1985 Holden Berlina Reviews

1985 Holden Berlina VK 3.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance178000 kilometres

Summary:

Nothing comes close

Faults:

Replaced the motor (last owner mistreated it something bad).

General Comments:

I Love this car. 22 years old and it has wiped off so many new VE's it ain't funny.

I got it with a 2inc on the back, I have changed that to a 4in straight through, and I can tell ya people turn their heads when they hear it coming.

The power is mind blowing. This is my first car and I gotta say at the current time I wouldn't mind if I still had this car when I'm 60. IT'S PERFECT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2007

1985 Holden Berlina 5.0L 308 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.0L 308 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired215000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

Beautiful to drive, excellent weekend/cruising car

Faults:

-Takes a good five minutes to warm up, before I can move it without it idling out.

- Being a carby powered V8, it munches down the fuel, but the pure enjoyment from the smooth driving and traditional Aussie V8 it makes up for it.

- Maintenence and spare parts cost can vary from very cheap to overly expensive due to age.

General Comments:

- Is great to drive. It feels much easier to drive than a newer model due to it's smaller wheel base and squarer look.

- Is easily the best looking of the early model Commodores, and can be picked up for a song. Worth the money for either the 3.3L or 5.0L especially if you like performance cars. I have left mine standard, but it would be very easy to tune a lot more power out of this car.

- It's got a good turning circle for a V8 and goes from 0-100kms very easily.

It is at home on the open freeway and you never feel like the engine is struggling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2006

1985 Holden Berlina VK 3.3 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

The best car from the 80's

Faults:

Universal Joints

Fuel pump

Power steering pump

Power steering rack

Indicator arm replaced twice after snapping off

Rear seats upholstery cracking.

General Comments:

A good reliable car with more than enough power which looks awesome. I will never sell this car due to its power, comfort and all round handling which puts it well ahead of any other car of its era including the VL commodore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews