VX R8 Owner Still Not happy **Oh BOY READ THIS**
I have been posting my problems with my new Holden VX R8 Clubsport for the past 2 days, thought some of you might be interested in the problems.
Geoff Polites I would also be interested in your comments, I would even be prepared to look at a swap over and then use this as a marketing opportunity! LOL
POSTING AS PER LS1.com site.
Just to refresh the regualars:
I purchased a brand new 2001 VX R8 Clubsport with all the options, $75.000 worth. After a week lots of problems started to arise, regular visits to the dealer where curtious and well received! Action Very little.
After 12 months and contact with HSV and several pow wows with management there is still 49 outstanding issues with the vehicle:
1/ engine stuffed, I am still waiting for two engine kits including blocks to be delivered from the states, they dont keep stock here.
2/ clutch has 5 mm activation from 150 mm height, and shudders, they have only now admitted there is a problem, fix maybe a new gear box as the gear crunch.
3/ repaint, half the car has been repainted, front bonnet, spoilers front and rear inc skirts, the roof and boot now need doing.
4/ the LHR tail light lens still sticks out from the body by 4 mm, you can fit your fingers under it.
5/ the boot looks like it has been hit and is still not aligned.
6/ the rear little pillar windows on both sides are two small and do not seal, consequentally water gets in the car.
7/ tyres bald at 10.000 kms, replacements waiting, no HSV tyre placard installed on the body as per standard.
8/ Gear stick hits console in 4th and worse in 6th (physically moves the console).
9/ Drivers front door vibrates when shut.
10/ front passenger door vibrates when shut.
11/The lip under the rear boot near the glass is full of rust 1mm to 3 mm round.
12/ the rear bumper does not fit.
13/ rear boot hits the bumper ass and removes paint (third painting).
14/ a bubble appeared in the rear bumper paint, when touched it popped.
16/ Indicators occassionally stop working for a day or so.
17/ Front spoiler insert mess has lost most of its matt black paint after 9000 kms.
18/ Rear windscreen does not fit, it has dropped several mm and hits the boot.
19/ the rubber seals that run over the roof and finish at the boot are hitting the boot when opened, one has come off.
20/ Sunroof buckled, one side is higher than the other, not sealing properly.
21/ grease from the s/roof keeps comming in the car and leaving marks on the headlining.
1/ diff has had a kit put through it.
2/ door trim replaced as there was a tear in the side from fact.
3/ instrument cluster cover changed as there was scratches from delivery.
4/ Air bag sensor malfunctioned this was replaced, drove around with no air bags for 4 days.
5/ passenger front door seal replaced took 2 months, sagged from fact.
6/ bumpers realigned.
To many to list.
What is the outcome after nearly 12 months of ownership?
ZIP! I have the car booked in for th 18th of March 2002, they are taking the car for 2 weeks with a loaner for that period. No new replaced will be given. I have asked for several items of recompence and still no reply on acceptace of this, passing the buck.
I will not! Repeat will not buy another Australian car for this price again!!!! Oh! they played dumb on the piston slapp for 10 mths until I had my management Pow Wow and then all the truth came out, It's a real problem.
Thanks for listening this is my therapy.
p.s the dealer has been exceptional in all approaches, it is Holden Australia that could not give a F**ken S*it about me the CUSTOMER, WHERE HAS THE FOCUS GONE?????????????