Used Holden car buying guide
As an iconic Australian automaker, Holden offers a range of passenger cars, utes, and SUVs that are loved for their unique design and performance. Holden cars are renowned for their quality, reliability, and performance, with a vast presence on the roads as well. Most notably, the Holden Commodore held the record of Australia’s top selling car for 15 years in a row, making it the only nameplate that has dominated the Australian car market for so long. Despite their production closure in 2020, Holden cars still hold a great reputation for quality-made cars that are affordable and versatile. There are plenty of quality used Holden cars on the market today, which make fantastic choices for all kinds of drivers.
Popular Holden models
If you're in the market for a smooth sedan or a spacious family SUV, Holden has a variety of options to choose from. Check out some of their most popular models to find your perfect fit.
The Commodore is the king of Holden, with 42 years of beloved history. It handles nimbly, offers long-distance comfort and a rewarding drive. You’ll find an abundance of used Holden Commodore cars with V6 or V8 engines, as sedans, utes, or wagons, all with convenient tech to match.
The Holden Colorado is well-equipped, with an excellent diesel engine that also offers the option of dual-range 4WD. It’s a sturdy ute that can carry and tow confidently, and is big on features and strong on safety.
Available as a sedan, hatch, or wagon, the Holden Astra is a small car with a bold personality. Its turbocharged engine, convenient tech, and trusted safety features make the fun little car a great choice for city drivers.
The Holden Trailblazer is a 4x4 only, five or seven-seater SUV that shares much of its ladder chassis and off-road capabilities with the Colorado ute. It’s similar to a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport or Ford Everest, driving comfortably as a family car with an adventurous spirit.
How safe are used Holden cars?
Most of the cars among Holden’s huge range have secured 5-star ANCAP ratings, thanks to the brand’s commitment to developing technology that protects. Safety features on many Holden cars include forward collision alert, head-up display, lane departure warning, blind spot alert, reverse traffic alert, and trailer sway control. The NSW Centre for Road Safety have also rated used Holden models like the Holden Commodore and Holden Colorado as the safer pick for used car buyers.
Are used Holden cars worth buying?
There’s tons of reasons to buy a used Holden car. Holden cars offer great equipment and performance, and buying a used Holden car can get you more for less. They’re also very reliable cars that hold up well over a long time with regular maintenance that won’t break the bank too. With that said, Holden also offered 7-year warranties across many of their cars towards the end of their production so many used Holden cars on the market are still covered. Parts are widely available too and kept at lower than average prices for repairs. There’s a lot to choose from within the used Holden range too, from stylish sedans to tough utes.
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