2005 HSV Clubsport R8 6.0 ltre from Australia and New Zealand
A very big disapointment
Air Conditioning compressor burnt out
Sump Guard fell off
Power steering leak
This is the best handling and most powerful car that I have ever owned and driven. It is easy to drive within the speed limit and is a real gem.
Reliability of the car is becoming an issue.
I started to loose confidence in the first month of ownership when it was towed due to a mechanical fault.
Five months later and three move unscheduled visits to the dealer for warranty repairs and the faults continue to occur.
I'm loosing patience with the car and am beginning to think that I should have spent the $72,000.00 on a German import.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th October, 2005
30th May 2008, 09:15
Well I bought my CR8, which is basically the HSV’s ClubSport R8. I already have problems and I still did not reach 1000 miles. The air conditioning is not working and it makes a strange noise. The fan is so loud that it’s noisier then the engine itself. It’s really like a bad secondhand car, but somehow it’s new. Truly unbelievable.
This is my first “American” car and I bought it because of the power, but to be honest I feel like an idiot after few weeks. I should have stuck with the Japanese or Germans. Or even the Koreans are doing a better job.
What a waste for such a great and fun to drive car.
26th Feb 2013, 23:33
It's an "Australian" car we are talking about here. The engine albeit is supplied from GM in the US, but by memory actually comes out of Canada. The rest of it is made down under.