2000 Holden Vectra Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2000 Holden Vectra CD 2.5 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

A very nice car to drive, but the electronics are a nightmare

Faults:

Speed stopped working associated with ABS and TC fault lights on.

Fault is intermittent and random. i.e. The car will go for 50 to 60 km without a problem then the Speedo stops and the lights come on again. May go for 10 km or so then will start working again.

General Comments:

Have so far changed Transmission speed sensor, and new front ABS sensor. This did not fix the fault so put old front sensor onto other side. Still no go.

I am hoping someone out there has had a problem like this fixed to point me in the right direction. Holden were not helpful at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2004

17th Nov 2004, 14:31

I believe that the ABS is not at fault here. The speed is sensed at the transmission and signals are sent to the ABS and Speedometer systems. If the speedo fails (at the speedo itself or any associated wiring/grounds), then that will bring on the TC and ABS lights also.

Look at the speedo system before spending a fortune on ABS Modules.

There are heaps of forums on the internet related to this problem on a number of different cars. Although they may be different cars with differing systems, the fault still seems to point to the speedometer.

2000 Holden Vectra CD 2.2 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired500 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carToyota TOYOTA

Summary:

Expensive to run, but worth it in the long run

Faults:

Nothing really.

Steering column at 50000km. This was under warranty.

General Comments:

Great car.

If you service it at its scheduled time, it is a good reliable car.

I travel approximately 1000km per week in my Vectra. Great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003

24th Mar 2010, 06:13

Haha, yeah I agree, Vectras are awesome cars. If you want it to go well, you have to take care of it... I have a Vectra 2000 GL; love it!!! Good work Holden!!!

2000 Holden Vectra CD 2.2 16v DOHC 4 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2 16v DOHC 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11 kilometres
Most recent distance2957 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Great sleeper potential

Faults:

Nothing really.

Slight rattle in the passenger side dash.

Stock speakers can't handle higher frequencies in the music (slight clicking noise is heard from the tweeters).

Crap radio reception from the rear window antenna.

Take off boom (common design fault in all Vectra's - annoying none the less).

General Comments:

Best car I have driven ever!! (currently 33 cars)

Outstanding fuel economy.

Great noise from the engine, beautiful tranny.

Suspension.... perfect.

Great performance for a stock 4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2000

16th Jul 2001, 00:44

A well rounded review that reflects my experience with this car!

22nd Aug 2001, 02:02

Good CAR for the money. But has anybody got a problem with the AIR-VENT not shutting completely. (IE outside air can still get in even thought the vent is SHUT).

9th Sep 2001, 03:38

This is for the guy wondering about the Air-Vent.

Air has to get in somewhere otherwise you could suffocate wouldn't you???

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 13 reviews