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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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Vz ss Panal Van

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$25,000 Negotiable
  • 155000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Vz ss Panal van 2005 5.7 litre V8 6 speed manual. Lowered 20 inch rims new tyres ®o big sound system nice car to drive vin no 6G1ZK42F75L455505 car is in Townsville

Pine Rivers AreaNorth Lakes

6 hours ago

Wanted: WTB VYVZ SS UTE cash waiting!

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Hey all. Looking for a new car. After a VY/VZ SS must have rego and RWC. And preferably Manual Cash waiting. Located in vic

Wyndham AreaHoppers Crossing

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VN SS 89 5.0

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$20,000
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Vn ss 89 5.0 Paint is fair, interior is very clean. Automatic. Car sold as is. Call

Hume AreaCampbellfield

04/07/2020

VZ SS SEDAN 6 Litre Version WANTED

$3 Negotiable
  • 13 km

Chasing after a clean VZ SS.. 6-litre version,... MINUS MOTOR OR DAMAGED MOTOR..... as i have a motor with low kms spare.........high kilometres is ok as long as the car is clean!!!!.....earlier VZSS's considered..5.7l

Rockingham AreaBaldivis

03/07/2020

Wanted: WANTED TO BUY ve ss ute or sedan auto purple

Wanted: WANTED TO BUY ve ss ute or sedan auto purple

$123,456 Negotiable
  • 70000 km

wanted ve ss ute or sedan auto prefer purple with low klm picture for example only open to 2007 onwards prefer to stay under $18k but open to more higher price for write car thanks

Wanneroo AreaKoondoola

03/07/2020

Wanted: WANTED vr/vs ss commodore

Wanted: WANTED vr/vs ss commodore

$7,000
  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

WANTED $7000 Blown up or rolling shell Vr/vs ss commodore, looking for one as I'm wanting to build a project car $7000 waiting PFA

Leeton AreaYanco

02/07/2020

Wanted: Wanted to buy vr or vs ss

Wanted: Wanted to buy vr or vs ss

$100,000 Negotiable
  • 0 km
  • Sedan

Wanted to buy vr or vs ss Any condition considered A1 Smashed Needs work Manual/Auto What ever the condition call or message me On Will look Australia wide But prefer victoria.

Melton AreaMelton South

02/07/2020

VF SS ute 89,000kms 2013

VF SS ute 89,000kms 2013

$31,500
  • 89000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Serviced yesterday. It's been well looked after and serviced regularly. Been garaged and looked after in a fastidious manner. 89000 km on the clock only. Loads of extras like harrop OTR itake and tune, full x force twin 3" stainless exhaust with 4 into one headers and hi flow cats, LED light upgrade and 20" black rims with good tyres. Give your family extra protection with these features: - ABS brakes - Front parking sensors - Driver airbag - Blind spot sensor - Reversing camera - Rear parkin

Port Adelaide AreaSefton Park

30/06/2020

Wanted: Wanted VR SS front seats

Wanted: Wanted VR SS front seats

$200
  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

After vr ss front seats

Gosnells AreaBeckenham

30/06/2020

Wanted: Wanted vr vs ss commodore

Wanted: Wanted vr vs ss commodore

$7,000
  • 10 km

Looking to buy a vr or vs ss, have around 7k

Knox AreaRowville

29/06/2020

Ve ss commodore

Ve ss commodore

$12,000 Negotiable
  • 180000 km
  • Manual

Ve ss 6 speed manaul 180,000 kms text on for more details $12,000 ono or swap for 4x4

Kwinana AreaParmelia

29/06/2020

HDT SS GROUP A, 5 SPEED MANUAL, 4.9LTR V8
Dealer used

HDT SS GROUP A, 5 SPEED MANUAL, 4.9LTR V8

$95,000
  • 131197 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

All matching numbers with all books and vehicle has always been a Launceston vehicle Pop This One In The Shed And Watch The Price Go Up All original Momo wheels and spare Upgraded shocks and springs Non stock exhaust Build number 186 with Peter Brocks signature on glove box and under bonnet Stone chips on front nose cone and front bar. This is a genuine vehicle, so only genuine buyers please...........

Launceston AreaInvermay

29/06/2020

Wanted: WANTED VN SS PROJECT

Wanted: WANTED VN SS PROJECT

$5,000
  • 0 km

Wanted VN SS project not looking to spend over $5000 looking for something i can do up over time. If you got one that your thinking to sell in any condition please call or message me price and photos and ill get back to your ASAP. Cash ready to go for the right car.

