1987 Holden Berlina Reviews

1987 Holden Berlina VL 3 litre Unleaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3 litre Unleaded Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance280100 kilometres


A good priced all rounder


Crank Angle Sensor Went on it.

Corroded Terminals.

Broken Power Antenna.

Numerous internal lights blown.

Rusted & Corroded Boot (Had to be replaced)

Broken rear De-mister.

Wheel alignment slightly off.

General Comments:

Very good first car and very adequate and acceleartion.

Very fuel effeceint for a six cylinder car.

This model has it all, great performance, interior and overall a very good priced car.

I've only had this car for a week and already love it!

Another bonus with this car is, that if you come across problems very easy to fix as it's one of the biggest selling cars of all time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd February, 2004

1987 Holden Berlina VL 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord


Powerful enough for me!


Electric window master panel had a milkshake spill on it years ago by me (it was grandfather's car).

Fuel pump replaced.

Air Con levers dodgy.

Boot seal replaced.

General Comments:

Having driven an 83 Laser and an 87 Accord for the past 5 year's of being a licensed driver, I can tell you I'm seriously impressed with the smooth yet ferocious power under my foot.

My grandfather sold it to me for $3000 last Saturday, and with only 150,000k's and an engine you could eat off, I'm beside myself.

I spent 5 hours applying a cutting compound/polish, put some cheap chrome rims on it, and it has been born again, a real head turner.

A classy, rust free metallic maroon with mint condition classy interior.

Handles a lit up corner with VERY little slide and will have you wondering if the back wheels were even spinning in the first place.

If anyone could tell me what this machine is actually worth I'd like to know!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews