2006 Holden Viva JF 1.8L from Australia and New Zealand
I like the car, but I regret buying it and getting rid of my previous car
Intermittently went into limp mode.
Stalled while slowing at a set of traffic lights, while the engine was running at normal temps.
Clunking and slow transmission.
Rear suspension struts "cracked" & "leaking" at around 15,000km.
Suspension still seems dodgy.
Loud ticking/clicking from engine at idle that the dealership seemed to not want to investigate. Took it in for service, they listed in their "Recommendations section : Rear brakes need to be replaced within 3,000km, engine noisy on idle."
Rattles in doors.
Pretty bad blind spots due to the shape of the rear pillars, which you get used to over time.
Unless you have a window guard/shield, don't even bother putting the windows down when it's wet, unless you want the water to leak in all over your electric window controls.
Fun easy car to have/own when it is operating correctly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th June, 2011