15th Nov 2010, 02:15
I have been driving an 08 reg VE Omega for about 5 months now. Got it with 85k on the clock and have put another 15 on it. It has been bulletproof the whole time, despite the high mileage for the age.
The 4 speed auto is a major fault (not a fan of autos in general), but there is enough power to compensate. Relaxed on the highway, enough grunt for overtaking.
As for build quality, there's a small rattle from the drivers door card on rough surfaces. Most cars I've owned with that kind of mileage have similar squeaks and rattles (Previous cars include Honda, Renault and a lemon of a Magna). Holden do seem to build the odd Monday morning special, but I seem to have got a good one.
You can't judge a car from driving a rental. People drive the crap out of them.
5th Feb 2011, 06:54
I bought an '07 Holden Omega. They are a great car; powerful and roomy. Easy to drive, and it's a bulky car. I love it. Good one Holden.
22nd Feb 2011, 17:06
We need to remember that every new car has problems when they first come out.
I have an 06 Camry Sportivo Auto, and at 15500kms it failed to select 1st gear, which was a software problem. It has since been fixed, and had no problems with the car since.
With the people saying that the Commodore is slow "feel like falling asleep in traffic"; this is not true, if you do your research, it has more kw than the ancient Falcon motor.
I hired a 08 SV6 about a month ago. Loved every minute of the week I had it. I did note that the A/C took a while to cool the car down, but probably needs re-gassing. To be honest, I was so impressed with it, I am considering buying a Series 2 VE, which looks even better, and trading in the old Camry.
24th Mar 2011, 01:00
You have hit the nail on the head with your comments about the BA Ford, as most reviews talk about unresolved problems and bad fuel consumption, rattles etc.
Try replacing the ignition lock system without taking out a mortgage first. It's about time Ford and Holden Australia lifted their game on quality.
Our other car is a VX 2001 Commodore automatic and while it wouldn't win prizes for looks or finish, it has been one of the most reliable cars we have ever owned, other than our Toyota Celica in the early 80s.
There are so many other cars on offer now it is worth looking at more reliable vehicles with a better standard of finish.
3rd Jun 2011, 15:01
I own a BA. Never had a problem, just change coils at 145k, so yeah.. and it handles fine. I never would think I'd need to upgrade.
4th Jun 2011, 01:52
It's because those people who buy them are just sheep, and follow, hate to be different, and all want a Commodore to fit in, when the fact is Aurions and Falcons, and especially the Accord euro, possibly the best built out of the pick (optimistic), are better built, with better looks than the commodore. Never follow sales, it's a fools errand, quality over quantity.