Between October 2000 and September 2002, Holden produced an improved model to the popular VT, the VX Commodore. The main improvements revolve around crash safety, fuel economy and engine management.
Compared to the VT, injuries sustained during side-impact collisions were halved with the VX Commodore due to the improved B-pillar. Both the V6 and V8 engines are more fuel-efficient because of new inlet manifolds and drivetrain control computers. The VX contains a driveshaft with rubber couplings at each end to further improve fuel economy.
Drivers of the VX report a smoother ride with fewer vibrations than earlier Holden models. The improved model offers higher engine performance and more precise handling, especially with the Series II. Earlier models did have problems with rear tyre wear, but a revised IRS helps with this issue. The VX Commodore maintains a good resale value and is a popular choice for buyers in the used car market.