1994 Holden Commodore VR 3.8L V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Old thing keeps on going no matter what
First issue soon after I bought it is the thermostat blocked up and it overheated (close to home luckily). Replaced thermostat, radiator and coolant.
Alternator wire corroded.
Smoky valve stem seals.
Replaced starter motor.
Replaced intake manifold gasket.
A/C died (still need to fix it).
It's an old car, so it has had quite a few niggling issues. Nothing major wrong with it, and it sees a fair bit of work for its age.
Very comfortable to drive. A bit hot in summer, since the A/C died, and I haven't bothered to diagnose and fix it.
Great power and torque from the old V6, and it's not a killer on fuel either like a V8 would be. Simple design, pushrod motor, takes lots of abuse with no worries. 4 speed automatic with overdrive is good as well, no real major issues either.
If you find a good example second hand, you'll love it. They can be trashed though due to young kids who abuse the hell out of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st July, 2012