My heart says upgrade but my head says why?
Tough, reliable little truck! Have taken it all over VIC, SA and NSW without a hitch including a 5000k trip up the NSW Coast and back through the Great Dividing Range towing a Camper Trailer. Has been fitted with LPG (injection system) and just done 240k on the clock. Cost to run on LPG is par with a 4cyl petrol car (~$10/100km) and has all the modern features such as ABS, cruise and electric windows. Currently tossing up the option of upgrading to something newer but there's not much out there that is the same size and isn't totally plastic! Should I just get it lifted, bigger tyres/wheels and keep it for another 5 years?
I actually owned the Isuzu Wizard, which was a private import from Japan, but similar to the version sold new in small numbers in New Zealand, powered by the Isuzu 4JX1 diesel as found in late model Holden Jackaroos although not intercooled and there less powerful. In most respects it was very similar to the Holden Frontera, and other than the engine the main difference was that the spare wheel was mounted underneath the rear floor and not on the rear door. This meant of course that the rear/ door/hatch was different and so was the opening glas...s (which has an arc cut from the bottom of the glass to allow it to open past the spare on Fronteras). The diesel was excellent for economy although odd to drive, at first, because backing off sent the revs back to idle (it was an auto), which was almost like switching the engine off. The shock absorbers were totally shot at about 95,000 kms. Replacements were easily and cheaply obtained. The only other mechanical issues were slippage in first and reverse gears, again, quite easily fixed by replacing the gearbox fluid as well as the gearbox filter. As I didn't know the history of the engine (having been subject to recall) I also replaced the injector sleeves, reasonably cheaply as the parts were distributed at a very good price through New Zealand Isuzu dealers. My car was an "Aero" model which meant a fancy body kit, which looked terrific but was an odd contrast to the All Terrain tyres the last Japanese owner had fitted! Overall I was very pleased with the car regret not bringing the car over when I shifted back to Australia. However, the low value of Fronteras here and the high cost of shipping put paid to that idea. The possibility of an even lower resale value becasue the car was an "import" was also a disincentive despite the fact the car was capable of achieving below 8l/100km on our country roads. good looks, quite comfortable, easy to drive, relatively cheap spares noisy cabin, dated and plasticky interior, high tyre wear
We bought bought our 99 Frontera new. It is the 3.2l V6 manual. Initially we had problems with steering, Air con, ABS, shock absorbers. Holden Didn't recognise any of them. Later models got fixes for ABS and A/C that I know about.We replaced the shocks and fitted aftermarket rear springs and put thermo fan on condenser to fix cooling of A/C. ABS unit failed at 15000kms and holden had to replace with later unit with increased skid time. Since then this car has not missed a beat. It is now at 150000kms,I have just done the water pump and soon will need to do the clutch throw out bearing as starting to get noisy.
Nice medium sized fwd
Heavy on fuel, poor service and backup from holden
Questions & Answers
Hi I have a 2001 Holden Frontera I only paid $700 with 9 months rego and the only thing I replaced on it is a starter motor and an exhaust O2 sensor when you put mud tires on it it uses a bit more fuel but normal tyres not so bad taking it four-wheel driving Melbourne to and back about 4 times this car is absolutely incredible tough as nails highly recommended p.s. I literally hit everything on the road pot holes puddles this thing's unstoppable the only bad thing about it is the fuel tank is on the back passenger side in the middle would have been better under the back of the car to give it more clearance when four wheel driving
I have a 2000 Holden frontera 4x4 I have notice the Engine light only comes on when I tried to use the air conditioning why is that and when I taken the negative cable off the battery to reset the computer the engine light stays off as long as I don’t use the air conditioning how can I fix this and I’ve also noticeThe cruise control doesn’t work how can I fix it and on my dashboard the green light which flickers I understand it’s for the use of 4x4 but it should not be showing if I’m not using it can someone help me with these issues or how can I fix them but everything else works perfectly I can go into 4x4 and drive nice it’s just that light doesn’t seem to turn off but everything on the vehicle runs nice no issues just those three issues I have
where is the thremostat placed
What model auto transmission goes into 2000 Holden Frontera
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Release date||Jan 1999|
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