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Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Well it's been a little over a week now, and we've finally pulled together all the results for our Ford Falcon XR8 versus Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge. To take you back a few steps, and perhaps as a means for summarising the situation, the idea for this little test came about after a few of our road testers noticed the claimed fuel economy differences between the Ford Falcon XR8 and Holden's all-new Active Fuel Management (AFM) Commodore SS were not quite as they'd claimed they were...

2007 Holden SS-V Ute (Manual) First Steer

2007 Holden SS-V Ute (Manual) First Steer It’s been quite a lead up to the release of Holden’s much anticipated VE Ute. CarAdvice has had spy pictures and reader information for months now, but until Karl's review on Friday, getting a drive was almost impossible...

2007 VE Holden Commodore SS Road Test

It’s been a long time coming. Holden’s VE Commodore has finally landed and after an arduous wait, I sat my rear end in their performance flagship – the almighty SS. Holden’s advertising campaign claimed that the new VE would leave its competitors in the Stone Age. They’re pretty bold claims, so with an open mind intact, I turned the 6...

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Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Well it's been a little over a week now, and we've finally pulled together all the results for our Ford Falcon XR8 versus Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge. To take you back a few steps, and perhaps as a means for summarising the situation, the idea for this little test came about after a few of our road testers noticed the claimed fuel economy differences between the Ford Falcon XR8 and Holden's all-new Active Fuel Management (AFM) Commodore SS were not quite as they'd claimed they were...

Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge

Dyno testing Performance testing Economy testing Final results and conclusion Leaving Melbourne on an early, and slightly chilly autumn morning, our destination is Tarcutta, NSW. The reason behind our choice is that the small farming town sits exactly halfway between Melbourne and Sydney on one of the busiest major highways in the world – the Hume...

V8 Shootout - Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Last Thursday we embarked on an all Aussie V8 Shootout. We put Ford's FG Falcon XR8 on the dyno with Holden's VE Commodore SS (AFM) to determine which produced more power. On top of that, we also attacked our private circuit to determine straight line acceleration and braking figures for both vehicles...

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2013 Holden Commodore and Chevrolet SS: first look

This is the best preview yet of the new Chevrolet SS large car that will debut in February 2013 as the American twin of the 2013 Holden Commodore. The computer-generated illustrations are based on inside information and spy photos of the new VF Holden Commodore that will go on sale in the first half of 2013...

Chevrolet SS: Holden Commodore US export program confirmed

The return of the Holden Commodore to the North American showroom market has been officially confirmed, with the Australian-built large car to transform into a Chevrolet SS in late 2013. Holden’s announcement follows weeks of speculation and CarAdvice’s exclusive report last week that the confirmation of the export program was imminent...

Holden Commodore US return: Chevrolet SS announcement imminent

The return of the Holden Commodore to North American showrooms - as a Chevrolet SS model - is expected to be confirmed later this month. The revival of the Commodore export program to the US, beyond the limited number of police car versions of the Holden Caprice already on sale there, has been anticipated since Chevrolet announced it would use a brand new nameplate for its 2013 NASCAR challenger...

Lupini Chevrolet SuperUte - Holden SS Ute with 400kW

Think Australia’s the king of the performance ute? Think again. South African tuning house LupiniPower is currently putting its Holden SS Ute-based Lupini Chevrolet SuperUte through an accelerated development and testing program, and word is it’s passing with flying colours. The standard Holden SS Ute gets 270kW and 530Nm out of its 6...

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