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Gibbo, 1 star for water trails, really!
Gibbo Gibbo Gibbo, your name says it all really! 1 star because of water trails lmao. Product review need to hire punch men, someone that knocks on your door and gives you a punch for stupid posts like yours.
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 ...
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.
Cheap rubbish with terrible support.
Not sure what car people who rave about this have previously owned but we have a late model Merc as a comparison and the worst thing I ever did was trade my VF for a ZB. The car has all the bells and whistles, being an RS-V but nothing works very well. Lane keep is just annoying, cruise control plus or minus 7kph, collision alert is dangerous and distracting and can't be turned off (if someone turns off in front of you and you don't brake because you judged you wouldn't need to, the flashing red light and noise is distracting). The infotainment...system is really low rent and seldom recognises the correct name when you speak. The GPS maps where around 3 years out of date when the car was built, of course Holden will remedy this for $150. The exhaust is noisy on the RSV and just tries to pretend it's something it isn't. Fuel economy is as bad as the VF V6 which unless on a trip is well over 10L/100. NOW, Holden say they will support you for at least 10 years this support has included charging me 160 to "analyse" that the battery needs replacing (car is 2 years old and 3 years warranty remaining), this came about because I told them the auto stop/start had ceased working a year ago and due to a serious health issue and then covid I couldn't take the car in before the 1 year warranty on the battery expired!!! Holden didn't give a you know what. Had a minor scrape in a shop car park, car needed new door (because its a new car), 3 months ex Germany, that's support for you, not commodore doors in the country. 9 speed transmission changes up gears when going up steep hills and is often in too low a gear when going around a slow corner (completely A about) this got fobbed off by the dealer as "adaptive transmission" LOL thanks for that, I've never owned a flash car before. Suffice to say the car was probably a lemon (was, it's gone) but the big takeaway here is the change in attitude and help from the Holden dealer post Holden closing down in Australia. They asked for feedback and I gave it, honestly, 2 weeks ago and they haven't even had the decency to contact me. Oh and lastly, it's the first car I've owned in 40 years that's worth less than earlier models, well done holden lol
Fantastic family car, great price, economy size and power
ZB wagon RS. Had the car now for about 6mths. Spent $27k with 5,000km. Fantastic car, very happy with it. Sturdy, very quick, cheap to run, tonnes of room, especially in boot. I fit three bike racks on roof (really sturdy roof-rails) which makes it even more versatile. It's relatively basic in a time when all cars beep and try to drive themselves. Oh. I turn off lane control and auto stop!
I get it serviced at my own mechanic, far more reliable.
-Underpowered headlights (I'm gonna replace!)
-No factory towbar
-duco scratches easily and dash material hard to dust (I'm talking really minor)
Great Car Crap service
Took my car for under warranty repairs and service at Paul Wakeling Holden in Campbelltown. They had the car all day when they rang me to tell me it needs new engine and wont be able to do it for another 3 weeks. To my surprise when I went to pick it up, they charged $400 for a service and would not give me the car back unless I paid.
Why would any mechanic complete a service on an engine when it needs to be replaced. As I said, the car is amazing (minus the engine replacement) but the service from the Holden Dealer is just disgusting, even the attitude whilst talking to the staff was 0/10.
Purchased in February 2020 for $21,000.00.
Great reliable car few issues
Purchased my late 2000 Commodore executive with police pack from Brisbane government auctions 40,000km.
Its been a great car to drive and still goes like new no rattling 20 years on and 170,000km.
The only issue was a pully collapsed, still ran, replaced myself. Had roof lining replaced as heat damaged .
Secrete is change oil and filter regularly, keep cooling system serviced .
Hate to sell love the car.
Purchased for $20,000.00.
Classic large wagon but end of an era!
Bought my 2017 VF Series II Calais V Sportwagon from a Holden dealer in April 2018. Built in September 2017 and one of the last off the production line but came with a seven year factory warranty. Only driven 10,000km so far! Looks good in silver with black leather interior. Goes hard with the 6.2L V8 engine and the bi-modal exhaust sounds great under load. Fuel economy can be good at 10 l/100km on a highway cruise but increases significantly on shorter trips with stop start driving conditions. Interior is nicely presented and works well with t...he large central screen. The leather seats are comfortable and the car is great for long trips. The luggage space is reasonable especially with the split folding rear seat. The large alloy wheels are very prone to kerb damage and the low profile tyres could be expensive to replace! Capped price servicing for the warranty period limits maintenance costs. Good value classic large wagon but the end of an era!
Purchased in April 2018.
I'm in love !!!
Just recently purchased my Holden Commodore 2015 SS
Doesn't get any better than that!!!
Everything about the styling to the Power!! My goodness the Power
God I hope I keep my License lol
Just jokes on a lighter note
Just love this car, And I have owned many cars in last 35 years
So pretty much see a great car when I see one
Purchased in May 2020.
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Absolutely love this car!
I bought a 2010 VE Series 2 SV6 with just over 200,000 on the clock for a little over $8000 and omg I'm in love! I've never owned a Commodore before and I'm very pleasantly surprised by what a great car it is! Coming from a Mitsubishi Lancer, the first thing I noticed was the difference in power. I put my foot down and she just goes with seemingly little effort! I can imagine my fuel bill is going to go up a bit :D
The only issue I have with it is that the plastic piece that surrounds the controls for the driver's seat has a broken clip and is...kind of just hanging there loosely, and the front passenger handle has peeled a little but that's literally it. No other problems whatsoever. She looks good and runs like a dream! UPDATE: Since I originally purchased the car, I have since had to spend $1400 to replace the throttle body, the alternator and the battery. Bit of a pain seeing as I've only had it for a few months, but (fingers crossed), everything seems to be working okay now.
Purchased in April 2020 for $8,200.00.
Proof that Holden kept the very best until last.
From the first test drive that left me devoid of words, to becoming the beaming owner of Holden's finest, I could not have been happier with my choice. The previous car, a well-travelled VZ Executive wagon, had reached 195,000km and that is my cut-off for changeover (owned it 9 years). But oh my, how the VF impressed so much with features, detail, comfort, SAFETY and especially, the big SIDI DI LFX engine up front. So quiet that I am not aware it is running. No complaints about the car, and its "nice little touches" such as various ways of prog...ramming the central locking (touch-panel, transponder, door select etc.), soft-close and lock tailgate, fade-out interior illumination and "crystal light" interior panel lighting...so good!! I've had to temper my enthusiasm for "getting moving" because the SIDI is not a tardy toy like the Alloytec before it. It's very easy to accidentally exceed the speed limit!! This VF is used for long-haul and inter-instrastate travel with camping loads. Sometimes used daily, but generally every second day, and no grinding suburban driving. Service is at 10,000 or 15,000km, depending if I have service done prior or on the due point. About $283 for oil change, filter, sump plug, brakes inspection and roadtest. DO NOT forestall the techie road testing the car as required: high reliance on electronics for engine control, stability, braking and environment awareness (blind spot monitoring etc through radar pods). The no-see-'um "performance" mode can make for quite exciting (perhaps too exciting) driving if you are not careful (performance mode is separate and after the marked Sport mode). This can make the nose of the car rise and you'll be thrust back into your seat. BE VERY CAREFUL. Electronic parking brake is a tiny pull-up button and takes a bit of getting used to. It will disengage by itself if you drive off with it still engaged. Holds with a gorilla grip. Most VFs have electronic push button stop start: foot on brake, press to start, just press once to stop. No keys needed, but remote must be in car to start (except fully locked, then can use remote to start car). Navigation, including voice-assisted point-to-point, alternatives and recalcs, is excellent. Maps for navigation are costly, for updates. I do not think there are any more updates scheduled. Updates are something like $130 at Dealer.
great 2004 commodore wagon
nearly 400, 000 ks still strong and no problems with my 04 commodore i service it often , maintain it myself , use it daily , take it for long runs , no mechanic touches it ,, use good oils , and STP every change
Purchased for $3,000.00.
VF SV6 Sportswagon.
We bought our 2013 VF Sportswagon used with 20,000km on the clock in mid 2015. After owning a Sportivo Camry for a few years that the head gasket failed on, it was time to trade it in. We wanted something as large as the camry with good boot space for kids prams etc. We considered a mazda 6 but they were tiny inside. Maybe one of the SUV Mazda's would have been bigger but we didn't want a big SUV. Other cars like the Toyota Kluger or Ford Territory lacked style.
The VF SV6 ticked all the boxes!
The interior is sensational. Plenty of room, I ...can actually lay the back seats down and sleep in the back. The outside looks nice and doesn't look like a bus. And there's more than enough power on tap (sounds better than the tinny Camry when the foot is to the floor). Very nice to drive with a solid feel. Fuel economy is around 9L/100km. After 150,000 it's been pretty good. Only 2 issues so far.. 1. The drivers door switch failed not long after we got it. The radio wouldn't shut off after opening the door. This was replaced under warranty. 2. The swaybar links would make a rattling noise at low speed and were replaced. We have no intention of upgrading any time soon. I've been servicing it since day dot and services are easy with the filter on top. It's very unfortunate of GM to close Holden. The VE and VF Commodores are pretty good cars and a perfect example of what Australia could achieve. If GM could have just cut Holden and let them do there own thing. If they could have made smaller Australian built cars instead of having to sell the European rubbish they'd probably have done pretty well. That and the government didn't help with free trade agreement. Anyway great car!
Purchased in July 2015 for $30,000.00.
Awesome family all rounder - shame they're not made any more
Purchased a 3.6L VF Calais Nitrate ex. demo with 3,000 kms on the dial from Watson Holden. Now at 96,000. I'll focus on the car but Watson Holden have been fantastic in sales and service.
We purchased the VF Wagon for family duties. It gets used daily for trips ~30km and then for 200-300 km on the weekend when we go surfing or visit family out in the sticks.
What I like about it:
- Comfort - it's so quiet and refined around town and on the freeway
- Running costs - Currently averaging 10.1 l/100km (hwy around 7-8), uses 91RON, tyres last arou...
I LOVE MY SEXY RED 2008 VE SS
I'm so happy with my red 2008 VE SS I got it in the memory of my son an at moment in shed waiting to get fuel pump in her
Gotta except things to go wrong when buying any car
no problems great car ve omega
I drive my car every 2 weeks 1 day only maybe 2 days why i have another car a ford econemy car also my ve what can i say i got it a great price timing chain was done its a 2007 omega km 203k i service every year i change the plugs the same time i flush the system out i put new tyres on it for smoother driving,new shockers all round monroe heavy duty,wheel bearing and sensor was done, not much spent on it i did for my own sake not because needed to,the wheel bearing had to do but one thing when a mechanic see u have a nice car they see $$$ u ha...ve money or not,if u have a standard car they dont rip u off if u know how to talk if they speak over you,learn how to fix u own car on youtube then spend money these buggers,my car lowered and sounds great,i like the drive as go well, comfy would i sell it nope why because my caar i enjoy,i notice some say they have problems well depends what u bought and how well u look after it,i use to drive my car 3 days a week but i try keep it down the km,im planning to buy a 4x4 ranger or a gts supercharged eventually not sure yet but after driving one there high easy in and out but petrol high so doesnt matter what car u buy they all have problems holden ford first thing go home change the spark plugs flush it out change the oil then u know its done gudluck u ride one thing i say they leak a bit in the floor thru the seal easy to fix u can pay$50 to $100k u can have problems still
Purchased in September 2007 for $8,000.00.
Fantastic All Rounder
We bought our Commodore after trading our 7 seater Ford Territory. It has fulfilled everything that we require of a wagon. Its roomy for our now adult children, comfortable, quiet and really economically while capable of pulling like a train. Air conditioner does make more noise than it should, more noticeable because the rest of the car is so quiet.
It handles decisively and crisply while over-taking quickly and readily, it never hesitates and always finds the right gear smoothly. The various safety aides are a bonus. When cruising on the...
Purchased in April 2019 at Motors Holden.
Questions & Answers
My heater only works on the high setting
My 2012 've omega fires but won't completely start any clues or had this problem as well
My 2012 've omega fires but won't start any ideas please
|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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