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2017 Holden Calais
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2017 Holden Calais Pricing and Specs

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$35,995*

The Holden Calais 2017 prices range from $25,990 for the basic trim level Sedan Calais (base) to $129,990 for the top of the range Sedan Calais V Director EDT.

The Holden Calais 2017 comes in Hatchback, Sedan and Wagon.

The Holden Calais 2017 is available in Diesel, Premium Unleaded Petrol and Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Sedan 3.6L 6 SP Automatic to the Sedan 6.2L 6 SP Automatic.

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Hatchback

Holden Calais Models SPECS PRICE
(base) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $17,500 – 24,310
(base) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $17,600 – 24,530
V 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $22,800 – 31,020

Sedan

Holden Calais Models SPECS PRICE
(base) 3.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $19,600 – 27,280
V 6.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $42,100 – 53,900
V 3.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $23,000 – 31,240
V Director EDT 6.2LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $48,000 – 60,720

Wagon

Holden Calais Models SPECS PRICE
(base) 3.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $20,500 – 27,830
Tourer 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $18,200 – 25,410
V 6.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $32,800 – 42,900
V 3.6LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $26,600 – 35,310
V Tourer 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $22,000 – 29,920

Holden Calais 2017 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Calais here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is the paint in the drain channels on the roof of my 2018 Holden Calais peeling off?

    This is an ongoing concern for owners of cars that were built in places that simply don’t have the UV radiation levels we experience in Australia. And, yes, I know your car is a Holden Calais, but the ZB model you own was actually built in Europe and is a fully imported car. That said, even local car-makers have had an awful time over the years trying to get their paint to last in the Aussie sun.

    However, I don’t believe that a 2018 car should be showing signs of paint degradation this early, so I think you’d have a very chance of making a warranty claim to have the problem put right. Even though Holden no longer exists as a brand, its parent company still has an obligation to provide parts and service (and warranty) for the next few years. That said, there’s not much in it for General Motors to keep you happy as you won’t be a repeat Holden customer (since the brand is gone).

    But it’s definitely worth a try and if you don’t get any satisfaction from head office’s customer service division, I’d be talking to the ACCC (what used to be Consumer Affairs) to see if a resolution can be found. It’s difficult to diagnose problems by remote control, but if the paint is peeling in a very specific section (the drain channels) rather than randomly on the roof, then it would seem as though there might have been a production problem when the roof was painted. If that’s the case, what’s left of Holden should put it right.

     

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  • What gearbox can I use in my 2007 Holden Calais?

    The five-speed automatic in your Calais is a bit of an odd one, Mark, as it was only used for a handful of years and only in the high-feature 3.6-litre V6. Holden switched the car to a six-speed automatic in September 2009, so technically, that would be possible to fit to your car. As with a lot of these things, however, it’s not as simple as finding a gearbox and bolting it in. Modern engineering dictates that the five-speed and six-speed transmissions, while physically similar, may have featured bigger differences in terms of the information they fed to the car’s on-board computer and the program within that computer that, in turn, told the gearbox what to do next.

    At the very least, you’d need the electronic transmission-control module to make the six-speed work and possibly some changes to sensors and wiring. Even then, you might find that your speedometer needs recalibration. Unlike the good old days when the transmission was simply a set of gears, a modern transmission these days is a much more sophisticated piece of equipment and does a much more complex job.

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  • How much is a used 2006 Holden Calais worth?

    The prices of second-hand cars have sky-rocketed recently due to a lack of supply. People are simply not selling their old cars at the usual rate (as trade-ins and private sales) so the laws of supply and demand apply. That is; more demand plus less supply equals higher prices. This phenomenon has been most strongly felt in the case of locally-made Holdens and Fords, perhaps because of nostalgia and the `they don’t make ‘em any more’ factor. Either way, it’s true that the second-hand Holden Calais that cost $6000 this time last year can be worth almost double that now.

    With just 120,000km showing, your car is a relatively low-mileage example and the fact that it’s a V8 is good news. Beyond that, however, you haven’t given me much to go on. For a start, 2006 was a change-over year for Holden models; the VZ left showrooms and the new VE model entered. The difference between a VZ and VE in price is significant, particularly in V8 form. I’d also need to know whether your car is a Calais V. All those things have a bearing on value.

    For the record, though, a VE Calais sedan in good condition with similar kilometres to yours would probably be advertised for around the $14,000 mark or even more. And that’s almost twice what it was worth just a year ago.

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