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Holden VZ Berlina is reliable and Australian built
I purchased my VZ 2005 Berlina Wagon 15 years ago with 32,000kms on the clock.
I drive it daily and service it when required through an independent mechanic.
I have 200,000kms on the clock and can can honestly say this car still runs like a dream.
My son's Holden is coming up to 300,000km's on the clock and still runs well.
I replaced a water pump, cheap as chips compared to working on a European car.
Plenty of room & power, cheap to service & repair & has outlasted all my other vehicles.
It was a sad day when Australia stopped making cars.
Purchased in May 2007 for $30,000.00.
- ZB (Sedan) VXR (2017-2021)
Beautiful Car when behold.
I purchased a ZB Commodore VXR ,a couple of months ago, I was very impressed on the first drive and I had to have one. The technology and the safety features are remarkable. I can not fault the whole car it is beautiful to drive and sit in and I just can not get enough of it , when i go out for milk I go via the Adelaide hills just so I can drive more it is nothing unusual for me to do fifty ks just to get milk I love it. The German Commodore has been very underestimated well it is good for the buyers because the price dropped considerably from new.
One gripe is no spare wheel , I am not too pleased about that one.
Purchased in September 2021.
The last of what has become a genuine legend
I am so pleased to have purchased a brand new (back in 2016) Holden Commodore SSV Redline, the last of the breed and without doubt, the absolute best. Upgrades from the first generation Redline made the Commodore the closest thing to a HSV that Holden had ever produced.
I've had a blast with this car, it has been ultra reliable, Holden themselves were (up until they effectively left town - so to speak - were; from a servicing perspective) absolutely amazing.
I've owned new Mercedes amongst approximately 10 new cars, and the Redline has proven (even as a 5 year old vehicle now that gets driven maybe once a month), the best car I have ever owned.
A classic - Milestone from Holden
I bought my Commodore Acclaim secondhand in December 2007 with 230,000 km on the speedo. It was originally owned by a couple who lived near Moe so for much of its use it was a country car. The car was in pretty good condition when I bought it for about $24,000 less than the original price although a couple of things needed fixing which the used car dealer didn't. The VR was an improvement on the VP in a number of ways - firstly its crash safety rating was 'above average' whereas the VP was 'below average'. The car handles really well - the VP t...ended to understeer where the VR handles neutrally. It has a good firm well controlled ride bearing in mind that I don't know how old the struts are on the front. The only thing that originally let these cars down was the steering when they were new - too much power assistance, which meant the steering was too light and didn't have enough feel. Ironically enough the steering is better now as it has nearly perfect feel due to the rack probably leaking slightly (that's right). The only other issue is the power and economy which are not as good as the later models after the VT or so - certainly less than the VE or VF - but that's what 20 or more years of development results in. Still, I believe I recently got about 34 mpg on a 170 km trip, so I can't really complain. It could do with more power up hills as it tends to drop back unless you use the cruise control or the power switch. The seats - after 27 years of use - are still firm enough, although I've only done maybe 7500 km since I bought it - mainly on the freeway to NE Victoria. Brakes are progressive. The body shape is the second best looking Commodore I feel. It's been pretty reliable really, not needing any really major repair work. I really like driving this car - and I do a lot of windy road country driving - not surprising that it won the Car of the Year award from Wheels magazine when it was first released in 1993. I've spoken to other VR owners, and they tend to feel the same about the car.
I use my car for fun, it is an awesome car to drive with sooo much power, the exhaust has a great sound and the acceleration is unbelievable for a unmodified standard car
Purchased in September 2019 for $46,000.00.
Nice car but terrible service
Purchased car new in 2018 and then Holden announced it was leaving Australia . Had a minor oil leak and it took holden 10months to get the small part from overseas to fix it ! They don’t care about customers now they have left Australia ! Would never had purchased a Holden if I know there were leaving our shores !
Purchased in June 2018 for $37,000.00.
Bought this 2011 model, VE Series 2 wagon in 2015 with only 24,000 kms on the odometer. Now has 132,000 on the clock and has been great. Brakes replaced, nothing else has gone wrong.
Purchased in June 2015.
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Best car I've ever owned.
I use this car for business. Regular trips from NSW mid north coast to Brisbane, Melbourne and occasionally Adelaide.
Effortless driving and an absolute pleasure. I'm devastated that I can never buy another.
Purchased in January 2015 for $40,000.00.
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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.
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I have a 2010 SV6 Commodore and every time I start my car the windscreen wipers activate for a few seconds and stop in the middle of the windcreen
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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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