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Holden Caprice V8 (2007)

by Chris Bishop,reviewed December 2007

Holden’s car craft has its pinnacle in long-wheelbase, rear-wheel drive models.

Ute, Statesman and top lion in the pride, Caprice, are vehicles for the world stage.

The WH sedans work just fine here too. They are excellent value, unrivalled for space, plenty practical (bravo the full size wheel and tyre), safe and certain to comfortably seat all sizes.

Quality is improved but still iffy while big A pillars and sight-sapping rear-seat views for the kids are ergonomic blemishes.

This big lion devours distance. The six-speed gearbox is good, if not great, and complements an effortless and mighty V8. Obviously, don’t expect low fuel bills.

It’s nimble on-road with rewarding steering, claw-like grip levels and deft balance. Good brakes and a sporty exhaust add plenty.

Pity about the ride. Firm is fine, but the rear suspension feels rubbery and out of place.

Holden Caprice V8 2007

For

Space, performance, value

Against

Economy, build, ergonomics

Car Details

Vehicle make Holden
Vehicle model Caprice V8
Vehicle type Large Over $60,000
Year 2007
Price when new $70 990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 6.0-litre V8
Max power 270 kW @ 5700 rpm
Max torque 530 Nm @ 4400 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 6.7 sec
Braking from 80 km/h 24m
Economy ADR 14.4 litres / 100km

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.