1994 Holden Statesman Reviews

1994 Holden Statesman VR 5.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 kilometres
Most recent distance197000 kilometres
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

Best car I've ever owned or driven by far!

Faults:

Kept stalling when I first bought it. (Ended up being a faulty module.)

The gearbox had a slipping clutch.

General Comments:

The car overall is a dream to drive. Not the quickest car, but it is a Statesman. It's designed for comfort. But the V8 does help it along it's way. The car also rides like a dream with a set of 18" rims and ultra low suspension.

The cabin is nice and roomy, and has been set off well with plenty of lights and embroidery.

The engine is really responsive, and has a great note under revs with an exhaust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2005

1994 Holden Statesman VR 5.0 V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Luxury + Power = Perfection

Faults:

Whole front end had to be pulled out, so that an oil leak could be fixed.

Numerous problems with the CD stacker.

Misfire when cold.

General Comments:

I recommend this car for anyone who is after the performance and luxury feel! My car really benefited from an FE2 suspension package and a sports exhaust.

The spacious cabin is a winner, Holden should be congratulated on it. The VR Statesman is also very attractive and looks good with front skirts and rear skirts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2001

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews