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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...

2004 Holden Commodore Executive review

You can tell a football fan by the jersey they wear, an Olympian by the flag they bear, and a coffee snob by the quality of their Keep-Cup, so surely you can tell a car enthusiast by the car that they drive? Right? My fear is that if the mantra rings true, I’m almost as much of a car enthusiast as I am a rocket scientist. That is... I’m far from one...

1995 Holden Commodore Executive review

I was after a Commodore for a bit of a project and my first car. I have always liked the Commodores and I was getting my Ls in six months, so I started looking for one. I really liked the ’90s era Commodores, especially the VR–VS series, so when a one-owner 1995 VS Executive popped up, I had to go and have a look...

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...