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Are VE Commodores any good?

Are VE Commodores any good?

While that might be the modern reality cars like the VE Commodore can still represent good value for money if you prize might and power. The attractive sedan and wagon are roomy, comfortable, refined and well equipped, with lots of space to carry the family and the gear a family takes when they hit the road.

What problems do VE Commodores have?

Other problems identified on earlier model VE Commodores were failing alternators and flat battery woes. A number of software updates were needed on early models to prevent excessive battery drain when the vehicle is off, as well as alternator charging rates.

How much horsepower does a SV6 2010 have?

An all-alloy V6 with DOHC/24-valves and direct fuel injection, this fuel-sipping V6 delivers 210kW of power at 6400 rpm and peak torque of 350Nm at 2900 rpm.

What engine is in a VE SV6?

With the Commodore IV (VE) SV6 Sportwagon has a naturally-aspirated V 6 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code LLT. This engine produces a maximum power of 286 PS (282 bhp – 210 kW) at 6400 rpm and a maximum torque of 350.0 Nm (258 lb. ft) at 6400 rpm.

What does VE stand for Holden?

It was the first iteration of the fourth generation of the Commodore. Its range included the luxury variants, Holden Berlina (VE) and Holden Calais (VE); utility models were included as the Holden Ute (VE).

How much does it cost to replace a timing chain on a VE Commodore?

The average cost of a timing chain replacement will be between $1,000.00 and $1,800.00. If your mechanic has advised that your timing chain is broken and must be replaced in order for your engine to run, then the time to replace it will likely be between 3 and 4 hours.

How long do VE Commodore timing chains last?

Timing chains are very common on these engines to fail even at relatively low mileage compared to other timing chain engines which can last well over 200,000 km. The average kilometres that we replace timing chains on these engines are around the 100,000 km mark.

What is a 2010 Commodore worth?

The Holden Commodore 2010 prices range from $4,913 for the basic trim level Sedan Commodore Omega to $39,000 for the top of the range Wagon Commodore SS-V. The Holden Commodore 2010 comes in Sedan, Ute and Wagon. The Holden Commodore 2010 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol, Regular Unleaded Petrol and LPG.

How much power does an SV6 make?

SV6: A sportier version of the V6 Ute, the SV6 replaced the S-pack from previous models. This has the 3.6-litre High-Output V6 with 195 kW (261 hp) and 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft). Which has been recently updated to 210 kW (282 hp) and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) engine.

How much HP does a VE SV6 have?

SV6: A sportier version of the V6 Ute, the SV6 replaced the S-pack from previous models. This has the 3.6-litre High-Output V6 with 195 kW (261 hp) and 340 N⋅m (251 lb⋅ft).

What gearbox is in a VE SV6?

If your car is an SV6, it will have either a five-speed automatic (5L40E) or a six-speed manual (the Aisin D173/AY6 unit). If your car is a V8 Commodore, it will have either the six-speed automatic (6L80) or a six-speed manual (Tremec T56) fitted.

What kind of fuel economy does Holden SV6 have?

The manual SV6 we tested is rated at 10.2 l/100kms for fuel consumption – down 7 per cent on its predecessor. Holden says C02 emissions are also down by seven per cent to 242 g/km. Combine that fuel economy with Commodore’s 73 litre tank and the range between refills is, well, almost Sydney to Melbourne.

When did the Holden VE series I come out?

Released in August 2006, the Holden VE Series I (VE.I) Commodore was a large, rear-wheel drive sedan (the related VE Berlina, VE Calais and VE Sportwagon have been reviewed separately).

What kind of engine does Holden VE Commodore have?

Manufactured in Elizabeth, South Australia, the VE Commodore range was initially available with 3.6-litre V6 and 6.0-litre V8 petrol engines, while the range consisted of Omega, SV6, SS and SS V variants (see table below).

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