1996 Holden Commodore VS 3.8 ltr petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap, reliable performance car
The water pump was replaced just before I bought the car.
The air-conditioning button in the dash sometimes doesn't work. A common problem.
Water leak in the boot. Happens in all Commodores regardless of age or model.
Automatic transmission starts to skip and jump gears around 90-100kph if oil levels are low.
Lowered on super low springs, a clubsport body kit, 2 1/2" Hi-flow exhaust and an air pod filter make this car extremely grunty.
Looks impressive with big 17" Senator rims and low profile tyres.
For a V6, 200kph seems like a walk in the park. The engine isn't even stressing.
So many small modifications to improve performance, that are cheap.
With parts readily available and most repairs possible at home, I will always stand by them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th January, 2002
30th Jul 2006, 07:48
Hi, I'm Greg, I own a 96 VS myself. I think it's a great car with very few mods. I'm currently pulling about 200 kw out of my ecotec. I think your review is spot on and has great advice on how to get a bit more punch out of your VS. The comments I thought were brilliant, well done.