2000 Holden Calais VX 5.7 Gen 111 from Australia and New Zealand
Complete crap - worst car I have ever owned in 40 years of motoring
Serious vibrations throughout car at 50-80kms/hr.
Rattley engine noises.
Reverberations throughout the car from the exhaust system.
Big "clunking" noises from the differential when changing gear.
Automatic shifts severe -- big bang - not smooth.
Huge gas gobbling appetite - not matched by the performance.
Sold as a luxury car -- $54000 to put on the road -- consider the sale of this vehicle as a luxury car to be out and out fraud.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th October, 2001
9th Feb 2004, 14:27
I am surprised at your review of the VX Calais. I have just bought this car second hand and it is fantastic. I have yet to experience the issues that you are experiencing. Overall I think you may have been a little harsh on the vehicle or your car needs to be taken to a authorized Holden dealer to rectify the problems.