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2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Motorsport Edition review

In October 2016, I heard some speculation about a special send-off model of the Commodore. As time went on about what it might be, I thought to myself I had to have it. At the time I was unemployed, only on my Ps, and the model hadn’t even been announced. I took the risk and put a deposit down at my dealer at the time...

2005 Holden Commodore S review

My dad has always said that "youth is wasted on the young". But then, he also says "you have to be young and stupid before you're old and wise". I kind of float between each mantra as I reflect on what was (and still is) my favourite car I've owned. I grew up in a Holden household...

2018 Holden Commodore RS review

Overall, it's a great automobile. I selected the V6 AWD RS version that has strong pick-up and good rev range. The gear changes are smooth and predictable. The handling at both low and high speeds is sharp and precise, with minimal body roll. Driver feel and feedback are great...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been provided with this review.  We took delivery of our SS in late 2017, and what can I say, it's fully hectic. Our family bought it so we could do burnouts. The car is awesome, and the V8 just screams, especially now with the 375 kit. I'm not sure what improvements Holden could make, but making a front-wheel-drive V6 is definitely not an improvement...

2016 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

I took my chance to grab one of the last 'Aussie' V8s. It has an excellent balance of fun and practicality at a price point that is very acceptable with bang for your buck. The obvious downside of the 6.2-litre is its thirst, but you wouldn't buy this car when thinking about saving the environment on its big, black, 19-inch rubber...

2017 Holden VFII Commodore SS-V Redline review

The reasons why we bought this car came down to two major aspects: the heritage of the car, not only since we have had six different versions over the past decade and a half; and because it was the last great V8-generation Commodore. Don’t get me wrong, there are some aspects that even I don’t like, and I’ve grown up around them all my life...

2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review

Aussie rear-wheel-drive Commodores are not long for this world, which is a huge shame because the latest and greatest Commodore is truly world class. Yes, the model tested here is not the cracking Redline with that mighty LS3 V8 and viscous exhaust, but with drive-away pricing for the SV6 Black Edition of $37K back in 2017, this perhaps was the pick for the 'everyday' Australian...

2013 Holden Commodore SS review

As a basic variant of the hero performance car, the base SS is a good solid introduction into the segment. Well appointed from factory and with good performance, the SS is a great base for those who can’t afford or justify the upper-spec models like the SSV. The 6.0-litre is a solid engine with plenty of power out of the box, while offering plenty to those who prefer to tweak it in search of some more fun...

2004 Holden Commodore SS review

After the first drive, I loved it. Being that my current Holden Commodore SS is modified, it makes it that much better. The 5.7-litre LS1 responded really well to some basic modifications: Pacemaker extractors, high-flow cats, Pacemaker cat-back exhaust, VCM Performance over-the-radiator cold-air induction and a MAFless tune...

2018 Holden Commodore VXR review

A quick note before I jump into the review. In case you haven’t read my other Owner Reviews, I’m a 14 year old from Sydney with a passion for cars. The Holden Commodore is to Australia what the Volkswagen Beetle is to Germany - it’s the car that defines the nation...

2017 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline review

For a couple of months now, every time I step into the garage I am confronted by a snarling face. And no, I am not a zookeeper. The face has black highlights and a chrome ‘LS3’ badge that shows, to me, the innovation of a country, and to people who have a four-wheel people mover view of cars, absolutely nothing...