2Holden Vectra JS
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Holden Vectra JS (1998-2002)

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2Holden Vectra JS
2.6

47 reviews

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34%13%53%

Build Quality
3.7
Value for Money
3.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.7
Noise Level
4.3
Braking
3.7
Acceleration / Power
3.7
Gear Shifting
4.3
Suspension
4.3
Fuel Efficiency
3.7
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
4.0
Boot Size
5.0
Comfort
4.3
Features
4.3

Reviews

47 reviews
George M.
George M.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC5 posts
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Eric S.
Eric S.3 posts
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High oil consumption

It was a great little car, but I hated that every 5k you need to top up oil. I did use lots of engine braking. Someone told me that was good for the engine. Also mine had cartridge oil filter. A pain to change it! Heater tap cracked once and it was a pain to replace. Not much room under the bonnet. And lots of electrics went wrong. There are better cars out there, I would never buy it again and I certainly do not recommend it. I loved the European shape and the features inside and purchased it for $1,000 so that was cheap. Show details
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Tim
TimSydney, NSW8 posts
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Mister
Mister2 posts
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Was her best car til it got written off

powerful lil car. drove all round Australia in it. Loved the car surprisingly it didn't go through as much fuel as I first thought when I heard 2.2l 4cyl but it was great being able to get power when you wanted. Getting another now 2005 cd zc 2.2 manual. Already done 290,000k so what needs to be replaced next anyone know?

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ChrisFRD
ChrisFRDMetropolitan Adelaide, SA29 posts
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Plocky
Plocky
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Vectra definitely not A LEMON

Had this 2.6 litre v6 hatch since new in 2002. It has been and still is A GREAT CAR. It has well outlasted my 2004 BMW 3 series which I got rid of due to persistant oil and coolant leaks even though it had done only about 105,000 kms. Only now am I having a few minor issues which is to be expected given the age of the car.

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Sami
SamiVictory (Dandenong)3 posts
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My first car

It is a 2.2 litre car with 4 cyl engine, 5 doors 4 seats sedan. I am feeling nice to have this car. The car is very smooth to drive. Good mileage and control. Soothing look. Fluent efficient. Economic car. Its security system is really amazing. It is my first car.

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Kempy
Kempy
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1999 Vectra Station Wagon

Bought this car with 128,000km on the odometer. First problem - timing belt incorrectly fitted. Second problem - speedo tacho working intermittently (apparently a common problem that dealers now about} Third problem - engine switching off at traffic lights - using higher octane fuel did not resolve the problem. Blew a head gasket. Sold after 12 months. Good features but just too much trouble. I will never buy another Opel based Holden.

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Geoff P
Geoff PGowrie 2904, ACT18 posts
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Roni
Roni
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schotty
schottyvictoria australia, 320110 posts
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Benjamin.h.l
Benjamin.h.lSydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
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Okay When It's Okay

It's a good driver, nice engine but very unreliable.

It's also very tight inside the cabin, but there's a lot of gadgets (which is probably why it's so unreliable).

For the size of the car it's not economical, at about 8L per 100km which is good for a family car but not a car as small and tight as this.

Can't count how much has broken altogether but recently the starter motor died, over heated a few times and stalled plenty.

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wizentub
wizentub6 posts
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A really good ride

Purchased ten year old vectra, well serviced. Engine warning light kept coming on and I was warned but also told to use the good fuel every 4th tank. I used the 98 octaine and the great performance became terrific, the engine light went off, obviously the lower octaine fuel sets off the sensors. For the price its a fun car as long as your prepared to maintain it. My Nissan 260c went around Australia three times and was still a top car until stolen . I'll let you know how they compare in time.

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anu
anu
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This is lemon

I brought this one my second car...that day rediator hose broken...i call dealer to inform that but they not flaxible.im worry about it....i never ever buy holden again...as soon as i say good bye this car...and move to brand new japanes one.i lost $ 4700+700 (for hose and repair).don't buy astra its same..lemon.im verry unhappy that dealer..

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ocampbell
ocampbell
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Do not waste your money

Looks good, drives ok only when it's working.

2 radiators, pumps, 2 head gasket kits and every thing else that goes with fixing these problems within 2 years later and I'm broke.

Car sales should not sale them.

Save your time and money do not buy

They should recall this Model and refund the owners

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Questions & Answers

Heath H.
Heath H. · Vectra JS (1998-2002)

I'm looking at a engine on eBay 4 $600 I'm trying to use afterpay how do I do that

leptobrama
leptobrama  

I don't think this is a Vectra question.

Heath H.
Heath H. · Vectra JS (1998-2002)

Dash lights flash like indicators. Then other things like interior light works in reverse moe

Heath H.
Heath H. · Vectra JS (1998-2002)

When I put my headlights on while the car is off the instrument lights flicker like the indicates and then my indicates don't work unless I have my headlights on

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CategorySedansSedansSedans
Starting Price $34,690$39,990$35,990
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and ManualAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels15" Alloy17" Alloy15" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating4 Stars
Fuel Consumption10.4 L/100km6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L61 L60 L
Engine6 Cylinder 2.6L6 Cylinder 3.2L6 Cylinder 2.5L
Max Power125kW @ 5800rpm155kW @ 6200rpm125kW @ 5800rpm
Max Torque250Nm @ 3600rpm300Nm @ 4000rpm230Nm @ 3200rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyAustralia
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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