1987 Holden Calais Series 2 Turbo 3 litre turbocharged. from Australia and New Zealand
Find a looked after turbo example and your laughing
-Air flow meter blew, cost $35 for a new one
-Timing has gone out a few times, just needed a tune to fix
-Extreme amount of compressor surge (flutter) sometimes mean the car can stall if accelerated heavily then instantly stopping and pushing the clutch in, problem would be fixed by going for an after market ECU (which removes the air flow meter, cause of this problem)
Very well built car, mine is a lightly modified example with around 200rear wheel kw which I believe is perfect street power. This car has great Japanese performance for those who don't wish to own an import.
The gearboxes are great, I have been running 200rwkw through my box which is actually from a non turbo VL (!!) and it has not given in yet.
Perfect car for a young guy wanting to get into performance cars!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2005