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2017 Holden Colorado LTZ (4x4) review

Wowee, what a mule! These trucks have come a long way over the last few years. Every time I hop into my big, blue Collie, it is like taking the missus out spontaneously to a fancy restaurant: you know she sure will be impressed, you have a giant smile on your face, and she is sure to show you the love straight after...

2016 Holden Colorado 7 LT (4x4) review

I bought my Colorado 7 18 months ago with 9000km on the clock and nine months old. It replaced my bought-new 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara. It is now sitting at 35,000km after two outback road trips. It is pretty much stock except for some decent-quality larger all-terrain tyres and iDrive. It has been very reliable and hasn't missed a beat...

2006 Holden Astra CDX review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. I know most will be reviewing a later-model car, but I've had my Astra for nearly 12 years now, and as far as I am concerned it is a very good car. I upgraded from a TS Astra and the AH is a much better car in many respects...

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 Calais-V Tourer review

Before I start this review, I will make this simple comment. I own what is now considered one of the most hated Holdens ever sold on Facebook and general social media in this country. I have been told that by many people on Facebook over the last three months since I took delivery of the car...

2017 Holden Astra RS-V review

Holden Astra RS-V – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly General Motors Australia has been a mixed bag for decades. Consistency has not been a strong suit with Australian-delivered models merely being rebadged versions of other GM products. Being an avid European car enthusiast, the Astra always piqued my interest having rolled out of GM Opel’s factories...

1990 Holden VN Calais review

You Can Polish a Turd – The Revolution of the VN Commodore Over the 29 years it has graced our streets, somewhere along the way the VN Commodore has turned from (albeit poorly constructed) prestige into a punchline. Often at the butt of jokes surrounding 'Straya Pride', it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the VN is currently seeing out its days in the shadows of its predecessor’s limelight...

2011 Holden Berlina International review

Choosing a new car for the family is never an easy decision. SUVs may be the current trend, but with a tight budget and value for money being high on the list, many used SUVs just don’t stack up. We needed a car that had plenty of room for a growing family, as the hatchback in the driveway was just way too small...

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...