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Holden was started back 1856 as a saddlery business in South Australia. Holden designs, builds and sells vehicles such as the Commodore, Barina & Cruze to the world and particularly in Australia where it has 300+ dealers. Holden is based in Port Melbourne and makes use of an engine manufacturing plant in Victoria plus a vehicle manufacturing operation located in Adelaide South Australia.

Holden Reviews

2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report two

We check in again with our long-term 2016 Holden Insignia VXR to see how it's keeping on, and even take it to the track...

Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Popular theory may suggest that working at CarAdvice requires staff to subscribe to a somewhat Orwellian mantra of “four-wheels good, two-wheels bad”. And while we all do tend to live and breathe cars, the love and respect for bi-roller’d contraptions couldn’t be greater...

2016 Holden Spark LS Review

There are two things a first car must be good at, luckily, the all-new 2016 Holden Spark has them both covered...

2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Does shifting the value equation make the Holden Colorado a better proposition? The $37,990 drive-away LS-X says yes...

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Holden Videos

2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround

Read the article here. The Holden Spark replaces the Holden Barina Spark and is an exciting new option in the micro car segment. It’s cheap and has something that’s hard to find in a car this size. The Spark range starts from $13,990 (before on-road costs) for the base model LS with a manual transmission...

Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

Read the article here. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test. Along with Australian World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson, we also brought along an example of each drivetrain layout...

Your questions about ISOFIX answered

Read the article here. ISOFIX child seats have been legal to use in Australia for more than a year now. Yet there is still a bit of confusion and here at CarAdvice we regularly field questions like - how does it work, do I have to swap from the old style seats, do I need to use the top tether? Essentially, ISOFIX is a standardised method of installing child seats that doesn’t use the seatbelt...

2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Read the article here. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the humble ute grow from a basic working tool into something a bit more flashy, not to mention expensive. All while being the same fundamental machine underneath. With most passenger cars and SUVs, we find ourselves recommending the mid-to-high spec variants, as that is where the value is...

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Holden Comparisons

Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...

Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...

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Holden News

2015 Holden Malibu recalled for seatbelt fix

Holden is recalling 35 vehicles in its 2015 Malibu sedan line, over concerns the rear-seat seatbelt buckles could detach. The car maker reports the pivot pin inside the twin buckle assembly for the rear right-hand side and centre seats may translate sideways due to a manufacturing fault. If the fault occurs, the seatbelt buckles of these seats may detach from their anchor plate...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

2018 Holden Commodore spied without false body panels

The next-generation Opel Insignia, which is widely believed to be sold down under as the new Holden Commodore, has been spied testing again on the streets of Europe. Unlike earlier prototypes, this vehicle has shed most of its false body panels, although there's still a few small pieces hiding the fog light treatment in the front bumper, and covering up the design of the C-pillar area...

2017 Holden Colorado facelift revealed, on sale September 1

The facelifted Holden Colorado ute has been unveiled ahead of its unveiling at the third State of Origin match tonight. Thanks to concepts at this year's Bangkok motor show and April's update to the South American Chevrolet S10, the look of the heavily revised Holden Colorado shouldn't be a surprise for regular readers...

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Holden Owner Reviews

2016 Holden Captiva 7 LTZ (AWD) Review

I traded my 2012 Prado on a new Captiva LTZ 2.2 diesel and I am glad I did. This SUV has way more gadgets than a $65 grand Prado has, it drives great, has heaps of grunt and fuel economy is around the same if not better. It also can tow the same and we only paid 38k. I think GM has got it right with this new model finally...

2014 Holden Calais V Review

I've owned my 2014 Calais V for 6 months now. I have to say I love it. I was debating with my wife about what car we should buy and we narrowed it down to a Honda Accord, VW Passat Highline, and a Mazda 6. A little about my experience with the Calais so far: It has a real road presence with its classy and sporty look sitting on 19" wheels...

2010 Holden Epica CDX Review

  I've owned my Epica for 6 years and it has done 65,000kms from new and have enjoyed trouble-free motoring. The car has been 100% reliable, starting first time every time. The only issue was the early recall to replace the fuel hose (no cost to me). I've just had the 6-year major service carried out with new front brakes (which is not bad for 64,000kms!), and still plenty on the rear brakes...

2016 Holden Captiva 7 Ltz (AWD) Review

I don't know what Captiva you tested, but its nothing like mine. I have a 2016 Jan build LTZ. Noisy diesel engine? It's noisy on start up but it's quieter than I thought it would be on idl. Inside I cannot hear it, wind the windows down and it purrs. Economy? I am getting 8.9l 100kms. It has more than enough power...

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