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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...

1984 Holden Calais review

A bit of a retrospective review here, as this car has been out of my possession for quite a while now. But it has a special place in my heart because it was my first car. Being a young 18-year-old male back in ’02 and looking for my first car meant I had two choices: a 'ricer' or a Commodore/ Falcon...

2017 Holden Colorado LS (4x4) review

One of the perks of working in my industry is that more often than not, a work vehicle will be provided in lieu of you needing to own a personal car. This has its pros, namely being that you escape the hassle (and cost) of insurance and registration, but also has its cons in that the choice of vehicle you drive is at the mercy of somebody who only cares about their bottom dollar...

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...