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Topic # 207725 11-Jan-2017 12:21 Send private message quote this post

Prompted by another thread that I didn't want to steer off course. With Holden Australia shutting most of its production and an end of era is approaching I thought it would be interesting to recall the Holdens folks have owned.

 

 

 

Here are mine....

 

Holden Kingswood HQ and HZ

 

Holden Commodore VK, VL, VN, VS, VT, VZ, VE

 

Holden Captiva

 

My wife has owned...

 

Holden Vectra

 

Holden Barina





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  Reply # 1701344 11-Jan-2017 12:28 Send private message quote this post

LC GTR (still have it)

 

VL, VP, VE GTS

 

Colorado


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  Reply # 1701346 11-Jan-2017 12:32 Send private message quote this post

Only one - HT. Wish I never sold it.


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  Reply # 1701348 11-Jan-2017 12:41 Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

Prompted by another thread that I didn't want to steer off course. With Holden Australia shutting most of its production and an end of era is approaching I thought it would be interesting to recall the Holdens folks have owned.

 

 

 

Here are mine....

 

Holden Kingswood HQ and HZ

 

Holden Commodore VK, VL, VN, VS, VT, VZ, VE

 

Holden Captiva

 

My wife has owned...

 

Holden Vectra

 

Holden Barina

 

 

 

 

Boy, you really are a big fan!

 

I've just owned one - VF SS V Redline.


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  Reply # 1701350 11-Jan-2017 12:47 Send private message quote this post

I have owned 3 white Holden Astras:

 

The first one was written off shortly after purchase in 2007, in the Newcastle (NSW) floods.

 

The second one was written off shortly after purchase when it was T boned in 2011.

 

I tried going for the hat-trick, but I managed to own the 3rd one for a good 6 months without writing it off.

 

When I was a kid, my mum owned an old 60's Kingswood wagon with bench seat/column shift. It was the good old days when people still left the keys in the ignition most of the time. When I was about 5 years old I climbed in and started her up. Unfortunately it was in gear so I drove it into the side of the house. I wasn't very popular.

 

It must be said I don't have much joy with Holdens to be honest.... Although to be fair at around about the same age I filled the fuel tank of my dad's Mk II Jag with water. I thought I was helping lol.


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  Reply # 1701351 11-Jan-2017 12:48 Send private message quote this post

EH x3

 

HR 

 

HT x2 (one straight six, one V8)

 

HQ 

 

VR Calais

 

VS Wagon (wifes)

 

VU SS Ute, Manual

 

VY V8 Calais (wifes)

 

VY SS Sedan, Manual

 

VY SS Ute, Manual

 

VY LX8 Adventra (wifes)

 

VE SS-V, Manual (current)


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  Reply # 1701355 11-Jan-2017 12:53 Send private message quote this post

Dad had a VL and then a VT. Back in the day, Grandpa had a white Kingswood station wagon, I think it was an HQ. Red vinyl that gave you 3rd degree burns in summer. Then it got stolen.

 

 

 

 

Sad to see them go. What will cops use instead?


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  Reply # 1701357 11-Jan-2017 12:56 Send private message quote this post

I'm a big fan although historically haven't owned many. At this point in time I own:

2003 VY Commodore Acclaim
2005 V2 series 3 Monaro
2009 VE SSV Sportswagon

I love all my holdens - especially the Monaro!


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  Reply # 1701377 11-Jan-2017 13:16 Send private message quote this post

HT

 

HK

 

LC

 

LX SLR5000

 

LH V8

 

HQ sedan 

 

HQ wagon

 

HZ wagon

 

VB commodore

 

VC commodore

 

VT commodore

 

 

 

And probably some more


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  Reply # 1701379 11-Jan-2017 13:24 Send private message quote this post

90's Holden Astra - Bought it for a daily car so i didnt have to run my S4 every day. Started to miss fire and i couldnt be bothered fixing it so we demo derby'd it at the local grass field.
06 Holden Astra, Given to me by my mother last year when she moved to aussie in Jan. Spent a bit on it put a new coil pack in, plugs, oil, cv boots, brakes. Decided to blow the ECU and write itself off.

 

Dont buy an astra.





 


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  Reply # 1701388 11-Jan-2017 13:46 Send private message quote this post

1993 VP HSV5000i Senator

 

Sold it in 2002 just before my son was born. Nearly bought it back again in 2013/2014 when I saw it on trademe but just couldn't afford it. Still my favourite car of all time. Exhaust rumble that tripped car alarms in a parking garage was always good for the lols.

 

2001 Vectra 2.2 - Dead boring but functional enough

 

2003 Holden Lumina - Decent enough but quickly ran out of torques

 

 


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  Reply # 1701390 11-Jan-2017 13:56 Send private message quote this post

First and last was a new Camira. Probably worst car ever. Still remember having to push start it as a kid, and remember all the exterior chrome trims falling off. Probably a good thing they are moving production, but I still wouldn't buy another, even if they have improved. I stick to actual Japanese made, such as Toyota and Mazda. Maybe boring, but at least they are very reliable and good to drive.


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  Reply # 1701391 11-Jan-2017 13:58 Send private message quote this post

2006 VE SS-V  - Current car and enjoy it a great deal :)

 

Pondering what to replace it with as it's getting a little old / high ks @ 180k - possibly VF SS Redline or R8 if I can stomach the price....

 

 

 

Partner has a Cruze SRi 

 

 

 

PS: Well impressed with some of the older vehicles some of you have owned :)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1701392 11-Jan-2017 13:59 Send private message quote this post

My first car was a 79 VB Commodore, brown with a poo-brown interior - it was super classy. I bought it for $1000, kept it for 4 years and spent almost nothing on it and then sold it for $750 - the smallest loss I've ever made on a car.

 

I then bought a 97 VS Commodore Berlina, completely unreliable and put me off Holdens forever.


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  Reply # 1701394 11-Jan-2017 14:00 quote this post

HZ ute

 

HX 1tonner


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  Reply # 1701396 11-Jan-2017 14:04 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Well my Dad had the best Holden on the planet,

 

When he was 20 something surfing the gold coast with my Mum (both surfed) you would find him in one of these

 





 


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