Overview of the Holden Commodore
The Holden Commodore emerged in 1978 as the successor to the Kingswood, and the large car became Australia's best-selling model for 15 consecutive years (between 1996 and2011).This is a record that may never be beaten.
A mix of six and eight-cylinder engines in sedan, wagon as well as ute body styles formed a comprehensive Commodore range.. The fastest andmost powerful models sat under the HSV sub-brand.
The Commodore's status as an Australian-built model ended in late 2017, though the nameplate has been carried over to an imported, German-built Opel/Vauxhall model - much like the very first-generation version of the Commodore.
HOLDEN COMMODORE GENERATIONS (SINCE 1997)
Fuel Consumption (VF generation models)
3.0L 6cyl: 8.3-8.6 litres per 100km
3.6L 6cyl: 9.0-9.3 litres per 100km
6.2L V8: 12.6-12.9 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
SIMILAR MODELS TO HOLDEN COMMODORE
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN COMMODORE (VF, 2013 ONWARDS)
On V8 versions, start the car from cold and listen for rattles and ticks from the engine. If they're present, you're probably looking at a car with dud lifters.
The V8 can sometimes ooze a little oil from the rear-main seal. Find where the car is normally parked and check the ground for oily spots.
The six-speed automatic gearbox shouldn't clunk into gear or slur its shifts. And look for a dirty big tow-bar that suggests the thing has hauled huge loads at some point.
A lot of fleets bought the base-model Commodore, too, and while they offer cheap motoring, don't buy an ex-fleet car by accident.