1989 Holden Camira Reviews

1989 Holden Camira 2.0 Litre from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance258000 kilometres

Summary:

Gets me from A to B

Faults:

From 2004-2005 the following problems have occurred:

Head gasket blew at 258000kms.

Solenoid packed it in at 245000kms.

Brakes have been warped since who knows when.

Had to override the electronics which run the fan in the engine with a switch because it failed to turn on at the most crucial moments.

Pings constantly, because the petrol isn't as it used to be, timing needs to be put back slightly.

CV boots and joints went at 236000kms.

Petrol tank leak.

Ignition played up replacement part $60.

Key kept falling out of key hole, had to fix.

Boot leaks, back door handle broke.

General Comments:

Awesome air-conditioning.

Good fast car with great pick-up.

Good with petrol.

Clean and shiny, looks can deceive after-all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2005

1989 Holden Camira SLE 2.0L Multipoint Fuel Injection from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L Multipoint Fuel Injection Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired218000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres

Summary:

A underestimated economical car that people give away for a song

Faults:

Indicators on dash are faulty, but external lights are perfect.

Water pump seal blew at 222000km causing a slow leak.

Idle and starts rough sometimes likely needs new injectors.

Shockies on front and back are extremely worn not replaced for at least 8years.

Car interior is in A1 condition with only visible wear is on dash near trip computer where fingers lean against to press buttons.

Slight leak on rocker cover opened up after my purchase at 220000km likely due to my giving it to her a bit to much.

Paint is nearly in as new condition other than a bit of wear on corners of paint above front and back pillars.

Bonnet hits body on side near hinges due to wear of the thing that holds bonnet open pushing it sideways.

Power window switches have worn in front and back right window pulls air seal down because it is too tight for some reason. Will look into soon.

General Comments:

Great car with a great power to weight ratio.

Extremely nice interior all blue including all carpets.

Great car for sound system expansions with a very large parcel shelf and front door cavities. Not to mention the boot size, it's huge. I love my stereo.

Extremely economical, give it to her around town all the time and only just get fuel usage over 10L/100km and on open road the extremely accurate trip computer clocks me in at 6.8L/100km at 120km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2004

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews