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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...

2018 Holden Commodore LT review

I own this Commodore sedan and it is by far and away the best car I have purchased. I bought it in April 2019 from Patterson Cheney Holden in Vermont, Victoria. The 4-cylinder petrol turbo is absolutely brilliant in every respect. With a stunning 191kW and 350Nm of torque, it has scintillating acceleration and pace - eager, eager, eager...

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...