1992 Holden Commodore Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1992 Holden Commodore VP 5.0 HEC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 HEC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired148000 kilometres
Most recent distance157000 kilometres
Previous carHolden HZ

Summary:

What smoke officer?

Faults:

Welsh plugs (engine out, don't try this at home.

Water pump.

Remote for immobilizer.

General Comments:

My car is a ex copper with extra mods since purchase which gives me extreme bat out hell performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2002

1992 Holden Commodore VP 3.8L V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

High Performance, best reliability!

Faults:

Hose to radiator cracked

Replaced battery recently (original)

General Comments:

Very Fast Car that will spin all the way up a street and even through second gear.

I am extremely happy with the reliability of this car and have had no problems with it whatsoever.

If you want a reliable and fast family car I would recommend a VP commodore V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2002

12th Mar 2012, 16:31

I own two VP SS Commodores, and I agree they are a fantastic motor vehicle.

1992 Holden Commodore berlina LX 5 litre V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5 litre V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

The best car I've ever owned and driven!

Faults:

Drivers side door deadlock stopped working, could not deadlock at all.

Water leaked into the boot, had to reseal both taillight lenses to fix it.

Original exhaust system broke after 10 years, replaced with a sports exhaust.

Radiator recored as it was 50% blocked, and car would overheat.

General Comments:

The comfort and power from the v8 is really nice!

It tows our caravan and boat quite easily, but does like to drink a fair bit of fuel when towing.

Will keep this car until it falls apart, but at the moment it's in excellent condition and should last a few more years!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2002

1992 Holden Commodore executive series 2 3.8 fuel injected from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 fuel injected Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45600 kilometres
Most recent distance173000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Bang for your bucks

Faults:

Air Conditioner had to be replaced, faulty switch for A/C.

Front shock absorber's were pretty standard when new, so were replaced with tightened springs and stiffer shocks.

General Comments:

A quick machine, plenty of torque and grunt.

Smooth ride.

Highway driving is a breeze, with swift kickback when overtaking.

Seriously this car has acceleration to rival some sports cars and blows most standard 6 cylinders away.

Recommended buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2002

1992 Holden Commodore VP SS 5.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore VB

Summary:

Power to burn, shame about the parts

Faults:

Replaced steering rack three times.

Coolant leak into cabin.

Rear door rubber collapsed, making the window inoperable.

Water pump failed.

Tachometer failed.

Temperature gauge intermittently inaccurate.

General Comments:

Brilliant performance in a straight line. Excellent handling apart from camber changes in the rear suspension.

Fantastic Aussie V8 sound.

Comfortable interior.

Disappointing that accessories are occasionally unreliable, but the core product is solid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2001

23rd Jun 2001, 01:20

Not so much a comment but a question, if any one can help. I own a '93 VP SS, travelled 88000klm and my odometer is running over twice the speed. How do I rectify this?

15th Jul 2001, 21:17

The speedo drive is an electronic pulse from the gearbox, rather than a mechanical cable. If you go to a transmission workshop, or a speedo/instrument shop, they should be able to diagnose this.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 14 reviews