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.
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.
- Commodore VE (2006-2013)
- Verified purchase
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
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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 February 2019 for A$18,990.00.
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 October 2012.
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 January 2019 for A$4,500.00.
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.
My daily commuter a ve series 1 2007 dual fuel , When i brought the car it had timing chain issues but i drove it like that for 50,000km then i decided to change them (they were missing by a tooth on the gear) because of the check engine light , after that it was no problem but car went the same , good smooth car , good on lpg , shockers get leaky after about 150,000km , it's a typical aussie car very reliable besides the timing faults , nice to drive , handles surprisingly well, had it for 5 years , big back space , huge inside feels like a lounge , plenty of power , and if you like engine noise when you step on it , it's there , safe car .
Bought a series 1 SV6 with 6 speed manual. 83,000kms when I bought it in 2015, 135,000kms when i sold it 2018. Loved it as it was my first car. After about 2 years of ownership the problems began. Clutch died, radiator cracked, washer bottle cracked, radiator hose split, driver's side strut-top loosened and rattled like a jar of change. Exhaust formed a leak at catalytic converter weld, went through 2 engine oil pressure sensors in 1 year, air con compressor made a hell of a racket, and of course the timing chains stretched. Spent over $8k in r...epairs not including servicing every 10,000kms (whoever decided on 15k intervals should be shot). Good space, good interior and exterior styling, good power, good gear box. Will never buy another commodore as Holden failed miserably on the VE.
great car, lots of space, smooth ride
A great vehicle for a family, whether commuting or long distance (drove it from Melbourne to Brisbane over two days, with no problems whatsoever), mine has only 59 000 kms (being an ex company vehicle, so not thrashed). The six speed automatic is smooth and powerful, though I wonder if the fuel consumption is actually more than stated. The only minor complaint I have is that the back wagon door doesn't shut properly, unless closed very carefully: often takes multiple attempts to do it right, otherwise no issues and I'm very happy with it.
Big spacious,cruise, reliae
I use my car commuting to work mostly as I ttavel 60ks four times a week as a.musician I think this car is ideal because of it cruise control and good in.feul, I get the. At serviced every 10,000 ks, and I have had no issues with it.I think that I will get my moneys worth and it will last me years, I like the spacious boot, and room inside the car
Dual fuel omega best ccar ive owned!
My 2010 omega has clocked up 624000 kms, interstate trips almost every week and back and forth to perth a thousand times
Great economy on fuel and gas ,motor is quiet cold and im sure it's going to go for ages yet.the interior is a bit daggy but planning an upgrade to sv6 interior soon.
Holden VE 2011 Omega Series 2 TOTAL LEMON
this car is a complete LEMON Holden customer care DONT CARE!
I WILL NEVER RECOMEND HOLDEN TO ANYONE.
nothing but problems with this heap of crap.
paid 15 k second hand have spent already another 4- 5 K IN REPAIRS so far on
timing chain set
rear main seals x 2 + servicing
Long term reliable car
623,521km , yep those k,s are real for a 2010 dual fuel omega.its been adelaide to melbourne every other weekend and some darwin trips too. (Very widespread family) , once the warranty was up i changed oils at 10, 000 k intervals and serviced trans and dif oils once a year.its had two sets of iridium plugs and really feels no different than when i first got it.ive been really impressed with the car and have upgraded shocks and am running nrembos off a hsv all round.air con is great and gets re gassed every other year and ive replaced the radiator once.very happy!
This car is great
They've holden commodore is a terrific car for the family. Plenty of space for the kids and lots of space Im the boot. This is good reliable car that is comfortable and easy to run. It handles all weather situations and performs as well as any other commodore. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who wants a affordable car that performs well.
Questions & Answers
I have 2 questions, 1st is my aircon light does not come on and it only blows warm air even when on hot, what's wrong 2nd is how come my s8 will not connect to Bluetooth it has phone on steering wheel thanks
where is the reverse light fuse
Does anyone know where the terminating resistors are for CAN Bus on a 2009 VE commdore?
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