Whittlesea AreaThomastown

29/06/2020

VX HSV R8

VX HSV R8

$19,500
  • Contactless trade
  • 95000 km

Hi i am selly my VX HSV R8 Supercharged Club sport. Build #164. 6 speed manual. it is a 2000 model and has only done 95,000 Klm's. Has two sets of mags and tyres. Not a show car but looks and sounds great. located mackay Qld. $19,500. I am in no hurry so no stupid offers please. Please phone

Mackay CityMackay

28/06/2020

VE SS UTE / SWAP 4x4

VE SS UTE / SWAP 4x4

Swap/Trade
  • 135000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Up for sale or swap is my 2009 ve ss Ute, will trade for a 4x4 Ute with the value of 19k or a Ute and a dirt bike package. Will sell for 16500 this week only or I’ll sell it later on for the value of 19k Has custom number plates as well Ute has low kms and always been serviced and looked after well 130xxx kms Mild cam Upgraded slotted rotors 500kms ago Have a set of upgraded extractors haven’t been fitted yet Upgraded sound system and head unit with slim Line sub under drivers seat Have ful

Kingborough AreaBlackmans Bay

27/06/2020

Holden SS THUNDER

Holden SS THUNDER

$18,000
  • 161000 km
  • 8

Selling my 2012 Holden V8 SS thunder

Fairfield AreaBossley Park

27/06/2020

Holden SS Ute
Dealer used

Holden SS Ute

$18,500 Negotiable
  • Contactless trade
  • 98000 km

White Leather Interior Automatic Hard Cover 4 Brand new tyres 98,000kms Log Books

Auburn AreaSilverwater

27/06/2020

VE Commodore SS ute

VE Commodore SS ute

$18,000 Negotiable
  • 228000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

VE Commodore SS ute two-tone interior very good condition cold air intake system paining 3 little scratches serviced every 5000 km looking to upgrade for a four-wheel drive any questions please contact me on 228000 km automatic 20 inch rims deep dish at the back standard at the front must go for upgrade tex me thanks

Moreland AreaCoburg North

25/06/2020

VE - VF Cam Package

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$2,005 Negotiable
  • 0 km

Selling Brand New VCM 3 Cam Package , to suit VE- VF , Open to offers , I paid $2005 brand new

Armadale AreaArmadale

24/06/2020

2012 VE ss Ute

2012 VE ss Ute

$21,000
  • 158000 km

White ss Ute - New cam shaft and lifter kit -mags -leather interior -158,000 kms

Gold Coast SouthPalm Beach

24/06/2020

Wanted: Wanting to buy

Wanted: Wanting to buy

  • 1234 km

VN SS or VP SS Must be in excellent condition, cash waiting

Southern GrampiansHamilton

23/06/2020

Vz ss

Vz ss

$12,500 Negotiable
  • 212000 km

Selling my vz ss Ute 5.7 high out put, 6 speed Manual the car has the following leather seats ,6 disc factory stacker ,vf black edition wheels , muffless tune ,otr,extractors cats and full exforce exhaust. Exeedy clutch heavy duty 212,000km Great Ute never really used as a Ute ,clean for its age also very fast. selling due to no time to use the car , for sale not in a rush to sell so no low ballers

Casey AreaCranbourne West

22/06/2020

Wanted: Want to buy vn or Vp 5 litre, or clubsport

Wanted: Want to buy vn or Vp 5 litre, or clubsport

  • 250000 km
  • Auto

Hi I’m after a vn or Vp 5 litre or ss that is in reasonable condition. Also interested in a clubsport under 20k. Stock or worked don’t mind. Auto preferred, located in Victoria if interstate we can arrange something Cash waiting Contact Mitch on

Geelong CityGeelong

22/06/2020

SS-V Redline Holden VF

SS-V Redline Holden VF

$43,000
  • 91000 km

SS-V Redline Holden VF 6 speed manual $43,000 Colour Green 91,000km, excellent condition Adjustable Suspension 3inch Exhaust Serviced regularly Sunroof, Leather Seats, Power windows, cruise control, Blue Tooth, Rear Vision Camera, Keyless start and Keyless entry Oh or Located in Walkerston/Mackay Qld

Mackay CityWalkerston

21/06/2020

  • 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.