Category: Holden

Holden Expert Northern Beaches
Holden
Dannie Lyman

Is Holden a good Brand?

  The locally made Holden and Ford were not bad vehicles in the day, but Australia has struggled to keep up with the pace made in Europe and Asia when it comes to research, development and overall superior vehicles hitting the market. This should be no great surprise to you as in recent years both

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Holden Mechanic Northern beaches
GDL Auto Blog
Dannie Lyman

Holden closure: Does it really matter?

No doubt in the past week you have seen the news that GM has decided to shut down the brand that has become an Australian icon. Many are upset about this but if you look at the facts, the brand was on a massive decline since it shut down its Adelaide manufacturing many many years

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Holden cruze expert
Holden
Dannie Lyman

Holden Cruze Head Gasket Fault

The Holden Cruze is the automotive equivalent of your neighbours dog taking a dump on your front porch. If you can’t guess from the opening sentence they are not an exceptional vehicle by any stretch of the imagination. The list of common faults with them is miles and miles and miles long. We have documented

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Holden Captiva Expert
Holden
Dannie Lyman

Holden Captiva: Metallic Noise while driving

It’s no great secret that we are not fans of the Captiva. We have humorously and otherwise eluded to the fact that owning a Captiva is a poor life decision for more than just financial reasons. However if you are one of the unlucky ones that own one there is a new “common fault” that

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Holden Barina Review
Holden
Dannie Lyman

Holden TM Barina Review

The TM Barina runs in the same engine family as the Astra, the Cruze and the Trax and frankly they are not much chop. This vehicle is manufactured on a budget, the result is you can buy a car and drive away in it brand new for around $15K. The only way the manufactures are

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GDL Auto Blog
Dannie Lyman

Holden Trax Vehicle Review

The Trax is produced by Opel and sold in the USA as the Chevrolet. Production for this vehicle has occurred in both Korea and in Mexico. It is built off the same platform that the Cruze, Barina, Astra and the Viva were all built off. The engine is of the same family and very little

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Holden
Dannie Lyman

Holden Barina Wipers Don’t Work

A mega common fault with the Holden XC Barina is the failure of the Front windscreen wipers. Whilst this is one of many common faults with them it is an issue that catches people out many times. If diagnosed electronically its easy to slip into the trap of thinking the motor has failed (we did

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GDL Auto Blog
Dannie Lyman

Holden Cruze Vehicle Review

If you dig up some of our older blog articles you will discover that the cruise is not a favourite of ours. It featured high on the list of worst cars every made and we tend to advise clients to avoid buying them. There is an extensive list of common faults with these cars, most

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GDL Auto Blog
Dannie Lyman

Holden Astra Squeak at Idle

The Holden Astra had many issues most of which are common knowledge, however there is one that comes with the rarer 2.2 litre engine that gets many people stumped. A squeak noise that sounds like a drive belt squeal can be heard at idle. Whenever the squeak occurs a slight dip in RPM occurs and

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