1994 Holden Barina GSi 1.6L from Australia and New Zealand
Not a reliable car, though when there aren't any problems, a nice little pocket rocket
My cam-belt broke at 36,000km, resulting in major engine repair work.
Engine revving to over 6000rpm at idle. This occurred at 25,000km.
Engine stalling at idle, at 20,000km.
New EGF valve required at 101,000km.
New Anti-Locking Brakes sensor required at 101,000km.
When this car is running, handles nicely, though the suspension is rather firm.
Very poor with respect to reliability. I will not be buying this model again.
Insurance premiums are also expensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th August, 2001
Just an update on what I wrote previously. Car has now done 115,000km. Had to get the cam sensor replaced. Dealer says cam belt needs to be replaced every 60,000km instead of 120,000 which means the cam belt problem isn't unique to my car. So beware out there!
Recurrent problem with the slider for the air vent (fresh/recycle). Stiffens up then breaks off every 4 or so years. Apparently something to do with a cable, which needs to be replaced and the dash has to come off to access it. Second time it's happened to my car since I bought it in 1995.