Holden Drover Reviews

1986 Holden Drover qb 1.3 unleaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 unleaded Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired234374 kilometres
Most recent distance238456 kilometres
Previous carHolden Camira

Summary:

Great off road bargain if you can find one

Faults:

Radiator might have leaks.

Interior is not very comfortable.

Shock absorbers are in bad condition.

Body is damaged on one side due to a rollover.

Seats have worn badly.

Window seals are breaking.

Some electrics don't work,example: some interior lights.

General Comments:

The Drover is a very reliable fuel miser and is great for going off road.

Inside it is very squashed up.

If you do not know what a Drover looks like, it is a Suzuki Sierra with a holden badge and a different front grille.

The engine is easy to get parts for because of numerous Sierras around.

Also parts of the Holden Gemini can be used for the motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2003

1986 Holden Drover qb 1.3 unleaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 unleaded Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2894562 kilometres
Most recent distance2894562 kilometres
Previous carHolden Vectra

Summary:

Great fun off road

Faults:

The drover is a very reliable car and is heaps of fun for off road use. Some times it has trouble going into first gear, but other wise the car is perfect, also the air-conditioning is not the best. Otherwise I love my drover.

Another thing is that on road it has very dodgy handling.

General Comments:

Inside the cabin is a little bit squashy for big people, but its uses are perfect for off road. it has alot of grunt considering its small 1.3 motor and it also has a 5 speed gear box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th December, 2003

1985 Holden Drover 1.3 5 speed from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 5 speed Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired202000 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Good for 4WD fun

Faults:

The usual tyres, oil filter etc.

Sometimes the transfer case gets jammed in neutral, and I have to pull the 4WD gear stick out and then put it back in again before I can move.

General Comments:

Great reliable car.

Has a lot of power for a little 1.3 litre engine.

Lots of fun for 4WD in sand dunes.

A downside is that it has very rough handling on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews