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Holden Barina Spark Q&As

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

  • Why is the clutch in my 2013 Holden Barina Spark making a clicking noise?

    A sharp clicking noise from under the dashboard when you press or release the clutch is almost certainly going to be down to a sticky or dry clutch-pedal pivot. It could also be the clutch cable itself, but for the 2013 model year, Holden switched to a hydraulic clutch for the Barina, so that rules out a cable noise. But I’ll stick with the theory that something connected to the clutch pedal is either sticking or dragging against something under there are causing the noise; there’s a fair bit going on under the dash of a modern car. A few minutes with a torch, a keen ear and a can of penetrating fluid might yield a good result.

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  • How do I know if I need to change the gearbox in my 2011 Holden Barina Spark?

    Your problem could be a gear-selection issue within the gearbox or the selector linkages, but it’s also very likely to be a clutch problem instead. Many people think that the first sign of a worn clutch is one that slips when you accelerate. And in many cases, that’s so. But sometimes, you can have a clutch that wears differently and, in that case, an early symptom can be difficulty in selecting gears from a standing start as the clutch refuses to disengage completely. As the problem progresses, you might find it difficult even to select higher gears once you’re moving.

    A workshop should be able to diagnose what’s going on, but we definitely wouldn’t be rushing out to replace the gearbox when a much simpler, cheaper clutch replacement might very possibly put things right.

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  • Holden Barina Spark 2011: Can I change the manual gear lever?

    You could try to get one from a dealer, or an auto parts shop such as Bursons, or try a wrecking yard for a second hand one.

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  • Holden Barina Spark 2010: Piston misfire

    Yes, I would suspect that there is an underlying issue that hasn’t been addressed. I would be having a compression test done on the engine to see if it could be a blown head gasket or something similar.

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Holden Barina Spark Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Barina Spark varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $6,000 and going to $10,890 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
2016 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $6,000 $10,890
2015 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $5,600 $10,230
2014 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $5,200 $9,460
2013 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $3,400 $8,360
2012 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,600 $5,610
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Holden Barina Spark Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Barina Spark Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2016 Hatchback 1522x1597x3595 mm 132 mm
2015 Hatchback 1522x1597x3595 mm 132 mm
2014 Hatchback 1522x1597x3595 mm 132 mm
2013 Hatchback 1522x1597x3595 mm 132 mm
2012 Hatchback 1522x1597x3595 mm 132 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Barina Spark Dimensions

Holden Barina Spark Wheel Size

The Holden Barina Spark has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 155x70 R14 for Hatchback in 2016 with a wheel size that spans from 14x4.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2016 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
2015 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
2014 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
2013 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
2012 Hatchback 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches 155x70 R14 14x4.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Barina Spark Wheel Sizes

Holden Barina Spark Fuel Consumption

The Holden Barina Spark 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 5.2L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2016 Hatchback 5.2L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2015 Hatchback 5.2L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2014 Hatchback 5.2L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2013 Hatchback 5.2L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2012 Hatchback 5.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
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