1997 Holden Commodore Berlina 3.8 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
We have owned two Holden Berlina's, the first one replaced after the dealer short circuited all systems, setting the car on fire. How? By attempting to replace the Body Computer with an inferior module.
The replacement vehicle has horrendous quality problems which include:
- misaligned doors and pillars;
- atrocious tyre wear;
- vibrating/drooping doors;
- faulty alternator;
- poor/disintegrating window trim;
- distorted fuel flap;
- blown bulbs (brake lights & rear power window control)
- collapsed front suspension;
- faulty air conditioning compressor
This situation is also related to:
- financial loss arising from the failure to deliver the vehicle on time;
- an assault by the dealer staff;
- fraud by dealers;
We have decided to take action against Holden and the dealer. If anyone is interested in providing additional information or any assistance, we'd like to hear from you.
Please e-mail Eric at LE003@yahoo.com
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd September, 2002
15th Nov 2002, 19:09
That window problem to do with the 'helicopter noise' is the same with any car... try it...
18th Nov 2002, 06:39
I don't think the writers of the last 3 replies actually bothered to read the review in the first place. The fact that cars with this sort of build quality can be allowed to leave the factory is frightening. This year for 9 months I had possession of a '98 VT Exec (company car). All I can say is that I'm glad I had no financial interest in the car. To get it re-registered from W.A. to Queensland required nearly $800 worth of work on the car to get a road-worthy certificate for the rego change. From split door seals to oil leaks (the bulk of the bill). After only just clicking over to 90K's. Have just taken possession of a brand new Falcon and can honestly say that it leaves the Commodore for dead in the design and build quality departments, no question.