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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by scrugnale, May 8, 2014.

  1. scrugnale

    scrugnale New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Im new to the just commodore forum and I'm just after some advice. Im thinking about buying a HSV GTS or Clubsport 2007 year onwards with a budget of about $32 k. What are the cost involved with owning the car i.e: Service, Tyres, Petrol, Expenses etc. and what should I be looking to purchase within that price bracket. Ive looked at a few 2010 ssv's however I feel HSV is the way to go?

    I know its a pretty open ended question but any advice would be much appreciated.

    cheers x
     
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    I have a 2007 GTS, main costs for me were brake rotor/pads replacement, and rear tyres(if your vehicle has staggered wheels)
    Servicing shouldnt be any more expensive than any other late V8. Magnetic suspension shocks(if fitted) leak after a while(very expensive to replace), although most just fit after market struts.
    Rear LED lights can cause some problems with resistors making the blinkers blink fast.
    Great cars to drive, very comfortable seats, superb brakes, great handling.
    I would look for a GTS if it was me.(I did:smoking:) Check out Carsales.
     
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    Cheers for the feedback mate!

    What price are you looking at to replace the brakes and tyres, just an estimate? even servicing, I'm just trying to do my homework before purchasing the car!

    Ive always wanted to buy a GTS or a Clubsport, just about finding the right car with low km's for the right price! Are there any major differences between a 2007 model HSV and a 2008/ 2009 model?
     
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    Just buy one you'll love it.

    I pay $200-220 for tyres (245/35R20s and 275/30R20s)
    I was paying about $380 for a mobile mechanic to service mine. in my driveway on weekend. Biggest cost is oil and all 6L motor need heaps!
    brake pad n rotors are expensive but only need to be done around every 100,000kms if auto (the brakes last longer on manuals)

    seriously there not that much more expensive then a 5.7L to up keep n maintain
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    besides brakes and insurance they are much the same as any other V8 Commodore. Bumpers/tail lights etc can cost a bomb if you break them though.
     
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    GEN3RATD 100% Teflon

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    $2500 for a new rear bumper unpainted for my ute.
     
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    Insurance is something worth looking in to before purchasing. I was considering a 2009 HSV A few months ago but my insurance company(who I have a great no claim bonus with) weren't too bad for the premium. But there was an extra $1500 excess if I made a claim, on top of the normal excess, because it's a 'high performance vehicle'.
    That and brake replacement costs, on my crappy wage, made me go for the SSV instead.
     
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    I'm 23 with a 2008 hsv clubsport ls3, insurance is a big cost for me. But well worth having the car :)
     
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    I was paying $100 a month for my VT Calais International (supercharged and cost me 10k) around 2011

    got my VE HSV (under 25) and was paying $150 a month for a 50k+ car while living in the city 2012ish. Moved to the country now and back to paying $100 a month for a 2009 HSV

    cheap as chips really providing the car I have now
     
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    Im only 19 so my insurance policy will be quite expensive from the quotes I have gathered. Im looking at $2,000 for the premiuim per year and the excess is priced at $3,500 in the unfortunate circumstance I have a crash. Always wanted one so now that I have the money behind me I want to get a HSV instead of an SSV, not only are the looks and performance of the HSV more superior but hopefully it holds more value in the long run. I have a lot to think about but I want to get one.
     
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    dude good insurence is $1200 a year my mate the same age could only get a best of $1800 but I got a better deal through finance.

    If you can't afford the insurence and maintance, you don't have enough money behind you! Sorry but it's not only the sticker price you need to be able to pay for.

    Your 19 get a SS, mod it, trash it, grow up and buy a HSV when your 22 or something and are older n wiser.
     
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    Do you have a lazy $3500 if you crash it? That to me would be a biggie.
     
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    Thats a fair call, I agree that the smart option for myself would be to just keep saving untill im in a better financial position to purchase the car! Im not in a rush anyway, cheers for the feedback guys!
     
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    I just replaced front and rear rotors and pads in 2007 HSV Clubsport.....$1770
     

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