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HOLDEN COMMODORE SS Used Car Review

The SS badge first appeared on the Commodore in 1982 as part of Holden's process to register the then VH model for touring car racing. Buyers could choose SS variants of the Commodore sedan and ute, and later wagon. SS (and SS-V) eventually came to represent the flagship version of the regular Commodore range before the famous badge was abandoned in late 2017 when Holden's famous large car became an import rather than locally built model.

Pros

Cons

  • Last versions offer especially great bang for your buck
  • Superb ride and handling of VE/VF models (2006-2017)
  • Effortlessly strong V8 performance
  • Not collectors' items yet so affordable used
  • V8 engines not exactly fuel-efficient
  • Fit and finish not perfect on VE-generation models
  • Reliability issues with older V8s (such as 5.7L)
  • Rear-drive Commodore no longer produced, and SS badge gone
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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VY SS HOLDEN

  • 212000 km
  • Auto

Selling my vy ss Has all mew brakes and slotted disks Loward on ssl reats and sl fronts with pedders shocks has new 20" staggered simmons with new tyres Motor has had all front rear seals and gaskets new sump gasket with hogh pressure oil pump so no ticks its been maf tuned and had a hsv tune runs and drives excellent Has a Strut brace all new castor bushes new link pins new tie rod ends and lower controll arms Has difillipo headers with custom exhaust made for the motor setup its a 21/2&q

$15,000
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

13 hours ago

SS VF 2015 walkinshaw

  • 10000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

I am selling my SS VF 2015 Walkinshaw, as I want to get a new Toyota Hilux as im a builder, I am up for swaps for a new Toyota Hilux with low KMs and in good condition. My SS Walkinshaw is in really good condition I have just spent $35000 on a new custom engine built from Pryce engines, new heavy duty clutch, new HSV breaks and exhaust system, has only 10000km on the new engine with 65000km on the car got all receipts and everything she is a beauty.

Contactless
$45,000Negotiable
Windermere Park, NSW

17 hours ago

Holden 2013 ssv redline

  • 70000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Ssv redline.low kms..lady non smoker driver manual in excellent condition..can be sold with or without rwc

$45,000
Sunbury, VIC

16/06/2021

Holden SS Ute

  • 200000 km
  • Auto

Up for sale is my VUSS Ute it is Excellen Condition for its age has hardtop Sports exhaust new battery and new tyres Paintwork is still nice and very shiny has two months license overall the Ute is in excellent condition $15000 ono ph

$15,000
Peppermint Grove, WA

16/06/2021

VX SS 6 SPEED Manual

  • 172016 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Hi up for sale or swaps is my 2000 vx ss 6 speed manual, low kms very well looked after. Always washed and garaged. Sounds nice and looks nicer inside and outside. Selling due to needing a 4x4 or ute Call or txt only First to see will buy No low ballers No tire kickers Show the $ for test drive

$18,000Negotiable
Minchinbury, NSW

16/06/2021

2008 ve ss commodore

  • 215500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

2008 ve ss 215xxxkm 1 month rego will come with rwc auto 2.5 inch xforce exhaust system aftermarket cd player with reverse camera

$17,500Negotiable
Wagga Wagga, NSW

15/06/2021

VY SS Commodore Ute

  • 242475 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Up for sale is my VY SS Ute, very neat for its age, it has a full brandnew dual 2.5 inch exhaust, brand new stainless highflow cats, brand new heatwrapped 2.78 primary Extractors 4 into one, new head unit and system, 20inch vertini wheels with new tyres, led fog and headlights, auto, 242,500km Located in Maitland NSW

$22,000
Telarah, NSW

15/06/2021

Vz ss 2005 hbd ute most parts available

  • 130000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

WILL ONLY REPLY TO MESSAGES THRU GUMTREE NO EMAILS NO HOLDS if u haven got money keep scrolling Strong ls1 conversion with service history recepts and dyno sheets Motor has 130xxx km runs perfect from cold start no lifter tick no noises no leaks long motor with accessories loom ecu fbw pedal 4l60 has been rebuilt by previous owner and regularly serviced CAN TEST DRIVE STILL IN VEHICLE 6k (conversion sold pending pick up) X force exhaust with new hsv type headers and cats Ramjet otr POA Vz ss ba

