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
Purchased for $3,000.00.
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
Purchased in June 2004 at PrivateFleet for $17,000.00.
Still going strong after 13 years of ownership
Our VY II Berlina Wagon has been very reliable and we're still very happy with it. We bought it when it was three years old at 80,000kms and have had it since then. It's now at 255,000kms.
We've towed our 1200kg 16ft caravan on a 10,000km trip half way around Australia with no problems a couple of years ago when it was at 230,000kms. We had a transmission cooler installed just to be on the safe side. Apart from that it's been used as a daily driver with three kids. We got dicky seats put in the back to make it a seven seater. The cargo space ...is enormous, it just swallows up whatever you throw at it. It's been very reliable and we've never had a breakdown. Naturally some things have failed through wear and tear but nothing that's held us up. We've monitored things and repaired them as they've started to get close to failure. These are some of what we've replaced: * replaced radiator when the top tank started to leak * heater tap * power steering rack and pump * various suspension bushes, shock absorbers * rear wheel bearing
Purchased in September 2006 for $19,000.00.
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
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.
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
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.
Totally satisfied, sorry to see it go.
My VY II Acclaim wagon was bought at auction with just 15600 km on it - an ex ADF vehicle. We finally sold it after it had done 278000 km but I'm still not sure this was smart. During the 9 years of ownership it only once failed to get us home and was ever the smooth, reliable daily driver, both on short and long trips. This wagon in VT to VZ form is surely the largest and most practical ever produced in Australia. I found the build quality excellent and the only things that failed were the glove box retainers (to stop it opening too far) and ...one of the buttons to fold the back seats down. Both were easily repaired. With age the door lock transponder became a bit capricious but most of the time it worked and you could always lock and unlock with the key. On one occasion I had a problem the thermostat stuck so the coolant could not circulate between the engine and radiator. With the temperature in the red I drove it gently for 27 kilometres to the nearest Holden dealer, at which point the engine shut itself down. After replacement of the radiator and theromostat the engine proved to be totally unaffected which says a lot for the durability of the wonderful 3.8 litre V6. If they still made them I would happily buy a new one!
Terrific car, holds the road really well and very quiet inside
I bought this car 2nd hand with 60,000 km on the clock when it was 3 years old. It now 12.5 year old, has 295,000 km on the clock and still runs as well as the day I bought it. Most trips are in the country and the fuel average on country trips is about 8.5 to 9.0 L/100km at speeds of 100 km/hr. I like the very quiet interior of the Calais compared to the standard commodores we have at work, which can be quite noisy. Roadholding is also VG with the slightly wider tyres. Overall a very comfortable car. It has required a bit of maintenance ...in the last 2 years including new rubber in the front end, some new steering linkage connectors, a new alternator and a new key-lock chamber. These items were not that expensive and to me quite reasonable given the age and km of the car.
Review for SS Ute Model.
I love my ute it looks great, goes great, has so far been trouble free other than issues i have caused [poor initial modifyed suspension choice and bad or no wheel alignment]chewed out 1st tyres 18000klms. I have had full engine computer remap and exhaust change and increased HP by 1/3 so love the extra power with no extra fuel use. Extremely Economical on long trips but struggles around town but still not bad. I love my VZ but i dont like the looks of the new VE ute [Bugga]looks like i will have a long freindship w...ith my VZ! Great looks, street appeal,attention grabber,awesome power delivery,6 speed manual gearbox, 6 litre V8 awesome, easy to get big power gains with a little extra modifying,extremely comfortable interior have done long trips adelaide to darwin without pain in butt as well as adelaide to Sydney X 3. Service costs very cheap. Extremely reliable. Stupid fittings for headlight protectors,bonnet protector and floor mats. Bonnet protector needs to be unscrewed with screw driver to clean underneath. Clips for matts fall of constantly and get lost. Wants to go side ways when really given heavy accleration [no traction control].
Review for SS Ute Model.
Have great grip on road, anti roll bars make for ease in turnung, abs braking is fantastic, plenty of leg room, comfortable leather seating with height adjustor, great range of colours, great service warranty, doesn't lack in power. Stereo system is fantastic - great controls on steering wheel and automatic lights ( no more problem with leaving your lights on.
Stylish leather interior, great handling, fuel economy excellent , looks great with the stylish hard cover, manaro wheels, braking is second to none. Very reasonly priced.
Review for SS model.
I have had 4 commodores, VK, VS, VT & VX. All but one of them where V8's & are just about to buy the new VE SS. I have never had a problem with any of the engines, gear boxes or drive trains. The people that have had problems I believe have had lemons ( And are normally the people that will complain the loadest & cant blame them ), which you can have with any vehicle or manufacture, or just flogged the sh*t out of them. I have always found them great cars, fantastic value for money, reliable, great fuel consumption for s...uch a large engine. Very comfortable especially on long trips. I would thoroughly reccomend the Commodore especially the V8. Great value, heaps of power, normal driving good fuel consumption, especially on the Highway
Our VY was an ex police patrol car so came with a few extras over the base executive (stiffer,lower suspension, limited slip dif, electric rear windows, calais interior lights + a few other bits). We purchased it for about 1/2 new price ($17K vs mid $30K) less than 1 year old with 45000 km on the odo and have put more than 300 thousand on it since with very little trouble. Air con compressor replaced under warranty and both rear door locks just out of warranty.(they were a bit of a pain, failing within months of each other and disrupting the ce...ntral locking/security system each time, cost over $300 each too) Plug leads fail at less than 100000 km and cause a bit of rough running (especially when cold) until replaced and front suspension rubbers chop out on gravel roads. Overall we are very pleased with the car (as we were with the police VS before it) and I will visit the police auctions again sometime in the next couple of years to replace it with a newer one. Both the VS and VY had the "ecotec" V6 and electronic 4 sp auto, by the time the VY was produced there were flasher and smoother drivetrains around but not many as solid and reliable as the Commodore. More than adequate power(V6), reasonably quiet, seats 5 with comfort and is solid and reliable. Economy is good with a light foot and it handles very well at low and high speeds. Bit of wind noise and chews fuel at (above legal highway) speed. Some genuine Holden parts prices are more expensive than you would expect.
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|
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