2001 Holden Statesman WH S1 3.8 supercharged V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Great value cruiser
Front main seal.
Nice, comfortable big car, although it does look bigger than it really is (which I like!).
I've done mainly trips between Taree, NSW and Brisbane, a few trips to Sydney and one trip to Melbourne. Cruises beautifully at (let's just say; higher than) legal speed limits.
Cruise control is easy to use and has never failed.
I always owned V8s before this, and my main disappointment is the excessive fuel consumption.
I'm told that the L67 supercharged engine is imported complete from the US, and is very slightly different to the 3.8, non S/C engine.
My mother drives a non S/C Calais, of the same vintage, and gets far better economy and performance (freakishly quick for a stock car).
The S/C is not exactly a rocket, but insurance premiums aren't that high either, which reflects that fact.
The front end has just started to become a bit rattly, but with 280000 kms on the clock, you'd expect that.
I think the V8 is a better option (in my experience, more economical on fuel too), but the 6 is still a nice ride.
I added a 10 lb pulley when the original one became unbalanced, but there is very little noticeable increase to the performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2012