2Holden Commodore VY
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Holden Commodore VY (2002-2004)

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2Holden Commodore VY
4.0

33 reviews

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79%12%9%

Build Quality
4.8
Value for Money
5.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0
Noise Level
3.3
Braking
5.0
Acceleration / Power
4.4
Gear Shifting
4.8
Suspension
4.2
Fuel Efficiency
3.4
Handling
4.2
Interior Design
4.4
Boot Size
5.0
Comfort
4.8
Features
4.4

Reviews

33 reviews
Noo
Noo5 posts
  Fair Incentive VY

Utter beast

Lordy be let me tell you if you get yourself One of these bad boys you'll be the envy of any P plater on the street and police simply lower the back end and add the loudest subwoofer and exhaust on this bad boy you will definitely be turning heads where ever you go it's handy auto gear box and 3.8 ecotech will have you begging for more power as you try to slide are the corners of you're local estate I use my vy commodore as a track car only taking it down to the local race track on the weekends to rip nasty skids and drift it around the bends now personally bud I've never serviced it it's got a ecotech under the hood that bad boy won't quit on me Show details
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Peter B.
Peter B.5 posts
  VY

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 Show details
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Roger T.
Roger T.South East Queensland, QLD6 posts
  VY

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 Show details
Jenn Turvey
Jenn TurveyVictoria4 posts
  VY

Amazing car

I drive this car daily, brought it for cheap. Have had no problems other than tyre wear on the car. They are mechanically great! I have owned a few cars and this one is the best!!  Show details
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Trudy
TrudyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC5 posts
  VY

Great car

Brought this car back in 2004 it is the best car we brought we have done 243000 klm in it and have not had one problem has not had a Spanner put on it at all great car Show details
Greg
GregSouth Australia10 posts
  VY
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Sunset_Sam
Sunset_SamPerth, WA48 posts
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Mick
Mick2 posts
  VY

Great car smooth nice breaking has plenty of power I find seats hard to get used to only downfall is

Nice car to drive it's smooth and quiet handles well good breaking no real bad noises until you get over 100km there's noise in dash

Nice finish in interior but the plastic moulding on drivers side seat made very poorly and always breaks and they aren't cheap unless you leave hanging or put couple of ugly tech screws to hold in place

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Grannydriver
Grannydriver
  VY

Disappointed

First commodore I have ever owned. A 2002 vy ex police car. I have been a ford user all my life.

The commodore goes great and is smooth but in wet weather it fishtails around corners if going faster than 15 kilometers.

I am told this is normal for a vy. Too scared to drive in wet, how could that be normal?

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Dan
Dan
  VY

Cant beat a holden!

Such a reliable powerplant. Love it. Excellent fuel milage in fact its better than 2litre front wheel drives leaves most cars for dead at a stomp of the foot. Only had 1 issue being the cooling system twice but thats minor. Loves the open roads definately built for nz conditions amd australia alike. Outdoes rice burners in every shape

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Palya
Palya5 posts
  VY

Fun and reliable Aussie built car!

I have a 2004 VY Commodore Series II S. Really fun to drive, when the foot goes down the car responds without hesitation. It takes corners well and has been faultless so far. It is identical to the VY SS in appearance and still looks sleek in 2017. It averages roughly 12.3L/100km in suburban areas which is excessive by modern car standards, but for those who do not drive heaps the cheaper servicing, plentiful parts and reliability more than make up for it.

Great for those who want an SS like experience without the extra initial outlay or increased running costs of a V8 engine.

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Obsty
Obsty2 posts
  VY

SS vy commodore

Unreal car. Generation 111 unbreakable. Great all over car. Tough economical.450 kms city driving on full tank.650kms country driving. Great car and beats crusty fords .acceleration super. Top end scary. 255kms with still some change to spare. All stock standard. Love interior and love exterior. Flies like a rocket .goes great

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Giantkiller
GiantkillerMid North Coast, NSW17 posts
  VY

The Reliable Deal

To drive a Vy Commodore to the shops, or to the Qld border, is the same comfort experience. It rides well, has excess power for any road, is very comfortable and spacious, what more can I say. It uses 10.5litres around home, crashes to only 7.2litres on a trip, just does the business. Very reliable, but a pleasure to drive.

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Clayton
ClaytonWestern District, VIC7 posts
  VY

305 000km, still going strong

was reluctant buying a 3rd hand car with so many k's. So far so good. It would seem to be that all servicing was done as noted in the book. Can be a little thirsty but considering the power and the interior space, not too bad.

Everything still works, pretty good for a 13 year old car. It pays to shop for a used car that has been serviced regularly.

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DGTiger
DGTiger
  VY

2004 SS Wagon

Brilliant < 40,000 klm example in Black with Red Leather. Great ride, response and presence on the road. Hopefully this vehicle will appreciate in value over the coming years. What would you expect to pay for such a vehicle. It is mint and I mean MINT. A little heavy on fuel however not a problem due to the return you receive when you want/need to put your foot down.

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Questions & Answers

macca
macca · Commodore VY (2002-2004)

can you still drive commodore if water pump bearing gone

Dani N.
Dani N. · Commodore VY (2002-2004)

engine oil type For VY 2002

Nola S.
Nola S. · Commodore VY (2002-2004)

What engine oil to use

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CategoryCars, Wagons and SedansCars and WagonsCars and WagonsCars and Sedans
Starting Price $33,290$55,990
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualAutomatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Wheels16" Alloy20" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating4 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption11.3 L/100km9.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L61 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.8L6 Cylinder 3.6L
Max Power152kW @ 5200rpm235kW @ 6800rpm
Max Torque305Nm @ 3600rpm381Nm @ 5200rpm
Country of ManufactureAustraliaGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)
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