2000 Holden Vectra JS II CD 2.5 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
World's biggest lemon
Steering rack mounting bracket broken, causing very vague steering.
Started leaking coolant.
Engine management light intermittently coming on.
Stability links worn, replaced and noises went away for about a week, and started clunking again soon after.
Engine mount broken. replaced. Very expensive compared to overseas prices (for equivalent models Vauxhall/Opel).
Clunking noise when stopping, turning and starting off (after replacing various front end bits).
I owned this car for about 4 months. I lost a lot of money when I traded it in, but I was happy to write the money off because it was such a pain. It was a nightmare to maintain. I spent well over $2,500 in repairs in the 4 months I owned it, and I'd fix one thing, and another would give up.
I will never buy another Holden. I have owned well over 20 cars, mostly Japanese, and this was my first foray into an European designed and built car. Never again.
This was without a doubt the worst car I have ever owned, and after a 4 month nightmare, I was happy to write off the money I spent on it, just so that I could walk away from it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd September, 2010