Used Holden Commodore buying guide
Despite being discontinued in Australia in 2017, the Holden Commodore has definitely left its mark on the automotive community. Renowned for its versatile performance and dynamic design, the Commodore was produced as a sedan, wagon or ute, to suit a range of driving preferences. With a history spanning several decades, the Commodore is both a powerful and comfortable ride that continues to give more modern options, such as the Kia Stinger, or Toyota Camry, a run for their money.
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Holden Commodore models: what’s included
The Holden Commodore lineup places a strong emphasis on a blend of performance, comfort, and safety features. Across various models, drivers can expect a comprehensive suite of amenities and advanced safety technologies that contribute to an enhanced driving experience. In fact, from 2009 onwards, all Commodore sedan variants (including V6, V8 and LPG engines) received a five star ANCAP safety rating. Let's dive into some of the more popular models:
Featuring a 6.2L V8 engine, the sporty and sleek Commodore SS is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. With built in smart technologies such as automatic park assist, blind spot alert and push button start, the Commodore SS is both functional and exhilarating. As with all Commodore models produced from 2013 onwards, the SS also includes bluetooth capability as part of its MyLink infotainment system.
The performance benchmark, the Commodore SS-V, is both luxuriously crafted and technologically advanced. Sporting all the features included in the Commodore SS plus more, the SS-V features passive entry, a push button start and a heads up display. Enjoy the full ‘racing’ experience with the car's bimodal exhaust and mechanical sound enhancer, as well as eight way power adjustable driver seat.
Designed with sports seats, sports tuned suspension and 18” alloy wheels, the Commodore SV6 is powered by a 3.6L SIDI direct injection V6 engine. The SV6 includes LED daytime running lights, six airbags and electronic stability control (ESC) and is available as a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
Manufactured as both a sedan and sportwagon, the Commodore SS-V Redline is the ultimate sports vehicle. With 19” alloy wheels, ultra sports suspension and paddle-shift gear selection, the SS-V Redline even has a competitive mode. Should you opt for the sedan, enjoy a sunroof and rear lip spoiler in addition to leather appointed seating and steering wheel.
Is a used Holden Commodore safe?
The Holden Commodore is designed with driver and passenger well-being in mind, offering a range of safety features that prioritise collision prevention and occupant protection. Holden Commodores, like many modern vehicles, are equipped with standard safety features such as airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and traction control. Newer models also feature advanced safety technologies such as lane departure warnings, forward collision alerts, and blind spot alerts. Safety is a cornerstone of the Commodore lineup, underscored by the remarkable achievement of a five-star ANCAP safety rating across both the sedan and sportwagon range, so you can drive with confidence knowing your vehicle’s got your back.
What are the benefits of buying a used Holden Commodore?
Investing in a used Holden Commodore is beneficial for a number of reasons. Firstly, the Commodore has a reputation for reliability and durability, making it a solid choice for those seeking a dependable vehicle. Secondly, the variety of body styles and engine options available means you have the freedom to choose the car that’s right for you. The Commodore’s timeless design also ensures that even older models retain their aesthetic appeal. For enthusiasts, the used market offers opportunities to acquire limited-edition or special trims, enhancing the exclusivity of the ownership experience. Overall, opting for a used Holden Commodore provides a cost-effective way to enjoy a blend of performance, style and Australian automotive heritage.
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