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Hello..i'm dean seymour from australia and bought holden from the USA i have taken the plant to phillipines and built it up.rite now 26/04/2021 exporting to USA and sweden.I have put a new V6 nissan in the commodore and berlina i am making and they are selling WILDLY i cant keep production up at present out of the phillpines which is a great shipping lane for us.i built the club sport up with a new willky and over head cam o be within 1/2 length stock standard of the mustang it ripps going for around $96.000 USA.
ALL ahead for holden now full...
Purchased in February 2021 at Thr1ve for $40.50.
Great car with great value for money!
I purchased this car from maddington Toyota in October 2020 and it’s been overall surprisingly good. I mainly use it to run errands and as of this week, I now use it to commute to work for my new job.
It’s a 4cyl turbo and very fast, smooth and silent. There’s lots of features I like including rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitor and Apple CarPlay. The gearbox is also seamless at transitioning, adding to the smoothness and handling.
I’ve only made one warranty claim which was to replace the faulty rain sensor for the windshield wiper....I did this at shacks holden and they were very friendly and more than helpful, with outstanding service. My only complaint is when listening to music, the front doors can rattle a bit. This stopped after I had my windows tinted as I assume they pulled the door panels off and refit them when placing the window tint, however it is slowly starting to come back. My other minor complaint is the headlights on the car kinda suck, however I bought brighter headlight bulbs at super cheap auto and they are now better. If only they built all trim levels of this car with LED lights.
Purchased in October 2020.
It's a good car! Just don't tell a Commodore fan.
Engine/gearbox. The brochure says 4 cylinder turbo, but the right foot says 6 cylinder as that is exactly how it operates. The gearbox shift points are designed to keep the engine in the lower RPM's. It's happy to cruise @ 1,200 - 1,800 rpm at any speed. 110kmh is just 1,500 rpm in 9th gear. The power starts at 2,000 and it really bogey's from 2,500 rpm's. If you don't look under the hood, you'll never believe it is a 4 cylinder.
There is only one problem with the package and that's kick down. If you plant your foot there is a delay of about 1 ...
Purchased in February 2020 at Holden Dealers for $27,000.00.
Excellent value for money
Bought a calais v tourer with 7 year warranty and 7 year free road service , after 2 years and 44.000kms the wagon has been great , services are capped and still on orginal tyres. Having the top of the range model helps with my opinion somewhat , if you can afford it dont go for the base model ( your missing out big time ) , the kids love the huge panoramic sunroof and the leather massage heated and cooling seats are a bonus, the only issue has been that the rain sensor dosent work but thats fairly in significant.
Also the growl from the v6 on startup is a nice touch.....
Purchased in April 2018.
Cheap rubbish with terrible support.
Not sure what car people who rave about this have previously owned but we have a late model Merc as a comparison and the worst thing I ever did was trade my VF for a ZB. The car has all the bells and whistles, being an RS-V but nothing works very well. Lane keep is just annoying, cruise control plus or minus 7kph, collision alert is dangerous and distracting and can't be turned off (if someone turns off in front of you and you don't brake because you judged you wouldn't need to, the flashing red light and noise is distracting). The infotainment...system is really low rent and seldom recognises the correct name when you speak. The GPS maps where around 3 years out of date when the car was built, of course Holden will remedy this for $150. The exhaust is noisy on the RSV and just tries to pretend it's something it isn't. Fuel economy is as bad as the VF V6 which unless on a trip is well over 10L/100. NOW, Holden say they will support you for at least 10 years this support has included charging me 160 to "analyse" that the battery needs replacing (car is 2 years old and 3 years warranty remaining), this came about because I told them the auto stop/start had ceased working a year ago and due to a serious health issue and then covid I couldn't take the car in before the 1 year warranty on the battery expired!!! Holden didn't give a you know what. Had a minor scrape in a shop car park, car needed new door (because its a new car), 3 months ex Germany, that's support for you, not commodore doors in the country. 9 speed transmission changes up gears when going up steep hills and is often in too low a gear when going around a slow corner (completely A about) this got fobbed off by the dealer as "adaptive transmission" LOL thanks for that, I've never owned a flash car before. Suffice to say the car was probably a lemon (was, it's gone) but the big takeaway here is the change in attitude and help from the Holden dealer post Holden closing down in Australia. They asked for feedback and I gave it, honestly, 2 weeks ago and they haven't even had the decency to contact me. Oh and lastly, it's the first car I've owned in 40 years that's worth less than earlier models, well done holden lol
Purchased in June 2019 at Holden Dealers for $34,000.00.
