1988 Holden Commodore Berlina 2.0 straight six petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Good daily runner
A small gasket in the water pump failed, which resulted in the whole water pump needing replacement - $400.
When I put extractors and full 2 1/2 inch exhaust on it, I found 4 exhaust manifold studs were broken. (2 at each end) it's a common RB problem.
Great daily runner. Starts every time without fail. Sounds good and goes good. Quite sluggish at times because it's a heavy car and it's only a 2 litre single overhead cam engine.
Got extractors and full 2 1/2 inch exhaust with high flow cat, which has improved power and fuel economy. I get 600ks+ to a tank, which is driving to work and around town. 10 litres to 100ks, which is pretty good.
The auto doesn't go into 4th gear till its warm, but this is a common problem with these.
I always get looks from people even when I had the stock hub caps on it. People are always commenting on how tidy it is. The interior is immaculate and the outside is very close to immaculate.
Saving up for a V8 Holden, but will hopefully keep the old girl.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2010