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HSV MALOO Used Car Review

Maloo means 'thunder' in the Aboriginal language and it was applied to HSV's performance version of the Holden Commodore Ute in 1990. The 'sports coupe with a boot' was fitted with increasingly powerful V8 engines, notably towards the end of its life with models such as the GTS and, lastly, the LSA with a supercharged V8. Production of the Maloo ended along with the Commodore Ute in 2017.

Pros

Cons

  • Excellent dynamics for a ute
  • Brutal performance of supercharged V8; generally great V8s
  • Premium feel to cabin, especially 2013 on
  • Surprisingly comfortable in terms of seats and ride
  • Poor rearward vision
  • Engines had huge appetite for fuel
  • Expensive for a ute
  • Not all Maloos were necessarily better than regular Holden V8 Ute
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2006 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Z Series MY06 R8 Red 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 82075 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

GET YOUR ADRENALIN PUMPING!!!! THIS VZ MALOO IS SO TIDY!!!! MANUAL, LUMPY, LOUD & LOWERED WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED!!!! DYNO PAPERWORK INCLUDED, BLACKED OUT RIMS, YOU WONT FIND A NICER ONE!!!! CALL US NOW AS IT WILL NOT LAST!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant deliver

$47,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

Top2009 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series MY09 R8 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 143928 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$54,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
17/06/2021

Top2008 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series MY09 R8 Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 84775 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

LOW LOW KMS!!!! SMOKING HOT BLACK MALOO WITH GOLD VERTINIS!!!!! NO EXPENSE SPARED!!!! LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME AND IN A MANUAL THESE ARE SO RARE THESE DAYS!!!! CALL US NOW WILL NOT DISSAPOINT!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant delivery, Not only will we save you

$54,888
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
18/06/2021

Top2010 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series 3 R8 Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 71840 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle! With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options With Loads Of Lenders To Save You Time And Money. TRADE INS Being a high volume small margin dealer we pay the best money for trades ALL TRADES ACCEPTED trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Diesel's,

$64,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
08/06/2021

Top2008 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series R8 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 46500 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

**Fixed Price To The Public** **LOW KMS** * Conditioned - Always Garaged by pervious owner *Service Books with 2 Keys *Hard Lockable Tray Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle! With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle! FINANCING…Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options

$62,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
17/06/2021

Top2016 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F2 MY16 R8 LSA Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 27971 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

COLLECTORS VEHICLE!!!! STUNNING IN SLIPSTREAM BLUE!!!!!! SUPER LOW KMS ONE OWNER VEHICLE!!!!! SUPERCHARGED V8 ENGINE, FORGED ALLOYS, BREMBO BRAKES, HARDLID, BUCKET SEATS, BI-MODAL EXHAUST AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! THESE PRICES KEEP RISING SO JUMP ON THE TRAIN TODAY!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with qui

$119,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

VF MALOO 6 SPD MANUAL

  • 141500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

I AM SELLING MY MALOO BASICALLY BURGER WITH THE LOT 22 INCH SIMMONS PEDDERS LOWERED SUSPENSION 141500 KMS JUST SITS DONT DRIVE IT MUCH ANYMORE HEADS AND CAM 355 REAR WHEEL KW GREAT CONDITION NO TYRE KICKERS GENUINE BUYERS ONLY

$58,500
Darley, VIC

15 minutes ago

2013 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY14 R8 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 112170 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

2013 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY14 R8 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

$79,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
46 minutes ago

2007 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series R8 Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 106515 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

This Awesome Manual Maloo R8 has a upgraded offset Alloy Wheels, Pacema ker headers, Sports Exhaust and OTR ! This are now becoming highly soug h after and with prices on the rrise what will this be worth in the fut ure ? We are PERTHS LARGEST HOLDEN GMSV ISUZU UTE SUZUKI and CHEVROLET DEALE RSHIP with over 500 Vehicles in stock all under " THE BIG ROOF " so we will always have a vehicle in stock that suits your needs. Quick and Ea sy same day Finance to approved customers.

