1997 Holden Acclaim VT Ecotec 3.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Good car, but a wee bit expensive to maintain the engine and cooling system
Car used to overheat under high load conditions. Radiator leaking, main source of overheating. Replaced radiator
Heater switch sprung a leak, causing a loss of coolant, replaced the switch.
Eurovox radio's aux in has some issues, have to jiggle the cable to get stereo performance.
Paint has some spots that might lead to rust.
One spot of rust due to electrolysis.
Drivers door seals used to squeak when the car hit any bumps large or small. Used silicone spray to lubricate the seals.
Fuel sensor does not work, I have to use the trip counter to gauge the fuel I have used.
Good runner, but a bit thirsty with economy anywhere between 11 to 13 litres per 100km. Very quick, but loud at the high rev mark.
Good for hauling loads, and runs smoothly with the roof racks detached.
Good cruising at 100kph.
Accelerates quite fast at low speeds, acceleration less pronounced at high speeds.
Good crash safety, have had a couple of altercations with this car and was safe.
Not expensive to fix, with the cost of only 1300 for panel damage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2009