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    Hornsby - 2009 VE Calais Wagon (V8)

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    Car is a Jan 2009 build Calais V Wagon (Rego says 2008 because the RTA is a bunch of retards).

    Price: For PF i'd like to see 12k... People out there have these advertised > 15-17k, they must be smoking drugs. (note, is getting a proper clean tomorrow...If it looks better in pictures after, i'll update them)
    Mods: Has been touched by Dale, includes dyno chart - Has 1 7/8" extractors & new cats at the same time & OTR intake... Goes really well... Rest of exhaust is stock, AFM is still switched on...

    Interesting features:
    Has HD towbar (and wiring/module, etc)
    Had AC regas in 2017 (had a leaking refill valve), works well
    Had a new alternator about 6mths ago & new battery (a proper Varta Silver from memory)
    Had new front struts & bushings about 1yr ago
    Had new discs & pads about 1yr ago
    Has full leather interior as these things do
    We've had it for over 5yrs and nothing except oil changes & the above, basically... Very reliable...
    Has a massive boot. Can fit lots of bodies in.. Will probably not fit a double door fridge.
    Has a focal underseat sub/amp & focal front splits, sounds quite good considering & monumentally better than stock (all in stock locations so can't be seen)
    Front tyres have good tread, rear not so much. Wear is almost perfectly even across the tyres front & rear.
    Is proper fast in a straight line.
    Has V8.

    Not so interesting features:
    Has a scrape on a door that has been touched up (and has been like that since 2014 when the missus scratched it)
    Has usual car park dings a massive car like this gets
    Has a mark on the rear bumper & new the fuel filler which were both there when we bought it.
    I think the headliner is starting to peel a little on the front passenger side... I haven't paid a lot of a attention to it, the missus drives it 90% of the time...
    Has ~172k km. Does not use oil or blow smoke...
    Plates not included









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    Is it free and what can it tow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Is it free and what can it tow?
    has price now :P

    And I think it was 2.1t it can tow...

    I've been towing heavy stuff, like bike racks, mostly.

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    No pics for me either.

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    Dammit. They work for me on both my phone and PC. I'm suspecting Google!

    Tried fixing it...better?








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    Be perfect upgrade for me if i didnt plow so much money into my ute.

    Swaps for rear ended vr and a fish tank? /i
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    Be perfect upgrade for me if i didnt plow so much money into my ute.

    Swaps for rear ended vr and a fish tank? /i
    Is there 500 lizards in the fish tank? Chicks dig lizards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Second post pics work.

    If you still have it in a 3-4 weeks I'll be keen to have a look see.
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    what's it like on fuel with the mods and stuff it has?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdee View Post
    what's it like on fuel with the mods and stuff it has?
    Better than stock. We do lots of local driving and average about 15.5 for me, about 16.4 for the missus, fuel economy improves the quicker you accelerate as you end up coasting heaps more. Freeway is about 10, with 4 people fully loaded for a week away.

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    Got some new images - after it's cleaned! Looks much better now. I'll be putting it up on gumtree this weekend... sigh










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    I've put it up on scumtree, luckily no retards trying to swap me for fish tanks yet.

    For PF I'm happy to negotiate on price... Before I bother dropping the price on scumtree !

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    A+ practical bargain with fasts
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    So, price drop. Now on Carsales!

    $11.5k for PF... Honestly, I'd much rather sell it via here... But hey

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    Got asked by someone on car sales, dyno had 238kw @ wheels ~575nm @ crank... Dyno dynamics dyno from Dale

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    Bump bump, I'm surprised with the level of interest, I thought everyone would want a cheap V8 wagon!

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    $5k

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanM3 View Post
    $5k
    Not that cheap :P

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    want a Honda Accord Euro?
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    out of interest, how much towing does it do and what specifically - boat/caravan/box trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phat-turbo View Post
    out of interest, how much towing does it do and what specifically - boat/caravan/box trailer?
    Not interested in an accord... Already have enough cars

    It's actually never towed anything except a bike rack... I had a requirement to get a few trailer loads (only 750kg) of dirt, but ended up using the Cressida I had at the time to do iti know it's never towed because I had the towbar put on after I got it

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    Any chance I can swing by either tue/wed after work? Im at North Ryde.
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    Cheap car !

    With impending job change i'm currently looking around for a lowish km VE II SV6 wagon for daily / towing duties, but if this gets stupidly cheap hit me up via PM before you give it away. I really don't need two V8's in my life but fuck, what i spend on fuel i can maybe justify with cheap buy in....
    The older i get, the better i was...

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    I checked it out.
    It's a solid car, very clean inside.
    Sounds great.

    Not for me, but good luck with the sale.
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    can you elaborate... it's a ten year old commodore with some minor panel damage... you know the sound, you know the condition, you know the colour, you know the kilometres... why bother going to see it if it's not for you? (genuinely asking)

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    I would say I've been very honest in the ad on here too...

    Pretty sure every issue is covered, unlike most other ads out there...

    I was more than happy to let Mark have a look around

    I'm feeling negotiable on the price, but not 10k negotiable...

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