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Holden VT Commodore
GM Holden
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1997-1999
Class Large
Body Style 4 dr Sedan
5 dr Wagon
Length 4884 mm (Sedan)
Width 1842 mm
Height 1450 mm
Wheelbase 2788 mm
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission 5 speed Manual
6 speed Manual
4 speed Automatic, RWD
Engine 3.8L Ecotec V6
5.0L Aussie V8
5.7L Gen III V8
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Ford Falcon
Mitsubishi Magna
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

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The VT Commodore is Holden's 9th variant Commodore. Holden turned to European division Opel for its design while transferring the mechanical underpinnings off its predecessor, the VS Commodore. Although underrefined by new car standards, they offered long-term durability, a crucial area for Australia's reliability area. It's no surprise that the VT Commodore is well known for its reliability since the Holden Kingswood.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Holden VT Commodore Review.

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The VT Commodore has proved reliable but for these cars with high mileages, it's more important to check the engine for any faults. The faults include rattly valve lifters, oil leaks (which are common) and cracked exhaust manifolds recognised by chuffing noise and possible smoke. If the engine has been serviced regularly, the faults wouldn't be too serious.

According to Car, the average reliability score is 7.69 out of 10.

Camber faultEdit

It is known that the VT Commodore has a flawed camber angle for the rear wheels and the result is more tyre wear. A camber kit will be helpful to eliminate the problem but it can be expensive to purchase.


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Series IIEdit

The SS gets a new 5.7L Gen III V8 which produced more power than the engine it replaces. The new 6 speed Manual replaced the 5 speed gearbox.

Series IEdit


The VT Commodore is the first Commodore model to be exported in left hand drive. So far, it's exported to the Middle East.

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

Window seal faultEdit

There is a known case that there is a fault with the windscreen seal resulting a water leak into the cabin. The fault would have no cause for alarm but owners should check in case.


1997 CarsGUIDE Car Of The Year[1]

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