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2019 Holden Commodore LT review

As an entry level model, the Commodore LT Sportwagon represents very good value. Its best feature is that it's a driver's car; it has more than enough power, excellent handling, good steering feel and good brakes. It's a fun car to drive, which is something I couldn't say that about an SUV...

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

In March 2018 I made my first semi-big purchase and bought myself a car. The car? A 2017 Holden Commodore SV6. I needed something big and powerful that had a lot of space for me and my kids. Before the purchase of this car I had some trouble in what I wanted at the time. I had a budget of $40,000. Interior The Commodore feels very upmarket and very plush for what it is...

2012 Holden Commodore Omega review

We purchased our 2012 VE Series II Holden Commodore Omega in February 2015. At the time it had 65000km on the clock. In the ensuing four and a half years, we have driven it a further 70000km, so it now has 135,000km on the clock. It was a replacement for the 2003 VY Holden Commodore Acclaim we owned. The new car has been a massive leap forward in every aspect...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

What's not to like about this car? Sure, it's not for everyone but if it's not for you, you have problems. Every time the 6.2-litre LS3 V8 roars to life (especially with the new exhaust in the Walkinshaw W375 kit) I can't help but grin. This car is more than just the sum of its parts. It is an icon, the pinnacle of Australian engineering and design, and now it's gone...

2019 Holden Commodore RS review

The last Australian made Commodore was lauded as a ‘world-class’ car. Its big engine/rear-drive layout, its suspension built specifically for Aussie conditions, and its space for the whole family, it was always going to be a tough act to follow...

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

When upgrading from a 2005 Ford Fairmont Ghia, I found that the later model Fords were basically what I already had but with a different infotainment system. I compared the SV6, and the interior feel was well ahead of the Ford and completely different. I was disappointed when I went to use the sat-nav and found it wasn't fitted to my model and it wasn't able to be retrofitted, so I bought a Tomtom instead...

2018 Holden Commodore RS review

This is my first Holden. I have previously never considered one. Call me names, but I thought the Australian made cars were shoddily built and I remember my brother owning one in the 90's that came with a 3 month warranty when brand new and fell to pieces on the fourth. Maybe the later cars were better but my rental car experiences of Commodores and Falcons were unconvincing...

2007 Holden SV6 Ute review

I was growing tired of riding my bike during the wet season (I live in the tropics) and having to sit in damp clothes for eight hours every day. After owning motorcycles for four years, it was time to get another car. My lifestyle meant I needed a ute to cart my bike around and for also going to the rubbish tip...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

When I told my wife I was going to get a Commodore, she didn't think much of it - actually, she thought I wasn't serious. I had a barely two year old Mazda 3 SP25 GT which was fine, but uninspiring. It didn't do anything wrong - but as someone once said, "If you can park your car, and walk away without looking back, you've got the wrong car...

2018 Holden Commodore LT review

Let me start off by saying this isn't my car. I am a Used Car Manager, so I am in and out of different cars all the time. Part of my job once a month or so is I do a round trip of roughly 800km in a day, which includes going up over the Tasmanian Midlands. It is one of the great driving roads in the country, and gives you a great feel for a car, so in saying that, here is my review...

2018 Holden Commodore RS review

At risk of igniting the 'Is it a Commodore?' debate in the comments section, I decided to write this review. But first, some context. I am a Holden fan through and through. Sitting in the garage now is a 2017 Commodore Redline alongside a 1973 GTR Torana. In the driveway, a 2008 VE Commodore. Before the VE Commodore, I owned a Commodore...