2007 Holden Calais Review

2007 Holden Calais V 6.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 6.0 V8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14 kilometres
Most recent distance32983 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900

Summary:

I like it

Faults:

Very few niggly problems that have occurred with this car.

Hand brake needed to be adjusted, and the BCM needed to be reflashed.

That's pretty much it.

General Comments:

This is an excellent handler for its size and weight. Has decent go in it, and the brakes work well also.

The A-pillar is a little large, but it gives me a reason to check around more when going into a intersection and what not.

Not much of a fan of the hand brake design, but it's not like I need it on all the time.

Has all the bells and whistles that I need in a car.

It's been a real joy to own, and it's a very comfortable and roomy car to drive.

Even though there is some negative reviews about the new VE, I would like to put a positive review up for a change.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2008

8th May 2008, 20:25

Nice review; I have a Calais V8, not a Calais V, but all in all I love mine.

10th Feb 2012, 16:22

I've got the Calais V V8, and it's the best car I've ever driven.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review