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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Cruzer, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. timandhayley

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    Holden dealers are not allowed to advertise brand new cars and most demos anywhere other than their own website. Holden actively blocks out cars and provides Carsales with a list of cars that are allowed to be listed.

    If a dealer gets caught, the punishment is hefty and they risk losing their dealership, so I don't think that it's in their best interests. Most manufacturers now operate under this system.

    If you do a search now for a 2016 Some like it hot Calais V Sedan anywhere in Australia only 4 generic listing comes up (2 V6 and 2 V8).
     
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    Well there must be a hell of a lot doing the wrong thing if a dip sample is any measure to go by:

    The LMF demo (at a ridiculously inflated price) mentioned earlier in the thread is located at Canobolas Holden (courtesy of a google search) and the first car in the link you posted earlier shows exactly where it is too.


    Irrespective of what the rules are, the dealer licence number is at the bottom of each listing for anyone to google. In actual fact I've noticed in recent days that the dealer name is printed beside the licence No.

    The info isn't hard to find.
     
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  3. timandhayley

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    That light my fire car is a used car (brought from the Holden company auction most likely).

    I see a new HSV listing link, that's a HSV, not a Holden. They make their own rules. You won't find a legitimate brand new Holden on carsales. Holden literally provides a list of VIN's to carsales that are allowed and everything else gets blocked. We even had a customer once who purchased a car and then tried to onsell it quickly. Carsales pulled his car down at Holden's request, because they thought something dodgy was going on!
     
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    I would definitely prefer new but may budge if the KMs are in the low hundreds. I regret not getting this colour earlier because I was keen on the MY17 but now I've thought more about how the pricing would be higher.

    Would you suggest that I call up multiple dealerships from across NSW to see if I can source one, or because of the low stock a single dealer can tell me if one still exists that they can source one from / if they're willing to trade from another dealer or not?

    Many thanks!
     
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    Hi unfortunately I just noticed those listings don't have dealer codes underneath. Looks like timandhaley is right here about them being generics; I'll probably need to do some phone calls tomorrow to see if one can be dug up. But really appreciate your help!
     
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    Scroll right down to the bottom and you will see the dealer code and name

     
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    Hi mate, unfortunately the two generic listings do not have the dealer code and name under their listings (unless I have missed something here?). I do appreciate your help, thanks!

    Will have to do a bit of calling around today!
     
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    You should try www.motorbuys.com.au to source the best price. It's actually free to use now - just ring them up after filling out the details and they will jump you through a couple of hoops to make sure you're serious.
     
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    Note 4 day sale with 5 yr warranty on MY16 stock.

    wont get that on MY17 sales ever, glad on did on mine as will keep until fuel runsout.
     
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    I thought that was only for applicable vehicles. The only Commodore on offer is the SV6 Black.
     
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    The offers are always on everything (in very rare instances they have exceptions). Even when you see the offer only showing on SV6 Black Edition for instance, we can still do the same thing on all cars in the model line.
     
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    Not sure if this has already been covered just wondering has gold card discount on ssvr changed form 2016 to 2017
     
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    I can confirm that this includes SSV-Redline also.
     

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    Does anyone know if Motorbuys will include Demos plus other colour options? I did this exercise earlier today and got the call from them so all good. However I did go calling three large dealers in Sydney they all gave the answer that there are no Some like it hot Calais Vs left. Looks like I may have left my run too late sadly! Or is this fate telling me I buy a V8? :p

    @timandhayley Really appreciate your advice on this; can you advise in regards to those Demo / ex GM vehicles how easily they can be found? Thanks!
     
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    Unless you absolutely have to have a V6 for whatever reason, strongly consider an eight. You won't ever look back and think 'I wish I bought the six instead'

    The same can't be said the other way around.

    Just my two bobs worth :)
     
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    And as a bonus, the V8 will make you new friends too. You'll be on first name terms with your petrol station attendant before you know it.

    :)
     
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    Holden has an auction once a week, every Thursday. It's just a matter of waiting for certain colours to come up. Some Like it Hot, Regal peacock, Jungle green are dealer order only colours, so it would need to have been a marketing department car, etc (they're allowed to order the bright/different colours). There's nothing available this week in that colour, they're all White, Silver and Prussian Steel. These are the colours regularly available at auction, because they're safe colours to re-sell.
     
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    Thanks for explaining that. Does this mean I need to call up dealers each week to find if they have bought anything at this auction on the Thursday or will these be the ones appearing on Carsales from the dealer?

    @chrisp and @tml678 Absolutely understand where you are both coming from. I guess the colour is at the end of the day most important for me and a MY16 V8 Calais would probably be close in price to a MY17 V6. I wonder if the V8 stock is as dire as the V6 in this colour?
     
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    Does it have to be brand new? There's four or five demos/used on carsales with low kms at reasonable prices.

    You could always buy a different colour one and get it resprayed by a good panel shop..
     
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    Definitely New or a Demo with very very low kms. Bought used twice before and both times had awful reliability. If the colour I want can't be obtained as a New or low km Demo then I'll go with next best (Son of a Gun is alright!). :)
     
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