1996 Holden Calais VS 3.8 Ecotech from Australia and New Zealand
A reliable and great performer
Power steering pump failed at 206,000km
Crank angle sensor and throttle position switch failed at 196,000km.
No prior faults.
This car offers a very smooth ride with a comfortable cabin.
The Calais has plenty of creature comforts and still has the power to compete with a V8 and some V6 turbos.
This car sounds like a beast with custom stainless extractors and exhaust.
The repairs for the faults listed above were quite inexpensive and I completed them myself (i only have intermediate mechanics skills)
The VS Commodore has readily available parts and plenty of documentation is available for do-it-yourself maintainance. It is also a very reliable car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2003