1983 Holden Camira Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1983 Holden Camira SLX 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Camira

Faults:

I purchased a Camira unseen off a workmate. He had a mate whose dad died, and the 1983 JB was mine for 1000 bucks with 10 months registration. 109000 on the clock. I have an 80 Series Toyota 4wd and a Commodore I, so needed a work car, as I work in a quarry, and the Toyota was too good for dirt all day, so this Camira is great. I use it for everything; rather than use my good cars, I use the Camira care free; no one would ever steal it.

I put good oil in it, keep an eye on your water hoses, and this car will never let you down. It's grown on me, does not look dated, and if you don't want to be noticed, get one. Mine is very newish, and I treat it kindly. I enjoy driving it; the 1.6 engine has plenty of power, and feels like it'll go forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

1983 Holden Camira SL/E 1.6 carb from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 carb Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance360000 kilometres
Previous carFord Cortina

Summary:

Worth the money I paid. A faithful friend

Faults:

The only major drama has been replacing the water pump and engine mounts. Simply general wear & tear items.

General Comments:

The car is very underrated.

Mine did have a few bugs that were not ironed out at production. Like ill fitted trim on the doors and console.

Easily fixed with a little tender loving care.

Most economical car I have ever owned. Can easily get 650 kilometres out of a tank of go-go juice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2001

1983 Holden Camira SLX 1.6L carburetted petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6L carburetted petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired241000 kilometres
Most recent distance246000 kilometres

Summary:

A reliable, versatile and economical car suitable for anyone

Faults:

Battery replaced.

Distributor cap cheaply replaced.

Rusted in the doors, not bad enough to be bothered fixing it.

Cassette player stopped working.

General Comments:

Overall, a pretty good car which is very versatile and reliable.

The 1.6L engine delivers quite a bit of power and offers superb fuel economy (approximately 4.5L per 100Km).

The interior is reasonably comfortable and is very spacious. The boot/trunk is huge!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2001

25th May 2001, 23:11

The Petrol consumption is open Road only or City/Road?

1983 Holden Camira GLX 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Gemini

Summary:

Bargain

Faults:

Nothing yet!!!

General Comments:

Reliable (apparently I'm the only one who thinks so), cheap, family sedan. Good for first time car buyers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2000

26th Dec 2000, 05:24

I also own a Camira, and it's a reliable zippy little car. With camira's, if you keep the maintenance up, they are good little car's, but if you don't they tend to fall to pieces. Camira's have gotten a very bad name for themselves, but as I said, keep up the maintenance and they will be a good little car.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 6 reviews