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Holden Monaro

To be present for the return of the Holden Monaro in 2001 was like observing the return of a religious deity. 

The VT Commodore-based two-door coupe heralded absolute adulation and hysteria when it finally hit showrooms three years after its sensational appearance at the now-defunct Sydney Motor Show in 1998.

Inspired by two-door versions of the HK and HT Kingswoods of the 1960s and ’70s, the third generation Monaro was built between 2001 and 2005, with left-hand drive versions of the facelifted two-door being sold as Pontiac GTOs in the United States, as well as the Chevrolet Lumina Coupe in the Middle East and South Africa. In its final rendition the Monaro only had one trim level the Monaro CV8-Z at $15,000.

This vehicle is also known as Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet SS, Holden GTS, Holden Limited Edition, Pontiac GTO, Vauxhall Monaro.

Holden Monaro Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Monaro varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $15,000 and going to $22,440 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2006 Coupe 5.7L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO $15,000 $22,440
2005 Coupe 5.7L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO $13,300 $21,120
2004 Coupe 5.7L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO $11,600 $19,690
2003 Coupe 3.8L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO $6,500 $16,280
2002 Coupe 3.8L, PULP, 4 SP AUTO $6,200 $16,170
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Holden Monaro Wheel Size

The Holden Monaro has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x40 R18 for Coupe in 2006 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2006 Coupe 235x40 R18 18x8 inches 235x40 R18 18x8 inches
2005 Coupe 235x40 R18 18x8 inches 235x40 R18 18x8 inches
2004 Coupe 235x40 R18 18x8 inches 235x40 R18 18x8 inches
2003 Coupe 235x45 R17 17x8 inches 235x45 R17 17x8 inches
2002 Coupe 235x45 R17 17x8 inches 235x45 R17 17x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Monaro Wheel Sizes

Holden Monaro Fuel Consumption

The Holden Monaro is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 15.3L/100km for Coupe /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2006 Coupe 15.3L/100km 5.7L PULP 6 SP MAN
2005 Coupe 13.7L/100km 5.7L PULP 4 SP AUTO
2004 Coupe 10.2L/100km 5.7L PULP 6 SP MAN
2003 Coupe 10.1L/100km 3.8L PULP 4 SP AUTO
2002 Coupe 10.1L/100km 3.8L PULP 4 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Monaro Pricing and Specs for 2006

Holden Monaro Q&As

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

  • Local model Monaro vs foreign variants

    If only we had a crystal ball. Unfortunately it's impossible to say with any certainty if the foreign variants of the Monaro will become classics. If any do I would guess it would be the Pontiac with its connections to the GTO, Vauxhall's image in Australia is one of a cardigan wearing, pipe-puffing old timer, and the Chevrolet Lumina doesn't get the pulse racing.

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  • 2002 Monaro with many problems

    Your complaint is with the mechanic who did the repairs, and you should pursue it through legal means, which appears to be what you are doing.

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  • Piston slap in Holden Monaro

    You'd need to have an experienced mechanic listen to the noise to determine if it's piston slap or not. The LS1 certainly rattled on cold starts due to piston slap, and it used oil, they were the giveaways to a problem with the engine. Yours could have some piston slap, but your description suggests it's not serious, and certainly if the engine isn't oil to any degree I wouldn't be concerned. The noise could also be a worn lifter, that's why you need someone with experience to listen to it.

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  • Ask Smithy Xtra 1969 Holden Monaro GTS

    For starters the mechanics are conning you by offering you so little to buy the car, it’s worth much, much more than that. The Monaro GTS 350 is a very desirable model, and yours is a very appealing colour/trim combination with low mileage. Depending on the condition it could be worth as much as $100,000. It could be fitted with LPG and it would run well, but I would urge you most strongly not to do it, as it would affect the originality of the car and in my view reduce its value. Even though the tyres might be cracked, and perhaps unroadworthy, they could actually add to the value of the car if they were the original tyres as fitted at the factory in 1969, so don’t discard them. Finally, you can sell the car without a RWC, but state on the transfer papers that the car is sold ‘as is’ without the roadworthy and the buyer is then responsible for getting the RWC.

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Holden Monaro Towing Capacity

The Holden Monaro has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2006 Coupe 1600kg 1600kg
2005 Coupe 1600kg 1600kg
2004 Coupe 1600kg 1600kg
2003 Coupe 1600kg 1600kg
2002 Coupe 1600kg 1600kg
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Holden Monaro Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Monaro Coupe vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2006 Coupe 1397x1841x4798 mm 106 mm
2005 Coupe 1397x1841x4798 mm 106 mm
2004 Coupe 1397x1841x4789 mm 107 mm
2003 Coupe 1397x1841x4789 mm 101 mm
2002 Coupe 1397x1841x4789 mm 101 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Monaro Dimensions