Overview of the Holden Ute
HOLDEN UTE GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)
3.6L V6: 9.0 to 9.1 litres per 100km
6.2L V8: 12.8 to 12.9 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
SIMILAR MODELS TO HOLDEN UTE
Ford Falcon Ute
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN UTE (2014 ONWARDS)
Mechanically, the Ute is a Commodore, so it's strong and reliable. Check V8s for oil leaks and noisy lifters. V6s could have noisy timing chains.
The most important check is to find out what kind of previous life the Ute has had. Many were worked hard on fleets and by commercial operators, so check the service record.
The condition of the tray can tell you lots about a ute's history. If it's scratched and dented, it's certainly seen some action. Is there a big tow bar fitted?
The interior can tell tales, too. Are there holes drilled in the dashboard or centre console for an electronic dispatcher or radio that has since been removed?
Sportier V8 models were often modified, so make sure any aftermarket wheels, tyres, suspension and exhaust systems are legal and roadworthy. Insurance companies take a dim view of modifications like these, too.