1987 Holden Barina ML G13A 1.3 litre carb from Australia and New Zealand
A great first car, don't get one if you are tall though!!!
Engine is fine, apart from some timing issues and needs a good tune-up.
Seats were dirty when I got the car and the drivers seat has a large tear in the side.
Right indicator circuit has been badly rewired when an alarm was installed and the right indicator light on the dashboard doesn't flash with the outside indicators.
Some surface rust is developing on parts of the body that are still in primer.
There is no spare wheel in the boot under the floor.
It has quite a small boot, and there isn't much headroom for people over 5'5"
The car does great wheel spins in the dirt! It's gearbox is tough and the clutch hasn't complained yet.
I have only done 24k's in it though so I haven't really been able to test it out yet.
I'm going to end up doing some mods to it later on, I'm even thinking of a Suzuki Swift GTi engine transplant! Then add a small supercharger (i hate turbos!) and then it will scream!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2006