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
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!!
Purchased in April 2019 for $3,000.00.
2003 Holden Commodore 25th Anniversary V6 Ecotec VY Series II
After owning numerous (14 in all) VT-VX Holden Commodore's (see some of my reviews) I finally made the dive into the world of VY Commodores.
I purchased a genuine 1 owner, log book history & purchase documentation, 2003 Holden Commodore 25th Anniversary VY II w/ 72000 kms in near perfect condition for $3950.00
I wasn't in the market for one, but this one came up & I snapped it up at 8.30 am, after being listed for less than 40 mins ... My VX S Commodore sold 2 days later for $4000 ...
The first thing you notice about the VY as opposed to it'...s predecessors (the VT - VX) is a redesign in the appearance. The front & rear of the sedan has sharper angles. The rear lights & boot have been reworked, as has the front grille & headlights. My personal favourite shape is the VT, but the VY looks less dated & a little more 'modern'.
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
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.
Very practical and good value family wagon
Bought this 2003 VY Acclaim V6 auto wagon new from a Holden dealer. Quicksilver colour and only option was a cargo barrier. For a large wagon it was easy to drive and park but had much load space for regular family holidays (four people plus usual luggage). Good performance although the engine sounded coarse when revved. Old tech four speed auto was often unresponsive. However very good fuel consumption for the size of vehicle with about 9 l/100km cruising on the highway and 13/14 l/100km around the city. The car was serviced by the book ...with very low maintenance costs and few unexpected repairs. The first set of tyres lasted 55,000km and the second set 65,000km. Only cost about $100 each to replace. Front brake pads lasted 99,000km and rear pads 130,000km! Still on the second set of pads when the car was sold the car at 172,000km in early 2013. Good ownership experience. Overall very practical vehicle for a growing family, easy to drive and affordable to own. Spacious interior and cargo area, easy to drive and good ownership experience Dated engine and auto trans but worked well!
gave nearly 7 years of good service
Bought this car with 136500 km on the clock and only just sold it with 341000 km on the clock. Only things that i had to replace outside normal service items included the radiator, alternator and the cd player. Went through rear tyres at an alarming rate however this is a common vy problem. Only sold the car because the fuel sender was playing up and the transmission was starting to show signs of wear. Motor and diff were still perfect
2002 VY Wagon Practical Australian Motoring
Bought my VY with 138,000 on the clock. It now has 230,000, has not missed a beat. Just a V6 Lumina Wagon, parts are easy to come by and cheap if you get them from a wrecker. The 16"tyres only set me back about $150 each and the car does well on short and long trips. I now need extra seats but don't want to do the bolt on thing in the back of my wagon, sad thing is, Holden have failed to realise this market. The 7 seat Captiva which I also own is a joke car and the back two seats are as useful as a screen door on a sub! Commodore wagon makes a lot of smart motoring. Now build a high rise version with 7 practical seats and I'll buy it.
Cheap fun Australian motoring
Getting a little old tec wise and few more rattles
Review for SS model.
Great car (bought new) but having sold a Clubsport to buy it, really notice the lack of handling at high speeds. Keeping in mind that it costs about $20K less than my previous car, I shouldn't complain. Someone else said it handles like a goat. Never driven a goat personally, but feel the comment is a bit unfair. At the price its a good sturdy reliable vehicle. Never had a problem with it, never missed a beat and built so much better than my new ute. Guess that is progress!
Commodore SS: Great performance, drivers car, cheap bang for buck
Could handle a little better
Review for SS model.
Love this car ive had it lowered handles much better than stock but would never step foot in a holden dealer again
Great highway cruiser or everday driver comfy seats plenty of power sits on 110klm all day in hot weather with air con flat out i plan to keep this car for a long time
Paint flakes off door handles and fuel cap boot is very small only took it to holden dealership once for service what a bunch of morons now take it elsewhere can use heaps of fuel when you drive it hard but i usually get 12 litres per 100
Review for SS model.
In general I love it! I would definately consider upgrading to a newer model when available. I also love the interior space and has plenty of room for 3 teenagers in the backseat.
I like this car as it is very powerful, never struggles to get up hills and the cruise control is accurate.
Too much Plasic interior, its pretty exy on fuel.
Review for SS model.
Great buy. Perfect driving. Worth the money used to buy it, i recommend it. Have not had any sort of problem with it.
Great engine, air conditioning, runs well. Lots of compartments.
Seat leather is not great quality and wears. Bad fuel consumption
Questions & Answers
I have a vy 3.6 commodore and the sump is pressurising and blowing oil out dipstick. Anyone know wot it could be?
|Category||Cars, Wagons and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||11.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||75 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.8L|
|Max Power||152kW @ 5200rpm|
|Max Torque||305Nm @ 3600rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2002|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2004|
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.