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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...

2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

I’ll admit, I’m slightly disappointed. You see, this review was originally intended to feature another car. None other than the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline VF Series II. It was to be my first, and potentially my last, blast in one of Aussie motoring’s V8 icons. (I’ve always been more of a Ford man)...

2010 Holden Commodore Omega review

At the time of purchasing in December 2016, my 2010 VE Commodore Omega had travelled 134,000km. At the time of this review, it had just hit 150,000km. During my ownership, I have had to attend to little outside scheduled maintenance, except for a leaking air-con condenser. Maintenance costs have otherwise been minimal...

2016 Holden Commodore S Black Edition Review

What can I say, ever since I first saw the advert for this car I fell in love with it, but unfortunately couldn't afford one. Then last November 2016 I saw at my local Holden dealership this beautiful model on sale I just had to have it. I took one for a test drive on the November 24 and by the end of the November 26 I drove it off the showroom floor...

2009 Holden Commodore International review

I am suitably impressed by the stylish and spirited features of the Omega International. Its leather seats and well-appointed instruments provide an executive experience from the moment you land in the driver's seat and turn the key. Touch the accelerator and the car launches forward not even hesitating as it climbs seamlessly though the gears, attaining a crushing speed if 100kms in no time at all...

2016 Holden Commodore SS Black Edition review

I purchased a 2016 manual SS Black edition commodore in September 2016, and have owned it for just 6 weeks. With Holden shutting the doors for manufacturing in Australia soon, I couldn't help but feel like I would be missing out one of the best cars Australia has ever made had I decided against purchasing the Commodore...

2010 Holden Commodore S Review

Before I dwelve into his review, I think it may be necessary to disclose a few items: 1) I am a self-confessed nut on all things Commodore related; 2) I'm not a middle aged gentleman with 3 kids, instead a 23 year old wagonista; and 3) I have been longing for a VE since my 13 year old self watched via simulcast the Ignition SSV roll down the catwalk at the Melbourne Convention Centre one rainy Sunday morning in July 2016 (even got a bit tearful)...