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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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VE V8 2008 custom wrap

  • 130000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

08 Auto VE V8 Cherry black wrap with Mica glimmer ZLI Cameron style bonnet Muffler deletes 19" HSV rims New front tyres AM reverse cam Window tint Comes with extractors - no cats. Leather seats torn Rear main oil leak Internal gearbox leak Located Mandurah No swaps, trades, bs will be ignored.

$18,000
Rockingham, WA

22/01/2022

2009 ve ss ute manual

  • 160000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Runs and drives perfectly Very good condition 160,000kms No I won't send you more pics if your interested. Come have a look. $20000 No reg no plates no rwc. No offers price is firm. No I don't want your 10k cash

$20,000
Caboolture South, QLD

21/01/2022

Holden Ve ss Ute

  • 215000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Description is in photos any questions please feel free to ask

$17,500Negotiable
Officer, VIC

13/01/2022

VE SSV Commodore ute

  • 150 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

2008 VESS Commodore 150,000 k’s six speed manual New Alternator starter motor clutch LS7 lifters all gaskets cam bearings HSV cam extractorsstraight through exhaust no mufflers just hot dogs and cats registered but selling unregistered it has a dent in the back quarter panel please call for more information thank you Price is firm Will be adding some more photos in the next day or two

$20,000
Geebung, QLD

11/01/2022

Ve ss

  • 0 km

Quick sale Holden ss seats

$500
Lalor, VIC

21/12/2021

VE SSV UTE 2009 ....

  • 160 km
  • Ute
  • Auto

Ve ssv ute ....160...km auto ....nice clean ute .... rims just resprayed and fresh new tyres .... please text or ring anytime for further details ....located in Port lincoln SA...

$19,500
Whyalla, SA

20/12/2021

Holden SSv VE Commodore

  • 140632 km

Holden VE SSV Commodore V8 Karma blue, black interior, Scheduled services, 140632 kms In very good condition 20" super sport wheels Tinted windows $26,000 ono Ballarat area, Vic.

$26,000
Ballarat Central, VIC

16/12/2021

428 HP ss ute

  • 200 km

Ve ss Ute All the work was done by the previous owner I428 HP No swaps

$25,000
Dawesville, WA

15/12/2021

Holden VE as ute

  • 166000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

2007 holden VE ss ute 6 SPD manual 6 litre V8 new mags and tyres rego and rwc vgc though out

$19,500
Brisbane City, QLD

05/12/2021

Holden ve ss v8

  • 127000 km

2012 6 l manual rego till August 22 has Extractors and exhaust new tyres in excellent condition

$33,000
Wauchope, NSW

14/10/2021

2004 series 2 vy ss auto

  • 270000 km
  • Auto

2004 vy ss auto body's done 270 ks motors been fully rebuilt baby cam and standard stall cut n stalled all new pistons ect 4 into 1s still running air box and makes 270 at tyres... have all receipts motor woulda done 15-20000 since being rebuilt trans was rebuilt 3000ks ago has 346 gears car is a very tidy honest original car had the car close to 10 years will be sad to c it go 24k ono will swap 4 ve ss wagon any more information call or text dont like the price thats cool I dont n

$24,000Negotiable
Adelaide CBD, SA

01/09/2021

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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.