1978 Holden Statesman HZ 308 from Australia and New Zealand
Unreliable, expensive to maintain, inefficient but luxurious
Just about everything - engines, transmissions, air conditioning, suspension, steering, brakes, radiators, heater, exhaust, power steering, starer motor, alternator, LPG system, spoked wheels broke - you name it - I replaced or repaired it.
I bought this car for quite a bit at the time, $10500. It was immaculate although I was always disappointed with the performance.
The car had been rust protected from brand new - yet it rusted badly.
I had the car for 14 years and covered a few hundred thousand kms - I went through 3 engines and 2 transmissions - overall it was a very poor vehicle - even though I loved it - I am being realistic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th August, 2009