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Rebadged Daewoo Lacetti
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 2021 for $2,000.00.
perfect low maintainance easy access parts.. just use common sense.
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.
drainage plug where is it on a holden viva 2007?????????
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
Love my Viva had it for years easy to maintain yourself with no mechanics
Holden Viva JF. Instead of taking this car to the Mechanics I decided to maintain the car myself. I bought all the tools i needed to do timing belt and waterpump changes every 60,000Kms. Oil and filter changes are easy as and done every 6,000 to 8,000 kms.. Replacement parts are very cheap and easy to get. This car just keeps going and going and I have learned so much about cars. You just need to read a lot and use logic. a car service could cost you a whole day's or two days wage why not just get dirty and fix stuff yourself. When ever there i...s an Issue my OBDII reader tells me what is wrong that was cheap from Ebay. airbag light can be reset with the obdII reader it's just a maintenance thing. And a mechanics Manual is available online... all these bad reviews people wouldn't write a review when they have a car that isn't an issue . i have no issue with mine but I had to defend my little Viva's reputation.
Hi I have problem my holden viva 2008 automatic its hard to put into reverse can you help??
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
Holden Viva are not good cars
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.
- JF (Hatchback) (2005-2009)
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Good size, uses alot of petrol
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.
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
The worst car I have ever bought.
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.
Blown head gasket
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...
Death trap on wheels
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.
Engine light switches on randomly
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.
Buy one if you enjoy "Limp Mode"
I've the 2006 model, 4 cyl, wagon and up until a few days ago I assumed it was a Holden because that's what the badge on the front says. I feel that is deceptive. It only comes up on the computer checker as Daewoo. Had I know that at the time of purchase, I'd not have bought it. I did have four years trouble free motoring then I had to use premium fuel - and the warning light came up. No-one could find the cause, other than the non standard fuel, so we re-set and our troubles began. Every few weeks the warning light comes up and eventuall...y she starts to flicker at me and limp up the hills. I can certainly see why Holden has discontinued this model. Pity that it was ever put on the road in the first place. From what I'm reading on the net there is no real cure and it's probably time to kiss her goodbye. I wonder if I can get the dealer who sold it to me to trade it in?
Biggest piece of crap!
Looks and features of this car are great - but DON'T BE FOOLED! This car is nothing more than a "re-badged" Korean Daewoo Lacetti piece of crap with enough mechanical problems to sink a battle ship!
I purchased this car in 2011 with only 34,000ks on the clock for $15,500. Less than 12mths later - the engine light came on for no apparent reason sending the car into "limp mode" Nothng wrong was detected with the engine but it's an "O2 sensor" issue, and the only way to get it out of "limp mode" is to "reset" the computer codes. Even Holden di...
Crap all round!
I have the 2008 manual 5 speed, 4 cyl, wagon.
Highly disappointing and a shame it has a Holden badge on it because it sure as hell is not!
Fuel consumption is quite a lot for a small cylinder and used more than my 8 seater!
The colour coded handles, paint coming off,
The air con is poor at best and kids in the back receive no benefit!
It is sluggish and has no guts at all, gears do not change smoothly, like other cars it's age!
Car handles well but has many wheel noises that cannot be accounted for!
Car was well maintaned, all log books came with car and had regular servicing. 140,000on clock
Good serive history hemce purchase.
But after driving it further and for longer periods, realised all the issues, ...
Its crap!!!! Don't buy one!!
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!
Turned us Off Holden and their Stealerships for Life!
We have owned many vehicles, but this is without a doubt the worst example of automotive engineering I have come across. Unknown at the time, due to a lesser presence of web reviews, this is a re-badged Daewoo, known even then to be a poor quality vehicle.
We experienced problems from the get-go, with engine rattles, stalling, poor braking, gear changing issues and interior/exterior paint finishes failing. None were fixed by the dealership, all the time getting the run around until the warranty expired. We were then told the intake manifold ...butterfly rattle was a known issue for years and they could re-flash the ECU with a fix for $160 as it was considered just an annoyance, not a warranty issue by Holden. Timing belt, associated pulleys and water pump had to be changed at 60,000km, a ridiculously short service time for any car. Oil leaks, clutch problems, engine stalling, poor performance, starting issues and plastic components disintegrating got worse with age. At 100,000km this car is not even trusted to get us into town, let alone a highway trip any distance away. This was the end of a long string of Holdens in our family. We have converted to problem-free Hyundai vehicles now and haven't looked back.
Nothing but trouble and expense
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.
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.
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.
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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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