2006 Holden Vectra 3.2 from Australia and New Zealand
Beautiful to drive, but service it regularly
This car was great when I first bought it, but over time there seems to be a few problems coming up.
The cruise control is faulty; I've had it replaced a couple times under warranty; it still doesn't work.
There was a problem with the stereo not turning off; it was replaced under warranty, no problem since.
Just recently around 120000km, the car has had a few oil leaks.
At 120000km, a persistent ticking sound started coming from the rear of the engine. I've been to 2 mechanics, including a dealership who completely stripped the engine, and I'm yet to find the cause and resolve the problem.
To date, there's many more problems to be resolved.
One helpful hint is to keep up with the manufacturer's log book repairs.
Despite the recent problems, it is a beautiful car to drive. Just make sure you follow the log book servicing and regular major servicing, and you will be happy.
On a side note, mechanics dislike servicing this car; to fix anything on the engine they need to take apart the whole manifold to get to even the easiest of fixes like spark plugs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2014