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Holden Adventra Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Adventra here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What are the common faults of the 2006 Holden Adventra?

    The vast majority of complaints regarding the Holden Adventra emanate from under the bonnet. In the case of the V8 version (the CX8) the engine is a bit prone to experiencing wear in the top-end of the motor, namely the lifters and valves springs. A ticking noise when the car is first started each morning is the clue to this and although a lot of these engines will, indeed, make this noise on start-up, if the noise doesn’t go away in a few seconds, you have a problem.

    The V6 (CX6) meanwhile which was available in the later version used the DOHC Alloytech engine which soon gained a reputation for stretched timing chains which needed to be replaced at a fairly substantial cost. The first hint that all is not well is a rattling noise from the top of the engine, combined (often) with a check-engine light illuminated on the dashboard.

    Beyond those issues, many owners have complained about poor fuel economy and patchy build quality. Make sure, too, that any prospective purchase hasn’t been used off-road beyond its limits. Just because it used a higher ride height and all-wheel-drive did not mean the Adventra was a hard-core off-roader.

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  • Manual for Adventra's Crosstrack AWD system?

    Informedia in Melbourne produce a DVD for Holden that has the information you need. Ask them for the contact details for Glenn Pierce, as you are after a Holden workshop manual. He only sells them through Holden dealers and not to the public, but once you’ve got his details go to your Holden dealer spare parts department and tell them you want the VZ102006 VZ series or VY202005 VY series CD manual. They might tell you they can’t find it in their system, but ask them to phone Glenn from Informedia as he distributes to dealers and give them $100 deposit and tell them to order a copy in for you. It costs around $450.

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  • Secondhand Holden Adventras

    If you're looking for an SUV there are better buys. The Adventra was a heavy vehicle, which translated into high fuel consumption, particularly with the V8. It was competent off-road and would go places you wouldn't expect it to, but you don't want to buy one that has been used off-road extensively. A diesel-powered mid-sized Japanese off-roader would be a better option if you want an SUV.

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  • Ask Smithy Xtra Adventra economy

    The Adventra was never regarded as a particularly economical car and your numbers confirm that. Holden claimed a combined average of 13.2 L/100 km, which makes your car around normal.

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Holden Adventra Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Adventra SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2009 SUV 1654x1934x5047 mm 200 mm
2008 SUV 1654x1934x5047 mm 200 mm
2007 SUV 1654x1934x5047 mm 200 mm
2006 SUV 1654x1934x5047 mm 200 mm
2005 SUV 1654x1934x5047 mm 200 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Adventra Dimensions

Holden Adventra Wheel Size

The Holden Adventra has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R17 for SUV in 2009 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2009 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2008 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2007 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2006 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
2005 SUV 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Adventra Wheel Sizes

Holden Adventra Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Adventra varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $4,400 and going to $9,240 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2009 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $4,400 $9,240
2008 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $3,700 $7,700
2007 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $2,900 $6,380
2006 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $2,500 $5,940
2005 SUV 3.6L, ULP, 5 SP AUTO $2,400 $5,610
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Holden Adventra Towing Capacity

The Holden Adventra has maximum towing capacity of 2100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2009 SUV 2100kg 2100kg
2008 SUV 2100kg 2100kg
2007 SUV 2100kg 2100kg
2006 SUV 1600kg 2100kg
2005 SUV 1600kg 2100kg
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Holden Adventra Fuel Consumption

The Holden Adventra is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 13.2L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2009 SUV 13.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2008 SUV 13.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2007 SUV 13.2L/100km 3.6L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2006 SUV 3.6L ULP 5 SP AUTO
2005 SUV 3.6L ULP 5 SP AUTO
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