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.
My car baby
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.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Lousy support from Holden HQ
We purchased a Trax 2016 early 107 Brand new. A / the key deciding feature over other vehicles was the inbuilt My link system allowing Navigation/Maps to be displayed through the Head unit (Radio system). 1st issue was that we later discovered (after we left with the vehicle) that the Korean app Purchase price was extra at $100 !! which Holden did resolve.
However, just 2 years on the main issue arose. The App states functionality for android versions 2.3 and 4.1 OR Later. It worked on our phone. But like most phones, they dont last, so ou...
- TJ LS
- Verified purchase
We have owned our Trax since December 2016 and has now driven 71,000Kms and we are onto our second set of tyres, this car have proved to be very reliable, comfortable and fuel efficient. We have done many long trips of over five hours travelling each and the seats helped make us feel quite good afterwards and I am over 65yo, we have also done a longer camping drive of 3000kms with the car loaded to the hilt and fuel consumption was still very good as was the handling with all that load ..... we use the car everyday in a normal way, going to wo...rk, shopping etc, and we have it serviced at the correct intervals which have been at reasonable fixed dealer prices (which were reasonable for a dealer at any rate LOL! ) we have never had any issues with this vehicle other than a blown rear brake light ..... the only things I will mention as not so good is the cold cycle air conditioner here in WA as it is not quite up to the job and the software in the console to control radio/stereo/phone and the GPS it should be easier to use, and if you have any sun shining on it that can make it useless to navigate.
Best little SUV on the road!
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.
Good car, has its issues
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.
Good car some issues
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.
Happy with our Trax!
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!
Nice car ...BUT The Takata airbag issue is a problem
Purchased a brand New Trax in 2017 (a 2016) model. Just discovered via 60 minutes that this car among many is a victim of faulty/ dangerous Takata airbags. The holden website clearly states our vehicle has a faulty airbag and they will get back to us re recall when parts arrive???? How can a Manufacturer and Government allow cars to be used with essentially a hand grenade in the airbag system, while they wait for parts?
They avoid giving clear answers on the telephone and chat window and it appears everyone in the chain is being evasive and/...
- TJ LS
- Verified purchase
31,000 kms and Ready to Trade in **Update**
I purchased this car from Village Motors Petrie (now North Lakes) and when I first purchased this car I loved it, that opinion has now completely disappeared. The car even though it is a small "SUV" has a small lip on the bottom of the front bumper meaning I could not get out of my driveway without scraping, I could not park over most bollards as it wouldn't fit and I had to be careful on speed bumps and dips in the road. I removed the cheap piece of silicone and have had no issues since then.
The biggest problem with this car is the fact it...doesn't rev properly, it stalls frequently and is absolutely gutless. within a year I was having issues with the engine stalling even after "warming up" for 5-10 minutes, Holden are no help as it's an 'intermittent issue'. it heavily lags when taking off or will splutter and bunny hop (it's an automatic). Your better of putting it in manual and doing it yourself if you actually want to go anywhere. The infotainment system (MyLink) is a useless piece of rubbish that is now (2.5 yrs old) hardly usable, the maps no longer work (no matter how many times I reset my phone, or do all there troubleshooting tips and you have to pay $85 to use them. The whole system completely freezes nearly every day so I am forced to play music on my phone while it sits in the cup holder or drive in silence listening to the pathetic whine from the engine. I have video footage of all of these issues but because they are 'intermittent' Holden does not wish to help. It also has faulty airbags which I found out in March (2018) it is now August (2018) and they have not sent me a notification for repair (I had to ask at my last service). The best thing about this car was the 4 years free servicing I received, it will be going back to Holden in 2 weeks (earliest they could get me a loan car) as it has completely stalled at the lights multiple times and has failed to start multiple times (battery is fine). I have had enough. **UPDATE** Holden looked at the car yesterday and I have been informed that the gearbox is stuffed and needs replacement, a 2yr old car that hit 32 thousand kms 3 days ago needs a new gearbox and complete flushes as there is metal filings all through the oil, all this will be replaced under warranty but no guarantee of a loan car while they're keeping my car for 2 weeks. I had a loaner LTZ 2018 Trax for yesterday and its done 8500kms and the fuel gauge is broken. i do NOT recommend these cars at all.
- TJ LS
- Verified purchase
No ongoing issues....yet.
Have just clocked over the 65000km mark for LS manual 2015.2 yrs left on warranty and usual capped price servicing.No issues apart from the thermostat replacement at 50000km. Engine ok if not a little asthmatic but i am comparing to Polo so not really fair.Holden dealership have been great. Car was wife's but is now my car after my regretful trade in of my Polo..as she now needs auto after injury. Car is ok...but the driver seat would have to be the most uncomfortable i have ever sat in. The rear tapered design of the seat bottom is just plain ...stupid...unless you are of diminutive proportions. I am 6'3 and while space in the car is not a problem, the silly side wings/supports of the seat bottom are great for digging into the sides of you thighs. Dumb design. I will work out a solution though, most likely some well cut memory foam. Didn't bother with "Bringgo" sat nav..a shame android auto was only included in the 2017 onwards models. I don't really use anyway..but with Galaxy Note 8 in car (6.3 inches) compared to 7 inch car screen.. no big deal. Just means once again have to attach a phone. Holden says no updates available for Mylink. prob be a able to find a work around and download into unit but i am not willing to maybe brick unit for satnav i would rarely use. Fuel consumption is up very ordinary. Not financially viable to get rid of yet bit when the time arises it is gone. Good car apart from above. July 20th 2019 Update: All still ok. 90000km. No problems still. Paint/electronics/engine and driveline still fine. No leaks or other major issues. I complained about this car, but have done some very long non-stop drives and it did well. I have fitted 225/60/16 Kuhmos to the stock alloy wheels which has lifted the car and a better ride. Seats still prove uncomfortable so i fitted memory foam seat covers which help. Oil change every 10000km,oil filter every 5000. No strange noises and driving as normal.
Purchased in October 2015.
Waste of money
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.
Great little car
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.
My Trax - Well!
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.
- TJ LTZ
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Let down by Holden Customer Service
Great Car to drive , arm rest for the driver is great but the seat could probably be a little softer .Good petrol economy on a trip and not bad around town .Unfortunately it only runs on premium unleaded which is 10 -15% dearer , so you don't really get the value. Unfortunately I am having continuous issues with the infotainment unit and holden customer service are passing the buck to the app provider.
The issues are 1/ overheating of the phone with consistent use - app developer has admitted this is a problem and there is no fix as yet
great small suv
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
Its an ok little car for what it is
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.
We have owned a Red Holden Trax which is a small SUV, from new since January 2015 and have done 45,000 km and found it to be very reliable vehicle for every day use which starts every time, the holden dealer we purchased it from have also been very good even offering to pick our vehicle up and leave a loan car for servicing as we live some distance from the dealership in Rockingham WA (yes that was a plug for them) as for the car it is good on fuel consumption is comfortable to drive long distances, handles most bumps quite well (I have a bad b...ack) and cruise control is very handy to be able to stretch your legs while driving, the touch screen console is very hard to see in any amount of sun and hard to use like any touch screen as it is "touchy" and the software could use some tweaking, the GPS is not very good and expensive to boot, there are plenty of storage spots in the front section and while the top glovebox is handy for biro's pads etc the USB port it has should of been partitioned off all by itself for protection of the usb stick, the biggest drawbacks of this vehicle are two, firstly the air conditioner is neither cold enough nor strong enough to get through all the vents properly plus the fan is far too noisy, secondly the wind noise with the windows down is intolerable as the vibrations caused makes my whole family cry out to close the windows at any speed above 80kmh as the volume and vibrations hurts your ears not matter what combination of window openings you try.
Trax brought in March 2015
I’ve had some problems with the auto gear change!! And the Same problem as someone else, my trax is blue and has peeled paint on the back under window, on right hand side, I also had paint protection done, now I have bat crap eating into roof, , it’s been at smash repairs for 5 days, go to pick it up today the paint job is trash and they never touched the roof, so back in it go’s again. I have been told this paint peeling has happened to several 2015 blue Tracey. I have got a courtesy car which is a 2017/18 Trax turbo.. a lot better than the 2015.. grrrrr so mad. I got a lemon.
Perfect little big car
I wanted a bigger car then the one i had, this car is a perfect mix of big and little,
not too huge in terms of width but a bit taller and more grunt than most small cars.
Great fuel efficiency however, computer states oil life has deteriorated quicker than i would have thought.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.1 L/100km||6.7 L/100km||6.7 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||53 L||53 L||53 L||53 L||53 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.8L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.8L||4 Cylinder 1.8L|
|Max Power||103kW @ 4900rpm||103kW @ 4900rpm||103kW @ 4900rpm||103kW @ 4900rpm||103kW @ 4900rpm|
|Max Torque||178Nm @ 3800rpm||200Nm @ 1850rpm||200Nm @ 1850rpm||175Nm @ 3800rpm||175Nm @ 3800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2013||Jan 2016||Jan 2013||Jan 2015||Jan 2016|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2016||Jan 2017|
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