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Holden Commodore 1988

The 1988 Holden Commodore range of configurations is currently priced from $1,900.

The 1988 Holden Commodore carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1590 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Holden Commodore 1988 Price and Specs

The Holden Commodore 1988 is currently available from $1,900 for the Commodore S up to $4,400 for the Commodore Berlina.

Pricing guides

$3,150
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$1,900
Highest Price
$4,400
Holden Commodore Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Berlina Sedan 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Berlina Sedan 5.0L ULP 3 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Berlina Sedan 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Berlina Sedan 3.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
Berlina Wagon 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,200 $3,850
Berlina Wagon 5.0L ULP 3 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Berlina Wagon 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
Berlina Wagon 3.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,200 $3,850
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Holden Commodore 1988 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Commodore 1988 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Wheeling and dealing

    SOME people think the VL was one of the best, if not the best early Commodore, because it had a Nissan engine. The Nissan six is a good, reliable engine and I'm sure you've felt its good performance. In the Nissan it was bullet-proof, but it had a few problems in the Commodore, caused by installation, not the engine. The Commodore's radiator was prone to breaking an internal baffle, affecting the flow of coolant, and mechanics often wouldn't bleed the cooling system properly after repairing the radiator. This led to overheating problems. If yours is in good condition, it's worth $2000-$3000, and would be popular with young drivers. It sounds as if the dealer doesn't want to take it off your hands. Do a deal where you keep the VL and sell it privately.

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  • Which runabout?

    THE Camira was heavily criticised when it was new, and the criticism was justified. They rusted badly, burned oil and fell to bits. Early models should be avoided at all costs, but by the time Holden turned out the JE, most of the problems had been fixed. The problem is they are now at least 15 years old so should be approached with caution.

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  • And what price a fine vl?

    THE VL Commodore is a popular model and you should find plenty of willing buyers. The odometer reading is very low and provided it has been well serviced and is roadworthy, any new owner should need to do little to it. It would be worth contacting Holden car clubs in your area. An average VL Commodore has a value of about $5000, but yours could be worth $8000-$10,000 if it is as good as you say.

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  • Ticking tappets

    IF THE noise is a light rattly one heard only when the engine is cold, then it's more than likely to be the hydraulic lifters, or tappets, as you've been told. You don't say if your car is a VL or VN, which was released in August 1988, but I'll assume it's a VL. The reason for the assumption is that the Nissan engine in the VL suffers camshaft wear and lifter rattle. The way to fix it is to replace the camshaft and lifters.

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Holden Commodore 1988 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1988 Holden Commodore will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Commodore vary from 14x6 inches to 15x6 inches.

Holden Commodore Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Vacationer Sedan 14x6 inches 14x6 inches
SL Sedan 14x6 inches 14x6 inches
Executive Sedan 14x6 inches 14x6 inches
Executive Sedan 15x6 inches 15x6 inches
SL Wagon 14x6 inches 14x6 inches
Vacationer Wagon 14x6 inches 14x6 inches
Executive Wagon 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
Executive Wagon 14x6 inches 14x6 inches
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Holden Commodore 1988 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1988 Holden Commodore are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1802mm x 1474mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Commodore 1988 Dimensions  include 1400mm height, 1802mm width, 4850mm length.
Holden Commodore Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Vacationer Sedan 1368x1722x4766 mm 155 mm
Executive Sedan 1403x1794x4850 mm 143 mm
SL Sedan 1368x1722x4766 mm 155 mm
Executive Sedan 1368x1722x4766 mm 155 mm
SL Wagon 1389x1722x4763 mm 151 mm
Vacationer Wagon 1389x1722x4763 mm 151 mm
Executive Wagon 1389x1722x4763 mm 151 mm
Executive Wagon 1422x1794x4896 mm 141 mm
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Holden Commodore 1988 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1988 Holden Commodore is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Commodore currently offers fuel consumption from 9.5 to 13.8L/100km. The Holden Commodore is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Holden Commodore Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Berlina Sedan 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.6L/100km
Berlina Sedan 5.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 13.8L/100km
Berlina Wagon 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10.5L/100km
Berlina Wagon 5.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 13.8L/100km
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Holden Commodore 1988 Towing capacity

The Holden Commodore has maximum towing capacity of 1590kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Commodore Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Vacationer Sedan 3.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
Executive Sedan 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
Executive Sedan 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
Executive Sedan 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
SL Wagon 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
Vacationer Wagon 3.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
Executive Wagon 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
Vacationer Wagon 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
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