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2019 Holden Calais Tourer review

The Holden Commodore might not be built in Australia anymore, but the AWD variant still makes sense as a family tourer – even if it isn't an SUV in the classical sense.

2019 Holden Commodore Calais V Tourer: Reader review

Anyone who frequents our comments will know readers don't always agree with the expert reviews published on CarAdvice. Our team of road testers and journalists are lucky to drive lots of cars, but that also means we approach things from a certain angle. Rather than hogging the keys, we're slinging them to frequent site visitors, commenters and members of owner groups...

2018 Holden Calais review

Strip away preconceptions and the Holden Calais hatch presents as a highly competent mid-sized car with notable dynamics, though does the value quite stack up?

2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review

Holden spins its upmarket wagon into an all-road adventurer with the Calais-V Tourer. Following a formula familiar to Adventra owners thanks to all-paw grip and SUV styling, the Tourer serves the needs of Aussie families in a new way for the Lion brand.

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2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review: Adventra reborn..?

Paul takes Holden's new jacked-up Commodore wagon, the Tourer, for a spin. Is this version, the top-shelf Calais-V, a worthy buy?

Fifty years of Holden Wagons - 2014 VF Calais Sportwagon v 1964 EH Special Wagon

The Holden Commodore Sportwagon is the only Australian-built station wagon you can buy. Wagons have been important to Australia, so James takes a look at two cars, fifty years apart - the 2014 Holden Calais V Sportwagon and the 1964 EH Holden Special Station Sedan. When the EH was on sale in 1964, Australia had a population of only 11 million people and was still a couple of years away from having decimal currency...

Holden Calais Review: a genuine luxury car for $39,990?

Jez Spinks finds out if the luxury version of the Commodore stands up as a premium car.

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REVISIT: Calais V Sportwagon v EH Holden Special Station Sedan

October 21, 2020: It has been three years since the factory closed. Now, with Holden's final stock of imported cars down to a few hundred units, the end – the final, no bones about it, dead and gone from the Australian landscape end – is nigh for the iconic Australian brand. But, while the brand has been retired, the cars themselves won't ever be gone from our roads, or our hearts...

2018 Holden Calais 2.0T v Toyota Camry SL Hybrid comparison

Comparing a Holden Commodore/Calais and Toyota Camry would have been incongruous until this year, when both entered new lives as imports. Now it seems perfectly natural to pit this front-drive pair against one another, despite a few differences in design and execution. It's the German-made Calais hatchback with turbocharged petrol engine versus the Japanese Camry sedan with petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain...

2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons. Fast-forward to the present and times have changed...

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CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs: Final run of locally-made range now on sale

Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Commodore range have been announced this week, the final update to the Australian-made range before local production ends in October. For the new year Holden has upgraded just about every variant with extra equipment, bar the entry-level Evoke, which starts at $33,490 plus on-road costs for the ute and $35,490 for the sedan...

2009 Large Car Comparison

Ford Falcon vs. Holden Commodore vs. Nissan Maxima vs. Honda Accord vs. Toyota Aurion vs. Skoda Superb Models Tested: 2009 Ford Falcon G6E Turbo; 4.0-litre, six-cylinder, petrol; six-speed automatic; sedan - $57,490 2009 Holden Commodore Calais V-Series; 3.6-litre, six-cylinder, petrol; six-speed automatic; sedan - $56,790 2009 Nissan Maxima Ti; 3...

Large Car Comparison (Ford-Holden-Honda-Toyota)

6-cylinder Luxury Large Car Showdown - Ford vs. Holden vs. Honda vs. Toyota 2008 FG Ford Falcon G6E vs. Holden Calais V6 vs. Honda Accord V6 Luxury vs. Toyota Aurion Presara Introduction Ford Falcon G6E Holden Commodore Calais V6 Honda Accord V6 Luxury Toyota Aurion Presara She Says Performance Figures Conclusion Model tested: 2008 Ford Falcon G6E Recommended Retail Price: $46,990...

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Holden Calais Owner Reviews

2018 Holden Calais Tourer review

I’ve been driving Commodores since the VB and Commodore Wagons since the VY Series 1. Each model has gotten better and better and this latest version is simply brilliant - even better than my VF, which I appreciate is a massive call. I first test drove the RS Wagon (4-cylinder) and was surprised that its power around town and highway was equal to its Australian-built predecessor...

2018 Holden Calais V Tourer review

The greatest day of your life happens. You find out that fatherhood is just around the corner! Then comes the crashing reality check of owning a super-mini. No prams will fit in the boot, and the baby capsule requires the passenger seat to be set in the Tyrion Lannister seating position. Enter the all-new, European (gasp!) Holden Calais V Tourer...

1990 Holden Calais review

You Can Polish a Turd – The Revolution of the VN. Over the 29 years it has graced our streets, somewhere along the way the VN Commodore and its variants have turned from (albeit poorly constructed) prestige into punchline. Often the butt of jokes surrounding 'Straya pride', it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the VN is currently seeing out its days in the shadows of its predecessors' limelight...

2005 Holden Calais Review

This is more of a long term/update. If you would like to read my first review you can find it here. But to sum it up, the Calais is a very well made luxury sedan with features and dependability that still give it a strong position on the used car market. Now, with that out of the way, this review is an update on the Calais...

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