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2013 Australia’s Best Cars – Best Large Car under $60k – Holden Commodore SV6 – test and review

It's a big call but the Holden Commodore VFcould well be the best car ever made in Australia.

It was this 'ultimate evolution' that elevatedthe VF to the winner's rostrum for the first time.

An improvement over previous generationCommodores in just about every area.

Holden's 210kW, 350Nm 3.

6-litre V6 is a responsiveunit, particularly when paired with a six-speed auto that shows improved kick-down responseand shift smoothness.

And for an electric power steering system, the VF has one of thebest, being speed sensitive, nicely weighted and in full communication with the driver.

The SV6 boasts big brothers', the SS and SS-V,FE2 suspension.

Set firm, it endows the SV6 with a handling competency that belies a carof this size.

Standard equipment includes Auto Park Assist(which autonomously steers the vehicle into parallel or reverse parking positions), Bluetoothphone and audio streaming, USB and AUX inputs, auto lights, voice recognition and dual-zoneclimate control.

But it's not just creature comforts and practicalitems – safety is paramount, with six airbags, electronic stability control, ABS and tractioncontrol fitted.

In the great tradition of the Aussie familycar, Holden's Commodore VF is very much complete.

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Australia’s Best Cars 2014 – Best Large Car under $70,000 – Holden VF Commodore SV6

The winner of Australia's Best Cars Best LargeCar under $70,000 is the VF Commodore SV6.

As an all round package it really offers buyersof large cars a very competent all rounder.

The Commodore will certainly appeal to anybodywho wants a spacious sedan and also something that actually on the road really can providethe goods in terms of performance it offers really good strong in gear acceleration andthe suspension and ride package is really well developed.

It really shows that localengineering that's gone into it to suit it to our conditions, our roads.

It doesn't matterwhether its on a piece of tarmac or driving round an unsealed corrugated piece of road- it just rides well and you point it in the corners and it turns in nicely.

It handlesbrilliantly for such a big car.

It's also rates very well in terms of insurance costs- it scored a 10 this year, really can't do much better than that.

It's very affordable.

It offers space for 5 people.

They can be seated in relative comfort in all positions.

Its got a great boot.

Theres a lot of people going away from large cars because of fuelconsumption issues but the Commodore still impresses for what it delivers in terms ofa large car.

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