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Holden ZB CALAIS 75000ks
Car driven every day for commuting 100km round trip to work and back plus running children around its service is every 12k and easy to do yourself and $349 at Holden After 75000 faultless klms and 7.7 lts per 100 ks for this size car I’d buy another one the only thing I’ve had to do is adjust the headlights five minute job and add a earth from the motor to the body as in my opinion the car was short of a good earth ground other than that drive and enjoy. I have had and still have other German cars and for half the price it stacks up very well it was a little bit noisy on the highway but tyres changed that study tyre pressure I found 34 front and 30 back really improved ride noise and under steering
Purchased for $30,000.00.
The Very Last Aussie Legend
I owned an SSVR since new. Not perfect, but excellent. Good value, well designed. I also added the W310 kit to it so pretty powerful and sound is very nice.
Purchased in September 2014 at Holden Dealers.
Concern and questionable
I had a vx sedan it looked awesome and I loved it. It had monaro tail lights and head lights, a fancy bonnet, lowered with tinted windows and mags.
Inside was immaculate.
One day I was driving and hit a pothole which made me lost control and the car to spin, the outcome was not good!
I ended up wrapped around a tree and it was a miracle I survived.
The car was a write-off, but the issue is that the cars airbags never activated as they are designed to do,
Meaning I took full impact of the car hitting the tree..!!
This isn't the first time ...I have heard of this kind of car not activating its airbags on impact, a family member and other people i know have said that they have had the same experience with both the VT and Vx commodoores models. My life has been completely changed in every way from the impact of my accident that day and i need care for the remainder of my life as I can't function and look after myself.
Purchased in May 2015 for $10,000.00.
Bought demo model 2 years ago, great car to drive, has everything extra you could want, safety features as good as it gets, good value for money, it’s well looked after, never had any issues, plan to keep it long term, have an old Commodore to do the shopping and believe this car keep in mint condition will be valuable eventually one day, time will tell, as not many of these have been imported to Australia.
Only negative it doesn’t have a spare wheel which l think is dumb.
Purchased in July 2019.
Under marketed vehicle
Hi my name is Mike. I traded a VF SV6 Black edition Commodore which was a beautiful vehicle for the ZB VXR Black edition Commodore in Jan. this year.
Wow what a step up. I happened to see the car by accident, I didn't know this model existed, I don't think Holden marketed them very well. Also since I have had it, people have said what a beautiful car what make is it? There are also lots of reviews some good, some not so good. some compare vehicles that I don't think are in the same category as the Commodore. In other words not comparing apples...
Purchased in January 2021.
Best affordable wagon of all time which sadly isn't made anymore.
2017 Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon (VF2)
Brought the car new in 2017 just when the Elizabeth plant shut down and this is the best wagon I've ever owned. This car is loaded with so many standard features which only the Euro cars can match but at half the price and has a more efficient (and better performing) engine than some of the 4 cylinder crossovers on the market. Although the SV6 is more of a performance oriented car, it provides comfort and economy when you need it, as well as speed and fun when you want it. This car also turns heads wi...th that "Redhot" paint and cool rims as well as being a versatile vehicle for all your needs and has a much improved (and beautiful) interior over past commodores. My only gripe is that the Navigation system wasn't the best because it would sometimes go all funky and glitch but it didn't happen enough to annoy me so it was a very minor issue. Over 3 years, we clocked 100,000 trouble free kilometres in a car which is sadly not made anymore and will be remembered for many years to come.
We purchased a commodore 2016SV6VF11 with 70.000 kilometres after owning mostly Ford’s duel fuel or dedicated.. what a fantastic car for daily driving especially freeway when we need to keep the foot off because it can easily creep up such amazing power and pick up.. It’s such a comfortable ride with great seats and stylish including the beautiful interior especially at night with everything lit up for easy vision…. Now done 105.000 no issues with anything and service very affordable. Sadly these cars are now hard to find and have become expensive to buy… Love our Red commodore fantastic!!
Purchased in December 2019.
Hello..i'm dean seymour from australia and bought holden from the USA i have taken the plant to phillipines and built it up.rite now 26/04/2021 exporting to USA and sweden.I have put a new V6 nissan in the commodore and berlina i am making and they are selling WILDLY i cant keep production up at present out of the phillpines which is a great shipping lane for us.i built the club sport up with a new willky and over head cam o be within 1/2 length stock standard of the mustang it ripps going for around $96.000 USA.
ALL ahead for holden now full...
Purchased in February 2021 at Thr1ve for $40.50.
- Commodore VZ (2004-2006)
Was the best car I've ever owned
vz Equip, 700 plus km per tank. Did 501000 km before I got hit up the rear and they road her off. Handled so well, with heaps of power. Loved her so much that I've just replaced her with a vz Executive wagon, 2006 that is doing even better on fuel. I always use Nulon oil treatment on every oil change and removed the plastic engine guards to help them breath. Well done Holden.
Purchased in February 2021 at Selective autos wholesale pty ltd for $5,300.00.
Great car with great value for money!
I purchased this car from maddington Toyota in October 2020 and it’s been overall surprisingly good. I mainly use it to run errands and as of this week, I now use it to commute to work for my new job.