Fantastic family car, great price, economy size and power
ZB wagon RS. Had the car now for about 6mths. Spent $27k with 5,000km. Fantastic car, very happy with it. Sturdy, very quick, cheap to run, tonnes of room, especially in boot. I fit three bike racks on roof (really sturdy roof-rails) which makes it even more versatile. It's relatively basic in a time when all cars beep and try to drive themselves. Oh. I turn off lane control and auto stop!
I get it serviced at my own mechanic, far more reliable.
-Underpowered headlights (I'm gonna replace!)
-No factory towbar
-duco scratches easily and dash material hard to dust (I'm talking really minor)
Great Car Crap service
Took my car for under warranty repairs and service at Paul Wakeling Holden in Campbelltown. They had the car all day when they rang me to tell me it needs new engine and wont be able to do it for another 3 weeks. To my surprise when I went to pick it up, they charged $400 for a service and would not give me the car back unless I paid.
Why would any mechanic complete a service on an engine when it needs to be replaced. As I said, the car is amazing (minus the engine replacement) but the service from the Holden Dealer is just disgusting, even the attitude whilst talking to the staff was 0/10.
Purchased in February 2020 for $21,000.00.
Fantastic All Rounder
We bought our Commodore after trading our 7 seater Ford Territory. It has fulfilled everything that we require of a wagon. Its roomy for our now adult children, comfortable, quiet and really economically while capable of pulling like a train. Air conditioner does make more noise than it should, more noticeable because the rest of the car is so quiet.
It handles decisively and crisply while over-taking quickly and readily, it never hesitates and always finds the right gear smoothly. The various safety aides are a bonus. When cruising on the...
Purchased in April 2019 at Motors Holden.
- ZB (Wagon) RS-V (2017-2021)
Still wanted a V6 and i wanted a wagon, ended up buying this car and found all the talk about it is misplaced and love the car.
-great value for what I paid
-car has many safety features, lots of room, and great to drive, sounds amazing with factory tune
-extra warranty was included as part of car to take it to 7 years
-capped price service
-7 year roadside assistant part of sale
cons:...-already has a couple of things under warranty fixed, but any car i have had has been the same -V6 is not as economic as I read. -entertainment unit good, but could be better, car play does not work all the time, but not sure if car or something with Apple phone -experience at service dealer thus far has been a bit lackluster, hopefully this improves
Purchased in August 2019 at Holden Dealers.
Amazing value. Fun to drive. Firm Ride. Noisy Exhaust
Bought the car in July 2019. Had test driven the Mazda 6 , skoda superb, Toyota Camry v6, Commodore car, Calais V lift back.
Mazda was cramped and gutless. Skoda was bland and tinny and too light weight, Camry Head room was a problem and torque steer with a v6 very noticeable, the VXR I loved but bug 20 inch wheels made the car thud and shudder over patches in the road. The Calais V lift back also has 20 inch wheels and the ride was jarring.
My car has a firm ride. Amazing v6 engine. Amazing cruise control and auto braking. L asbe keep assist.... The head lights switch to low beam when a car approaches then auto switches back to to beam. They also swivel when going around a corner. I love the power boot lift and close and how it's hands free using your foot under the rear. The back seats are self folding you just touch the button. . The seats are all leather. The panoramic sunroof is incredible. From my remote I can start the car, open all the windows and the sun roof When I leave the car it self locks closes all the windows and sunroof. The Bose sound system is magic. The steering is light. This can be adjusted electronically to suit the driver. There is an auto start stop which saves fuel but can be turned off if you want. The car is all wheel drive so no torque steer. The engine it's very quiet. There is a system in the car which was developed by Bose that dampens the sound uncaring the audio system. It offers everything that a BMW or Mercedes does. Some weaknesses would be, air conditioner is not quiet. Delivered tyres are SUV tyres so quite hard and firm. Mats included are low pile and cheap. No speed limit indicator on the GPS.
