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Car reviews - Holden - Commodore - SS sedan

Luggage

Holden logo14 Nov 2002

By MARTON PETTENDY

NOT much change in this department. Capacity of the fully lined and illuminated boot remains a generous 475 litres, which is slightly smaller than the reduced (and no longer flat-floored) BA Falcon boot, which itself is now dwarfed by Camry's enormous new boot.

The boot can be opened via a button within the glovebox or remotely via the keypad and, while Falcon's electronic fuel flap release is backed up a manual release inside the boot, Commodore's floor-mounted, cable-operated fuel flap release lever apparently does not require such measures.

The 12-volt power outlet has been relocated from the awkward spot under the optional ashtray to within the centre console bin, which also houses holders for multiple CDs, a pen and coins.

Meantime, the illuminated and lockable glovebox accommodates a pen and business card holders, while multi-sized (but unlidded) twin cupholders reside alongside the new power window control unit.

The front doors contain useful storage pockets, there are vanity mirrors on both sunvisors and map pockets on both front seatbacks, and the extra large centre section of the rear seat back houses an armrest and folds down to reveal a large tray and another two cupholders.

No steps have been taken to change Commodore's cheap and intrusive boot hinging system, which robs valuable load space. However, its extra large ski-port delivers almost as much through-loading capacity as BA Falcon's vastly reduced 60/40 split-folding seatback system.

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A new styling crease runs directly through Commodore's notoriously flimsy plastic fuel filler flap (Falcon's is steel), which should be stronger and more resistent to warping as a result

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