1987 Holden Camira JE 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap, good first car, but uninspiring to drive
Replaced distributor and leads 2 weeks after purchase.
High pressure fuel line broke spraying petrol all over exhaust. Check the rubber hoses!
Engine management computer replaced just before buying.
Air-conditioning doesn't work. Apparently not compatible with replacement computer.
Complete brake assembly replaced at 110000 km.
Clutch needs replacement soon.
The manual gearbox is extremely notchy and uncomfortable to use, and the clutch doesn't help. Tip: get an automatic version.
I hate the way you need to lift that lever to engage reverse.
Engine run well, with enough performance.
After getting a wheel alignment the car's handling improved, but it's nothing special.
Inside of car is very basic, only a single speaker AM radio.
Very good fuel consumption, around 6.5L/100km on the highway.
Overall, if you can't afford over $4000 then I would recommend one, but get one that has done low km's, or you'll spend another $4000 fixing it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2002