1987 Holden Calais VL 3.0 L from Australia and New Zealand
Luxury at a bargain price
Automatic transmission was overhauled at 170,000 km ($1200).
Timing belt & welsh plugs replaced at 200,000 km.
Air-conditioning converted to R134a & evaporator unit replaced ($1000 approx).
Windows re-tinted at 220,000 ($250).
Numerous switches replaced (good job I work for the company that makes them!!).
The car is a pleasure to drive, especially with all the Calais creature comforts including blue velour interior, electric everything, cruise control, power steering, A/C etc.
Suspension is great for this kind of car - soft & smooth & just soaks up the bumps.
The car is 2 tone in White over Silver skirts & looks great with the dipping head lamps & dark tinted windows.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2001