1997 Holden Statesman Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1997 Holden Statesman 3.8 Supercharged

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired62800 kilometres
Most recent distance63505 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calais

Summary:

No disappointments, usual Holden performance and comfort

Faults:

The ignition switch is sometimes reluctant to turn.

General Comments:

As it has such low kms, it's in supreme condition...

Very similar to the Calais to drive, but the supercharger gives it a kick when required. Very impressive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2012

1997 Holden Statesman VS2 3.8litre Supercharged

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8litre Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calais

Summary:

Brilliant car, top luxury, bargain price!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car in the 4 months since we bought it. We did decide to have the Transmission fully serviced as future insurance & also fitted new Toyo 235, 16" tyres which has markedly improved ride & handling. The leather interior is perfect & it would be hard to find a luxury vehicle in this class for anywhere near the $17.5K we paid for it. The car also came with a 3 year Mechanical Warranty at no extra cost from Andrew Miedecke Port Macquarie.

General Comments:

The car performs & handles perfectly with all the luxury & creature comforts you could ever want.

The Supercharger gives smooth, effortless performance & fuel economy is brilliant on the highway (9.5liters /100km with cruise control set at 110 Km/Hr. Economy in town is not as good - around 14liters /100km, but this is still great for a big luxury car weighing nearly 2 tons).

If you are thinking of buying the 5liter V8 please try the Supercharged V6 first - we weren't disappointed & soon changed our minds about the V8 being the way to go.

Cabin room & comfort are second to none - a champagne car at a "beer" price!!! Go & get one today!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2004

1997 Holden Statesman VS 5.0 litre fuel injected

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 litre fuel injected Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Luxury plus

Faults:

Steering rack ends starting to wear.

General Comments:

What a fantastic car, it drives well, handles well, very comfortable, and very good on fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2003

1997 Holden Statesman VS Caprice 5.0 Ltr 304 EFI V8

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 Ltr 304 EFI V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance103000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

I would get another one for sure

Faults:

Never Had a problem with the car except with the after market stuff I have put in it.

General Comments:

Never had a car that feels as good as this one

Power is awesome and the handling is just as good

The massive amounts of room in the beast is wonderful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th May, 2002

8th Apr 2003, 05:08

If you would get another one for sure, why did you say "no" where you state whether you would buy from the same manufacturer?

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews