HSV XU6 Reviews

2002 HSV XU6 V6 supercharged from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission V6 supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Perfect in every way!!!

Faults:

To be honest, I have never had a problem with the car, apart from a light globe.

General Comments:

Lots of people don't like it, coz it's not a V8, but let me tell you, very little money, and you blow the 8 out of the water.

Had some mods done, and now pulling 280kw with the supercharger. You have a much quicker take off, and lower it, and you will love it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2011

2002 HSV XU6 VX Series 2 V6 3.8 Supercharged 180kw from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 3.8 Supercharged 180kw Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

Great looks. Great ride. Great car

Faults:

- Seats worn slightly in unusual places.

- Leather on the steering wheel worn.

- One or more pulleys (probably idle pulley) has a squeak. Approximately $50-$200 to fix, will be done this week.

General Comments:

I have only had this car for 3 weeks and I'm very pleased so far. There are obvious signs of wear from the previous owner, but nothing that can be avoided.

This is my first car (I am only 17) so I have no comparison for performance, but I currently rate it as very good. It has modified 3" twin exhaust in it, so it has a very nice note.

The seats are extremely comfortable, they hug you like a bear.

I wouldn't call the squeaking pulley a major problem, it's just annoying, and something you would expect after 100,000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2006

25th Jul 2013, 08:02

I have owned an XU6 for 10 years. Best car I've ever owned. 252kw after dyno. Went drag racing 2 years ago; 13.11, not bad for a super six.

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews