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Holden Commodore 1998

The 1998 Holden Commodore range of configurations is currently priced from $1,200. Our most recent review of the 1998 Holden Commodore resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Holden Commodore: Impressive handling, Roomy, Easy cars to do mechanical work on

The 1998 Holden Commodore carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Holden Commodore 1998 Price and Specs

The Holden Commodore 1998 is currently available from $1,200 for the Commodore Executive up to $6,995 for the Commodore Executive.

Pricing guides

$3,990
Based on 24 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$1,200
Highest Price
$6,995
Holden Commodore Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
50th Anniversary Sedan 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,900 $5,060
Acclaim Sedan 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,600 $4,510
Berlina Sedan 5.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO $3,700 $6,050
Berlina Sedan 5.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,500 $5,610
50th Anniversary Ute 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,500 $4,290
50th Anniversary Ute 3.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,180
(base) Ute 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
(base) Ute 3.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,070
50th Anniversary Wagon 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,100 $5,280
Acclaim Wagon 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,700 $4,620
Berlina Wagon 5.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,700 $6,050
Berlina Wagon 3.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,500 $5,610
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Holden Commodore 1998 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Commodore 1998 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What oil goes into a 1998 Holden Commodore?

    Assuming your car is a V6, I’d recommend a quality brand of oil with a viscosity of either 5W30 or 10W40. Provided you buy a quality, known brand, it will have all the additives that make modern multi-grade oils so much better than the oils that went before them. If your car runs on LPG (as many Commodores do) then you need to buy an oil that’s designed for use with this fuel. Fundamentally, though, the same rules apply: Stick to the correct grade and weight of oil and only use a quality brand, not the generic-branded supermarket stuff.

    The actual oil capacity for a V6 Commodore of that vintage is 5.3 litres, so if you buy a six-litre pack, you’ll have enough for tops-ups between oil changes. Don’t forget to change the oil filter, too. While some mechanics reckon changing the filter every second oil change is enough, the wisdom of putting nice, clean oil through a dirty filter is beyond me, especially considering an oil filter costs only a few dollars.

    Changing your engine’s oil is probably the best engine insurance you can buy. But you need to do it properly, so a workshop manual is probably a good thing to have as well as it should walk your through the process (important the first time). You also need to be able to dispose of the old oil and filter in an environmentally responsible way, too. But this is a great first maintenance job for the budding home mechanic and can really save you some money over the years. Good luck with it.

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  • Holden Commodore 1998: Pricing

    A guide price is between $1000 and $2500, depending on condition, service history and kilometres done.

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  • Holden Commodore: VT buying guide

    The biggest issue you're fighting with the VT is age. No matter what way you look at it, it's an old car and every car has problems with age. So the first thing to say is that you should shop around, and take your time to find the best car you can for the money you have to spend. Basically the VT is quite durable and standing up well over the long term. With the VT the 3.8-litre V6 engine is a pretty tough old nail and won't give you much trouble if it has been serviced properly with regular oil changes. Listen for rattling on start-up or smoke on acceleration. Inspect it for oil leaks, they can be expensive to repair. The auto transmission is generally ok, but might need a service if it's done a lot of kays. They can have trouble with fuel pumps and the suspension bushes wear-out, but they're relatively minor things that won't cost a lot to fix.

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  • Commodore rough start

     They are renowned for having problems with the coils, so check those and replace them if needed. I would also clean the throttle body and put some injector cleaner in the fuel.

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Holden Commodore 1998 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1998 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.

Holden Commodore Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Executive Sedan P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
50TH Anniversary Sedan P215x60 R16 16x7 inches P215x60 R16 16x7 inches
Acclaim Sedan P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
S Sedan P225x50 R16 16x7 inches P225x50 R16 16x7 inches
base Ute P205x65R15 P205x65R15
base Ute P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
S Ute P205x65R15 P205x65R15
S Ute P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
Executive Wagon P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
50TH Anniversary Wagon P215x60 R16 16x7 inches P215x60 R16 16x7 inches
Acclaim Wagon P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
Berlina Wagon P205x65 R15 15x6 inches P205x65 R15 15x6 inches
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Holden Commodore 1998 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1998 Holden Commodore are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1965mm x 1545mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Commodore 1998 Dimensions  include 1450mm height, 1842mm width, 4884mm length.
Holden Commodore Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Executive Sedan 1450x1842x4883 mm 150 mm
Executive Sedan 1450x1842x4884 mm 150 mm
50TH Anniversary Sedan 1450x1842x4884 mm 150 mm
Acclaim Sedan 1450x1842x4884 mm 150 mm
base Ute 1510x1794x4896 mm 138 mm
base Ute 1510x1965x4896 mm 138 mm
S Ute 1510x1794x4896 mm 138 mm
S Ute 1510x1965x4896 mm 138 mm
Executive Wagon 1545x1847x5042 mm 153 mm
50TH Anniversary Wagon 1545x1847x5042 mm 153 mm
Acclaim Wagon 1545x1847x5042 mm 153 mm
Berlina Wagon 1545x1847x5042 mm 153 mm
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Holden Commodore 1998 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1998 Holden Commodore is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Commodore is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Holden Commodore Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Berlina Sedan 5.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO
50TH Anniversary Sedan 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 9.6L/100km
50TH Anniversary Ute 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 11.5L/100km
50TH Anniversary Wagon 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10L/100km
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Holden Commodore 1998 Towing capacity

The Holden Commodore’s towing capacity ranges from 1590kg to 2100kg. 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
Executive Sedan 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2100kg
Executive Sedan 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2100kg
50TH Anniversary Sedan 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2100kg
Executive Sedan 5.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2100kg
base Ute 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
base Ute 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
S Ute 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1590kg
S Ute 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1590kg
Executive Wagon 3.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2100kg
Executive Wagon 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2100kg
50TH Anniversary Wagon 3.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 2100kg
Executive Wagon 5.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 2100kg
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