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2018 Holden Calais
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2018 Holden Calais Pricing and Specs

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$34,990*

The Holden Calais 2018 prices range from $27,888 for the basic trim level Hatchback Calais (base) to $46,990 for the top of the range Wagon Calais V Tourer.

The Holden Calais 2018 comes in Hatchback and Wagon.

The Holden Calais 2018 is available in Diesel and Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Hatchback 2.0L 9 SP Automatic to the Wagon 3.6L 9 SP Automatic.

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Hatchback

Holden Calais Models SPECS PRICE
(5YR) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $18,300 – 25,520
(5YR) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $17,100 – 23,760
(base) 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $20,600 – 27,940
(base) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $20,300 – 27,610
V 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $26,500 – 35,090
V (5YR) 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $24,900 – 33,000

Wagon

Holden Calais Models SPECS PRICE
Tourer 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $21,500 – 29,150
Tourer (5YR) 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $19,100 – 26,620
V (5YR) 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $21,500 – 29,260
V Tourer 3.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol9 speed automatic $25,800 – 34,210

Holden Calais 2018 FAQs

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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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  • Why is water coming into the passenger side of my 2006 Holden Calais?

    The prime suspect for this is a blocked vent that normally funnels condensation from the air-conditioning system to the outside of the car. If this vent becomes blocked or split, the condensation can enter the cabin. Other possibilities include a damaged heater matrix which can leak coolant into the cabin or a sunroof with blocked drainage channels that can also leak into the vehicle.

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