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Modern Classic Review: 1991 Holden VP Commodore SS

We honour Holden in our last story of 2020.

The Korean Commodore

You might know Daewoo’s intimate relationship with General Motors Holden by such shining stars of the automotive world, the short-lived Holden Epica and the fifth generation (TK) Holden Barina. But the Korean brand’s relationship with GM goes back much further, to 1972, when GM purchased a 50 per cent stake in the company then known as Shinjin Motor...

10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...

Vale: Holden Commodore, 1978-2020

This week, Holden officially broke the news that many suspected was years in the making: the iconic Commodore will be axed in late 2020, alongside the Astra hatch. In a little over 12 months, one of Australia’s most popular cars will disappear from showrooms, with approximately 2.4 million cars sold...

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Holden Commodore Videos

Holden Commodore Long-Termer: Part 2 - Farewell

And that, friends, is the end of our time with the Holden Commodore RS we borrowed as a long-term test car. What did the team think of it? Find out here, and catch the full story here.

Long-termer: Introducing the 2018 Holden Commodore RS

Introducing our latest long-term test car, the 2018 Holden Commodore RS liftback sedan.

2018 Holden Commodore review: RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol

Holden wagons had been ferrying Australian families around long before the term ‘SUV’ emerged in the late 1980s. The traditional, lower-riding body style may be a niche choice on the road these days, but that hasn’t stopped the variant being part of the all-new Holden Commodore range imported from Europe. Jez explores the new offering.

2018 Kia Stinger v 2018 Holden Commodore

You've seen us pit the new Kia Stinger against the now-retired VF Commodore, so how does the new European-imported Commodore VXR go against the turbocharged V6 Stinger?

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Holden Commodore Comparisons

2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison

Commodore RS takes on Liberty 2.5i Premium in the fight for the best four-cylinder family car for around $36K...

2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol v Mazda 6 Touring Wagon comparison

What’s the difference between a medium and large wagon? More in size than price if you use the Mazda 6 and Holden Commodore cargo-haulers as examples. While the new, German-sourced Commodore stretches nearly 19cm beyond the Japanese 6, their respective RS and Touring variants are split by just $900...

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison

It's on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising. In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite...

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Holden Commodore News

What the 2021 Holden Commodore would have looked like

This is what today's Holden Commodore would have looked like – if the model and the Holden brand hadn't been axed. Opel/Vauxhall, now part of the Peugeot-Citroen group, has introduced in Europe the updated version of the car we knew as a Holden Commodore. We can’t know for certain if Holden would have imported rebadged Insignias if its future was looking a little brighter...

Auction bids for 'last' Holden Commodore double in 24 hours to $255,000

The top bid for the ‘last’ Holden Commodore assembled in Australia has more than doubled in less than 24 hours and now sits at $255,000 – with two days remaining before the auction concludes. The status of the vehicle is disputed – officially, the last Holden Commodore to ceremonially roll off the production line was kept by General Motors...

The final Australian-built Holden to be auctioned

The final Holden built in Australia is set to go under the hammer this weekend. While the 'last' Holden Commodore to officially roll off an Australian production line and out the doors of the Elizabeth plant has been kept by US car giant General Motors, the final Commodore to pass through the body and paint shops (where the vehicle's panels were assembled and painted) is up for auction at the end of this month...

1982 Holden Commodore VH SL/E V8 comes onto the market with substantial price tag

A 1982 Holden Commodore VH SL/E finished in “Tahitian Blue” has been listed in Sydney for $54,995. With 121,418km on the clock, the 38-year-old vehicle is accompanied by its original servicing and warranty handbook. Bought new from Melbourne’s Reg Hunt Holden dealership the year it was built, the vehicle is optioned with cruise control, air conditioning, central locking and a trip computer...

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Holden Commodore Owner Reviews

2018 Holden Commodore RS review

I bought the ZB RS Sportwagon to replace my 2012 Kluger SUV. I tested numerous vehicles of similar size, focusing on fuel economy, performance, comfort and "family" adaptability while essentially using it to commute my 40km each way to work in the country. I realised quickly that I don't actually need a SUV, even though they are marketed very heavily, and perhaps for no apparent reason...

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

No, it doesn’t have a 6.2 litre LS3. Nor does it have multiple suspension settings, or a bi-modal exhaust system. No, it hasn’t got quad exhausts either and only the V8 gets the FE3 suspension. So then, what makes the 2017 VFII SV6 the best seller in the range? For one, the SV6 shares (from what I can detect) all but one body panel from its V8 brother, that being the lack of a ventilated bonnet...

2004 Holden Commodore Acclaim review

I have had my trusty 2004 Commodore Acclaim as my A-to-B driver, in factory blue, since April 2005. When buying, my 2004 VZ Commodore had less then less 20000km on the clock, and was advertised as a new car, drive away, no more to pay, all for $22,000. I used to drive my car down to the car wash and have her washed and waxed at the end of a long week, after traveling over 1000km that week (and that was just with work)...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Sportwagon review

It’s been almost 3 years since GM pulled the pin on Holden’s local manufacturing operations. Combined with similar closures of Mitsubishi, Ford and Toyota, it was the final nail in the coffin for Australian automotive manufacturing and a massive blow that is still being felt today. You’d be forgiven for thinking that news on that scale was enough for one decade, but a lot has happened since then...

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