1997 Holden Utility Review

1997 Holden Utility VS S Pac 3.8L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore


A nice ute just waiting to be given more power!


My front windscreen needed replacing and reinforcing when I blew the seals out with my stereo. (Putting a 12-inch sub between the front seats probably isn't a good idea)

Rear differential needed a bit of a rebuild just after I got the car. (The other bloke probably did too many burn outs)

General Comments:

I've made quite a number of modifications to my ute such as:

- Pacemaker extractors and a 2.5inch exhaust.

- High flow air filter and cold air induction system

- Supercharger

- Lowered + VR Clubsport 17 inch mag wheels

- Full leather custom interior

- Hard rear cover and fully customised tray


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review