$59,998
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 78632 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

$91,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2009 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series 2 R8 Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 114625 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

**Fixed Price**2009 HSV MALOO R8**MANUAL** The astonishing lifestyle two-seater is the ultimate expression of the traditional Australian workhorse, with the ability to perform like a high-priced European sports coupe. The alloy V8 drives through it's 6 speed manual. This Maloo is fully-independent,Linear control,HSV suspension, ultra-powerful braking, stability and traction control, and limited-slip differential contain and refine an incredible power package. Comes with these fantastic extras

$50,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 Blue 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 82115 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

"CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 15 MINS SOUTH OF BRISBANE CBD! EASY CAR FINANCE AVAILABLE TO APPROVED APPLICANTS! AS PART OF THE LARGEST AUTOMOTIVE GROUP IN THE COUNTRY WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE VERY BEST VEHICLE FINANCE OPTIONS AND ONLY KEEP THE BEST OF OUR NEW CAR TRADE-INS! - ZERO DEPOSIT APPROVALS- FLEXIBLE TERMS FROM 1 - 7 YEARS- BEST IN MARKET RATES - LOW DOC / SELF EMPLOYED LOANS - COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE - FAST APPROVALS All our vehicles undergo a strict 100 point inspection before being sele

$93,990Drive Away^
Mount Gravatt, QLD

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2016 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen F2 R8 LSA Red 6 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 69237 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

IMMACULATE MALOO!! SUPER LOW KMS!! Be quick this will not last long, drives and presents like brand new!! Beautiful red with huge amounts of power, standard condition no modifications !! Only rising in value, equire today on our awesome finance options available on this beast!!

$99,990
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2013 Holden hsv Maloo R8

  • 68000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

For sale, Well cared for 2013 Holden hsv Maloo R8. Low km's only 68000km. This car boasts the 6.2L LS3 motor making 317kw. The only flaw I would point out is the slight gutter rash on the rims.

$65,000Negotiable
Waterford West, QLD

19 hours ago

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen F2 R8 LSA Black 6 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 16915 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

FINANCE AVAILABLE AT BANK RATES ANSWER IN 20 MINUTES * 5 YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE * TRADE INS WELCOME * AUCTIONS WEEKLY * PLEASE CALL US TO DISCUSS THIS RESERVE PRICE We are located 35 minutes west of Sydney 10 minutes from the M4 and 20 minutes from the M5. Established since 1946 we currently process up to 500 used vehicles every week all with guaranteed tittle. Inspections are welcomed and test drives are available by appointment. Please call to make

$117,880
Guildford, NSW

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2008 Hsv Maloo R8 6 Sp Manual Utility

  • 177000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Genuine hsv maloo r8 , all original with cold air intake and extractors with a full stainless steel exhaust and a set of genuine gts 50th anniversary wheels. Its karma blue in colour and has a blacjk leather interior and is a daily driver. Only want to part trade for a 1970 Chevy c10 half ton pick up, must be in good conditon and a manual.

$45,000
Hobart CBD, TAS

20 hours ago

2006 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Z Series MY06 R8 Red 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 82075 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

GET YOUR ADRENALIN PUMPING!!!! THIS VZ MALOO IS SO TIDY!!!! MANUAL, LUMPY, LOUD & LOWERED WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED!!!! DYNO PAPERWORK INCLUDED, BLACKED OUT RIMS, YOU WONT FIND A NICER ONE!!!! CALL US NOW AS IT WILL NOT LAST!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant deliver

$47,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2016 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F2 MY16 R8 LSA Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 27971 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

COLLECTORS VEHICLE!!!! STUNNING IN SLIPSTREAM BLUE!!!!!! SUPER LOW KMS ONE OWNER VEHICLE!!!!! SUPERCHARGED V8 ENGINE, FORGED ALLOYS, BREMBO BRAKES, HARDLID, BUCKET SEATS, BI-MODAL EXHAUST AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! THESE PRICES KEEP RISING SO JUMP ON THE TRAIN TODAY!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with qui

$119,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 Heron White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 30919 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

All our vehicles are handpicked and are backed by a 2 year Customer Care Plan up to 175,000km (on selected vehicles, conditions apply). With competitive finance deals tailored to your needs, our state of the art Mazda dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. You are able to leave a fully refundable holding deposit on the vehicle, subject to your viewing and test drive, providing you with confident and hassle f

