1977 Holden Gemini Review

1977 Holden Gemini Sandpiper 1.8L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres


Great performing small car


Radiator rusted.

Seats starting to wear.

Rust in the exhaust.

Minor rust starting to creep up.

General Comments:

Replaced the standard 1.6L engine with a recondition 1.8L.

Body, paint and interior in great condition considering the car is 26 years old.

Sounds great now with the 2 and a 1/4 inch exhaust with a 4 inch dumper.

Looks tough with the 4 spoke rebels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review