As technologically advanced as fossilized wood, they are a very user friendly car for the simple minded, thus, common in Australia. Equipped with a slow, noisy, automatic transmission and either a "rattletec" 3.8L v6 designed in 1988 or an even older 5L pushrod v8, the pitiful power per litre figure is reflected by its inherant lack of fuel economy or reliability.
Although it handles like a bag of mollasses, this barge is worshipped by bogans for is ability to allow even physically and/or mentally disabled drivers to do burnouts. Usually performance mods consist of 17 inch chromies, altezza taillights and 2 subwoofers. The younger owners usually purchase the cars due to a lack of intelligence, funds or pride. Thus, the car earned the nickname "conformadore".
Holdens "performance" line, "HSV", fail to realise that slapping a bodykit on a family commuter does not make it a sportscar.
Claimed to be an iconic Australian car, engines and drivetrains are sourced from american company GM.
That convoy of commodores is driven by 18yo virgins.
The commodore understeered into a tree at 20km/h, lucky it wasnt a good car.
2) Car made by the Australian sub-branch of General Motors, Holden, Commodores are unable to achieve over 45km/h without serious engine failure, or losening of body work.
2) the car achieving 39.5km/h on the straight was the commodore
This model car has questionable integrity, safety and security systems.
People are often reffered to as 'Commodore' drivers as an insult, similar to the way that Volvo drivers are.
Another popular name for these cars are 'Commonwhore', symbolic as they are very common and f**k you over.
In 1986 ("VL" series) the smooth Nissan 3 Litre 6 was introduced, this engine even today continues to compete with the best of the newer Japanese breed (reference to the turbocharged model avalible in the VL lineup, highly admired by "Muzza"'s).
Late 1988/9 saw the introduction of the VN series, powered by the dated Buick 3.8 Litre V6, many saw the VN series as a step backwards as it lacked the refinement and sporty appeal of the VL and earlier series. The characteristics of the VN (and the later VP) series are primary defined by it's boat-like handling and acceleration qualities.
The next new engine to be introduced came late in 2004 with the Alloytech 3.6 Litre, highly anticipated however this engine failed to deliever as it is easily outperformed by the superior Ford 4 Litre inline 6.
The Holden Commodore is loved by the majority of Australians however due to it's "bogan" image it is commonly disliked, however this dislike is usually projected from those who claim to be in the Import Scene however are too young (often 15 and younger!) / too poor (drive a civic or pulsar etc) to afford a high powered Japanese Turbo import.
Holden has plans to axe the commodore line in the coming years.
Due to mismanagement after the departure of Tramiel, Commodore Business Machines filed for bankruptcy in what was a long, drawn out, sordid affair and battle for the rights to their Amiga technology.
so easy to break in to that it should be renamed the holden communist, as once one is purchased by an individual it doesnt belong to them for more than 5 minutes after leaving it in a carpark. and being stolen and returned severel times in the space of time it would take to withdraw $20 from a reliable ATM