1991 Holden Calais VP 5.0L V8 from Australia and New Zealand
Awesome power and Reliability, just watch that rubber burn
Power steering rack leaked, I let it get too low and stuffed the power steering pump too. Fixed it with new ones from wreckers. rear power windows don't work, I will fix them eventually. tyres keep going bald on the back. I think I have a pretty good idea of what the problem is. ;)
Awesome car, I absolutely love the V8 VN/VP's, reliable heaps of grunt, T700's are good transmissions, firm shifts (chirps second with stock trans and 15 inch wheels) very economical for a V8, more economical than my previous car (EB I6 4.0L falcon). cruise control helps. nothing sounds better than a 5.0L commodore. I don't know what top speed it has because the speedo only goes up to 220km/h. IRS gives decent handling and traction when needed. if you want a cheap, fast and reliable machine you can't beat a V8 VN/VP, they will take abuse all day long.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2006