Purchased in July 2019 at Holden Dealers for $35,250.00.
I bought this new car in April 2019 and it is the best Holden I have driven. I have owned lots & lots of Holdens starting from the HR to the HX Sandman & VF & now the ZB.
Like every one I was a little sceptical about buying the new German Import & I actully didnt even test drive this car I bought it over the phone my first drive of the car is when I signed for it.
But what a surprise the new V6 has a lot more power than any other Holden V6 that I have driven'
On the first service the car Required nothing to be fixed.
Good job Holden but you need to market this car better people are not aware how good this car is.
I will buy Holden again.
Purchased in April 2019 at Holden Dealers for $52,000.00.
The car isn't really that bad, Holden's warranty and after sales service is 1 star
So I (foolishly) bought a ZB RS wagon, and had a Holden genuine towbar fitted by the dealer. Now the park assist doesn't work and my local dealer who is 40 minutes closer than the dealer I bought it from won't fix it. Sure they tried a few simple things but now they are saying they need to remove the rear bumper and it won't be covered by warranty!!! Freaking unbelievable!! I am the first private owner of this car (it is a dealer demo) and it has 4 years warranty left. The original dealer is happy to have a look but they are over an hours drive...away and I will need to get a hire car whilst they try to fix it. Do not buy a holden, worst most useless warranty ever. I even had 2 different people from Holden give me 2 different stories, one even suggested had I had the towbar fitted interstate that I would have to return to that dealer, absolutely ludicrous. Now I have to return to the dealer that sold me the car and fitted the towbar, as this is not a quick fix I will probably have to hire a car, so don't be fooled into thinking a warranty means no out of pocketr expenses, it doesn't. UPDATE : IT GETS WORSE I urge everybody to think twice before buying a Holden as it would appear that the "we will continue to support our product" is complete and utter crap. I won't get into the fact I believe the ZB commodore is at best, an average car, however I would like to point out that they are clearly not stocking a great deal of parts. My crash repairer told me yesterday that a front door (YES, A FRONT DOOR FOR A 2018 COMMODORE) was not available in Australia, and he was told 10 to 12 weeks for a door to come from Germany. Fortunately he found a good secondhand door here in WA but we still have to wait 2 weeks for the rest of the parts. So think twice before buying an imported holden, that warranty is less valuable than toilet paper if they have no parts
Purchased in June 2019 at Holden Dealers for $26,500.00.
Great Car Except For Water Trails Behind It..
Every time we drive the car and after doing approx 5 to 10 kms it leaves trails of water from both exhaust pipes...Holden dealer and customer service say this is normal for all zb 4 cylinder commodores....I expect some water at start up for a few moments but not after driving for over 10 or so mins in low humidity.....Any one else have this trouble...The photo attached is after the car was driven 9 kms on a fine sunny day ...
Purchased in April 2019 for $35,000.00.
We picked up our ZB RS 2.0L turbo last week. It has 5500km on it first registered in Oct 18. I am really impressed, i have owned a number of Holden in the past (VH Commodore, WH Statesman Gen3, VE SS, VF SS LS3) and they have all been great but this one is light years ahead. I think the people who slam this car have never driven one and can't move on from Aussie manufacturing being closed. Sure it is a bit smaller than the VF but is bigger than the VT. I test drove a Subaru, and a Camry (Camry looked good but very disappointing to drive, it was...like a gutless whale compared to ZB) and the Commodore is far superior. I drove both the 2.0L T and the V6 AWD. Look i nearly grabbed the V6 but went with the 4 cylinder. This thing is quick, certainly quicker than the VF SV6 and i think it would be quicker than the WH with the LS1 5.7L. People just need to remember the first commodore came from Germany and now it has gone back to its' roots. Shame that holden don't have a V8 in it, it would be lethal or perhaps a twin turbo 6 to replace the V8 but i just read they are bringing out the new mid engine Corvette as RHD so that will tick that box for the price of a HSV GTS. I say go and drive one you may get a suprise.
