1988 Holden Camira JE 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
The Camira has probably been the best value car I have ever owned
The exhaust system had some holes in it when I bought it, which was easily replaced with a better sports exhaust.
The starter motor didn't always start, so it was replaced with a cheap re-conditioned unit.
The engine was sweet, plenty of power from the 2.0 litre multi-point injected four cylinder.
The shape of the car looks nice, and the interior is comfortable and modern.
Even without power steering, it was still very easy to drive and park.
Cheap to fix and get parts for, and very economical to run.
Beats a standard Commodore in a traffic light drag, and it's very easy to get a lot more power from this versatile little car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2001
21st Jan 2002, 19:20
Possibly the worst car I've ever owned!
The build quality is shocking, at first I thought it had been in an accident.
All though it has plenty of power, the lack of power steering makes it very heavy to drive at low speed. The driver's seat is either too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals.
Very unreliable. The engine itself seems fine as does the clutch & notchy gearbox, the cooling system seems enable to handle the engine & is often running hot & even overheating. The electrics are an abomination, no one can fix them or perhaps they are fixed & are just a crap design.
Basically don't buy one.
Ps. parts are cheap & it seems to have little rust.