2005 Holden Commodore Sedan – Hello everyone!! My name is Dillon Foley and today I am reviewing a 2005 VZ SV6 Holden Commodore.
When I’m in the market for a new car, I look at several different things, including fuel economy, price, power, technology, safety, and of course, the look and feel of the car.
2005 Holden Commodore Sedan
For me the 05′ VZ SV6 ticked all the boxes for me. Being an SV6, it has a sportier look and feel as well as an updated 190kW alloy engine (the previous model was a 152kW ecotec) with a nice reliable v6 that has plenty of power when needed but isn’t as thirsty as the v8. Fuel economy in this car is surprisingly good at 11.5L/100km. Holden has also improved the sv6’s handling, suspension and braking compared to previous models and you can really feel it, the sv6 is much more responsive and feels firmer on the road both in corners and on straights. Some of the standard features on this sv6 are a sport suspension, ABS brakes, r and passenger airbags, full power options (windows, mirrors, etc.), 17-inch alloy wheels, and more.
Holden Commodore Acclaim
When sold new, the sv6 was priced at $39,490, but when I bought this car secondhand I paid $12,500, in addition to service costs of course while changing tires, brakes, etc. the car didn’t cost me a cent and was one of the most reliable cars I’ve ever owned (and I’ve owned a lot!!!). In my personal experience (I’m a mechanic), if you look at your car, it’s looking at you, but the sv6 blew me away. It’s my work car, day and weekend car, it also tows my boat with no problems! This car could not have served me better and I’m sure it will for a long time.
Being a sedan, you expect it to be roomy and roomy, which I think the commodore has always been, but for the uninitiated, the sv6 has a spacious trunk with plenty of cabin space and capacity for a family. It’s also very quiet in the cabin, which is a big improvement for the Holden, with no engine noise being injected into the cabin.
For some, this sv6 was excellent in every way, I need it, so I rate it 9/10! Sporty, roomy, comfortable, practical, value for money, enough grunt for a v6 and just what you’ve always wanted in a car – it’s reliable. My father always said “youth is wasted on the young”. But he also says that “you should be young and stupid until you are old and wise”. As I think about what was (and still is) my favorite car, I vacillate between each mantra.
I grew up in the Holden family. Our family car for many years was a 1980 Kingswood wagon that my dad spent hours and hours swapping out bits and pieces to make it just the way he wanted it. Dad loves the V8 and still has the WM Caprice with the header and loud exhaust. My brother Bathurst can go crazy and call out the winners every year, including partners and runners-up. He’s a SWS statesman with a Gen III LS1 and it’s his pride and joy. This Holden obsession was ingrained in me from a young age, so it was only natural (inevitable) that I would eventually end up in one.
Holden Commodore (vy)
When I started working full time at 18, I started saving every penny. I saved and saved for years – every cent I could spare. I will buy the car I want and it will be a V8 Holden…Which model? I wasn’t sure at all. At the time, my eyes were on the Monaro. But as most of you know, it’s not easy being a young guy trying to get insurance with zero driving history. Can you mix a coupe and a V8? Before you can say “Born in 198,” they hang up. Looks like I’ll have to keep an eye on the SS.
A close friend of mine had a VY Series II SS and loved it. Handcrafted, bright red and premium fabric interior. After a few seconds with it, I decided to buy the VY Series II. Then the VZ Commodore landed. Isn’t it funny how the smallest details mean the biggest things when you’re young? It was obviously the same car. Same engine. Same sign. It has a few small details on the skirts and trim, but it did have an opening (albeit a fake one) above the front panel, which was frosted over. I sold it as soon as I saw it.
Our neighbor worked in the service department at the local Holden dealership and told me that the dealership manager was driving a brand new VZ SS Commodore and it was for sale. When he told me it was black, manual, leather interior and a demo, I called to take a look. I remember this poster in the dealership when I arrived: this big picture of a Gen III LS1 V8 and a sign that said “the scariest thing the Germans have seen in years” – man, I believed the hype. If you know my previous review, it’s even more interesting that I ended up with a German V8.
So the sales process. This is where it gets “fun”. We grew up in the same house and had cars in the yard when I was little. It was all about changing the crank, and Dad always wanted to make sure we learned how to drive a manual car even when things broke down. Bless him; his intentions were righteous.
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Anyway, there’s only one way I’ve learned to drive manually, but… Let go of the clutch and hit the gas! While those years spent in the paddock helped me keep the car under control when the nose was pointing one way and the wheels the other, it didn’t teach me to be sensible when it came to everyday scenarios. , such as hills or even pulling away at an intersection.
So when it came to the test, I realized it was not a smart choice. Although I have a provisional P2 licence, I passed my first car tests and haven’t taken a manual for five years. It didn’t stop me from buying the car, but (due to the salesman’s confusion) it did stop me from taking it for a test drive. Anyway, when I saw the car, I immediately fell in love. When I signed the paperwork, the dealer manager said, “My wife is going to be very upset. She loves this car.” Not like me, mate, I thought.
And so it happened: a VZ Series I SS Commodore with 1100 km on the clock, sold “like new” to a 22-year-old girl who had been waiting for that day almost her whole life.
My first few weeks with the car were funny. Catching and learning how to jump a rabbit on a set of lights that was the latest and coolest SS on the road at the time. Now I go back and shake my head at that thought. But the feelings I had then were priceless and since then I can’t repeat them. The police in the area made sure they knew who I was; This young man in “Dad’s car” is highlighted by green P-shapes. I think their patrol car was a VY II and they wanted to take a closer look.
Holden Commodore Ss Z Vz Manual
When I got a foothold in the SS, he became my best friend. With plenty of torque and smooth acceleration, I knew what I was driving and began to trust the car more and more. I make no excuses for what the commander turned out to be and I am not disappointed; it was a big boat. The brakes weren’t great, the gearbox had a long, agricultural throw and the clutch wasn’t easy to engage instantly, but what the Commodore did well, it did very well.
I drove my Black Betty for 12 years and covered 190,000 km. Around this time I moved to the interstate in QLD and loaded everything I owned into the back of the car. He got me there quickly and safely. A
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