7th Mar 2015, 00:42

Holden Viva JF (2007).

I disagree with some of the comments. The car has been extremely reliable for over 7 years (bought new) and is still going well.

8th Apr 2015, 13:11

I totally agree 100%... I HATE my Viva!!! Nothing but problem after problem... I have spent $2,000 in total on repairs in the past 2 years, and now the engine light flashes like a disco light non stop!!! My air con has completely died and they want $950 to fix it!!!

I WILL NEVER EVER, EVER, EVER BUY A HOLDEN AGAIN, AND WILL MAKE SURE NO ONE I KNOW BUYS ONE!!! What's sad is Holden has wiped their hands of helping me any more with my car!!! They actually said it's a total lemon the last time I brought it in... Too bad I spent all my hard earned savings on buying this car brand new in 2007!!! I feel sad, angry and sick thinking about it!!!

15th Oct 2015, 09:53

The engines in these cars don't last long and can now be found in Holden's new 4WD vehicles. I've never seen an engine that requires a total strip down to replace a water pump. This is what the Free Trade Agreement did to us, replaced our good manufacturers with O/S junk that is basically unfixable as it is 'junk'.

7th Nov 2015, 06:50

Although we have made some pretty good cars here in the past, and most better than this rebadged Daewoo rubbish, don't get too nostalgic for Aussie cars, past or present, as some were really bad! (Remember the Camira, actually, better to forget it!) And some of the imports these days are really good.

27th Aug 2016, 05:40

Hi. Well I love my Viva and reckon you guys probably did not keep servicing it properly. I am a foreigner in OZ, and have had a great experience with my Viva.

29th Sep 2018, 11:03

I've owned mine for 8 years; it's been serviced every 10,000km and never let me down. It's had 3 timing belts and it's done 197,000km; never changed anything major other than an alternator and a coil pack and map sensor... I must've been the lucky one.