Holden Commodore 1988
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.
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Holden Commodore 1988 Reviews
Used Holden Commodore review: 1978-2003
The Commodore is turning 25. Graham Smith tells you what they are worth today as used cars. The first Commodore was smaller than the...
The Commodore is turning 25. Graham Smith tells you what they are worth today as used cars. The first Commodore was...
Holden Commodore 1988 Price and Specs
|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|
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more