View Full Version : Work ute???

22-11-2012, 12:34 AM
Looking at buying a work ute.

it will only be used to tow a trailer and put a bit of wait in the back so a Maloo or an SS will do fine.
But yes it has to be a V8 and in auto as the missus will be using it to

i can get a
new VE SS for 38k
a new VE SS thunder for 40k
a new VE SSV Z-Series for 45k
or take it to the extreme and get a new Maloo for 60k

either way i will be leaving it pretty much stock.
Tint and maybe a cat back at most
What do you reckon i would be better of doing?

one more thing for me to consider is from time to time i have to get up curbs and thing so is there much difference in ground clearance between the SS and Maloo?



22-11-2012, 12:45 AM
An SS is low......a Maloo is lower.....you won't be going up kerbs In a Maloo.
Even In a SS would be pushing it

22-11-2012, 10:39 AM
Kind of limiting yourself with the V8 option so really it is just Ford/FPV or Holden/HSV. All about how much you want to spend but the way you're going how about a FPV S/C pursuit...:p


22-11-2012, 10:51 PM
To be honest I'm thinking I might sell the GT anyways.

But yer at this stage I'm learning towards the thunder.

Oh as for getting up kerbs I was able to do it in my VZ Maloo.

Oh since when did HSV release a none R8 model on the maloo?
If there is a thread on this can you point me in the right direction please

22-11-2012, 11:01 PM
The non R8 Maloo has just started in the MY12.5 range as well as the Clubsport. New entry level model.

23-11-2012, 01:04 AM
Oh true.

Only difference I can see are the sail plane, hard lid and none edi

Is that it?

23-11-2012, 10:10 AM
Found a link for you...


23-11-2012, 03:57 PM
why not 2nd hand ?

http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/hsv-maloo-2010-13533247?base=1216&vertical=Car&cr=6&eapi=2&__N=1216+1246+1252+1247+1282+4294965530+4294965329 +904+1621&num=15&silo=Stock&sort=~Price

24-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Didnt think about it really.
But that maloo is a good deal to me.
All ready has a tow ball to

24-11-2012, 05:24 PM
well i went and put and offer in on the Maloo and it got knocked backed.

I reckon it was a good offer and they'll accept it.