The locally-built Holden Commodore was kind of like Australia's girl next door – we fell for it almost as soon as it arrived in showrooms back in 1978. And just like the girl next door who grew into a beautiful woman, the last Australian-built VF II was the best Holden ever made.
However, the end of local manufacturing means that the current ZB Commodore isn't from next door, but from the other side of the planet. The German-built model's current prices range from $33,690 for the Commodore LT (5YR) to $55,990 for the Commodore VXR.
In a weird way, it kind of works; the original Commodore was basically a reengineered version of the Opel Rekord, so the circle has been completed.