Thanks for the reply's.
Yeah it is a huge drop, but to be honest it works against me at times,i know one day i will be coping a speeding fine, it is very difficult to drive the HSV normal, lol
I am over the performance trip, i am really looking for a tourer, i love the 5 series but way out of my price range.
Tyres wise, HSV low profile 19" pirellei's are costingv about $650 each corner, and they only last 20-25000 km's.
That is outrageous, and that is one of the reasons i am looking elsewhere.
As for the Diesel i drove both Petrol and diesel and the diesel had more power, it suprised me the performance it did have, i was impressed, they tell me the new 530 diesel is a powerhouse.
I have been coping a bit of flak from the Holden forum saying i am jumping ship, as much as the new VE is a great car, there is nothing i think that compares with what we have looked at.