2001 Holden Vectra JS Equipe 2.2 from Australia and New Zealand
Very good. Have wanted a new car for quite some time, but the Vectra has never let me down
Since I have owned the car 2nd hand, the only issues have been
- a slightly leaking head gasket.
- the windscreen washer squirters are dis-functional i.e no pressure. Assuming the pump needs to be replaced.
- 1 dead battery. The original battery was replaced after approx 5 years use.
Basically this car has been maintenance free for me, except for 2 or 3 standard services.
I have found this car to be very reliable.
However the 2.2 4 cylinder engine is lacking a bit of power for my liking, even though it is a manual.
Ride comfort is quite acceptable, and the handling is pretty good. Handles far better than my last car, which was an EL falcon.
Good fuel economy, but not excellent. I estimate around 10 litre's /per 100kms for highway driving and around 12 for city.
Traction control cannot be turned off on this model, not that you would want to anyway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th December, 2007