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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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Top2004 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Z Series Silver 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 129971 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

GENUINE INQUIRIES ONLY! TRUE AUSSIE ICON COLLECTABLE! One owner, full service history, full HSV documentation in immaculate condition, sold unregistered with a RWC, transport can be arranged anywhere in Australia. This vehicle has been thoroughly independently inspected and has received a Car sales approval certificate from the Redbook Automotive data services. We are located in , one minute from the Western Ring Road

$49,990
Thomastown, VIC

Dealer used
23 hours ago

Top2016 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F2 MY16 R8 LSA Red 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 5519 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

We are Tasmania's largest and most reputable automotive dealer; stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Australia. We have a variety of competitive finance and warranty options available and have an after sales team that provides service second-to-none. We welcome trade-ins and guarantee a competitive price for your existing vehicle or vehicles. Take delivery of your used vehicle at any of our locations throughout Tasmania or we can deliver it to your home if it makes things e

$139,990
Glebe, TAS

Dealer used
25/06/2022

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

  • 151603 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

**TALK TO US ABOUT OUR TRADE-IN BONUS!! **JUST ARRIVED** **FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY!!** HUGE RANGE OF VEHICLES IN STOCK WITH LOW MARGINS HIGH TURNOVER.... ** SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY! ** WE GO THE EXTRA MILE WHEN OTHERS DON’T** For added convenience, we have on-site finance and insurance managers who are able to discuss your finance options with super competitive repayment packages! Have confidence in your next purchase with all vehicles inspected with a rigorous 116-point safety & mechanical

$60,888
Melville, WA

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Top2015 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F2 MY16 R8 LSA White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 89895 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

2015 HSV maloo LSA GEN F2 build number 6 in absolutely immaculate condition and with these numbered vehicles only going up in price this vehicle will not last long. comes with a full service history and log books 2 keys , this beast is powered by the iconic 6.2 LSA engine doing a 400kw. 6 air bags , factory tinted windows , sat navigation , reverse camera , Bluetooth and so much more all inspections welcome. Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle

$99,999
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

Top2005 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Z Series Red 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 156396 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

Grand Opening Sale Now! FIXED PRICED VEHICLES ON DISPLAY. Our new showroom is finally open and we have a great range of quality vehicles to offer the public. We ensure all vehicle are above high standards and serviced prior being sold. We guarantee all vehicle titles and issue road worthy certificates with all sold vehicles. APPOINTMENT ONLY TO VIEW VEHICLES. TRADE INS WELCOME. SHOWROOM TRADING HOURS VARY SO PLEASE CALL PRIOR ARRIVAL. Check us out on www.onfourwheels.com.au WE BUY VEHICLES . F

$47,000
Artarmon, NSW

Dealer used
17/06/2022

Top1998 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo VS II White 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 174122 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.0L

1998 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo VS II White 4 Speed Automatic Utility

$35,990
Glebe, TAS

Dealer used
7 hours ago

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

  • 209803 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

HSV Maloo GXP Build #340 Cold Air Intake, Exhaust All Vehicles sold with Current Registration All stamp duty and Govt charges included Current RWC Clear PPSR Finance Manager onsite with Access to over 30 Lenders Can quote payments over the phone No Deposit Good/Bad Credit Lowest, Bank-Beating Rates Employed or Self Employed Best Car Loan Options Australia Wide We are very proud of our facebook reviews and have over 32000 followers who enjoy our post

$49,989Drive Away^
Underwood, QLD

Dealer used
17 minutes ago

1998 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo VS II White 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 174122 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.0L

1998 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo VS II White 4 Speed Automatic Utility

$35,990
Glebe, TAS

Dealer used
7 hours ago

1999 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo VS III 195i Blue 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 186335 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.0L

STUNNING VS MALOO! EXTREMELY WELL PRESENTED FROM THE PAINT CONDITION THROUGH TO THE UNMARKED INTERIOR! FANTASTIC EXAMPLE! With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCINGO?O 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 yo

$37,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2004 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Y Series 2 R8 White 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 168075 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.7L

We are proud to offer this magnificent HSV MALOO R8 BUILD NO 148 2004 HOLDEN SPECIAL VEHICLES MALOO R8 EXTENDED CAB Y SERIES 2 UTILITY AUTOMATIC WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY WONDERFUL 5.7 LITRE HSV V8 ENGINE SUPERB EXAMPLE WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY WONDERFUL WHITE DUCO WITH HARD LID ABSOLUTE CREDIT TO ITS MOST FASTIDIOUS PREVIOUS OWNER MUST BE SEEN TO BE TRULY APPRECIATED 1 OF A KIND TCB BESPOKE WORK OF ART DON'T MISS OUT-AS GOOD AS IT GETS-ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MAKE AN APPOINT

$39,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
13 hours ago

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

  • 213452 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

HSV R8 MALOO - 6 SPEED MANUAL / TIDY / ORIGINAL LOGBOOKS / SERVICE HISTORY / ATOMIC GREEN / NEW 20 INCH BLACK WITH WHEELS / EXHAUST SYSTEM/ RAMJET OTR INTAKE / TINTED WIDOWS / FACTORY HARD LID / CRUISE CONTROL / BLUETOOTH / DVD PLAYER / TRACTION CONTROL / + SO MUCH MORE ! These a constantly going up in value so nows the time to Grab a piece of Aussie History before its to late ! ** NOTE- UL LOOK PLATES AVAILBLE FOR $2000. North Brisbane quality family owned dealership since 1985 !!! Austral

$49,999
Deagon, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

2012 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series 3 MY12 R8 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 89543 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

***BIG $$ BUILD***NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED***Supercharged Black on Black HSV Maloo Series 3! Phantom Black Paintwork with Black Leather Interior. Engineered and Permitted Options: - Magnuson 6th Gen Supercharger - Uprgaded Heavy Duty Gearbox - Aftermarket Cam Shaft - Exhaust Extractors - OTR Air Intake - Coil Over Suspension Additional Options- - HSV Big Brake Package - Upgraded Stereo, Sub And Speakers - 20" Satin Black Simmons Alloys with Contrasting Yellow Calipers - Carbon Fibre No

$89,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2014 Hsv Maloo R8 6 Sp Manual Utility

  • 500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

Up for sale is a one of a kind 2014 R8 Maloo Enhanced model fitted with a brand new 427 Dart stroker ! She’s ready to store in your shed as a collectors item or for a adrenaline rush ! This ute has had thousands spent on it with all receipt’s for proof! Not to mention a brand new engine clutch and gear box fitted under 500km ago to handle big power ! All work was carried out when car had a very low 58,688km and is now reading 59 thousand km ! The ute is sitting at 500hp NA and sounds amazing

$116,000
Paradise Point, QLD

16 hours ago

2011 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series 3 R8 Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 103298 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

This HSV Maloo R8 is packing some serious power and features. Comes with launch control, rear parking distance sensors, reverse camera and many more. This Holden Special Vehicle has a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. All powered by a big 6.2L v8 LS3 with a 6 speed sports automatic transmission, giving you 317Kw and 550Nm if torque. The mighty v8 paired with the sports suspension, sports seats and steering wheel and the limited slip differential, this powerful ute is perfect for a Sunday cruise or a

$59,990
Ocean Vista, TAS

Dealer used
16 hours ago

🔥2005 HOLDEN SPECIAL VEHICLES MALOO R8 MANUAL 🔥

  • 97983 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

🔥2005 HOLDEN SPECIAL VEHICLES MALOO R8 MANUAL 🔥 💥💥🔖 From Only $199 Per Week* ‼️💥💥 🔖 $64,888‼️ 💰 Fast Finance & Trade Ins🏎 The Unicorn 🦄 has arrived! Fancy a 2005 Hsv maloo r8 with factory sunroof, every wondered what it would be like to be behind the wheel of a Hsv R8 maloo with 297kw (305din) under your right foot backed up with the close ratio 6 speed manual transmission and knowing it can pull up thanks the the whopping Hsv calibrated AP-Racing brakes to stop you! W

$64,888
Balcatta, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

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

  • 77139 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

DEAL WITH THE BEST! Amazing vehicles PRICED RIGHT! Enquire now to discuss how we can make this process as simple, easy and enjoyable as possible! Here is a quick snapshot why our dealership can serve you best: > 60-minute finance approval T.A.P > We specialise in interstate sales & deliveries > Appointments available AH to suit your busy schedule > State-of the art workshop > Competitive Finance & Vehicle protection packages > Free Valuations > Excellence in customer

$82,990Drive Away^
Wantirna, VIC

Dealer used
18 hours ago

2007 Hsv Maloo R8 6 Sp Manual Utility

  • 139990 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

2007 ve Maloo black edition 6 speed manual Stock no mods no thrashed looked after Previous owner elderly man I had it over 2 years Harley driven sits in shed. Has done approx 139k does have books Much more No time wasters no joy riders. Test drive will be by me.

$54,999
Cranbourne, VIC

19 hours ago

2008 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series MY08 Upgrade R8 Blue 6 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 164933 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

If you would like more information on this vehicle please call Grant ********4166 this vehicle is located at Automotion Used cars in Sale Victoria. We are a family-owned and operated dealership, located both in Traralgon and Sale Victoria. If you would like to speak to one of our sales staff please call Jason or Tony During Business Hours on *******0366 9am-5:30pm Monday to Friday 9am-1pm Saturday Closed - Sundays Visit us at 5527 Princes Hwy TRARALGON email us at admin@automotionusedca

$52,131Drive Away^
Sale, VIC

Dealer used
19 hours ago

2016 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F2 MY16 R8 LSA Black 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 25230 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

*** HUGE SAVINGS *** WAS $129,990 NOW ONLY $124,990 *** Be quick to own this collectors car. *** BUILD 404 ***

$124,990
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2012 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series 3 MY12.5 R8 White 6 Speed Manual Utility

  • 132547 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

***VF WHEEL UPGRADE**SUSPENSION UPGRADE**IMMACULATE CONDITION** 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, Diesels, Petrol, Ute, Suv, Wagon, Convertible, sunroof, Hatch, Van, 7 seater, 4wd and 4x4. Most brands including Holden, Ford, Audi, Toyota, Mercedes, Jeep,

