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Leanne L.

Leanne L.

  • 3 reviews

Love this car!

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I purchased my vehicle for driving to and from work in the Sydney traffic.
It's fantastic for a daily commuter. I use it every day and spend $60-80 a fortnight in fuel.
Not an issue at all in 2.5 years. Car is perfect. Would recommend.
Only gripe I have is the carpet is so thin everything gets stuck in it making it hard to maintain.

Purchased in June 2017 for $25,000.00.

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Mike

MikeDarwin

  • 14 reviews

Comfortable and trendy

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Purchased in January 2019.

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Aldi and Wworths Shopper

Aldi and Wworths ShopperSydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Excellent SUV. Great size !

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Bought Holden Trax LTZ 2017. Over 40,000 Kims later not 1 problem. Free servicing to 60,000. Then fixed price. Drives very well, great features. Apple car play. Bluetooth. Well appointed and easy to drive. Not overpriced like a lot if small mid SUVs. Plenty of power for city driving and country trips. Serviced regularly by Holden. Daily driver city traffic. Exceeded expectations on fuel economy. Highly recommended over many others on the market !

Purchased in September 2017.

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BenG

BenGCanberra 2600, ACT

Exxxy

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Had my thermostat replaced in my 2015 holden trax ls today....... mechanic hit me with a $600 bill!
Then discover the tyres are a unique size to the trax. Tyres are priced at $195!
Costly little car!

Purchased in July 2019.

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Krissy

KrissyNorth Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

My car baby

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My 2018 Holden trax is my world, drives like a dream has turbo when needed, great on fuel I’ve traveled to Gladstone qld and up north qld with it as well, climbs hills with out a hassle, smooth ride comfy seats, stable ride apple car play, my first brand new car I’ve ever owned roomy inside

Purchased in June 2018 at Island coast Holden tully qld.

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Bill R

Bill RGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 35 reviews
  • 1 like

Lousy support from Holden HQ

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Purchased in January 2017 at Holden Dealers.

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Len

LenPerth

  • 4 reviews

Good Value

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Purchased in December 2016 at Holden Dealers for $24,000.00.

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Gail

GailSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Best little SUV on the road!

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Love my Holden Trax. It is such fun to drive. Love the bright electric blue....it is such a happy colour. With the seats folded down so easily, can carry lots of things. Was a great help when I was moving house.
Great vision with big wide windows all round an the high driving position. Driver's seat and steering wheel can be adjusted up and down to get it just right for your individual preference.
Trouble is my daughter is always wanting to borrow it!

Purchased in October 2017 for $24,000.00.

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Alex

AlexSydney

  • 4 reviews

Good car, has its issues

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Good car, nice drive, relatively safe. A few problems though such as smoke coming out of the A/C vents when on, an oil light which won't turn off, and a leak coming from under the steering wheel which can saturate the floor with the drips. Whatever drips out also can be extremely hot, and burn your foot when driving. Have been scolded many times. Took it in for a service to find the source. No problems detected, burnt my foot driving home. Have it booked back in, but it's just a hassle when having a busy life. Feels like the servicing is very rushed and it's just getting as many people in and out as quickly as possible.

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2016
DriveAWD

Good car some issues

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I found the car to be very nimble, generally cabin space very good until you want to put the back seats down for extra space. Both my wife and I are tall and like the seats to go back but when you put the seats down you lose that extra length in the front making driving a little bit cramped. I also don't like the positioning of the handbrake being so close to the passenger seat it's a bit awkward trying to release the handbrake if there is a large person sitting in the passenger seat.

BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedNov 2018

Jmill

JmillHornsby

  • 4 reviews

Happy with our Trax!

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So far so good, it’s what we expect from a new car. It’s perfect for Sydney traffic and love all the LTZ has to offer.
I read that Trax is one of the most reliable car in the USA, hopefully that’s true!
Overall it’s fun car to drive with a punchy engine!

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2018
DriveFWD

Bill R

Bill RGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 35 reviews
  • 1 like

Nice car ...BUT The Takata airbag issue is a problem

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BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Bill R

Finally fixed by Dealer 2 years on. Glad we didnt have to find out/validate their statement, that the airbag should be ok, by way of an accident.


Violet

VioletNorth Lakes

31,000 kms and Ready to Trade in **Update**

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BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2016

Rusty

RustyPerth, WA

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

No ongoing issues....yet.

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Purchased in October 2015.

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Pat G

Pat GSydney

  • 2 reviews
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Waste of money

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This is the worst car I’ve ever purchased. In fact it was a lemon. The car was 3 years old and started having major problems like cv joint, coolant leakage and dashboard light comes on stating lean fuel and I had to argue with Holden to fix under warranty. However not went at once, it was one thing after another. In the end the light on the dashboard still comes on claiming lean fuel again.

BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2013
allans156

allans156AU

  • 15 reviews
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Great little car

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We shopped around for a while, then decided to go with the Trax. Nothing against the other cars in the range, the Trax just suited what we wanted, and we felt that it drove the best. Economy is amazing, we owned an Almera 1.5 prior, and the Trax beats it hands down for economy. Good bit of power, throttle response can take a little while to get used to as it can be punchy from take off. We have owned it for around six months, so far it has been reliable.
My wife loves her Trax.

BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2018

My Trax - Well!

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Having owned a Commodore of great quality I decided to go Holden. I signed up for the Cruize but had buyer regret, my bad. I had to choose a Holden so the Trax was next. I was told I did not need a smart phone but I did to used the limited functions. I was horrified that one day I parked my automatic and took the key out and it started rolling because it was still in D. Who builds an auto that allows that? The infotainment system leaves a lot to be desired, especially maps. I enjoy long trips as the driving position is very comfortable but really wish I had more test drives with other brands.

BadgeLS
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2016

Parklanda

ParklandaChirnside Park

  • 6 reviews

Let down by Holden Customer Service

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BadgeLTZ
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2016

m r

m rwinmalee

  • 10 reviews

great small suv

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our Holden Trax lts is a great small suv the just lacks climate control as you would think it should have for top of the range but other than that i'ts great to drive the 1.4 litre turbo gets it up hills with no trouble and its great on fuel with the prices now going up you have money in ya pocket update to this car don't get a flat tyre you will be up crap creek as ltz comes with spare not the tyre repair gas but the jack doesn't get high enough to put spare on really stupid idea so i have 4 stars for the car but for tyre repair i give a zero bad design

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Jesse Milani

Jesse MilaniRutherford

  • 2 reviews

Its an ok little car for what it is

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The trax is ok to drive but lacks power especially when the aircon is on.
Handling is good has a little turning circle.
I dislike not having some power for incase there is a situation that may need it.
It has plenty of room even with 2 child seats in the back.

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedNov 2016

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Questions & Answers

Lola

Lolaasked

Air con just stopped working it did not work a month ago for a day but it came back on now it's stopped working I own a holden trax ls 2016 model

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Call dealer. Under warranty

Lola
Lola

I will call holden tommorrow warranty has expired thanks


TraxMan

TraxManasked

Trax parked in garage, engine off, removed key, exit Trax. However it was left in 'D'rive! Should not be able to remove key when in 'D'rive. It rolled backwards in 'D'rive! Should not be able to roll backwards in 'D'rive. I understand the running gear on a Trax is that of a Cruz which has gearbox issues. Luckily there was no person injured but the vehicle was damaged. Is this a known concern?

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Toni

Toniasked

Behind my steering wheel, I have a black square button which beeps when I press it. Does not look right? Is this an added feature? What is it?

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