$123,456Negotiable
Delahey, VIC

14/06/2021

Holden vf ssv LS3 6.2lt 2017 turn key burnout car

  • 100000 km

VF SSV LS3 6.2lt 2017 model car is a stat write off & can not be registered Ex police car had minimal damage has been repaired by a panel shop videos of the complete build on YouTube search (poetsch vf ss) ex pig is the name of the car fresh build car has done one event power cruise Holley GM Ls3 sniper twin throttle body manifold with fuel rails 2× 92mm TBS with tourqerrush digital buypass controller. Hurricane 1 7/8 into 1 extractors with full custom exforce exhaust. BIG cam kit VCM 24

$27,500
Nelson Bay, NSW

12/06/2021

Holden Ute VE MY10 SS V Special Edition Utility 6Sp 6.0i

  • 171035 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Holden Ute VE MY10 SS V Special Edition Utility Extended Cab 2Dr Sports Auto 6Sp 6.0i Year - 2009/01 Transmission- Sports automatic V8 Fuel - unleaded Colour - Voodoo blue Kms - 171,209 Selling price 25k Firm The car is running an aftermarket camshaft with big dual valve springs, with Xforce twin 3 Exhaust. I’ve recently had all lifters replaced, battery replaced as-well as a wire on the IAT sensor harness. Rego state - WA Wheel size - 19 Gumtree is being silly and not letting me change some o

$25,000
Noranda, WA

09/06/2021

Wanted: Not selling

  • 100000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Hey I’m looking for a first car preferably manual. The highest I can pay is $2000

Woodridge, QLD

09/06/2021

Holden VT SS

  • 235 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

In its original condition With books very well maintained Clean as hard to find like this Fantastic to drive

Contactless
$13,950
Adelaide CBD, SA

04/06/2021

Spray painting panel beating resprays

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Spray painting panel beating resprays restorations quality work affordable prices can work to suit most budgets and deliver quality all work carried out by qualified tradesman. Loan car available.

$1,234
Newcastle Region, NSW

01/06/2021

2002 vu ss cammed with patriot heads

  • 209000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

2002 vu ss Ute, new street pro rims all around, $1000, new hardlid fitted a few weeks back, 6 speed rip shifter, patriot heads, 883 cam been tuned by GT performance has $12,500 worth of receipts, leather interior pushing about 450hp also comes with full coil over kit and new altezza headlights also a full set of new badges, Expressions of interest may swap depending and decent cash offers will be considered above $11,000 Read less

$13,000Negotiable
Devonport, TAS

31/05/2021

ve ss ute

  • 215000 km

ve ss ute looking to swap for audi or somthing of its kind let’s see what’s on offer 215.000 klms

$111,111
Dandenong North, VIC

29/05/2021

VR SS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING DONE

  • 300 km

FOR SALE VR SS EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONE ON THIS CAR LOW KM SERIES 3 MOTOR NEW SEALS WELSH PLUGS BELT ETC AND 4L60E GEAR BOX WICH IS A MUCH STRONGER UNIT FULL PEDDERS SUSPENSION INCLUDING ALL BUSHES CAR IS VERY TIGHT FRESH PAINT IMMACULATE INTERIOR NEW TIRES ON 15 INCH REAR CHASER AND 17 INCH VE FRONT CHASER EXPENSIVE TIRES NEW BRAKES FULL CUSTOM EXHAUST I LOVE THIS CAR IT LOOKS REALLY NICE AND DRIVE GREAT SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PHONE OR TXT NO SWAPS UNLESS ITS A

$15,000
Ocean Shores, NSW

23/05/2021

Ve ss 6.0 cam package/kit replacement

  • 70 km

Gm L98 Valley plate , balancer bolt , camshaft , 4 x headgaskets , valve springs, locks and retainers , sparkplugs , lifter buckets and lifters , lifter bolts and head bolts , camshaft sprocket , complete air intake pipe /airbox , air filter + more all I used but perfect condition , 70,000kms when taken out , make an offer

Negotiable
Moorebank, NSW

22/05/2021

HOLDEN SS CREWMAN

  • 255000 km

Extras include air con / heater, air induction, pace maker extractors with stainless steel exhaust, new water pump, hayman reece tow bar, reco limited slip diff, kenwood sound system and recently serviced. Good tyres with 100 % orginal body panels, Selliing unregistered, needs bushes, shackles and rubbers, front end needs paint

$10,500Negotiable
Kooralbyn, QLD

22/05/2021

Holden SS

  • 240123 km

Great car inside and out everything works as it should. Any other information you need just ask and I'll be happy to help. More pics available on request.

