Review BMW 6 series 2008
Translate it on the road and SS V feels solid, tense, balanced and well controlled. Grip from the 19-inch Bridgestone Potenzas 19 inch size stands out. The steering is a good precision tool. The ride is firm but not forgiving. The overall screening level is high for an ute. Even without the desired level of sensation and some screech at the end of our test, the brakes never failed to deliver strong performance.
Considering everything we wrote and the $ 44,990 sticker price of SS V Ute, we would be hard-pressed to imagine an owner feeling a brief change. Standard features include climate control, leather sports seats, aluminum pedal inserts, Bluetooth phone connectivity and sports steering wheel.
However, there are some obvious shortcomings and disappointing details in the cabin – some of which can be fixed at a time, others not.
Side-impact or side protection airbags have not been designed into VE Ute. Electric seat adjustment is limited in height / inclination. There are no overhead handles or map lights. Speedo graphics are too small. Battery voltage and oil pressure gauges look completely out of place. The dashboard and center console are screaming for elegant décor. Rear parking sensor is optional. And there’s no sliding function for the front seats to facilitate access to the existing storage space behind them.
The loading area is about the same size as the previous generation – a length of 193cm from the back door to the cockpit, a height of 47cm from fixed plastic lining to tonneau and a width of 122cm between the tires.
The soft tonneau cover fits simply enough to be removed and replaced, although the wire parts used to ensure the strangely sized load have been corroded on our test vehicle. There are six fastening points in the tub and, on the folded tailgate, four niches for cans, thermos and the like. A full size alloy spare wheel is located below the vehicle.
When it comes to it, there’s no need to lament the loss of cramped crew or One Tonner.
Holden may not be everything to everyone, but when it turned its energy into the sports ute market, it became one of Australia’s and the world’s best examples of that. have seen.