$104,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
21 hours ago

2014 VF maloo R8 SV 340

  • 75000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

2014 VF maloo R8 SV 340 All the bells and whistles. Roughly 465hp at the wheels, Higgins heads, monster custom Russo grind cam and all supporting mods. Full stainless 3 inch exhaust and headers. Turns heads everywhere it goes. 80k kms. All receipts for work. Extremely clean and well looked after SV enhanced from factory. Brand new 22 inch Walky wheels I’m in no rush to sell as the price on these utes are still going up. More then happy to keep. Great investment for anyone looking to buy a piece

Contactless
$88,000
Wollongong, NSW

21 hours ago

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 Phantom 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 44213 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Collectable Head Turning Phantom Maloo with Only 44213 kms with full Holden service history by one owner with 2 keys. Features: Full Leather, Sat Nav, 20 Inch Alloys, Hard Lid, Heads up Display, Cruise Control, Bluetooth and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team. Be Quick.... #cw

$104,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2014 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY14 R8 Orange 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 59340 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

E.O.F.Y Price Reduction On This Head Turning Fantale Maloo with Only 59340 kms with full Holden service history and 2 keys. Features:Full Leather, Sat Nav, 20 Inch Alloys, Hard Cover, Heads up Display, Cruise Control, Bluetooth and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team. Be Quick.... #eofy

$94,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2008 HSV Maloo R8

  • 81000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

2008 HSV Maloo R8 LS3 Supercharged 6.2Lt 645HP 6 Speed Manual in Very Rare Crunch Green Travelled 81,000Kms * Built Engine With Forged Pistons, CNC Heads, All the Good Gear With Receipts For $45k From Tenko * Harrop HTV2300 Black Edition Supercharger. * Harrop Ultimate 6 Spot Brake Package 381mm 6 Piston Front & 355mm Rear Brakes * True Track Diff * Upgraded Clutch. * 3" Full Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent Exhaust System * Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution

Contactless
$85,000
Aspley, QLD

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2008 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series MY09 R8 Green 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 62156 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

Rare As Hens Teeth In Atomic Green- This LSA Walkinshaw Upgraded Manual Maloo Has Travelled Only 62156 kms with full service history and 2 keys. Comes Equipped With: Leather Sports Seats, Alloys, Hard Lid, Racing Stripes, Cruise, Bluetooth and so much more. Trade-ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with approvals by our friendly team.

$64,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2006 HSV VZ Maloo ute Auto 6litre LS2.

  • 90700 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

Selling my ute as second owner. Lady owned FIFO worker. Always garaged. Low klms. 100% straight with no scratches or dints. Has towbar (never used). Cold air intake. Extractors and exhaust. Performance cam fitted. Dynoed as displayed. Have all receipts. HSV Build number 100. Very clean ute. Selling as just don't drive it. TAGS, Holden, ute R8. VZ.

$32,500
Banksia Grove, WA

Yesterday

Hsv maloo 600 rwkw

  • 32000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Price edited as no one reads description. I did state previously negotiable but now the price is firm! If you want to make an offer do it once inspected. For sale is my maloo r8. Swap with cash balance considered. Car is well known and is legit built. Google smoka russo performance for videos. This car made 1080 rwhp on methanol and is now on e85 making just under 800 rwhp 600 rwkw. Completely built and forged! Full drive line built also. Retrimmed with w1 seats alcantara wheel etc. Wrap is

$110,000
Narre Warren North, VIC

Yesterday

2013 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY14 R8 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 75000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

LOW KM!!!! IMMACULATE WEAPON!!!! PURE COLLECTORS ITEM, MANUAL MALOO UTE WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS!!!!! SPORT SEATS, UPGRADED BRAKES, BLUETOOTH, TOUCH SCREEN, REVERSE CAMERA, CLIMATE CONTROL AND HEAPS MORE!!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant delivery, Not only will w

$85,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
18/06/2021

2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 126010 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

BEAST!!!!! LOOKS AWESOME WITH BLACKED OUT WHEELS!!!! MALOO COMES WITH HSV SEATS, BI-MODAL EXHAUST, REVERSE CAMERA, SAT NAV, BLUETOOTH, BLINDSPOT SENSORS AND HEAPS MORE!!!!! POWERFUL 340KW V8 ENGINE!!!! OVER 250+ VEHICLES IN STOCK LOW MARGINS HIGH GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DONT**FIND OUT WHAT YOUR REPAYMENTS COULD BE ON THIS VEHICLE.... Our experienced onsite finance and insurance managers can offer competitive packages with quick and easy approval for instant delivery, Not only will we sav

