1989 Holden Commodore VN 3.8 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Solid, cheap car
Welsh plugs changed at 45000k due to incorrect coolant by the dealer (fixed by them).
Harmonic balancer went (expected).
New ignition coil and leads every 30000k due to running LPG/dual fuel.
Alternator reconditioned twice.
Interior trim poor since first owned.
Great solid, car with easy running costs, comfortable ride and has taken me through every state in Australia easily.
Also great overtaking speed during highway travel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2001
12th Jun 2002, 18:19
My '89 V6 Commodore/Lexcen has now run some 250,000k and I have to say that apart from several instances of exploded air boxes. The LPG system has been trouble-free.
These backfires are largely avoided, so I am advised, by regularly checking high tension leads for breakdowns and modifying the air box to cope with such backfires.