Sell or keep Holden Commodore?

Hello folks,

Hoping to get some advice on my beloved Holden Commodore. Its a 2010 SV6 manual with only 70k on the clock. Single owner and driver. And tbh haven't really been using it at all much these days.

Question: Does it make any sense to hold onto it? Considering the model is not available anymore and there might be some collectors looking for a manual SV6 willing to pay a good price OR sell it ASAP?

Many thanks in advance.

Comments

  • +9 votes

    Burn it.

  • +8 votes

    No collector is going to want a common SV6. Sell it if you don't need a car and you'll also save on rego and insurance but if you need a car and there's nothing wrong with it you may as well hang on to it.

    • +9 votes

      Also a peak time to sell a used car if you dont need to replace it.
      You wont get prices like this again.

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      I would have said that about my old povpack VK 202, I could easily get 7-10k for something that cost me 2k if I'd held onto it!

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        Look at the VL Turbo market. Prices are stooopid.

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          Oh I could imagine!

          I just didn't expect there to be any overlap in the Venn diagram of "people who can afford to buy a VLT" and "people who want to drive a VLT" haha

          I mean if a VLT were cheaper I would absolutely buy one tomorrow, and I could probably afford one now, but I could buy something so much nicer and classier for that coin!

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          VL Turbo Calais Wagon is still a 80/90s born kids dream car. Especially "sexspec" crashing around on fully sick chrome 20s with an oversized inter-cooler hanging out the front.

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        And paid rego, or the upkeep of an old car… Would've cost you more than $8k in the long run

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          Nah, not even. I could have kept it under a cover and left it unrego'd!

          Source: Currently on the hunt for a VC and am not having a lot of luck!

  • +4 votes

    Not a collectors item. Trust me.

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    Drive it until it rusts away.

    • +4 votes

      Yeah then get yourself a newer car in 2021

  • +5 votes

    It will take about 30 years for the sv6 to be collectible. It's a good looking car!

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    I've been keeping an eye on Falcons. The cheapest manual Falcon on Carsales in NSW is a 2007 Mk II Ute for $9500. They seem to be scarce at the moment. I would guess it would be similar for Commodores.

    • +1 vote

      True. I've been browsing V8 Wagons and there are usually a few Falcons but nada recently.

  • +5 votes

    It's a manual so will be desirable to a niche group only (ie. cash poor 18 year olds). Flog it before the timing chain goes bad (and it will go bad).

  • +3 votes

    Plate is 7 years to early to be a collectors item. Plus it is a six, not an 8, and in addition to the range topping R8 HSV's, there were the Motorsport, Magnum and Director special editions.

    On top of that, low KM 2017 Redlines seem to be holding their value a little more than SS's.

    Sell it now for a reasonable amount of money if your needs have changed and you are happy to accept a loss, or do the smart thing and drive it for another 15 years/140km to get maximum value from your purchase.

    I doubt this car will appreciate, let alone more than the yearly rego and insurance costs.

  • +2 votes

    Cut the springs and put on a cannon.

  • +2 votes

    I'm surprised this hasn't fallen apart yet - sell

  • +2 votes

    collector cars are typically 20-30 years after they were popular. Ie when cashed up mid life crisis drivers want to buy the car they wanted in their 20s.

    It’s not really a special car being V6, and in 20-30 years petrol will probably be hard to get making it difficult to register and drive around.

  • +1 vote

    If was a HSV, Wilkenshaw, FPV etc… then yeah but regular V6, no

    Good time to sell however, prices have jumped to increased demand and low supply.

  • +1 vote

    There are 67 various SV6 manuals currently for sale in Aus.

    I would say no, it's not that rare. As others have said, keep it if you need a car, sell if you don't.

  • +1 vote

    Just keep it, cheap to run, low kms, parts are plenty.
    Unless you don't need a car at all then flog it off, not many people are after locally produced cars at the moment, the JDM market has doubled in price in the last 6 months but most other markets haven't changed

  • -1 vote

    Thank you all for your insights. Much appreciated. Guess I will be putting this one up on carsales soon. Cheers.

    • +5 votes

      You target audience is on FBM and Gumtree. Save your money using carsales.

      Post link here when done so we can continue the story.

      my beloved Holden Commodore

      Now don't get upset when 4 18 year old mates turn up to inspect it and low ball you big time. Your commy is now destined for a life of burnt out clutches, burnt out 20" winrun tyres, cut springs, fully sik exhaust, subs in the boot and blue headlights. Also, if your windows are tinted, bubbles will start to magically appear after an 18yo takes possession. The science behind that is still up for debate.

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      Did you read the comments? Almost everyone said keep it…

  • +2 votes

    Do you need a car?

    You know the history of this one, it will be good to go for another 200,000+ klms … so you sell it and buy someone elses problems???
    I'd keep it.

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    I'll give you $500 for it.

    • +2 votes

      I'll give you a ride and let you touch the gear knob once!

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        For only $500? You should post that as a deal!

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        Just to clarify for a friend….
        For $500 you get to ride and touch the knob?

        • +1 vote

          Yes! And if your friend is cute maybe he can touch the knob twice!

  • +1 vote

    You will not be able to buy another SV6 manual a few years down the line. This would be my reason to keep it.

  • +1 vote

    My dad had a standard 1970 Monaro. He sold it in 2005 through Shannon’s and he got $30,000 for it. It would be worth a lot more now. It may go up in price one day, but how long to you want to wait?

    • +1 vote

      While we currently have a majority of petrol powered vehicles and no real pollution checks old cars will be worth ‘collecting’.

      We are however rapidly approaching electric vehicles and probably serious pollution control checks. I suspect this is going to devalue at lot of fossil fuel powered vehicles in the not too distant future.

      We are probably close to peak collectible prices except for the most limited special models. The most rare models will probably hold their value.

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    I currently own a VE SSV Special Edition Wagon and have been told by a Holden dealer it is worth holding on to. I have searched the internet to see if there is any information about the likely future price of my car, but nothing. Interested to hear peoples thoughts? Sell or hold?

    • +1 vote

      Report back in 20 years.

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    Are you a Commodore nut? Do you want to keep a Commodore in your garage the rest of your life? Or are you just indifferent about the Commodore and just gauging whether you should sell now or later?

    If the latter, I agree with what the other posters have said - a VE SV6, even though it's manual, is unlikely to ever command the big bucks that the hero models do, and now is probably a good time to sell. Any capital gain is probably going to be offset by its holding costs.

    But if it's the former, you should keep it. With the closure of Holden (and Ford), I think people who have well looked after Commodores and Falcons are holding onto them. If you ever want to replace it with another, you're going to have a tough time finding one that's been looked after as well as yours. I say this as I ecently picked up a VE-SSV that had been offered to me - I wasn't quite ready to buy a garage ornament, but it was one owner in awesome condition, and I didn't want to let the opportunity escape me.

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    Don't buy in the first place