1989 Holden Commodore VL 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Really nice car
Nothing much really. Only a couple of things.
The crank angle sensor died at 84,500km.
The front shock absorbers need replacing.
The front disc brakes need machining as one or both are warped.
This car is in very good condition for its age, not a spot of rust anywhere.
It goes like a cut cat and spins the back end very easily.
Other than the incident with the crank angle sensor it has been very reliable.
The air flow sensor had been replaced not long before I bought the car, so hopefully it should be a runner for many years to come.
Seems to be very easy on fuel consumption which should improve when I fit an oxygen sensor.
The only thing I don't like about it is that the automatic gearbox will not change into 4th gear until it has reached a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. This is a real pain heading down the highway, first thing in the morning doing 100km per hour at 3500 RPM.
Does any one out there have any ideas on how to fool the computer to to allow 4th gear to operate when the gear box is still cold.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2004