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Ethan H.

Ethan H.Sydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Rebadged Daewoo Lacetti

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You have to know the car is designed to last 5 years with no service, then recycled. It is made cheap! Parts are cheap on Ebay. If you service it regularly and take care of the car, it'll take care of you. It's no suzuki alto when it comes to fuel consumption getting about 9.2L/100km.
Too many complaints about this car. Don't complain the car is terrible if you don't know what you're buying. Or what you're buying it for.

Purchased in May 2017 for $2,000.00.

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Paula K

Paula KIllawarra, NSW

perfect low maintainance easy access parts.. just use common sense.

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could not say anything. i love my viva wagon. just dont abuse using it. look after with regular setvice and my viva wagon looks after me.

easy to maintain. essy access with parts. cheap parts. parts can buy in ebay or find through goggle. quiet car. stereo is excellent even i have used this since 2008. body is best quality stainless steel/tin, harder than other new cars now.

BodyWagon
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2008

drainage plug where is it on a holden viva 2007?????????

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everyday for work it gets seviced every 2 years the macanic says theres no issues iam trying to give my car a flush out and place new in it so please just need to know where the drainage plug is cant find it can see anything on google showing me need help asap thanks

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BadgeEquipe
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJul 2014
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DALCO78

DALCO78berri

Love my Viva had it for years easy to maintain yourself with no mechanics

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2009

Hi I have problem my holden viva 2008 automatic its hard to put into reverse can you help??

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I brought a car 3days ago its Hard to put into reverse I have to put my foot on the break its a automatic holden viva 2008 and a engine light was on the gears jerk abit I didn't no what to do and manifold needs doing on it was it worth buying

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedApr 2018
Alfio

AlfioBrisbane

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Holden Viva are not good cars

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Not a reliable car. Constant issues with car. Cost a fortune to run and maintenance. I would never recommend this car to anyone as I feel it is not safe or a sturdy vehicle. Transmission and engine problems has been the most issues that have arrised over the past 2 years.

BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2016
Sam

Sam

  • 5 reviews

Good size, uses alot of petrol

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It is a good size car for one person.. It is reliable and easy to park. It drives really well. The interior is great. I wouldn't mind cruise control or heated seats! Recommend for a first car. Would be easy to learn to drive in. I would definitely shop around.

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJul 2009

Never again

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This is actually the worst car I have ever had.

Constant stalling, low idle, shuttering. Taken to 3 different mechanic and they haven’t been able to fix. All them like to steer clear to be honest.
I finally got to give t back to the car yard I got it from thank god

BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2016
Dan

DanSouth East Queensland, QLD

The worst car I have ever bought.

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I bought a brand new one for my wife in 2006. From that day onwards it went back to the dealers for a new dash board. Then the drive shafts had to be replaced and front discs and brakes. It went Ok then until the three year warranty ran out, then all hell broke loose. The front shocks, The coil pack, Oil leaks and engine and airbag lights on. The car had less than 40k on it, only used for the school run shopping and garaged every night. We got rid of it last year with only 109k. It had been nothing but trouble and expense. We traded it in with loads of faults on it still and bought a proper make of car.

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BadgeJF
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2006
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Blown head gasket

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Bought second hand with around 80.000 km on the clock. I bought it because it was a cheap car but you do get what you pay for in this case. I have been left stranded 3 times, each time with a different hose blowing and subsequently the car overheating. Problem = blown head gasket.

Airbag light came on and off multiple times on its own and I had 2 total electrical failures that also fixed themselves.

Happy to see the back of it and part ways with the definition of a lemon...

BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2013

Death trap on wheels

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Terrible car, money pit of issues that Holden can't diagnose the fault. Shuts down when driving leaving no lights, no brakes or anything. Have to try and restart car whilst free wheeling. Despite sinking $2k in repairs and diagnosis to Holden and mechanic no-one could fix the issue. As too unsafe to drive due to random engine switch off got rid of it. Contacted Holden and they didn't really care. Don't buy one of these. 2006 low kms.

BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2013
Cole9

Cole9Melbourne

Engine light switches on randomly

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Ever since i bought it there have been problems . The airbag light switched on. That was luckily fixed but the engine light comes on randomly while driving at the same time the car loses pressure. Its too dangerous to drive long distances. Have taken it to be repaired . They cleaned it out but the problem has started back again. They dont really know what the problem is. Will take it again but scared they will tell me it needs a new engine. If thats the case, this car is not worth buying. I will get a toyota next time.

BodySedan
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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJul 2015
Pickle

PickleEden

Buy one if you enjoy "Limp Mode"

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BodyWagon
BadgeHolden Viva
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2010
Scamp56

Scamp56Melbourne

Biggest piece of crap!

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BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2011
JJJ

JJJGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 11 reviews

Crap all round!

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BadgeViva
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Its crap!!!! Don't buy one!!

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This car has given me nothing but trouble!
The engine light came on with in the first few months of owning it, it would lose power or even stall making driving an hour to uni most days extremely dangerous and scary! it has had 2 oil leaks in the last year at one point the oil leaks were in 3 different places. The airbag light comes on and off as it pleases and to top the cake it the transitimation has completely died and is in the process of being fixed this is costing me $2500 not including labour hours and the other problems that are being fixed as well.

Worst car I have ever owned!

BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2015
V8Snail

V8SnailWA, 6230

  • 33 reviews

Turned us Off Holden and their Stealerships for Life!

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BodySedan
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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedDec 2006

Nothing but trouble and expense

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I bought this car for my university student run around. It had about 100k on it. For the first few months it was running fine, then the issues started- airbag light on. Suddenly losing power whilst driving or when first go to turn it on. Also a fuel guzzler. This model should absolutely be recalled. No mechanic has been able to find out what the issue is. It is dangerous and a piece of crap.

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedMar 2012
Mata

MataAuckland

Issues

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2007 Holden Viva - worst decision ever. I was looking for a car that was affordable, follow-up on servicing plus my son was learning to drive and easier for him to learn on an auto. Issues with the engine light and climbing hills. I should have stuck to my first decision instead of the Holden Viva.

BodyHatch
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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2009

Problems

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A 2006 viva hatch was my first car, still on my Red P's. bought it at 96,000 kms for $4k and have already had to fix the oil it was leaking. The engine light comes on randomly and it fails to accelerate, being very sluggish (think it might be a problem with the fuel injectors)
The car seemed very nice on the exterior and the features inside, but practically the car is already failing, don't be fooled by its nice looks because you will be disappointed. When the car works it's very nice, but the problems keep progressing and it just means more money to fix it - Viva is over all unreliable from my personal expierance and from what I've heard from others, quite dissapointed.

BodyHatch
BadgeEquipe
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2016
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WAYNE ANLEZARKW

WAYNE ANLEZARKWasked

Torque specs rocket cover

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Paul baldacchinoasked

Got spark but not getting fuel

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Glen C.

Glen C.asked

I have an 07 Holden Viva 178ks on click I bought it for $90 unregistered car trailer it home I spent about $200 to get it going coil pack air fuel mixture solenoid new second hand tyres got it registered Touchwood going really good that it now has 193ks going strong

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Glen C.
Glen C.

Me bad it's 5speed manual
I've heard heaps of trouble with the automatics

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