2008 Holden Caprice WM 3.6 liter V6 petrol
Absolutely amazing, this much luxury at this price is unbelievable
Nothing so far, but recently detected a misfire. Have to find out why.
Bought the car second hand for AUD14,000 in December 2015 from a Mazda dealership with full service history (ex government car), so was very well maintained in Sydney for a hire car business. I have driven it 24000 km in less than five months so far without any problem, and only have done basic maintenance so far e.g. oil change etc.
This is the first Australian made car I have bought, and the most luxurious; I love it. The exterior looks very intimidating; much better than the Commodore VE, and the interior, anyone who has sat in it appreciated it very much; the leather seats are comfortable and soft, the amazing leg room. The Bose stereo system with DVD player in the roof with 10 speakers, surround sound and three screens is fantastic.
I was a bit apprehensive buying a Holden; have heard lots of stories of bad quality, and this and that. But I am surprised that it took all the punishment I have given to this car by driving it on Sydney roads, without a peep. Driving this big car is so easy and comfortable; on Australia Day I drove it for 16 hours and I wasn't tired.
I never thought it would be so good on fuel; looking at the size of car I get about 13L/100 km with the A/C on at all times, mostly driving in the city area. 8.4L/100 km on the Hume highway on the way to Melbourne. Parts are cheap and widely available, as most are also used in the VE Commodore.
I hope it stays reliable like this, as I intend to drive it for some time. I have seen similar cars on the Carsales website having done 750,000 km.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2016