1999 Holden Berlina Ecotec from Australia and New Zealand
Save your money and buy a VE
I bought the car in 2009, and had quite a lot of trouble with it.
After about 2 weeks of owning it, the ignition barrel broke, so I had to get it replaced, as I couldn't drive it.
Within the next 6 weeks, I had the water pump go on me, which took the radiator and thermostat with it.
A few other little issues were power steering rack blew, brake booster failed, passenger electric window stopped working, as did the brake lights.
Would I buy another Holden? Yes. A VT? No.
Overall it handles like a boat.
Had a long first gear (good for the red light battle).
Braking is excellent in these cars, with the twin piston calipers. Given that it felt heavy and gutless over 80 kph.
The steering is hard and not very direct.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2012