I also own a 1988 Holden Camira JE Executive with a 2.0L engine. I think the car is a great performer for what I paid for it. It seems to be easy enouhg to install things such as alarms, central locking, tinted windows and last, but not least a good decent stereo. The thing that I love about the car the most would have to be the large boot. Its HUUUGEEE.. I totally agree with the other guys in that if you have never had one or driven one, don't bag it, because they are a decent car that is reliable and gets your for A to B without any hastles. The only problems I have had with the car are the dislodged engine mounts which I fixed for $120AUD. Great first car, reliable, getup and go, good handling when you fit racing shocks like I did and most of all, great allowance for a great stereo.
I own a JE 2.0lt Camira SLE. It's white over silver, and it goes like a rocket. I have raced cars such as, VC-VS Holdens and cleaned them. V8's and 6's NO WORRIES. Nissan SSS Pulsars no worries.
To achieve this performance, I installed a set of 1"3/4" extractors custom made by Everlast mufflers, followed through with a 2 1/2 inch exhaust system, high flow VT Commodore cat and resonator. I also installed a cold air intake system, using a 6 inch induction pipe and air pod.
I have absolutely lowered this car to the ground and polished the original SLE rims; it looks killer! I have raced at the drags, and run a 14.67 @ 93mph.
A shake over 90 kms is usually due to a wheel balance problem get your wheels balanced and see hows it goes.
I'm a 19 year old. When I turned 17, my grandmother gave me her 1987 SLX 2.0L 5 speed manual Camira.
Since having it, I've spent over $2000 so far on doing it up.
All I can say is my Camira is the best thing in my life, and I wouldn't give it up for anything! My baby is going to be turned into a beast!