It’s a 4cyl turbo and very fast, smooth and silent. There’s lots of features I like including rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitor and Apple CarPlay. The gearbox is also seamless at transitioning, adding to the smoothness and handling.
I’ve only made one warranty claim which was to replace the faulty rain sensor for the windshield wiper....I did this at shacks holden and they were very friendly and more than helpful, with outstanding service. My only complaint is when listening to music, the front doors can rattle a bit. This stopped after I had my windows tinted as I assume they pulled the door panels off and refit them when placing the window tint, however it is slowly starting to come back. My other minor complaint is the headlights on the car kinda suck, however I bought brighter headlight bulbs at super cheap auto and they are now better. If only they built all trim levels of this car with LED lights.
Purchased in October 2020.
Love this car
This is a great car. I bought a 2015 SS Storm 6 speed manual, and added a Walkinshaw W310 kit to it from purchase.
I use the car on weekends, going out during the week, and for long drives such as going to the snowy mountains or other road trips. Its comfortable on the road and easy to drive long distances. Fuel usage usually gets down to 9L/100 on the highway. Around town it varies more by what kind of driver you are. For me, its around 13.5L/100km.
Never had any issues with it. I get it serviced by Holden under their capped price servicing s...
Purchased in August 2015.
Great family car
Got my green ve sv6 auto in 2014 second owner had 78000 kms as it was the daily but since ive owned it its a family car we had to travel 400 plus kms every 2 weeks one way for appointment for our child also used for school runs daily 72kms a week day we live on dirt roads hubby is mechanic and done all services on it never had any problems with it just spoiler clear coat coming off we have 3 kids in carseats they all fit comfortably the boots massive and cars super smooth to drive my car has 315000kms on the clock still going like new only ever done a new battery in 2019 tyres and brakes and normal services having to up grade to a larger car before next year as we are wanting a 4th child but will be super sad to see my green machine go
Purchased in September 2014 for $18,000.00.
2009 Omega Sportwagon
Best car I’ve owned in 40 years of driving. Bought my ‘09 wagon with 39,000 kms on the clock, now has 127,000 kms. The first few years I would get it serviced by the book’s recommendation at 15,000 kms intervals, however once it got to 100,000 kms I learnt from other VE owners that this is way too long between oil & filter changes so I now do them myself ever 7,500 kms. These cars have a reputation of worn/stretched timing chains, but I believe if you do more regular oil & filter changes it will reduce the likelihood of oil sludge buildup, which from what I’ve researched, is one of the main reasons for the timing chain issues along with incorrect oil use. I would not hesitate recommending this car.
Purchased in June 2010.
It's a good car! Just don't tell a Commodore fan.
Engine/gearbox. The brochure says 4 cylinder turbo, but the right foot says 6 cylinder as that is exactly how it operates. The gearbox shift points are designed to keep the engine in the lower RPM's. It's happy to cruise @ 1,200 - 1,800 rpm at any speed. 110kmh is just 1,500 rpm in 9th gear. The power starts at 2,000 and it really bogey's from 2,500 rpm's. If you don't look under the hood, you'll never believe it is a 4 cylinder.
There is only one problem with the package and that's kick down. If you plant your foot there is a delay of about 1 ...
Purchased in February 2020 at Holden Dealers for $27,000.00.
Excellent value for money
Bought a calais v tourer with 7 year warranty and 7 year free road service , after 2 years and 44.000kms the wagon has been great , services are capped and still on orginal tyres. Having the top of the range model helps with my opinion somewhat , if you can afford it dont go for the base model ( your missing out big time ) , the kids love the huge panoramic sunroof and the leather massage heated and cooling seats are a bonus, the only issue has been that the rain sensor dosent work but thats fairly in significant.
Also the growl from the v6 on startup is a nice touch.....
Purchased in April 2018.
Questions & Answers
Hey guys 2011 Holden VE omega series ii.
I started my car the other night and it started a bit rough initially and it came up esp stability control fail then the check engine light came on… let it warm up and drove it around the block to see if anything else happened. Since then every time I turn my car on the engine light has came on, I’ve saw on other posts it can be the battery on the way out is it worth changing the battery and spark plugs to begin??
S1 Omega sedan; car was taken off the road for a couple months with a battery nearing the end of its life. When I put it back on the road, the battery was no good so installed a new one, now the new battery keeps going flat. No warning lights etc come on, from what I've searched and found so far is an old battery drain fault that needs a software update, but I never had this issue before the new battery, and no it's not the battery
There will be something in the electrical system that's not turning off when the is turned off.
Have u got an after market stereo or something after market fitted at all?
Ignore u may need to put an isolator in if u plan to keep the car.
Hope that helps
No it's completely standard, ex government car well taken care of, this only started happening after installing a new battery
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|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.6 L/100km||5.8 L/100km||9.1 L/100km||9.1 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||61 L||61 L||61 L||61 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.6L|
|Max Power||191kW @ 5500rpm||125kW @ 3750rpm||235kW @ 6800rpm||235kW @ 6800rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 3000-4000rpm||400Nm @ 1750-2500rpm||381Nm @ 5200rpm||381Nm @ 5200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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