Holden Commodore 2006
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Holden Commodore: Affordable and easy to own, service and work on, Plenty of space in both sedan and wagon, Locally tuned suspension
The 2006 Holden Commodore carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Holden Commodore 2006 Price and Specs
|Holden Commodore Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Acclaim||Sedan||3.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,990||$6,292|
|Berlina||Sedan||6.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$1,750||$9,995|
|Berlina||Sedan||6.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,750||$9,499|
|Berlina||Sedan||3.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,750||$9,499|
|(base)||Ute||3.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,500||$8,990|
|(base)||Ute||3.6L ULP 6 SP MAN||$5,888||$9,999|
|S||Ute||3.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$6,990||$7,688|
|S||Ute||3.6L ULP 6 SP MAN||$6,990||$7,688|
|Acclaim||Wagon||3.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,990||$6,292|
|Berlina||Wagon||6.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,750||$9,499|
|Berlina||Wagon||3.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,750||$9,499|
|Berlina||Wagon||5.7L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$1,750||$9,499|
Holden Commodore 2006 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Commodore 2006 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Should we replace our Holden Commodore with a Subaru Outback?
A car with a little extra ground clearance is great for camping as it often allows you to get a little farther away from the masses in their caravans who tend to huddle around the shower block at bush campsites.
The Subaru Outback is a good, solid choice and if you can find an independent workshop to service it, you’ll avoid the cost of dealership prices. And you’re right, the all-wheel-drive would be great for gravel roads. Another vehicle to look at would be a late-model Ford territory diesel which is big and clever inside and has the option of all-wheel-drive. The diesel engine is a plus on the bush where that fuel is more readily available (in really remote areas) and gives you more range for big holidays in the mulga.
Don’t rule out things like the Mitsubishi Pajero, either, which won’t be as around-town friendly, but is a proven quantity and is absolutely tremendous off-road. The same goes for a Toyota Prado or Nissan Pathfinder prior to the current model (which is a bit less hard-core adventure).
Holden Commodore 2006: Resale value
It depends on the specific model, but the private price guide for a 2006 VE Omega is $1500-$3400. Because of the paint problem yours would fall towards the lower end of that scale.
Holden Commodore: Is it safe to insert a new radiator and thermostat?
The VX had the old 3.8-litre V6; the VZ had the later Alloytec engine. I expect it would physically fit, but I would also expect the radiator and thermostat to be different. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Holden Commodore 2006: Timing chain replacement
Replacing the timing chains is not a cheap exercise. You could anticipate paying around $3000. I would expect to affect the pink slip.
Holden Commodore 2006 Towing capacity
The Holden Commodore’s towing capacity ranges from 1600kg 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|
|SVZ||Sedan||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|Lumina||Sedan||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|Executive||Sedan||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|Omega||Sedan||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|base||Ute||3.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN||1600kg|
|ONE Tonner||Ute||3.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN||2100kg|
|ONE Tonner||Ute||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|base||Ute||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||1600kg|
|Lumina||Wagon||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|SVZ||Wagon||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|Executive||Wagon||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|
|Executive D/Fuel||Wagon||3.6L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2100kg|