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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...

2018 Holden Calais Tourer review

Happy seven-month anniversary to our ZB Tourer! It's just clicked over 43,000km. The Bad: It's all minor stuff that should have been addressed during the assessment and testing of the vehicle pre-production. The only somewhat significant issue is that the front end can bottom out going through dips on country roads at speed...

2018 Holden Calais V Review

“That’s not a real Commodore, what a POS!”... hmmm, how many times have we read those words written about the new ZB Commodore by both Holden loyalists and those that are just Holden haters and want to kick the company while its down? I understand the Holden diehards' apprehension. Because I’m one of them...

1984 Holden Calais review

A bit of a retrospective review here, as this car has been out of my possession for quite a while now. But it has a special place in my heart because it was my first car. Being a young 18-year-old male back in ’02 and looking for my first car meant I had two choices: a 'ricer' or a Commodore/ Falcon...

2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer review

Before I start this review, I will make this simple comment. I own what is now considered one of the most hated Holdens ever sold on Facebook and general social media in this country. I have been told that by many people on Facebook over the last three months since I took delivery of the car...

1990 Holden VN Calais review

You Can Polish a Turd – The Revolution of the VN Commodore Over the 29 years it has graced our streets, somewhere along the way the VN Commodore has turned from (albeit poorly constructed) prestige into a punchline. Often at 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 predecessor’s limelight...

2017 Holden Calais V Director EDT review

Wow, wow, wow. I cannot say that enough. The last Aussie-built V8 Holden Commodore certainly went out with a bang. The Holden Director is a member of an exclusive family of three limited-edition models, the Motorsport and Magnum are the other two members. The Director is based on the Calais V, so it gets all the bells and whistles plus the biggest damn brakes ever fitted to a standard Holden – no issues stopping this big girl...

2005 Holden VZ Calais review

When I bought the VZ Calais, I knew I was stepping into uncharted territory. Still, I pushed on and the end result is a happy owner with a happy car. It's been nearly three months since I posted my last review, and since I sold my beloved Nissan Pulsar to my parents in Adelaide. Now living interstate in our nation's capital, I decided that I was going to purchase one of my dream cars...

2005 Holden Calais review

I bought the 2005 Holden Calais as it was advertised on Carsales for $6500 and it was perfect in every way: leather seats, cruise control, climate control and paddle-shift auto, and just looked awesome. But I talked the guy down to $4500..

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