading or a later model, the catch is the Holden website only list that one as being available in auto form in the SS , SSV & SSV redline range,due to my bad experiences with automatics and the fact the manuals require much less frequent servicing (I've set fluid changes in mine at 100,000 kms because Holden haven't set an interval for the VY SS Commodore), also they are more fun to drive so I prefer the 6 speed manual option.

Much better than 20,000 kms for an auto, I know the manufacturers set theirs at 40,000kms of normal driving but I've found the fluid was always had a brown burnt smell at those kays and even at 20,000 kms in the VL , perhaps a separate oil cooler would've helped even though I didn't tow heavy loads with it.

Having a look at the carsguide website, that site shows the V8 sportswagon (except Calais) option having a manual transmission as an option which is over $2000 cheaper as well.

One other thing I've noticed is the VF still uses the 6 litre V8, not a real worthwhile upgrade since my VY is tuned to put out the same sort of power as the current model,though if I could afford the later model station wagon I'd buy one at the end of the year, apparently they are supposed to be fitting the 6.2 litre V8 (L99) into the VF at the end of the year which will have the benefit of more power & improved fuel economy, you'd be better off waiting for that one.

That's a bit strange for them to do that later on in the series, if memory serves correctly, I think Holden did that with the first of the UC Sunbirds , they still carried the Opel 1.9 litre 4 cylinder from the LX Sunbird over to that model till the Starfire 4 cylinder was released later on.

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Old 11-06-13, 20:54   #2
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Old 11-06-13, 21:57   #3
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Yeh Opel 1.9 litre 4 cylinder, 6.2 litre Chevy, same thing!
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1. It's a Sportwagon NOT Sportswagon

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Old 12-06-13, 10:01   #6
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