1986 Holden Commodore VL 3.0L EFI from Australia and New Zealand
Quick, seems cheap to maintain and fix, looks good. Great for $3500 with 12 months reg
Fuel Pump screwed. Car was hard to start when fuel tank near empty & pump was making a lot of noise from the boot area. Not an uncommon problem apparently, but cheap enough to fix. Done at 182,000KMS.
Little rust around the front and rear windscreens. Pretty common problem as well. Getting this fixed ASAP.
Could have done with a little more head room up front.
Very smooth, comfortable car to drive. Good balance of performance and comfort.
Apart from the fuel pump causing starting problems it now doesn't miss a beat. Can be very economical on fuel if you take it easy on the gas (which is hard to do). You get roughly 400-450KMS out of a tank of fuel. Tank is about 50-55 liters.
The oil has been changed in this engine every 3,000KMS from new. I bought it from the original owner who documented every oil change and the odometer reading of each change). Service records and receipts kept from new.
Has had transmission reconditioned at about 150,000KMS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2003