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Car reviews - Holden - Commodore - SS sedan


14 Nov 2002

VY COMMODORE SS continues with Holden's rolling security coded immobiliser system, featuring remote central locking via Commodore's familiar (but still unique among locally built vehicles) integrated key/fob.

The one-piece remote key features tactile lock, unlock and boot release buttons - but no panic button like Falcon - and can be programmed for anti-hijacking two-stage unlocking, which unlocks only the driver's first.

The remote key also activates the interior light upon unlocking, while the interior light also illuminates when the ignition is turned off and automatically turns off after one hour. The rear wing features a high-mounted stop light.

Twin overhead reading spotlights are a new feature for SS, but there are still no rear side reading lights, no courtesy door lighting, no footwell lighting, no vanity mirror illumination and no internal lock button, apart from the door tag itself.

Commodore SS offers a park brake and low fuel warning lamp/chime but, unlike Falcon, a door ajar warning is reserved for high-series models. SS buyers also miss out on Calais' rear lamp failure warning light and Falcon's seatbelt warning light/chime.

Did you know?

Holden Assist is now optional across the Commodore range, priced around $2000, while rear park assist is now also available on SS for about $500

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