1978 Holden HZ Kingswood SL from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

10th Jun 2001, 02:06

HZ Kingswood SL, a snot bucket?!

Well I have heard it all.

My first car was, and still is a HZ Kingswood SL, the old 253 is tireless, it corners like a demon and still manages to turn heads after 5 years of perpetual thrashing.

The Kingswood is as strong as any, sits better than most, and is the corner stone of any Aussie religion that embraced Desert Boots, flanelette shirts, and the greatest icon of all, the mullet hair cut.

Kingswood is STRONG

HZ is STRONGER.

13th Jul 2001, 07:33

I have had a HZ Monaro for 14 years and I have not been left stranded at any time on the road or in the shed. I have found all Holdens to be reliable, not that I have found other cars insuperior, it's just maintenance is the key to better motoring but I will always choose Holdens first.

Regards,

Allcock.

26th Aug 2001, 05:30

Well mate, it sounds like you really bought yourself a crap one.

Every Kingswood owner I know is happy with their Aussie classic.

28th Oct 2001, 04:47

300,000Km in one year??/ you have lost all credibility!

23rd Jan 2002, 06:53

If the car has lasted 23 years and 800000km, then I think it deserves a bloody medal. Even 500000km is a good life.. 300000km in a year? Work it out... You would be driving 825km per day, 7 day per week for a year.

I really don't think you're on your purch!!!

29th Jul 2002, 18:08

I have had a HZ premier for about 12 months & there has been nothing wrong with it.

My HZ is in immaculate condition with a 4.2 litre V8 and it turns heads where ever I go. If you can do 300000km in 1 year, don't you think your car is reliable?

14th Sep 2002, 02:50

My parents bought their Kingswood 14 years ago and since then have replaced both ball joints, overhauled the automatic transmission twice and added power steering for my mum. The car has traveled from Brisbane to Broome and back, from Broome to Perth and back again, from Brisbane to Canberra and Sydney and back. It has lived with us near the beach, near the snow and has been parked everywhere in between. It has no rust and is very reliable. It is huge inside and after 14 years my parents are still in love with their car, mum wants to be buried in it!

7th Oct 2002, 15:20

I have had as my first car a HQ 202wagon. Then a XD falcon and then a VK 5.0ltr commodore. I now own a 78 HZ wagon. Amazing how we always return to the old faithful cars.

4th Nov 2002, 21:38

Well I bought my Kingswood 17 years ago as a second hand car and in that time it has not a single problem apart from the usual wear and tear. Looks like the one you bought was in fact a lemon (or perhaps the driver doesn't know how to look after it?)

13th Dec 2003, 21:16

Hello fellow, and female lovers of the HOLDEN, I have had my beautiful Premier 1979 for 17 years now. It has been a perfect car. I put a reconditioned 6 cylinder motor in it, in 1990, after it got pinched, and the rotten people that pinched it, ruined the original motor. All the emission controls are back in place, and I put extractors on it, so I wouldn't keep rocking at the lights. You know they are a bit temperamental. I love my car, and wouldn't swap it for anything else. And to add fire to the car, I am a Blonde HA! HA! HA! Have a good one Val...

12th Jan 2004, 05:23

As my first car I had a WB Ute '84. I had to put a second hand Blue 202 in when I got it. It was a manual 3 speed on the column. It would have been a good car, but first I hit a tree. Replaced the front end with a HZ. Driving in the country I got it up to 190km/h (as a P plater). I later managed to scrap it against a cliff then short out the battery and set the clutch on fire. I then got a HZ Premier with a Red 202 Trimatic. Being an auto I wasn't a real favourite of it. But I got used to it. It was easy to smoke up and get to 160km/h, but that lasted about a month and ended up in the back of a semi-trailer rig at 80km/h. Boy does that hurt. I now got a 4 cylinder corolla. I'm now rebuilding my WB from scratch and looking at putting in a 253ci motor. Because nothing beats a good old Holden with V8 Grunt!

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