1996 Holden Berlina VS Series 2 3.8L Ecotec V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Very reliable, good stayer, loves long distance travel, bulletproof, high value for money
Have had the transmission/transmission cooler serviced and flushed; the mechanic said the fluid was milky.
Thermostat leaked slightly at 174000, replaced.
Gas bonnet and boot struts needed replacing; $180.
VS Series 2 1996 3.8L V6.
Cruise control not advisable when towing a small boat over long distances, car was intermittently revving, slipping gears at 174000.
K&N panel air filter has given more throttle response for $80.
Only change petrol filter every 20K.
Oil change using Castrol GTX3 15/40 is great!!
Ryco Oil filter. Cooper fuel filter. Bosch Fusion sparkys with Bosch sports leads.
The car is lowered with VY SS rims, not a comfortable street ride, can be bumpy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st June, 2010