1972 Holden Kingswood Reviews

1972 Holden Kingswood HQ 202 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 202 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carHillman Hunter

Summary:

Good car, but thirsty on gas

Faults:

The ignition switch failed, and the starter motor fell out on the road.

Occasionally the gear selectors would jam (easily fixed with some quick finger work)

General Comments:

I bought this car in 1987 for $3500 NZ, just as the Japanese imports were starting to flood into the country. I sold it two years later for $800.00.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2008

1972 Holden Kingswood HQ 202 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1972
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 202 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Sex on wheels

Faults:

Interior needs has worn badly and could do with a clean up.

Radiator was mint until someone cracked the top while putting Premier nosecone on. Was from a Falcon and fitted in perfectly.

Brakes have been replaced and I still get pulled up when it's time for a Warranty of Fitness.

Can be heavy to drive when the car is full, but no lowering springs needed.

Parts are getting more hard to find.

General Comments:

Excellent for cruising looking for boys.

Staunch and sturdy. I'm not worried if I have an accident cause I know the other car will come off worse.

I am restoring it as best I can and loving every minute of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2004

1972 Holden Kingswood HQ 3.3L Red from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3L Red Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carFord Fairlane

Summary:

Darn good family car

Faults:

The ignition system (key end) had a short in it. The indicator lever became the horn:)

The timing is a little bit out.

Seats are badly worn.

General Comments:

A very economical car to run, very simple to work on.

The suspension is really soft and the car sinks ten inches when even a light person gets in it.

The front bench seats are dodgy. Whenever I go turn right the passenger hits the door!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2004

1972 Holden Kingswood HQ 202ci from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 202ci Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired127052 kilometres
Most recent distance134203 kilometres
Previous carHolden Gemini

Summary:

A real man's car, the king of the road!

Faults:

Nothing yet! It's mint!

General Comments:

Holden continue to do it at Bathurst, and continue to do it for me on the road! Not like those guttless Fords!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2000

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews