The locally-built Holden Commodore is kind of like Australia's girl next door – we fell for it almost as soon as it arrived in showrooms back in 1978.
Now, just like the girl next door who's grown into a beautiful woman, the big sedan is the best Holden has ever made. However, the end of local manufacturing means that future Commodores won't be from next door; they'll be from the other side of the world. Current prices range from $33,690 for the Commodore LT to $55,990 for the Commodore VXR (5YR).
The Commodore name will live on, however, with the badge likely to adorn an imported sedan from GM's European division, Opel. But that works, in a weird way; the original Commodore was basically a reengineered version of the Opel Rekord, so the circle can be complete.