1988 Holden Barina Reviews

1988 Holden Barina SL 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

A good car if looked after

Faults:

Front end rattles. interior is very worn. new battery.front brakes. over heated real bad. new thermostat.new rear shocks. broken exhaust due too bad shocks. new alternator.front steering is a mess I ain't even going to bother with it. rust in tailgate.

General Comments:

It was a nice car when I bought it for $500.the 2000 kilometers later it turned into something else. every time I fix something another thing goes wrong. i must say these cars are quite quick and fuel efficient. but they are very rattle prone and are expensive to keep in good order.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2003

1988 Holden Barina ML 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance351000 kilometres

Summary:

A fast car the words

Faults:

Faded Paint on roof.

Blown Head Gasket at 290,000 Kilometres.

Drivers seat worn badly.

General Comments:

Very fast car and fuel efficient at the same time. Good off road handling. A good modification if you can is to get the dashboard out of a GTi (It is black with better gauges etc) or if possible even the whole motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2002

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