1985 Holden Commodore VK 3.3ltr Carburettor from Australia and New Zealand
This car is the biggest piece of junk I have ever encountered. Just about everything needs replacing, and it looks like a good one.
The only good thing is that you can do a burnout, and that you can throw it away and not give a damn that you did. They're just getting too old, and were never built correctly. If you want an older car, cheap etc. and need a Holden then buy a fair descent VN for under 2000. Far better in everyway. Or do what any good bloke would do and buy a mans car, a Ford. No probs with Fords. Ford Built Tough.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th March, 2006
17th Mar 2006, 15:58
VK were garbage.
Fords are not much better as well.
4th Apr 2006, 19:04
And your saying a VN is better? Misguided is all I can say! Remember it is a 21 y. o car plus what sort of loser goes around doing burnouts? Cool man!!! (rolls eyes)
20th Apr 2006, 03:30
Hey, I am 18yr old and I'm all about burnouts. The Vk I have "couldn't pull a knife out of soft butter", Now a mans car if you want to talk about reliability and comfort, mate ford all the way, I have never been more uncomfortable in my life in a holden (and I have woken up beside a naked 40 yr old fat chick).
Anyway, I didn't even get to drive my Vk for the first five weeks because it spent all that time getting engine rebuilds, suspension rebuilds, new gear box, new diff. The only thing in that whole car that was not broken was the B&M shift kit. I looked everywhere to find a good one and that was the best I found, Although to be honest the body and the interior were 'A1'.
30th Jul 2007, 19:40
I have a 1985 6 EFI Berlina, and I must say the last owner was hard on the car. I got the chance to take it for a spin before I took it apart to fix it (last owner really gave it a hard time).
And I gotta stand up for the VK; great car to drive, power to the max and really comfy.
Would give my parent's VX a big run for its money.
Have you ever thought that your VK was crap coz it wasn't looked after?