Unless you've been hiding under a rock, we all know the end of the locally produced Holden Commodore is nigh. October 2017 and it's all over. It will be a sad end to an era.
It's pretty much universally agreed that the final VF/VFII series Commodore is the finest Australian car ever made; Holden has decided to end local manufacture on a high note.
Now might be the time to get in on owning what is a piece of unique Australiana. As a full-sized sedan, the current shape VF Commodore is not short on performance or tech. If you can't afford new, a second-hand SV6 is a veritable bargain. At $20,000 to $25,000 AUD, the cost of depreciation has been worn by the previous owner. At $39,000 AUD for a new SV6; second hand for basically the same car is an attractive proposition.
For your spend, your SV6 will have less than a 100K on the clock. A perky 3.6-litre V6 engine developing 210kW @ 6700rpm and 350Nm of torque @2800rpm. It also includes a touchscreen infotainment system, six-speaker stereo, CD player, Bluetooth, auxiliary USB connection, seven airbags, cross traffic alert, brake assist, park assist, abs, stability control, blind spot sensor, rear facing reversing camera, remote keyless central locking. Also dual zone climate control, cruise control, voice recognition, auto lighting, daytime running lights, leather look sports seats, electric powered for the driver seat, stainless steel dual exhaust, four-wheel disc brakes, and 18" alloy wheels.
As a budget-priced sports sedan, the SV6 is also a handy corner carver.
Sign me up.
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