2005 Holden Commodore SV6 3.6 Alloytec from Australia and New Zealand


Good, quick and nice to look at

General Comments:

Happy with purchase of this vehicle, have owned 5 other Commodores, this being the newest model.

Handles well on the road and has good pick up; there is still enough room to have two children - previous Commodore was a wagon with unused space.

Have had no problems with car so far, but it is still under the factory warranty

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2007

2005 Holden Commodore SV6 3.6 V6 from Australia and New Zealand


More fun for sales reps, a taxi to enthusiasts


No faults have occured while I have been driving this vehicle.

General Comments:

I do not own this vehicle, but have spent a fair bit of time behind the wheel of one, so I feel qualified to describe how I feel about the driving experience even if I can't comment on things like long term reliability and dealer service.

The SV6 is a good looking vehicle from any angle. It is roomy inside and the build quality seems to be a vast improvement over previous Commodores I have sampled. Many don't like the interior colour scheme, but I find it quite attractive. Thankfully the five-spoke wheels are easier to wash than the previous model's!

The vehicle is very easy to drive and delivers strong performance throughout the rev range, however it doesn't have the punch I was hoping for from 190kW. Power delivery while smooth, seems dulled by the transmission and gear changes are slurred (I must admit that I am used to a manual transmission). The paddle shifts behind the wheel can be fun, if relatively pointless.

Handling is competent and firm compared to less sporting models, but I felt isolated from the road - more like a passenger with a steering wheel than a true driver. Again this could be because I am used to more charismatic vehicles. The seating position, while comfortable, gives the impression of being 'on' the car rather than 'in' it, effectively disconnecting the driver from the mechanical happenings beneath.

All interior controls fall easily to hand and I was surprised that the CD player sounded reasonable. Overall a good, but not outstanding vehicle. Something to give sales reps a touch more fun, but still a taxi for enthusiasts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th November, 2005

2005 Holden Commodore VT 11 Olympic Edition from Australia and New Zealand


Overall I love my car!!


The pockets behind the seats have both come off, they hang from one side.

The paintwork has a lot of chips, the paintwork on my 1986 Subaru Leone is better!!

The rubber seals on the windows are all worn badly.

The accelerator is a bit sticky.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable and roomy.

The car drives well and handles well.

The engine is very quiet.

Nice and powerful engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2005

17th Apr 2006, 23:23

VT 2 was a 2000 model, not a 2005 model.