2006 Holden Viva 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
Engine light is always on.
Broke down twice in the one year I drove it.
Things inside always needed replacing.
Engine was just crap overall.
My dad bought this car for my 18th birthday. I was so excited, but after driving it for a week, it broke down, and when dad took it to his mechanic, he was told this can be the worst car; things always going wrong etc...
Over the year I had it, we spent $5.5K on the car. He bought it for $4.9K, and my best friend had just crashed her car, loved my Holden Viva, and decided she wanted to buy it. Tried to warn her out of it, but she didn't see any issues. She bought it off me for $4000; since then I bought a Toyota Corolla; best decision I've ever made. Most reliable car.
Would never recommend a Holden or a Holden Viva to anyone. My friend has not had any issues with the car; fingers crossed everything is fine; she will most likely run it into the ground anyway LOL; she's on her third car in a year and a half.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2015