2009 Holden Combo XC 1.4 from Australia and New Zealand
When I first bought it, Holden recalled the vehicle because the air conditioner drainage hose was dripping water onto the ECU. I got that fixed under warranty at 8000 kilometers.
I had to replace the starter motor. I had the car too long, and although very low kilometers, got no warranty. At 16000 kilometers the alarm system jammed on and my wife got stuck at the supermarket. I had to get the car home. Took everything apart. Turned out to be a faulty ECU. I couldn't do that myself. Had to take it back to the dealer. Even though I diagnosed it myself, it still cost me $500 (I'm an Automotive Electrician by trade).
Upside, very cheap to run. Can turn very tight. Has side loading as well as rear loading. Great storage at the back and in the cabin area.
Downside, very unreliable, everything back to front on the steering column, indicators etc, no guts, hard to buy parts, also very expensive. Gearbox ratios poor. Very noisy interior fan motors. Uncomfortable seats. Horrible gear change.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st July, 2016