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 .
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
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 for $18,000.
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 .
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 for $8,200.
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
Purchased in at Car City for $12,999.
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 for $8,000.
- Commodore VE (2006-2013)
I love Holden Commodores but the VE is by far my favourite. It is so smooth and for a V6 it is very fuel efficient. Would recommend a VE to anyone
Purchased in at Holden Dealers for $11,000.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Awesome car, really comfortable, plenty of power and looks great. Had no problems with it at all so far, would recommend it to anyone that’d listen, assuming you can afford the fuel.
Purchased in for $18,990.
I own a 2012 ve ss manual.
Fantastic car!! I had to replace the radiator hose back in 2016 and that is the only time the car has had to stop.
Battery gave up in 2016 also lasted 4 years.
Had to replace the traction button recently in 2018 and had to replace the reverse camera as it was faulty in 2018 all under warranty. I have done full logbook and never needed any extra work. Couldnt speak more highly of it. Also still on the original brakes which are going on 7 years old and the still have life left!!
Purchased in .
An amazing car ..
Bought my 07 ve omega 2 weeks ago,
It is 3.6 petrol/factory gas, I get about 600 klms from 73 ltrs of gas have only used half a tank of petrol, this car is so smooth to drive, cannot feel the change from petrol to gas and back, it's one of the best maintained second hand cars I have driven, a credit to previous owners, nothing to spend on it as yet, everything works great, can't fault it, I average 800 klicks per week, and the comfort it gives is second to none...in closing...I love it !
Purchased in for $4,500.
Good quality car
Very impressed, reliable and looks great - was choosing between this and a similar model and glad I chose what I did as I have been thoroughly impressed and blown away by the craftsmanship and sheer reliability of this stellar vehicle just time and time again. Would def recommend as a great car.
2012 VE SSZ
Although i have not had the car long it is a blast to drive, especially having the 6 speed manual. There are lots of windy corners in my area and this beast just loves corners! The factory stereo is crap. The car has rear muffler delete so it sounds more like a V8 should. On a 470km trip i averaged 9.7L/100km which is great for the size of the engine and car. I have always maintained my own cars and i always do oil and filter at 5000km, not 10,000 or 15,000 as Holden suggest. Look after your car and it will look after you.
Great car for the family. Plenty of room, good on fuel.
I use my car daily ferrying the kids to school as well as commuting to and from work, we regularly take it on the open road, goes beautifully. I service it every 6 months, no known issues so far. This car was very well maintained by its previous owner. All I’ve had to do was put new tyres on it and replace brake pads, it’s a very comfortable family car. And so far very reliable.
After driving manual transmission cars for the last 20 years the auto transmission is an added bonus! My VE is one of the best cars I’ve ever owned.
one of the best car's
i use this car pretty much everyday and nothing has ever gone wrong with it. the car is very basic car but is perfect for every day life. i've only had to get the car serviced one or twice over the past 3-4 years that i have owned the car. but those were mainly just because of the fact that the car was old. but other than that one of the best cars that you could possibly own
such a good car
Love my Commos, good, solid reliable car. you can crash most cars and they are a complete right off - Not a commodore it will take a hit and keep on going. Parts are easy to find and cheap and the few minor issues they have later in life is easy fixed.
Questions & Answers
Hi everyone , I’m thinking about buying a 2011 sv6 wagon with 186000km on the clock. Are these cars reliable?
I have a 2012 VE and whenever I make a phone call through Bluetooth people on the other line always complain the ambient noise is so loud it's unbearable.
Anyone had this before and found a solution?
Hi, my 2012 ve series2. Sedan has been sitting unused in the garage for 3 weeks, now I’ve discovered that it just locks it self about 15 minutes after I get out of the car . Any thoughts on what it might be or a solution. Thank you.
Get an answer from our members and Holden representatives
|Category||Cars, Wagons and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Fuel Type||LPG and Petrol|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||71 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.6L|
|Max Power||210kW @ 6700rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 2800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.