$86,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
18/06/2021

2010 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E2 Series R8 Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 76711 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

This Manual E2 Maloo R8 Comes with the Optional 20" Penatgon Alloys and Leather trim ! It has a Upgraded Air Intake and Exhaust and Sounds awe some ! Its getting harder to find these now and with prices on the incr ease be quick to secure this one ! We are PERTHS LARGEST HOLDEN GMSV I SUZU UTE SUZUKI and CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP with over 500 Vehicles in stoc k all under " THE BIG ROOF " so we will always have a vehicle in stock that suits your needs. Quick and Easy same day Financ

$74,998
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
18/06/2021

2013 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY14 Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 64342 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

All our vehicles are handpicked and are backed by a 2 year Customer Care Plan up to 175,000km (on selected vehicles, conditions apply). With competitive finance deals tailored to your needs, our state of the art Mazda dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. You are able to leave a fully refundable holding deposit on the vehicle, subject to your viewing and test drive, providing you with confident and hassle f

$86,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
18/06/2021

  • Common FAQs
  • Way back in 2006, Mark Skaife, the five-time V8 Supercars Champion set a Guinness World Record for a ute by clocking a two-way average speed of a blistering 271.44km/h in a standard V8 HSV Maloo. Needless to say, do not try this at home.
  • The braked towing capacity of the HSV Maloo is 1,600kg, consistent for models of various ages. This is on par with the towing capacity of the less expensive Holden Ute.
  • The HSV Maloo is a fast, muscular ute. It's a good choice for those who love to drive and want the grunt and flair of a high-performance vehicle.
  • HSV produced the Maloo for almost 30 years until 2017, so the range to be found on Gumtree is broad, including a 2007 Series 1 for only $7,000 right up to a stunning 2016 Gen-F12 that will give you $1 change from $75,000.
  • It's not just powerful, it's seriously quick. In 2017 the HSV GTSR Maloo claimed the mantle of fastest Australian production car by rocketing from standing still to 100km/h in just 4.14 seconds. The HSV Maloo, delivering 410kw of power and 691Nm of torque is just 0.46 seconds slower.

Overview of the Hsv Maloo

Overview of the Hsv Maloo

Maloo means 'thunder' in the Aboriginal language and it was applied to HSV's performance version of the Holden Commodore Ute in 1990.

The 'sports coupe with a boot' was fitted with increasingly powerful V8 engines, notably towards the end of its life with models such as the GTS and, lastly, the LSA with a supercharged V8.

Production of the Maloo ended along with the Commodore Ute in 2017.

HSV MALOO GENERATIONS (SINCE 2007)

2007-2013

2013-2017

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2013 on)

6.2L V8: 12.6 to 12.9 litres per 100km

6.2L V8 supercharged: 15.5 to 15.8 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO HSV MALOO

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HSV MALOO (2013 TO 2017)

Just because it's a big-dollar car with big performance and a high-end badge, doesn't mean the HSV Maloo, as a ute, won't have done plenty of hard work in its day.

That said, many have led very pampered lives and have never carried anything heavier than an esky and a fishing rod, so that's the Maloo you want to buy second hand.

Listen to the engine when it starts from cold. Is there a ticking or tapping noise from the engine? If so, you're probably looking at an engine with dud hydraulic lifters.

This engine was notorious for this, and the fix is a new set of lifters. The valve springs and rocker bearings should also be checked while you're in there.

It isn't quite open heart surgery but it will take a few hours of labour. Cost is impossible to predict. As with anything like this, get a quote first.

Some of these cars will still be covered by the factory warranty, too, so make sure the service record is intact.

The Maloo was, like other HSVs of this era, recalled to check an electrical connector that could see the electric power-steering fail. The steering would still work but would need lots of muscle from the driver.

A rattle from the front end of the Maloo could be a case of loose ball-joint fasteners that were incorrectly torqued at the factory. There was a recall for this.