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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
Luciano writes:
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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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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
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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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Tashy Glorious writes:
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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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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
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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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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
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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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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
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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 CommodoreReview
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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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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
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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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1989 Holden CommodoreReview
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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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1995 Holden Commodore Reviews

Good Car By Michael

I have been very happy with the car. Only really problem has been fuel economy. Performs really well for its age. Has great acceleration and handles nicely for a wagon. Heaps of fun to drive and look... Read More

Good Car But Needs A Few Things Done To It Thankfuly Still Under Warrenty By Keith

car has 3.8L ecotec v6 motor, handles like a dream with 16's (225x50x16) car cost me $4990 drive away from redland city autos has some minor problems like a slight water leak and transmition leak. but... Read More

1994 Holden Commodore Reviews

Great Daily Driver By Chris

great performance..tourque down low as well as in top end.. very easy to jump on the brakes and light up the rear tyres.. great build quality for the age, a car with real nice lines aggressive stance ... Read More

Nice Car By Amy

best car I have ever seen the quality brilliant, the perfomance of a lowered commodore awesome, fun to drive, the cost of ownership was 1000, i will never find another car like this. interior and out ... Read More

1993 Holden Commodore Reviews

Wonderful Car To Drive By Tarni

when i first got the car it needed some repairs about the car runs beautiful. performance- braking, acceleration, handling all wonderful the cost of car- heaps the car is great to drive especially lo... Read More

Great First Car By Oliver

very reliable fun, plenty of parts, endless modification potential, crappy interiors if base model. good acceleration and can be improved easily. cheap to fix and run, can service it yourself. with go... Read More

1992 Holden Commodore Reviews

Amazing! By Tara

I LOVE MY CAR!!! There is nothing wrong with it!! Hes old but younger than me and goes like a rocket :) Im Never ever ever ever going to sell him :) Just Wish He wouldnt need to get fixed all the tim... Read More

Conny Babe By Luke

I love my commodore it has been there for me for the last 3 years and not much has gone wrong its a lil pricey on fuel i could probably run a new V8 on the same amount of fuel. Read More

1991 Holden Commodore Reviews

Wicked Car To Own By Brett

excellent performance handles well brilliant to drive, champagne gold paint outside grey material interior, 5 spd manual transmission was the best car i had loved driving it. cost a fair bit on petrol... Read More

Its The Best Value For 3k That I Know Of. By Eric

it was cheap to buy ,v8s good for towing ,cheaper to fix than a v6 .being a xchaser its an automatic aircon & fe2 suspension. this car is so reliable & easy to drive .its not overly thirsty as long as... Read More

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