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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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Vx ss rolling shell

  • 300000 km

Vx ss rolling shell No brakes no motor trans

$1,500
Bass, VIC

17 hours ago

Ve ss commodore

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

2012 ve ss z series series 2 cammed otr big pipes twin 3 inch system tuff .punt engine mount electric steering SSV tail lights all new bushes in front end new link pins new rack ends slotted rotors all round 20 inch staggered mc racing wheels auto engine and box have been tuned quick car selling due to my father not using it due to illness located Toronto $26,000

$26,000
Bolton Point, NSW

25/06/2022

Holden 2007 ssv v8 for sale

  • 109000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

I'm selling my v8 ssv Holden brand new condition Full reconditioned ute full painted Tuned up photo attached Full exhaust system New wheels and tyres New breaks New clautch Everything is new 4 months rego New water pump New starter motor Full maloo body kit Price is fixed serious buys only

$32,500
Fairfield Heights, NSW

25/06/2022

Holden vy SS HSV by design

  • 200000 km

Holden vy ss 2002 sedan HSV by design ( stamped ) Full service history 201000 kms 5.7 LS1 6spd manual Sun roof New tie rod ends New centre bearing Brand new 20" gts rims with new tyres Slotted discs / PBR brakes Ultra low king springs / lowered shocks Brand new heavy duty clutch Extractors X force exhaust system OTR - tuned Blue leather interior Comes with RWC Can transport any we're in Australia Over all great car , presents well an goes good Not very o

$20,000
Brisbane City, QLD

24/06/2022

Wanted: Vn ss

  • 12345 km

Hi guys I’m on the hunt for a vn ss project car. I’m Not after a show room condtion vn ss I’m after a project somthing that needs work/paint please no major rust. I would prefer a roller with no motor or trans as I have my own motor to go in. Please pm me if you have somthing that I might be interested in. Located in Melbourne but I am happy to buy from interstate if the car ticks all the boxes. Thanks

$10,000
Rowville, VIC

24/06/2022

Vzss

  • 198 km

Just seeing what I can get 198000 k’s been well looked after serviced every 5000 lowered ssl Real Red leather interior X force extractors high flow cats built auto 3-9 diff gears can come with the plates Venetians custom stereo doesn’t come on the 20s comes on the original 18s Will swap for a VL Calais vs Club sport vy Club sport or might swap for something of interest

$25,000Negotiable
Safety Beach, VIC

24/06/2022

2003 Vy Ss commodore

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Vy Ss in very good condition runs great lot of work done to motor a real head turner

$26,000
George Town, TAS

23/06/2022

Holden SS

  • 255900 km

2008 Holden VE SS 6.0lt LS2 $16,000 ( NO low ball offers and NO time wasters ) Very Regretful Sale ( Hard lid NOT included in sale) - No reg and No rwc ( doesn't need anything to be put back on the road though, Reg. ran out couple months ago and has been in the carport since, wanted to put back on the road but things come up ) - 255902kms ( little high kms but doesn't skip a beat and drives beautifully ) - Very clean and always looked after - Service history but Due for current s

$16,000
Melbourne CBD, VIC

21/06/2022

2013 VE SS Z SERIES

  • 160000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

2013 VE SS Z series UTE 160 kms 6.0 Litre V8 In Manual Finished in Black 20 inch ROH alloys OTR intake Mathless tune carried out by street built racing Pacemaker exhaust Lowered LSD Lockable Hard lid Always serviced on time Car has been my daily for over 2 years Never had a issue runs like a dream. NO SWAPS

$28,000
Banksia Grove, WA

21/06/2022

Holden SS

  • 161000 km

Up for sale or swaps is my ve ss wanting to swap for a TD Gu, dmax, px Ranger ECT 161ks Auto completely stock apart from rims had timing chain and cam done at around 140ks heaps of tread just had service 2 weeks ago 3 little dent around the body can send pictures runs and drives very smooth I am open to cash offers with in reason but mainly after swap

$12,345
Launceston, TAS

21/06/2022

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  • 2500000 km

Wanted.. VZ SS Commodore. Will pay up to $8000.