Purchased in June 2019 for $29,000.00.
ZB commodore tourer Calais V AWD V6
New car had 1 day tailgate, back at dealer 1 week , still not fixed completely. Other problems with car still not fixed, Holdens attitude very bad. Don't buy this car!!!!!!
Purchased in February 2019 for $56,500.00.
The interior look is also best described as elegant, with fresh shapes that flow cohesively into the door trims and centre console. There’s a general air of quality about it, but it’s let down by some cheap-feeling controls and switches, particularly the climate control knobs. The unmatchable mileage is what really excited me for the purchase.
Superb Sports Car.
I love the design and acceleration of holden commodore sv6 2018. Interior is awesome and very comfortable for long daily driving and options like apple carplay and wireless mobile charging and 360 camera provide you all quality feature and 5 year warranty will cover your all cost of damage. I recommend buying roadside assistance for it.
Questions & Answers
I’d like to know about parts and service. Anyone having issues. Waiting times for parts and is Holden honouring their service commitment
Im thinking of purchasing a 2018 ZB Calais 2L turbo. I’m reading a number of owners are having issues with their dealer and possibly Holden concerning parts availability. Zupps here in Brisbane have said no parts availability issues. Some parts will have to come from Melbourne. But I don’t want to wait a week for something as simple as brake pads or struts etc to come from Melbourne. After market parts seem not to be available. I check Repco and no brake pads for this vehicle listed. Any comments from owners current or previous would be appreciated.
We have a ZB Commodore with absolutely crap headlights. My 1965 6volt VW had better headlights and they were atrocious. Have taken car back to dealership who say all is well. Rest of car performs well until first day of warm weather to find their is no air conditioning cooling. Back to dealership we go.
Headlights are easy fix I am a shiftworker and do a lot of night driving on country roads at the back of the headlight there is a black knob that an Allen key fits into 2 1/4 turns clockwise will fix your problem my headlights are now perfect The headlights are shit to European specs 60° below centre Australian standards are 40° cheers
Check to see if the air con outlets at the rear of the centre console are blowing air. Could be that the centre console air tube is missing, might be a factory problem as it was missing from my car. Without the tube, the air con dumps cold air into the centre console interior giving the impression that the air con is weak.
Also agree with Dennis b on the head lights. Re aiming them made an improvement. Dealer may be checking aim to euro specs and not aust.
Dennis b you are a legend! The headlights on my wife's ZB 2019 Holden Commodore RS-V were absolutely DANGEROUS! She told me about the problem so i drove it down the road and it was definitely a major. I googled till 1:30 in the morning last night very concerned and finally came across your post. Thank you! I pointed it towards a wall, about say, 15m ish away, and marked where it was hitting the center. then found the black knob with the allen key you were talking about (it's the one that you look straight down onto and inside also could possibly use a phillips head and turned it clockwise half a turn and the light area started to move up! i did the 2 and a half turns on each side like you said, and it looks like it's raised the light hitting point at 15m by about maybe 75-100mm? So will take a drive tonight and see how it looks. I tried the adjustment knob, and turning it to 3 it lowers the light levels as per original so that works. But initially, it was lighting up only 10m?/ 2 cats eyes max? Then turning the adjustment knob just got worse.
|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.6 L/100km||5.8 L/100km||9.1 L/100km||9.1 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||61 L||61 L||61 L||61 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.6L|
|Max Power||191kW @ 5500rpm||125kW @ 3750rpm||235kW @ 6800rpm||235kW @ 6800rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 3000-4000rpm||400Nm @ 1750-2500rpm||381Nm @ 5200rpm||381Nm @ 5200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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