1992 Holden Calais Reviews

1992 Holden Calais VP 3.8L V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Awesome car with sick stereo, and the neons look brilliant.

Faults:

The hood lining sagged and cost $180* to get fixed.

Power steering fluid started to leak at 175000km fixed for $250*.

That's It!

*Prices are in Australian Dollars

General Comments:

Awesome commodore bought originally for $4500* spent $4000* on it.

It's got a lot more power than I originally thought it would have. I have a $3500* Pioneer/Fusion stereo system in it which goes sick. It is in immaculate condition and the interior is beautiful. It is metallic blue with a green underbody neon kit.

TIP: Don't let people eat (even just having hot food in the car), drink or smoke in your car, it makes it smell musty and horrible. Get an air freshener, I buy ones in the shape of feet called arctic blue from K-mart for $3.85* and they last for about 2 months.

*Prices are in Australian Dollars

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2002

1992 Holden Calais 3.8 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance247800 kilometres
Previous carFord Meteor

Summary:

A very good car for under $45,000 when new

Faults:

The water pump was replaced at 170,000km.

Tale lamps were leaking water in to the boot. Fix with silicon.

Front door window seals needed glue to hold them in place.

Left hand rear electric window slow to wind up.

The last 40,000kms have been driven very hard and at high speeds.

The speedometer is 4.3km/h faster at 100km/h than trip computer and 7km/h faster than road speed.

General Comments:

This car would have to be one of the best cars I've driven.

Its got a lot of room, big boot and leg room.

It can be fast 0-100km/h 8.7sec, 0-400m 16.5sec, top speed 215km/h.

The fitting of a rear wheel camber kit is good advise for the IRS in all Holden Commodore's, this stop's a lot of tire wear and improves grip at high speed.

I have fitted a floor mounted switch that locks the auto's torque converter on command in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear's. This can reduce fuel consumption at speeds lower than 90kmh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2002

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews