2001 Holden Berlina Reviews

2001 Holden Berlina VX 3.8V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired100 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable and very good value

Faults:

I had to change the black strips that went over the roof of the car from boot line to roof top a few times.

I found the brakes caused vibration when heavily used. I drove from Sydney to Wollongong and on the steep hill into Wollongong there was a lot of vibration which you could feel through the car.

A minor annoyance was the rubber strip gasket around the inside of the petrol gap filler door broke away and would hang down.

General Comments:

One thing I wish Holden would install is a buzzer to tell you if any door is ajar. I had to have an after market one fitted and don't understand why Holden would forgot such an important warning device.

Also I found the car not comfortable to drive on long distances. I had to rest my elbows on my knees as I drove. I wish the seat had been more recessed so I could rest my elbows on the center console or drivers inside door handle. This would have taken the strain off my shoulders and reduced my shoulder pain.

I was going to drive to Perth when I first bought the car, but after driving to Brisbane I realised I wouldn't have survived it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2006

2001 Holden Berlina VX supercharged V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission supercharged V6 Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance38000 kilometres
Previous carHillman Imp

Summary:

Great Australian long distance touring car.

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with these cars.

General Comments:

I had two supercharged Berlina's one Black and one Silver these cars performed faultlessly.

They looked great.

They road comfortably.

They had heaps of power for their economy.

They felt safe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2004

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews