1991 Holden Commodore Executive 3.8 from Australia and New Zealand


Good for A to B


Nothing major, front shocks replaced, replaced the alternator.

Slight leak around cap of power steering, but I do have to get new lifters as they are noisy, but will wait till they get louder.

Motors in these cars run rough (even though it's the series 2 engine). You would have thought Holden would have rectified this on the next series?

General Comments:

These cars make a good work horse.

Though let down by the lack of refinement eg interior trim squeaks a little over rough surfaces, and all the neglected ones I noticed have the roof lining fall apart and the door seals that attach to the body also a not made well. Fortunately mine are fine, though I had to re glue a part of the rubber that came away nothing major.

The suspension seems to be harsh at times on rough surfaces.

I suspect the one I have is an exception to others, as it has just clicked over 100,000klm and I still have original upto date log books. It looks like it just came out of the factory - not a scratch on it or interior wear, and I often get asked how did I get it in this condition; luck I guess.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th August, 2007

1991 Holden Commodore VN 3.8L V6 from Australia and New Zealand


Power of a commodore


To date there has been no major problems with my commodore. The windscreen was a little cracked, but other than that, the car has been in excellent condition.

General Comments:

I haven't done any modifications to the performance of the car, but I have to say, the engine is rather healthy. It gets off the mark good and has a lot of power behind it. This commodore is a 1991 model and was kept in excellent condition. Healthy engine, clean bodywork, no dents in the car, interior was kept nice and clean and the power is excellent. Hopefully one day I can convert this to a manual.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th July, 2006

1991 Holden Commodore VP V6 3.8lt fuel injected from Australia and New Zealand


Quickest V6, reliable, looks great


A boot leak which comes from the tail light seal. A common problem with this model which can easily be fixed with water proof sealent.

Rear wheel bearings went. fixed for about $80.

General Comments:

Excellent car for both its reliability and performance. the car always starts without a problem.

Very responsive acceleration. the VP V6 is the quickest of any V6 commodore due to its power to weight ratio. 127 kilowatts of power in a car that weighs only 1335 kilos. The VN and VS aren't far off in terms of staight line performance, but the VP is still quicker. (especially with a few modifications) The newer, heavier V6 commodores are too slow.

Fuel economy is OK if the car is driven wisely. but if you have a lead foot and like to give the car a bit of a thrash, fuel econonomy, like expected deteriorates.

Dangerous in wet weather until you get use to the car. great fun getting the car sideways if your careful. the back end loves hanging out.

The car is does not have great handling. I would recommend lower suspension.

Overall it is a fantastic and reliable car that offers great performance. the car also does good burnouts- it likes it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2005

1991 Holden Commodore VP 1.9 from Australia and New Zealand


An excellent second hand car


Immobilizor causing battery problems, system was replaced with new remote system.

Paint is fading after 11 years.

Tail light replaced (fading).

Cracked radiator pipes.

Indicator controls replaced. (cannot remember why)

Light and eletric windows controls replaced.

General Comments:

This was my first car for $6,000 Australian.

Pretty fast off the mark, love the cruise control...

I just drove into the country 500kms both ways and it pretty much ran smoothly, at 140km/hr the steering wheel shook a bit. Also, made the trip on a full tank of petrol.. did reach empty just after I arrived.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2003

13th Feb 2009, 06:09

Didn't know that Holden used the Starfire engine in 1991. Surely it must be a 3.8L V6??

The 1.9L engine was dropped by Holden around 1983 if my memory serves me correctly.

If you travel at 140km/h surely this is illegal.

Otherwise great read.