1981 Holden Gemini TE 1.6L turbo petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Fun for beginners and serious modders as well!
Clutch wore out.
Heat unit got clogged (Usual Gemini problem, a good flushing or re-bore and it's fine).
This car is great, it's a real beauty to drive. It started off its life as being stock, and even then it still handled really well.
There's not much room in the back, but who cares because you don't sit there anyway!
It's fun and economical to drive, which makes it great for a first car.
Now I have kept the 1600 Isuzu block, but have had it ported and polished, added the EFI and turbo from a Piazza and have done a few other things. My best ET to date is 13.4 seconds at Calder Park.
I love my Gemini!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2004
15th Aug 2005, 01:43
How much did your modifications cost you?
19th Jun 2006, 03:32
Hey, was it hard to get a turbo in your Gemini? I have a TE and want it to go that little bit faster, but am unsure on how as I am not that knowlegable.
16th Nov 2008, 01:22
Hey mate, was just wondering if you knew what PSI you were running the turbo at? And would it still be reliable without the polish and other work you did?