100,000km I had to get a new power steering pump. Apparently, the dealer says it is a common fault.
At a 115,000km, I had to replace the auto transmission, which was a bit nasty. A nice $3,000.
The IRS is not even or even close to being even. I had to get a camber kit put in to try and straighten the rear wheels.
I got new suspension for my car as the standard suspension is terrible.
Breaks don't last very long if you're stopping a bit, especially if you are towing a load.
Another thing. Can't do stand stills. The IRS has too much grip and just ends up dragging the front wheels forward, then ABS kicks in and stops the fun :(
I wanna V8!!!
Commodores are good despite their batch faults.
Generealy the car has been rather good. It still is in Immaculate comdition.
It is a good point when buying a Commodore with IRS, to put the potential vehicle on a wheel alignment machine and check the rear wheels for camber and toe. It could save you a lot of money if you find a car with reasonably straight rear suspension.
I bought crossed drilled and slotted rotors for the front and slotted for the rear and good pads. I can stop all day now.
I had the engine management chip remapped. $700 you will be amazed of how much power you get from doing that. Better fuel economy and more power. My car has about 176kw at the motor from an average 147kw. At 3500rpm my car produces about 147kw!!
Although their transmissions are questionable. I previously owned an 1986 Corolla. I did burn outs, flat changed it dragging people, it also was a bit worked. The gear box loved it. Holden use glass trannies. But after getting hit by a P plater as I was going through an intersection and seeing how far the dash came up to my knees, I'd rather be in a Commo anyday!