1993 Holden Barina 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand
If it hadn't been in a crash, I would have kept it til it died!
A stupid driver error has just written off this great little car.
Apart from standard replacements of oil & tyres, it didn't need any work in the 6 years I had it.
The seats were just beginning to wear at 17 years, and it was probably due a wheel alignment, but these are what I would expect to happen, more a driver problem than a car one.
The back luggage shelf twisted out of shape in the sun in the last couple of years.
It was economical, reliable, easy to park. Great around town, but also on longer trips and up hills.
It is also a good workhouse when you fold down the rear seats to cart furniture, or take garden rubbish to the dump.
The Barina is always more valuable to you than the amount you pay for it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2010
My friend has a Holden Barina that is 3.5 years old. The ECU died and a Brisbane dealer quoted $1700 to replace it. Extremely poor for a 3.5 year old car. Not at all impressed.
This is about the Japanese made 1993 Barina, not about the later Spanish made "Opel" Barina.