$64,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2017 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F2 MY17 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 30138 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

This beautifully presented Gen-F2 Maloo will arrive at our dealership soon, please contact us for further information and arrival date. We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold an extensive range of Pre-Owned Vehicles, giving you the widest choice. All our vehicles undergo a rigorous 130-point safety & mechanical check for 100% peace of mind. We welcome trade ins against any of our vehicles and have experienced Finance and Aftercare Managers on site, able to

$117,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2010 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo E Series 2 GXP Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 92606 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE! Quality Checked and Certified by our Trained Technicians... Standard with a HSV V8 Engine, Automatic Transmission, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Reverse Camera, Parking Sensors, Blue Tooth, Dual Zone Air Conditioning and Much More... Complete with Tow Bar Assy, Log Books and Service History... ***We are located on the Mid North Coast of NSW a family owned business established for over 25 years. We can deliver to most places in Australia at a small addit

$49,990
Port Macquarie, NSW

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2004 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Z Series Silver 4 Speed Automatic Utility

  • 129971 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

GENUINE INQUIRIES ONLY! TRUE AUSSIE ICON COLLECTABLE! One owner, full service history, full HSV documentation in immaculate condition, sold unregistered with a RWC, transport can be arranged anywhere in Australia. This vehicle has been thoroughly independently inspected and has received a Car sales approval certificate from the Redbook Automotive data services. We are located in , one minute from the Western Ring Road

$49,990
Thomastown, VIC

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2001 HSV Maloo VU *MANUAL*

  • 257012 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.7L

2001 HSV Maloo (VU) Fitted with the 255kw 5.7L LS1 Engine and the hard to find 6 speed manual. Lowered on 20in alloys, tinted windows, hard lid and rear spoiler. This V8 ute has just been serviced with a new exhaust and battery! This HSV Drives very well and presents well for the age. Becoming harder to find! Call Mike on to arrange an inspection today.

$34,000
Margate, TAS

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2013 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY14 White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 74730 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

Ever dreamed of owning a Maloo, then this is your chance. This is the one you have been waiting for Great condition with log book service history. They really don't make them like this anymore. Blacked out wheels and a colour coded hardlid, come in and check this monster out before its gone. Any inspection is welcome! You will not find better. Trade-In's are welcome & Competitive Finance Quotes Available. We pride ourselves on having competitive finance and insurance options, with the abilit

$78,040Drive Away^
Bundaberg West, QLD

Dealer used
23 hours ago

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

  • 66500 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

WOW!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!!!! RARE FIND WITH LESS KMS…Be the proud owner of a unique 2014 HSV Maloo!! it is a true show stopper, head turner and alarm setter offer!! INCLUDED FEATURES: Alert/warning- collision forward. It has front power windows, leather steering wheel, leather seats and DVD player. Satellite navigation (GPS), sports pedals, power door mirrors and leather gear knob. This car has cruise control. This car has key/fob proximity starter button. Rear view camera

$89,990
Berrimah, NT

Dealer used
23 hours ago

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

  • 42893 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

Immaculate LSA Supercharged Maloo! Heron White Paintwork with Black Interior! Lowest kms On The Market And The Best Value! Supplied With Books and CD. This Maloo Is Fitted With: - 6.2l Supercharged V8 Engine - Producing 400kws - 6-Speed Sports Automatic - RWD - 20" Black Alloys With Contrasting Red Calipers - Keyless Access - Cruise Control - Hard-top Tonneau Cover - GPS - Bluetooth PRESENTED TO YOU BY PERTHS LARGEST LUXURY, EXOTIC AND CLASSIC DEALER! We are part of one of the largest

$106,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2014 Holden Special Vehicles Maloo Gen-F MY15 R8 Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Utility

  • 26055 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.2L

COLLECTABLE: From The Dealer Principals on personal stable: Sold New by SUTHERLAND HSV fully Maintained by Sutherland HSV, Still has original Tyres Presented in as new condition. Exceptional investment opportunity Local Trade In Vehicle: As this vehicle is a wholesale trade in vehicle it has already had pricing adjusted in line with the market ensuring you of the best value..

$97,990
Kirrawee, NSW

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2007 Hsv Maloo R8 6 Sp Automatic Utility

  • 144500 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

rwc, 4 new tyres, new ball joints and bushings done by pedders only a week ago. regretful sale, i just needed extra seats for kids to go fishing and camping . please message me if have any questions.

$54,000
Forest Lake, QLD

24 hours ago

2007 Hsv Maloo R8 6 Sp Automatic Utility

  • 40000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 6.0L

2007 HSV R8 307KW - Atomic Green - 6 Speed auto with 39***kms - No finance owing, never been in an accident - 1 key, full log books, owners manuals etc (including original owners purchase certification and HSV authenticity) - Ceramic coated -Tinted windows - Minimal owners - Roadworthy included -Never thrashed/tracked etc -Always serviced up to date and looked after meticulously -Recent major service carried out with receipts of all work completed -Extremely low k’s especially for the year -Co

$79,995Negotiable
Indooroopilly, QLD

24 hours ago

  • 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.