2007 Holden Commodore VE 3.6 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
The billion dollar baby is outstanding, and great value for money
The only thing was the rear passenger window would not go up - initially it worked on purchase, and then it worked intermittently, then stopped going up until fixed.
This is a VE Omega 2007 Sedan auto.
I like the car, roomy, sedate at lower speeds and extremely manoeuvrable in suburban streets, yet plenty of power when required.
Handling is outstanding, brakes give great safety certainty, and ESP suspension first class. Highway driving is superb.
Cruises effortlessly with excellent economy.
I have driven the car for 10000k, and every time I get in, I look forward to the the journey - that's a good indicator, do you agree?
I have also read professional reviews in car magazines and they give it high praise, and I respect those views.
The car has been criticised for low quality plastics - maybe true a bit, but not an issue - the dash above the steering wheel is excellent quality.
I have also read about how Holden is regarded internationally, and it is in the top echelon around the world for design, sophistication and excellence, and that reputation is growing. Holden have been on the the verge of selling 1 million Caprices or Statemans to US - the LA place - have not heard the outcome, but the Global Financial Crisis may have Obama thinking twice - a lot of autoworkers are out of work there, so it may be difficult for Aussie imports in that climate. But again, it is a very good indicator.
Finally, I recently drove the 3 litre V6 SIDI Omega Commodore - so quiet, so sedate, so smooth - first local manufacturer to move down this track - so ahead of the local pack - do you agree?
Holden service centres are 10 out of 10 for service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2010