It's amazing how things fall into place I was suppose to pick up an SRi Cruze this week but me being a bit of a dumbass mixed my booking dates up and the Cruze wasn't ready when I rocked up to get it, but it turned out better in the end instead having travel all the way across Sydney the next day to get the Cruze they fitted me into a VXR Insignia instead.
Now my experience with an insignia a couple of years ago wasn't the best with it breaking down 2km out of the dealership and interior bits falling off onto my passengers, but this time I'm happy to say that my experience has been positive so far.
I actually really like it so the fit and finish is great on it there's no rattles and noises on the inside, For the record it's a Holden press car with 10000km on the clock (I've seen how some journo's treat press cars) so it's probably lived the life of a 30,000km car.
The recaro seats are comfortable it goes well the steering is nice direct the ride is a touch firm but its a VXR, I still haven't tried the VXR or Sport modes yet I'll leave that for the weekend.
My mate pointed out it's actually wider then a VF but when you take into account the shape of the body it's no where near as roomy inside as expected although the front passengers are well catered for the back is not so good and yes same old issue rear legroom is rubbish.
I can see where the new model given is going to be bigger has a place in the Holden line up, how ever I don't see it as a replacement for the Commodore.
OH and 57K would be the reason they are not selling that's V8 Commodore money and after driving one the other week I know which one I would spend my 57k on.