1994 Holden Acclaim Reviews

1994 Holden Acclaim VR 3.8 V6 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 kilometres
Most recent distance212000 kilometres

Summary:

I have bought another!

Faults:

The Acclaim was EXCELLENT! It never broke down on me - ever, even after some 60,000kms! I loved it dearly and is still in the family! These cars will go forever with just general maintenance.

General Comments:

Grunt when you want it, good economy 480 - 520kms a tank. And "F all" to fix.

Roomy cabin, with good legroom. Recommend Holden to anyone!

Only thing that wasn't too good was the ride, was a bit wallowy - like a boat, but still handled well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2009

1994 Holden Acclaim VR 3.8 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Faults:

Transmission box has failed at 230,000.

Front and rear spring are on their way.

Changed spark plugs leads.

Radiator leaking.

Radiator pump.

Also, I don't know why my car misses when you put your foot down? It shudders, then stops missing and it's fine? Or when the car is going up hill, it does the same thing?

General Comments:

In general, the Holden is not a bad car.

I like the insides for e.g speed control, cruise control.

I think the seats are pretty comfortable.

VERY good on fuel - a full tank gets me 500 to 600k's on highways and 400 in town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews