1998 Holden Acclaim VT 3.8 from Australia and New Zealand
The car is a piece of rubbish
The heater stopped working, with a very good clue of a bad smell coming through the vents. The entire dash has to be removed at a cost of $1300.00.
The power steering has packed up twice with fluid leaking out. Luckily it was covered by a dealer warranty. A complete new kit was put in.
The speaker covers are broken on the drivers side.
The radio stopped working.
The ABS light keeps coming on.
The airbag light and annoying beeps stays on.
The rear wiper motor has stopped.
The electric window buttons in the back seat have stopped.
The brakes squeak and judder, even after being serviced.
The parcel flaps on the back of the front seats are broken.
The doors are unbelievably squeaky around the rubbers.
This car has had faults from the first day I bought it and will not be buying another holden ever again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd February, 2007
9th Feb 2007, 21:30
I have to agree about this car and Holden cars in general. I had a '98 VT Executive as a company vehicle in '02, luckily for only a few months. It was bad enough then with only 79,000 k's on the clock, I'd hate to think what it's like now. I can't believe so many people buy these cars 2nd hand with their own hard-earned money. They should be used as company vehicles only and once they've hit 100,000 k's they should be recycled as scrap metal.