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Good ! — custom Holden VN commdodre blue baby" 1989 Holden VN Commodore Speck model series 1 a lot of custom work done ! Power now: 238.7 kw wheels (dyno print out) 1/4 mile time: 12.36 112 mp/h (have time slips) Holden Monaro Turismo Blue

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Difefrent i say !

Cons: yor money !

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Great Car — Great for burnouts, easy to work on, handle well at hi speed, very roomy very comfortable. best car i have owned out of 27. cheap, very fun to drive sideways there are some problems that vn's do have and that is the autos stuff out in them and the s1 do have a problem with overheating

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: ITS A COMMODORE

Cons: Some do over heat

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Doon Skwad Otp — D1RTEE is mean! 3.8litre V6, no major mods. Just good old factory power! Short suspension, bigger exhaust and some new seat coverings LOL He goes like the wind, sticks top the road and never dies! He is a tank! My Tank!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Old school all the way!

Cons: none

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My 1989 Vn Commodore Station Wagon — LIKES: Reliability, power, subs, neons, stability of the car, Handling of the car and a hell of alot more that i can't think of DISLIKES: Fuel Economy is poor, Minor damage, paint need attention, Roof lining has dropped, Trim and rubbers are falling apart and rear wiper don't work properly

Pros: Sound system, stability

Cons: minor damage, Roof Lining dropped

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Awesome — I like the fact that it has 500+hp and handles better than most imports with it's aftermarket suspension. It's funny beating people in a dunga looking old VN. I'd never sell my VN as I just proved by spending $20K on the new motor.

Pros: Fun

Cons: Squeaks and rattles are a VN trait

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Commie — I love my car because it was built in july 1898 and i was born in july 1989 i also like it because it is an ex-copcar it runs like a charm and handles like a v8 supercar and it also does amazing burnouts but the only down factor about the whole that it hasn't got a 5 speed in it!!!

Pros: Gian BURNOUTS!!!

Cons: AUTOMATIC!!!!

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1989 Holden Commodore Executive — The car has great acceleration between gears 1-3 but at the time there are some problems with the 5 speed box. Even the executive and calais models had issues with squeaks and rattles. Interior looks good and is durable. Exterior is agressive with the right colours and lowering of the suspension. fuel efficiency is not great and is compunded by the modified chip but boy oh boy is she fun to take out onto the streets for a bit of fun. If your after an agressive Aussie sedan or ute this model is the bushpig variety. ugly, powerful and will keep going after you shoot it.

Pros: Strength, Acceleration, With detailing is an agressive looker, Spare second hand parts are easy to come by.

Cons: Fuel efficiency, Mintenance

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Bargain Rocket!! Gas Buggy!! — Bought this one without even test driving it. Have had it for 6 months and tralleved 30 thosand K's so far. Car just clocked 400,000km's on 2nd April.

Pros: Massive, can sleep in it

Cons: Bad paint, and the door seals suck ass!

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Nice Car — 1989 Commodore VN S pack, five speed manual. Nice car very quick for a V6. Mine's just getting a little long in the tooth.. :)

Pros: 5 speed manual, Brakes are off the SS version, Sounds nice

Cons: paint job (needs a new one), it is about 19 years old now.

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Ugly, Powerful, Easily And Cheaply Upgraded. — The VN wagon has lots of room, reliable engine, good solid 5 speed. Wicked power for age, light weight ( upgrade suspensions if not already done ). Cheap body kits and wheels available, so many parts at wreckers, want leather seats = easy and cheap for full set. VN are the easiest commodore to steal, so make sure you get a good alarm and set up a manual kill switch somewhere, the hidden magnetic style kill switches are great, or the more expensive wireless slave immobiliser. VN over 250,000kms will require some work on electrics like coil, alternator etc, so work that into your budget. Cheap reconned units available. Grab a 5 speed VN, don't worry about how many k's its done, engines just last forever. Grab a cheap body kit, some 18 inch mags, a good alarm and manual kill switch and you are sorted for uber cheap thrashing fun ~ wagons with body kit look wicked. Old school , thrashed to crap, burnout king, cheap commodore fun, brogan vehicle... Sure, but I'd rather be pushing my VN than driving your Ford.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Cheap parts, lots aftermarket body kits, power, 5 speed manual, sound, easy to work on. Old school raw power, easy burnouts, just can't kill it. Good for 400,000km, some I know even done over 700,000kms lol!!!

Cons: Easiest car to steal so make sure yours has alarm, stock suspension sucks, interior boring, some rust mainly on tailgates but expected for age, stock shape without body kit awful ~ wagon with kits looks wicked.

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Holden Commodore Reviews

100% Worth The Money By Brody

overall a very good car, very thirsty but with over 500hp at the wheels that is to be expected. very fun to drive accelerates well past 200 km/h in what seems like no time at all and handles like ... Read More

Great Ride By Daniel

Performance - Acceleration, Braking and Handling are all great. Build Quality - Nothing bad yet. Appearance - Interior plastics look and feel a bit cheap but the seats and the ride over rule that and ... Read More

2006 Holden Commodore Reviews

V6 Commy By Ivan

Performance - Engine V6 3.6L engine Build Quality - So far so good Appearance - Interior and exterior are great, interior simple styling. Cost of Ownership - Expensive to run, thirsty engine Fun Fact... Read More

2006 Holden Commodore Sv6 By Tara

Appearance? SEXY! Drove to Mildura from geelong on just over half a tank which was amazing! Hes bloody quick off the line too ;) HUGE boot space which sexy leather interior. Its amazing to drive, firs... Read More

2005 Holden Commodore Reviews

Outstanding By Dylan

This is an amazing car as it is great quality, the performance is excellent, and it runs well. It is very easy to run as well. It is extremely fun to drive as it reaches speeds exceeding 200km/h. Exce... Read More

Commodore Review By Julie

performance is great on acceleration and braking, might need now brakes tho... build quality needs a bit of work as it squeaks every now and then it is fairly cheap on petrol unless you buy the expens... Read More

2004 Holden Commodore Reviews

Bit Of A Sleeper Being The Sv8 Debadged And Stock Look By Jonno_87

love the ride and power and handling. rwd 6 speed also helps like it. could use better suspension but it handles if u no how to drive it fuel consumtion is relatively good if u baby it or on good high... Read More

Just Got To Have One By Scott

Can't get much better than this ute. OTR air intake, twin 3inch stainless steel exhaust system, tuned putting out 234rwkw, took it down to the creek and pulled of 12.9 down the 1/4 with slicks. you p... Read More

2003 Holden Commodore Reviews

My First V8. By Luke

sucks abit of petrol around town,but highway driving its great on fuel.performance is excellent alot of power,acceleration is quick,braking great,handles very well,build quaulity good,no repairs,becau... Read More

Good Workhorse By Alun

Great wagon for lots of reasons! Good for camping, lots of storage space, enough grunt, a few handy bells and whistles, looks good, reasonably reliable (so far!) cheap to buy, great stereo and you ca... Read More

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