2000 Holden Commodore Reviews - Page 3 of 5

2000 Holden Commodore VT Series 2 SS 5.7lt Gen III V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7lt Gen III V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 kilometres
Most recent distance146000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Acclaim

Summary:

5.7lt's of absolute fun!

Faults:

Not a lot has gone wrong with it since I have owned it. Needed a new water pump which was replaced by the dealer under warranty.

The engine check light comes on every now and again which is a common thing with VT's.

General Comments:

The GEN 3 SS Commodores are awesome to drive.

220kw standard and so easy to modify. So far on mine I have fitted a twin 2 and a half inch exhaust, and a shift kit for the auto which makes it a little more fun.

Also have fitted FE2 suspension which has improved the handling ten fold, and is still a comfortable ride.

Soon to come is the LS1 Edit on the computer, custom CSV cold air intake and a set of stainless steel headers and GTO camshaft.

Don't be too scared by the high fuel prices. They aren't too bad on fuel. If your driving them hard around the city, they do chew a bit, but on the highway they are sensational.

If you want a car that is quick out of the box and EASY to make quicker look no further.

This is my third Commodore, and fourth Holden and I would not hesitate to buy another Holden product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

2000 Holden Commodore VX 3.8L V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 kilometres
Most recent distance127000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pintara

Summary:

Absolutely great

Faults:

Tires had uneven wear at 117,000 km (burnouts on gravel)

Upper control arm stabiliser pin bushing (only 1 damaged excessively) at 126,560km - I figure it was due to a corner I slid around too hard (rain)

The drink holder in the centre console is a little loose, but that's due to my friend ripping it off and breaking the clip.

The CD player took a few pieces out of my favourite CD when I was driving over some speed bumps on a gravel road, but I'm not sure if that was the CD players fault or not..

General Comments:

I bought the car as it was the only thing at the time I could pay off monthly without having to get a loan.. I never wanted to get a Holden as I've always been into Nissan's - After driving the car for 5 minutes I fell in love. Hearing the compliments I get for having such a beautiful looking car brightens up my day.

I'd prefer a manual, but I didn't have a wide selection - Wouldn't mind converting it when I get the chance.

The 3.8L Ecotec motor is beautiful, torquey and smooth - You don't feel as if you're going fast until you look at the speedometer and notice you're going 140 kph..

Has no problem kicking the back end out if you want it to - especially in the wet or on gravel, though maintains a very firm - but gentle ride in traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2005

2000 Holden Commodore VT II Olympic Edition 3.6 litre V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.6 litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 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)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance101000 kilometres

Summary:

A great full size car for Aussie conditions

Faults:

Rattle in the dash at 10000km. Was fixed at service.

Starting to rust where paint has been chipped by stones etc, even after using touch up paint.

Battery was replaced at 95000km.

Camber kit will need replacing soon $500.00 (affects rear tyre wear)

General Comments:

A great car with all the extras being a limited edition VT II, brought out in conjunction with the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Cruise control is great for highway driving with very good highway fuel economy.

Electric drivers seat makes driver comfort great with loads of leg room.

Very good acceleration even with a full load and the air conditioner on.

Sound system will satisfy most people with CD and tape player.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2004

4th Apr 2011, 02:30

Good car, but after 200.000 the fun and games begin.

Original Holden paint is thin and shows every scratch.

2000 Holden Commodore S 3.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A pleasure to own

Faults:

Not a thing!!

General Comments:

This car has performed brilliantly.

I have owned a VT Berlina and had a few suspension problems. Although the S pak is firmer it handles the road very well and provides more positive feel in the steering.

The upholstery has held together very well.

No cracks and creaking have appeared in the interior plastic. I have found this vehilce to be very tightly made.

The engine is standard Commodore stuff - nothing to get excited about. I think the difference comes down to the handling and the looks with the body kit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2003

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 20 reviews