Stay away from this car
- After 1,000km the torque converter was found to be defective and a recall was placed in effect for all similar models.
- The paintwork is cheap and flaky; incredibly easy to scratch down to bare metal with a mild hail storm.
- 'Leather' seats are some kind of unpleasant synthetic material; I would assume the choice of material boiled down to comfort vs heat generation.
- Interior consists of cheap collapsible plastic trim; easy to visibly scratch and dent.
- In-car sat nav is dated back to 2007 maps, and subsequent updates to rectify this issue have not been released.
- Upgraded wheel and tyre package maintain grip, and combined with the TRC, it generates performance potential.
This car was designed to be easily interchangeable depending on the area it is sold, and you are not rewarded with the sense that you have supported a local business; unlike other Holden models I have owned.
This car is an example of the direction in which car manufacture is headed, and why I will be looking into other brands that present a certain distinction of quality and uniqueness GM once had.
In terms of performance, there are better cars out there that offer much more for much less.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd March, 2014