1990 Holden Commodore VN 3.8 cc from Australia and New Zealand
A good all round performer
Fuel pump died at about 170000 kms.
Snapped crankshaft at 180000kms, cruising above the legal speed limit. One engine later...
Exterior trim has started to detach in places; door rubbers are stuffed; the boot leaks like a sieve, and there's an annoying leak behind the dash somewhere.
The fan stopped working on 1 and 2.
Rear diff required replacing (220000 kms) after extreme vibration and grinding sound. Not cheap.
And the fuel pump went again just recently (220000 kms ish)
Power steering is getting _very_ noisy, and I expect that will be the next thing to go.
Overall, the car has performed well, although it is now starting to show its age.
I've attributed most of the required repairs to my driving style - I'm not very nice to my cars. Although the commodore has stood up to my abuse a lot better than others.
I think that the car is a pretty solid performer - it will happily unstick the rear wheels if you let it :)
It can be quite good at catching you unawares until you get used to it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th July, 2002