1995 Holden Berlina Reviews

1995 Holden Berlina VS 3.8ltr V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8ltr V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance197900 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

It's a lovely car, but always spending $$$

Faults:

Hey, I have only just registered this car, it's a 1995 VS Berlina.

I already had to replace the harmonic balancer, it as had bad shudder; they said was off a different model.

I've also had to have engine flushed and a few codes reset, as it was losing oil pressure. Also had a cracked L/H exhaust manifold.

Currently it has a very annoying tapping sound coming from back of the passenger side of the motor. I think is the tappets. Can anyone help if it has happened to there car?

Also I think my auto is starting to slip.

Apart from that, it is a beautiful car around town on trips, and an awesome all round car.

Awesome performance, but it's never had a flogging in the time I've had.

General Comments:

My VS is OK, although the performance could be better, but I think auto just needs a service to improve.

It handles like a dream (great), and is very smooth to drive.

As for my interior; it is a tad dirty, but nothing a good clean won't fix. Very neat and tidy looking interior compared to my old VN and VP.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2007

1995 Holden Berlina VS V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calais

Summary:

Awesome got power and reliability all in one, and that's hard to find

Faults:

Nothing yet, just brakes.

1 pair of disks.

1 harmonic balancer.

General Comments:

I have owned my car since I was 18, and I have driven it to the ground, and it has withstood everything I give to it.

I am a mechanic and all I do to it is service it every 5,000km, and it's fine, no oil leaks anywhere.

I have just done the idler pulley, but other than that, I spend more money on tires than petrol or fixing my car.

Most Holden's are good, and I have found out that if driven a bit hard, sometimes they don't get oil leaks, as when I drive them slow, it drys out the seals, causing it to leak oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2006

1995 Holden Berlina vr 3.8 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 kilometres
Most recent distance196500 kilometres

Summary:

A very powerful car, but seemingly deseptive

Faults:

Lights on the fuel and temp gauge have a loose connection as well as the cruse light and power mode.

General Comments:

A very reliable car very quick response to full throttle acceleration.

Climate control is a great feature and the heater takes no time to heat up on a cold morning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews