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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 The GPS maps where around 3 years out of date when the car was built, of course Holden will remedy this for $150.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 A$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 A$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 A$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 A$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 A$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 A$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.
Great car to drive
Brought my vx commodore series 2 December last year with a 198000 on the clock great car to drive runs well had to replace a few things due to last owner but my girlfriends family don't thinkt's reliable because I paid 1200
Purchased in December 2019 for A$1,200.00.
The best left till last !
How good is this Calais V with LS 3 V8, my daily driver that puts a smile on the dial every time behind the wheel. Can sit 3 mates and 4 sets of clubs comfortably in the boot on long trips or short haul with the family. My early 911 might handle better but the Calais is hard to beat as a powerful all rounder, no better value.
- ZB (Wagon) RS-V (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Still wanted a V6 and i wanted a wagon, ended up buying this car and found all the talk about it is misplaced and love the car.
-great value for what I paid
-car has many safety features, lots of room, and great to drive, sounds amazing with factory tune
-extra warranty was included as part of car to take it to 7 years
-capped price service
-7 year roadside assistant part of sale
cons:...-already has a couple of things under warranty fixed, but any car i have had has been the same -V6 is not as economic as I read. -entertainment unit good, but could be better, car play does not work all the time, but not sure if car or something with Apple phone -experience at service dealer thus far has been a bit lackluster, hopefully this improves
18 years.. Still great.
Bought it with 17,000 on it. Still current model (then). Went from a TR Magna to this. Heaps more power. Not as "lively" to drive as the Maggot (Manual. VX is an auto). Drove it everywhere... Kids grew up with it. I am 6'4" son is similar. He can sit behind me and have plenty of room.
Car is S pak series one. Got the rear suspension sorted very early. Now the rear tyres wear the same as the front. Best was 95,000 from a set of Dunlop SP Sports. Very econoical IF you know the tricks. Plenty of country trips. Best of 6.6 Litres per 100 k's, lik...
Purchased in September 2000 for A$33,000.00.
This is Perfect! I won't be discontinuing the use of this Car
I bought this car from a car sale yard back in 2013 (2000 vx Commodore station wagon) and I've never had that much of a problem with this car which the only problem I had was that it needed a new "iac valve". At that time a "professional mechanic" told me that it had this problem or that problem" which kept affecting my hip pocket $$$ in the end. So I then took my car to a "back yard mechanic" who found the problem, which all it needed was a new "iac valve" never had a problem ever since. This is the best car I've ever owned and still is in 2020
Purchased for A$4,000.00.
This VY is good, only use privately
After reconnecting battery leads, imobiliser light on dash wont off and key wont turn in ignition. Always have had to usekey in door lock to open car as remote buttons never worked for years & had no problems in starting. How do get to turn ?imobiliser off
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I have a 2002 vu Ute 3.8 litre uno when a car takes off and the gearbox slips well it’s not actually slipping it’s pulling back but only on take off I have replaced gearbox,any ideas
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