2003 Holden Commodore VY 3.8 from Australia and New Zealand
Great all-rounder with plenty of room
I have noticed that when I pull up to the traffic lights and put my foot on the break there is a vibrating noise. I have no idea where it is coming from, does anyone have a similar experience with their car?
I love this car, was use to driving the VN commodore and I would not go past them for reliable performer. This car rides fantastic and even with the Equip level of features there is still plenty of buttons to push.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th October, 2003
11th Oct 2003, 15:57
I also drive a VY Commodore the Acclaim version. It has been a fantastic car I think its the best Commodore built. I would have went for a BA Futura, but the quality problems and the very cheap looking interior put me off.
12th Oct 2003, 20:30
I have recently purchased a VT Executive Series 2 and have a friend you owns a VY Executive and I have driven both cars and the VY is HOPELESS! I drag him off the line hands down, yet he puts almost twice as mush petrol into his thing. Also, my VT has done 39,050km whereas his has completed a mere 3,359km. One more thing, the constant tapping sound when he slows down that comes from the rear brakes is getting louder and doesn't sound like it's doing any good. MY advice to someone looking to purchase a new family sedan: get a VX or consider a BA Falcon. I've heard twice as many positive things about the BA's then the VY Commo.
30th Dec 2004, 04:17
Hi, I have a VY SS Ute Series 1.
Is there anybody out there that is experiencing these problems?
Radio cuts out.
ABS light comes on.
The car cuts out, then says system check OK.
If there is anyone, could you please email me. The car has been to Holden 8 times, and is still playing up.
6th May 2019, 13:02
I did own a V6 VT Executive prior to purchasing my VY. Two issues with the VT that I have not experienced on the VY; when needing to put the foot on the VT for rapid overtaking, the engine would make a heck of a noise and the transmission hesitated for a couple of seconds before finally engaging. My Holden dealer told me this was typical of the VT V6 autos. The auto in my VY responds immediately when I put the boot down. The other annoying thing with my VT was that water would fall into the boot when the boot lid as opened after heavy rain or after washing the vehicle. Was it perhaps the design of the boot lid? I have not had this problem with my VY. But yes, the boot hinges do cut down some boot space.