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2008 Holden Astra Review

2008 Holden Astra CD Review & Road Test   “For just under $22,000, the base model Holden Astra CD with five on the floor, is a surprisingly good drive and well worth a look” Good & fun drive, value for money, well built. Starting to show its age (though it still looks good). CarAdvice rating: (3...

2007 Holden VE Omega Ute review

2007 Holden VE Omega Ute review     CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $30,990 with aircon (and who wouldn't option aircon?) Options Fitted: Metallic Paint - $400 - by Karl Peskett "Oh my goodness!" he said. "What is it?" I replied. "That is amazing." "What is?" "I can't believe it...

2007 Holden Astra Twin Top review

2007 Holden Astra Twin Top Review       CarAdvice Rating: Recommended Retail Price: $45,490 Options Fitted: Automatic transmission - $2000. - by Karl Peskett I don’t get it. Why are these things called hairdresser’s cars, when no hairdresser would drive one? I mean, if you really cared about your hair, driving with the top down would be the last thing you’d want to do...

2007 Holden SS-V Ute (Manual) First Steer

2007 Holden SS-V Ute (Manual) First Steer It’s been quite a lead up to the release of Holden’s much anticipated VE Ute. CarAdvice has had spy pictures and reader information for months now, but until Karl's review on Friday, getting a drive was almost impossible...

2007 Holden VE SS-V Ute Review

2007 Holden VE SS-V Ute Review   CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $44,900 Options Fitted: Automatic transmission - $2000 - by Karl Peskett Rule number one when testing a Holden SS-V Ute: Because I’m driving a ute, I’m automatically a nice guy. Phew! I was starting to worry there...

2007 Holden Caprice V8 Road Test

2007 Holden Caprice V8 Road Test CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $66,990 (V6), $70,990 (V8) Options Fitted: None Holden’s new VE range has been a step in the upward direction, both in terms of size and power. Needless to say, Holden’s Long Wheel Base (LWB) variants have also received similar attention...

2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Road Test

2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Road Test Test Models: 2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Manual & Auto. CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $29990 for the Manual - $31490 for the auto When I handed back Holden’s awesome VE SS for the keys to a mid-sized diesel hatch, my contemplation for wanting to hand it straight back could easily have been forgiven...

2007 Holden Epica CDX 2.5 Road Test

Honestly, I wasn’t looking forward to driving Holden’s new Epica. For those not in the know, the Holden Epica is basically a re-badged Daewoo Tosca. So the stigma associated with the Daewoo brand, along with the recently released crash test results of the Holden Barina (2-stars) had me in two minds...

2007 Holden Commodore VE Calais V6 Road Test

Holden’s Calais has always been the ‘bee’s knees’ of the Holden sedan line-up (aside from long wheel base models). The Calais was always jam packed with the latest goodies, along with a silky smooth ride to complement the drive. The new Calais still lives at the top of the range, but the Calais moniker has been segmented into two guises – the regular Calais and the Calais V...

2007 VE Holden Commodore SS Road Test

It’s been a long time coming. Holden’s VE Commodore has finally landed and after an arduous wait, I sat my rear end in their performance flagship – the almighty SS. Holden’s advertising campaign claimed that the new VE would leave its competitors in the Stone Age. They’re pretty bold claims, so with an open mind intact, I turned the 6...