I have had my 2013 Holden Colorado LTZ since 6000 km. It’s done 133,000 km and she has never given me any trouble until now. I have done an idler pulley and belt. All three pulleys and the belt have been replaced. Is this model known for issues at this stage of her life and should I continue on and see how it goes or trade for new before issues start to arise?
You’ve had a pretty good run so far, and 133,000 km is not a lot, so I would stick with it for a while yet. But it’s a fact of motoring life that cars are likely to suffer an increasing number of problems as they get older and the kilometres are racked up. Judging the right time to get out of a car is not easy, it might be a good idea to have a mechanic give it the once over and give you an idea of how it’s going.