1984 Holden Kingswood Review

1984 Holden Kingswood Utility WB 4.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance305000 kilometres
Previous carHolden HR Utility


A head turner


Nothing major. Fuel pump @ 200,000,clutch @ 300,000. Usual hoses and belts over time.

General Comments:

Put a Statesman Caprice front end on in '88, installed a 5 speed Toyota Seca transmission in '95. Total strip back and re-spray in '96 (Red). Skirts and brushed aluminium mags the only other extras. No roll bars or roo bars for this baby. A very neat, clean, square vehicle. A little heavy on the juice, but the 5 speed and tuned extractors improve fuel consumption on long trips of which this vehicle does many.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review