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  # 1705789 19-Jan-2017 14:04
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networkn:

 

MikeB4: @networkn she loves big cars. Always enjoyed the Holdens we have owned over the years and the SUVs

 

Probably not what she would be keen on, but it was a pretty good review. ( I like wagons)

 

http://www.caradvice.com.au/429301/2016-skoda-superb-wagon-review/

 

What's the budget (if that's ok to ask?).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice car. Pity the manufacturer is a rogue.


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  # 1705790 19-Jan-2017 14:12
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TimA:

 

Satch:

 

TimA: 

 

All those settings are accessed via the iDrive advanced screen :)

 

 

Hmm, have you got a link with explanations on how to change the specific settings I mentioned above via iDrive?

 

 

 

 

Whats your Model? E series or F series?

 

 

 

 

F30.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1705802 19-Jan-2017 14:36
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TimA:

 

Satch:

 

TimA: 

 

All those settings are accessed via the iDrive advanced screen :)

 

 

Hmm, have you got a link with explanations on how to change the specific settings I mentioned above via iDrive?

 

 

 

 

Whats your Model? E series or F series?

 

 

 

 

F30.

 

 

iDrive Hidden Service Menu

 

F30 with (Professional) Navigation

 

This implies that you have an idrive controller that can slide up and down

 

Call up Start (main) menu

 

  • Push controller in up direction for at least 10 s
  • Rotate controller, 3 notches to the right
  • Rotate controller, 3 notches to the left
  • Rotate controller, 1 notch to the right
  • Rotate controller, 1 notch to the left
  • Rotate controller, 1 notch to the right
  • Press controller once
  • The Service menu is now added as the last submenu to "Settings"
F30 without Navigation, or with Business Navigation

 

This implies that you have an idrive controller that cannot slide up or down

 

The instructions are basically the same, but instead of pushing the controller in the up direction, which is not possible, you need to push the controller to the left and keep it there for 10 seconds. So the instructions become;

 

Call up Start (main) menu

 

  • Push controller in the left direction for at least 10 s
  • Rotate controller, 3 notches to the right
  • Rotate controller, 3 notches to the left
  • Rotate controller, 1 notch to the right
  • Rotate controller, 1 notch to the left
  • Rotate controller, 1 notch to the right
  • Press controller once
  • The Service menu is now added as the last submenu to "Settings"

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  # 1705809 19-Jan-2017 14:41
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Wow thanks for this TimA.  I shall try tonight and report back my findings.

 

You wouldn't happen to have similar instructions for an E90 would you?


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  # 1705907 19-Jan-2017 16:00
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MikeB4:

 

There are a few things that annoy her with it and include...

 

1. The CVT can get a bit confused especially around town

 

2. The auto turn off at lights etc, this can only be disabled until the next time you turn the car off.

 

 

 

 

Sorry i have to bikeshed this but skoda's dont have CVT gearboxes they are either Manual or DSG unless im mistaken. 

 

Suspect you meant DSG. 





 

 

 

 

 




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  # 1705908 19-Jan-2017 16:02
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It is going to be an interesting experience finding the right car. Now in my later years I have become a Nanna driver, my wife who is younger likes to drive ummm hmmmm enthusiastically. On the road she drives according to rules and conditions, get her on a track and she quite frankly puts my underwear at risk of accident.

 

She loves cars and loves driving. I have seen her drive Minis to V8 Supercar, to a Semi Trailer. If you have seen the Holdens owned thread I created its obvious I have had a love affair with the brand for a long time, we had a falling out but the nostalgia and new models could easily bring a reconciliation, but it's my wife's decision

 

and only a brave man would try too hard to make a decision for her, for example I had been trying to guide her towards an electric car, hmmm I won't any more .





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  # 1705913 19-Jan-2017 16:27
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MikeB4:

 

There are a few things that annoy her with it and include...

 

1. The CVT can get a bit confused especially around town

 

2. The auto turn off at lights etc, this can only be disabled until the next time you turn the car off.

 

 

 

 

Sorry i have to bikeshed this but skoda's dont have CVT gearboxes they are either Manual or DSG unless im mistaken. 

 

Suspect you meant DSG. 

 

 

 

 

Yeah I apologise I got that very wrong it is indeed a manual cogs and wheels box with an automatic clutch. Having cleared that up and thanks for the prod on that, the box is dimwitted. It changes out of first way to soon which means it loses grunt right at the take off. 

 

On our hills it tends to hunt for gears so generally she will change to "manual" mode on places like the Rimulaka Hill Road.





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  # 1705914 19-Jan-2017 16:32
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Scuttle bug doing the rounds on the Australian car sites (Wheels & Motor magazine) has speculation and some details of a final hurrah for the Commodore\HSV body shape.

 

A possible revival of the HSV GTS-R badge, with the engine expected to be the Chevy LS9 found in the previous generation Corvette ZR1 (C6)

 

If true, would be around a 45kW increase over a stock HSV Gen-F2 GTS (430kW)


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  # 1705925 19-Jan-2017 17:06
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Scuttle bug doing the rounds on the Australian car sites (Wheels & Motor magazine) has speculation and some details of a final hurrah for the Commodore\HSV body shape.

 

A possible revival of the HSV GTS-R badge, with the engine expected to be the Chevy LS9 found in the previous generation Corvette ZR1 (C6)

 

If true, would be around a 45kW increase over a stock HSV Gen-F2 GTS (430kW)

 

 

 

 

http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines/ls9.html 

 

Good engine thats for sure, Still not a fan of the push rod style engines. 
A DOHC V8 sounds the piece.


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  # 1705926 19-Jan-2017 17:06
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Holden have just released 3 special editions as part of the Commodore final hurrah:

 

Models are:

 

Motorsport Edition (Based off the SS-V Redline)

 

Director (Based off the Calais V)

 

Magnum (Ute only)

 

 

 

Story here: http://media.gm.com/media/au/en/holden/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/au/en/2017/Jan/0119_Holden_Reveals_Three_New_Limted_Edition_Commodores.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1706151 20-Jan-2017 06:03
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I'd personally go for the vanilla SS-V redline, they are a very good car that will put a smile on your face.

 

The Motorsport Edition takes features away and stiffens the suspension but increases the price!


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  # 1706188 20-Jan-2017 08:01
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Holden have just released 3 special editions as part of the Commodore final hurrah:

 

Models are:

 

Motorsport Edition (Based off the SS-V Redline)

 

Director (Based off the Calais V)

 

Magnum (Ute only)

 

 

 

Story here: http://media.gm.com/media/au/en/holden/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/au/en/2017/Jan/0119_Holden_Reveals_Three_New_Limted_Edition_Commodores.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The director would be very cool to own haha, Luxo barge.

 

 


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  # 1706194 20-Jan-2017 08:28
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MikeB4:

 

Yeah I apologise I got that very wrong it is indeed a manual cogs and wheels box with an automatic clutch. Having cleared that up and thanks for the prod on that, the box is dimwitted. It changes out of first way to soon which means it loses grunt right at the take off. 

 

On our hills it tends to hunt for gears so generally she will change to "manual" mode on places like the Rimulaka Hill Road.

 

 

 

 

Interesting - is it the 7 speed and a smaller engine?

 

I have the 6 speed DSG in my Octavia VRS and it works really, really well!

 

Possibly helps that the engine in this spec is pretty torquey anyway, but having had some reservations about buying the car with a DSG I have been really pleased.





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  # 1706216 20-Jan-2017 09:11
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I have a feeling his wife goes for a long business trip every V8SC race weekend.




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  # 1706311 20-Jan-2017 10:29
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If you are after one of the special edition run out Holdens, then you probably need express interest with a dealer now. My cousin, who is a massive Holden fan, has already been contacted by his local dealer to see if he wants to put his name down for a special edition ute, as there are only limited numbers coming to NZ due to high demand in Oz.

A Holden or a Ford is not going to match a Euro for technology, but if you want tech plus reliability then you need to go Japanese (or Korean). However then you'll then lose the passion. Your wife sounds like the type of driver that wants to admire the vehicle sitting in the driveway as well as enjoy driving it.

While I am not a Holden fan by any stretch, after 2017 there will be Mustangs, the won't be any new Holdens.




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