I bought a 1998 VT Commodore Executive Wagon at auction for $7,000.00 its GREAT, rock solid, I have now put over 200,000 kms on the damn thing and it is still crisp and reliable... admittedly these are highway kms, but still they are almost bulletproof.
What a cheap reliable bus that I can load heaps into... hard to beat.
I purchased a VT Acclaim wagon a few years ago; it's now done 290,000km's. Still going strong.
Holden NZ replaced the left side chassis rail due to rust, under warranty at 8 years old... cost them what I paid for the car to make the repairs. Great backup service from Holden NZ.
Has suffered a few oil leaks with the previous owner, and needed new diff bearings at 150,000km, and faulty c/lock solenoid, but nothing more major.
All in all very reliable, and superb to drive, and can be picked up at a good price. Huge rear luggage space is awesome - I always get comments when loading 2.4m sheets straight into the back at the timber yard. Best tip is to service regularly - oil, filters, fluids, and cooling system.
1998? Commodore Acclaim Sedan.
Just purchased above car about a month ago. Checked VIN number and tells me it's a 1999, but tag in engine bay, says it's been built in September 1998, weird... Very nice to drive. Bit concerned about previous comments you have said, I imagine as long as I regularly service it, all will be good!! Only thing I can't do is reset my trip computer, other than that all good, for a car that's done 192000 K's... First Holden I've owned, but worth every cent, excellent for my family to take long trips in...
I have just purchased a VT wagon as my first car and was wondering if anyone has any good idea of what I can add to it?