2Holden Commodore VZ
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Holden Commodore VZ (2004-2006)

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3.9

60 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
68%17%15%

Build Quality
4.3 (6)
Value for Money
5.0 (6)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.7 (6)
Noise Level
4.3 (6)
Braking
4.3 (6)
Acceleration / Power
4.5 (6)
Gear Shifting
4.3 (6)
Suspension
5.0 (6)
Fuel Efficiency
3.7 (6)
Handling
4.3 (6)
Interior Design
4.3 (6)
Boot Size
5.0 (6)
Comfort
4.7 (6)
Features
4.0 (6)
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Reviews

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06 VZ berlina V6

Bought the car from a used car lot as a spare of the moment thing. It idles so quietly and smoothly. Since it was a used car and I am very fussy I have done a few things such as oil pressure sensor, very regular engine oil changes with best quality oil and filter i could buy, and being a commodore auto gearbox I've done a trans flush with new filter and oil. The air conditioning is so cold you could cut glass with your nipples. Has been a great family hack and is excellent on fuel I regularly see 9L/100 mostly town and bit of highway Show details
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Pete
PeteFremantle9 posts
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Daniel D
Daniel DNSWSouth-Eastern Region, NSW2 posts
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Was the best car I've ever owned

vz Equip, 700 plus km per tank. Did 501000 km before I got hit up the rear and they road her off. Handled so well, with heaps of power. Loved her so much that I've just replaced her with a vz Executive wagon, 2006 that is doing even better on fuel. I always use Nulon oil treatment on every oil change and removed the plastic engine guards to help them breath. Well done Holden. Show details
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Paris P
Paris PACTCanberra 2600, ACT4 posts
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Darren82
Darren82NSWSydney, NSW
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Sji
Sji5 posts
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Great car sadly murdered by GM

Like Saab I've no idea how Holden did such a car with so little respect from Detroit. GM. The most misguided car outfit ever.
Our VZ has all the gear and equipment you really need even 14yrs on. Great on rough roads. Rugged. Nice on my eyes too. Nothing special but a well thought out family car for the pre-SUV era.
Full electrics, huge space, nicely weighted steering, auto headlights, locking (and a real key I love not a credit card to go wrong!).
Fuel economy is awful and safety should be better. Many are driven by goons. Yet 2 to 4 airbags, abs isn't enough for 2005. Great boot. Just a nice simple car with an easy to access engine bay vs our other cars! Show details
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Onases
Onases9 posts
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Aussie icon and I love it

I had a 2005 sv6 the hsv by design edition as well as a Lumina 2005 ar the same time at one stage both were low kms and were well maintained by their original owners.

The sv6 was 5 speed, leather seats, body kit and shifters on the stearing wheel. Wsy above average for the cars around ay that time.

And the lumina had its body kit and the inside wasnt much different than other vzs.

The vz was a great car, quick of the mark, solid and if the car was looked after then you are a happy driver.

Only con about them is that due to their age the little annoying things continually require fixing such as thermostat, radiator and leaking hoses

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Jimmy Kay
Jimmy KayTASHobart, TAS2 posts
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Avoid VZ commodores

Bought as daily driver, 2nd hand. Worst car I've ever owned. Overcharging and burning relays. No mechanics or auto elecs can tell me why.

2nd set of timing chains after 250thou ks.

Sensors dying left right & centre.

Rattles & noises galore.

Trash mileage.

Just a heap of junk in general.

Avoid holdens.

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Garyh
GaryhVICSouthwest, VIC4 posts
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Danielle D
Danielle DAU6 posts
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Wouldn't recommend this car to anyone

Really regret purchasing this car. Have nothing but trouble since buying it. The new engine that were installed in the VZ model are a pain to repair. Since purchasing this car, I have had to replace tyres 6 times, coil pack, 3 spark plugs and running it on gas has misfired 8 imes.

Will never buy another holden commadore.

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troyza
troyzaMelbourne8 posts
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190kw it's quick

I live the vz sv6 commodore anyone who has been in my car loves it the tech is good handle on a dime it is truly a blessing to own i have done some small mods to it nothing that voids any warranty put bigger rims bigger stereo better holden brakes it's beautiful i would recommend this to anyone

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PeterD
PeterDVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC9 posts
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Russ B
Russ BSeaham3 posts
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Grandfathers VZ Commodore

Has done over 300,000 kms since he bought it in 2007,water pump failed,has had a brake reline & rear shock absorbers which I fitted & radiator fitted,my grandfather replaced the radiator.

Has been an infallible car since after the water pump failed.

Good fuel consumption (900 kms per tank highway cycle).

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rnrpetrie
rnrpetrie3139vic, 313912 posts
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Good

Comfortable to drive with great acceleration and reasonable handling. Nice and roomy interior and bootspace, good stereo, and dashboard components.
I bought it secondhand from work as a ex managers car that had low kms and had a good service history. It's probably good fuel economy for it's size, but I imagine it would be better on gas. Power is not a problem, delivering when and where you need it to.
Unfortunately 3 weeks after buying it the radiator went (which was misdiagnosed by a mechanic as a hose clamp) and in turn the head gasket blew. $1500 later it turned out to not be such a bargain afterall. I'm told it's unheard of for the heads to go in these, but that's little comfort.

Questions & Answers

Robert Z.
Robert Z. · Commodore VZ (2004-2006)

Battery gone flat can't open doors

David W.
David W. · Commodore VZ (2004-2006)

Would seats out of a vz station wagon fit a vz ute are they the same thanks

David W.
David W. · Commodore VZ (2004-2006)

Hi my name is Dave would like to know if the front seats out of a vz station wagon fit into a vz ute was there any difference thanks.

christophercrimeen
christophercrimeen  

If you use the rails from your Ute it will due to the srs sensors in the wagon seats(rails)

Details

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CategoryCars, Wagons and SedansCars and WagonsCars and WagonsCars and Sedans
Starting Price $32,990$51,990
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualAutomatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy20" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating4 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption11 L/100km9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.6L6 Cylinder 3.6L
Max Power172kW @ 6000rpm235kW @ 6800rpm
Max Torque320Nm @ 2800rpm381Nm @ 5200rpm
Country of ManufactureAustraliaGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)
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