$8,000
Loganholme, QLD

19/06/2022

2014 Holden Commodore Ssv Redline

  • 108213 km
  • Auto

Hi up for sale is my beloved 2014 Holden Commodore Ssv Redline Wagon. Selling due to buying a house and there’s finance on it Mods Full 3inch exhaust system 20inch Kings Rims VCM 3 Cam very nice note New lifters and valve springs

$45,000
Skye, VIC

18/06/2022

2012 VE SS Thunder Manual

  • 139000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Swap/ trade 2012 model, 6speed manual, 6L V8. Low kms, very well maintained and looked after. Can't fault the car at all & is mechanically a1. Reason for sale is I have a worked 6L engine & looking for a car that I can put it into. This ute is too good for that to happen with such low kms ect. More so looking at a ve ssv sedan, wm caprice, ve calais (must be v8). Not fussed on kms ect as long as the car presents well. May be interested in other Holden commodores just let me know what you have.

Swap/Trade
Lewiston, SA

18/06/2022

Holden SSV

  • 127000 km

Looking to up grade genuine offers only.photos to follow.

$40
Wantirna, VIC

16/06/2022

RESPRAYS $2500

  • 120000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.1L

Affordable resprays spray painting panel beating and more. All work carried out by experienced tradesman.

$2,500
Strathfield, NSW

15/06/2022

Vn ss commodore

  • 206000 km

Vn ss commodore 5.0l v8 auto, has full exhaust, and apparent engine work (can’t confirm) trans has shift kit Power pack Phoenix red All complete runs and drives (have only driven short distances) has been in storage for some years Interior good condition Exterior straight but paint Let’s it down (still presents ok) Closed door respray and would be a very good example. $30,000 I may negotiate slightly in person only!! Do not send me a offer without seeing it unless it’s backed by a imme

Swap/Trade
Gawler, SA

15/06/2022

S S Holden ute

  • 231000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.1L

Up for sale is a SS 2004 VY it has extractors big exhaust pipe engine has plenty of power has clean interior has towbar for more information call

$12,000
Red Hill South, VIC

15/06/2022

SS V8 Holden Commodore

  • 160000 km
  • Manual

Manual 6 speed, new exhaust system runs prefect

$18,500
Bathurst, NSW

12/06/2022

Vy SS ls1 ute may swap

  • 26000 km

Xforce exhaust new rear main seal new air conditioning system goes really well paint is fading tailgate got dented I tried to fix but far from perfect goes great selling for another SS with more seats vt vx SS vy SS statesman it 4x4 ute duel cab turbo diesel no projects want a decent one Navara Colorado triton Hilux land cruiser or 13k

Swap/Trade
Port Macquarie, NSW

11/06/2022

Holden Vt ss ls1

  • 240 km

Vt ss ls1 , new 3.9 lsd , mild cam , try y extracters otr maffless tune, shift kitted auto, strait car, needs clear coat done x force exhaust , just had rwc and will come with rego, was going to keep it but changed direction , ph

$9,500
Melbourne CBD, VIC

10/06/2022

Holden SS gen 3

  • 140000 km

New battery, new carpet, new windscreen New brakes and rotors Mobile service done New headlights New tyre's TAs extractors Run great as a V8 should. Price is fixed

$14,000
Alexander Heights, WA

07/06/2022

VE SS V 307AMF 6speed auto 6ltr ute

  • 160000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

SsV 6speed auto 6 ltr V8 ute leather interior black no rips or tares mags rack torno cover 6months rego air con just gased and full service done 3 weeks ago tow bar and only 160 000 ks never driven hard always looked after

$22,500
Liverpool, NSW

07/06/2022

2011 ssv redline sports wagon

  • 132000 km

2011 Ssv redline sportswagon 132 000kms In near perfect condition well looked after Will suit someone after a new car Black leather interior Manta exhaust Otr Tuned Only serious buyers please

$34,000Negotiable
Perth, WA

06/06/2022

Turbo VE SSV ute

  • 162198 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Big single Turbo series 2 VE SSV ute Modification list in pictures, big money spent alot of brand new parts. Car made 630hp on 10psi on pump 98, now on flex fuel and with a retune with all the new parts i hope to see about 575kw, bit over 770hp on 13psi on E85. Car is very quick and very fun. Havnt yet taken in back for retune as ive had an injury which has made me unable to drive or work. For swaps or sale. Please message me if your interested or haave any other questions, will only swa for a

$53,000Negotiable
Kearneys Spring, QLD

02/06/2022

  • 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.