$20,000
Rockdale, NSW

21/05/2021

Holden SS

  • 185000 km

Holden commodore Ve Ss New exhaust DVD player Needs service and back shocker needs to be replaced has a slight rattle, apart from that drives smoothly

$20,000
Two Wells, SA

20/05/2021

1995 vs ss series 2 304 v8 commodore

  • 140000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Up for sale is my vs ss series 2 304 v8 automatic I inherited the car 6 months ago it's a long story but I can't afford to keep it in storage any longer so im selling it cheap for a quick sale The car is in absolutely immaculate condition there is literally not one thing wrong with it since I've had it the motor has been pulled down and freshened up about 2000kms ago Power windows All Power options from back in the day and they all work Foglights Automatic Diff has been serviced Shocks and spri

$20,000
Campbelltown, NSW

19/05/2021

Vu ss fifty 6 speed manual

  • 224000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

6 speed manual vu ss fifty price is firm yes interior is red but trim color is yellow its all been changed wouldnt be expensive to put back to original

$14,000
Hobart CBD, TAS

16/05/2021

VP SS *NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING*

  • 220000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

HOLDEN VP SS HSV ENHANCED COME 355 stroker Single garret Running 400HP MOMO Genuine club sport steering wheel Ceramic button clutch Factory T5 straight input shaft Haltech Platinum ECU. New remanufactured Bosch spark module New Bosch alternator New water pump New thermostat New plugs Service receipts Vk bonnet scoop Vn SS rear spoiler It’s got full service history up to 180k, most service receipts are there including roadworthy from 2002. Has the dealer Pre-purchase inspection from 92. Car ha

$33,500
Campbellfield, VIC

14/05/2021

SS Holden Commodore 6 litre Manual

  • 157000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Excellent condition inside and out. 157,000 kms Rare and sought after colour. 6 litre manual. 20 inch rims

$28,500
Rose Bay, TAS

13/05/2021

  • Common FAQs
  • The SS in Holden Commodore SS stands for 'Super Sport' and indicates a performance version of the Holden Commodore. There are SS variants available in sedan, ute and wagon body types.
  • The 2017 Holden Commodore SS produces 304 kW of power and 570 Nm of torque. By comparison, one of its main rivals the Ford Falcon XR8, delivers 335 kW of power and 570 Nm of torque.
  • The Holden Commodore SS produced from 1993 onwards have a braked towing capacity of 2,100kg. Models produced between 1982 and 1992 had a braked towing capacity of 1,590kg.
  • Production of the Holden Commodore SS ceased when Holden's Australian factory closed in 2017. The 2017 Holden Commodore SS currently sells for $29,500 to $49,990, whereas a 2005 Holden Commodore SS sells for around $7,000 to $10,000.
  • The 2017 Holden Commodore SS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/hour in 4.5 seconds and has a theoretical top speed of 287 km/hour.

Overview of the Holden Ss

Overview of the Holden Ss

The SS badge first appeared on the Commodore in 1982 as part of Holden's process to register the then VH model for touring car racing.

Buyers could choose SS variants of the Commodore sedan and ute, and later wagon.

SS (and SS-V) eventually came to represent the flagship version of the regular Commodore range before the famous badge was abandoned in late 2017 when Holden's famous large car became an import rather than locally built model.

HOLDEN COMMODORE SS GENERATIONS (SINCE 2006)

2006-2013

2013-2017

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (VF generation models)

6.0L V8: 14.3 to 14.6 litres per 100km

6.2L V8: 12.6 to 12.9 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR CARS TO HOLDEN COMMODORE SS

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN COMMODORE SS (VF, 2013 ONWARDS)

The very last of the locally-made Holden SSs were good cars with strong mechanicals and much improved build quality.

The V8 engine was tough and seems well engineered, but the problem of faulty hydraulic lifters continues to confound some owners. Any ticking noise from the engine on start-up is a decent sign that one or more of the lifters is worn and will need replacing.

Conventional wisdom suggests all 16 should be replaced at the same time. The rockers and valve-springs have also been found to be a bit underdone in these engines.

Experience has also shown that this model Commodore can develop corrosion in the wiring harness that controlled the electrically assisted power steering. If moisture did get into the connectors, the power steering could fail.

The car would still have steering, but the effort required from the driver would be much higher. Sometimes, the assistance would return if the car was stopped and restarted.