1976 Holden Kingswood HX 202 from Australia and New Zealand
These cars suck up the petrol
1st engine at 80,000km.
2nd at 140,000km.
3rd at 240,000km.
Transmission at 340,000km.
Head gasket at 140,000km.
Alternator at 150,000km.
Carburator at 200,000km.
A very bad car, probably the worst Holden ever built, but I've had good times in it, but also bad ones.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2001
I bought my HX from the original owner in 1998, everything was still original.
It was a bit rough (including some mechanicals), but at 250,000 km it still ran very well. I have since replaced the engine (and other parts) at 270,000 km and am yet to reach 300,000 km.
I guess you've either been very very unlucky or you treat your cars very very badly.
I think you treat your car like crap you have a classic not a drag car enjoy your hx youre lucky to own one!
At least it's still going after 26 years, how many Hyundai's will still be on the Australian roads a quarter of a century later?
Make no mistake these cars are not classics. The only reason there are still some on the road today is because they made so many of them. So its stands to reason some were looked after some were not. The ones still on the road today were probably low mileage or have had plenty of money spent on them. There will still be plenty of hynudais on the road in 26 years.