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Holden Barina 1997

The 1997 Holden Barina range of configurations is currently priced from $1,900.

The 1997 Holden Barina carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Holden Barina 1997 Q&As

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  • Does my 2001 Holden Barina need a new clutch?

    By 'rides' I’ll assume you mean 'slips', which then slowly allows the car to build up to speed (as in, the rest of the car catches up with the engine). There are two major causes of this, the first is a clutch that is out of adjustment, and the second is a clutch that really needs replacement.

    The problem you have, though, is that even if the clutch on the Barina is adjustable (and some clutches aren’t) the fact that you’ve been driving it with the clutch slipping suggests that you’ve already damaged the clutch to the point where it would need to be replaced anyway. Continuing to drive it can also put 'hot-spots' on the car’s flywheel (to which the clutch attaches) and that can mean the flywheel also needs to be resurfaced when you replace the clutch.

    I reckon, at the minimum, you’re looking at a new clutch kit. Ignoring it will eventually wind up with the clutch expiring completely and you walking home.

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  • Why does the engine light keep coming on in my 2010 Holden Barina?

    A build up of carbon deposits (a by-product of burning petrol) is, indeed, a known fault with this engine. If it occurs, it can create the precise symptom you’re seeing (the check-engine light) but can also lead to an erratic idle and misfiring. There have also been cases where this engine has developed wear in the exhaust valve and valve-seat region, with similar end results. Unfortunately, the only fix is to remove the cylinder head and replace both the exhaust valves and their seats.

    I agree that 52,000km is a depressingly low mileage for problems like these to occur, so you need to make absolutely sure it really is the cause before you start to tear into the engine. A leak-down and compression test may throw some light on things, as can an electronic scan of the car. A fault-code of P0300 is a big clue that the exhaust valves are at the centre of the problem. This model Barina was another Holden that was simply a re-badged South Korean-built Daewoo with all that implies.

     

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  • What is causing my 2006 Holden Barina to select a gear but not move?

    Short of an utter mechanical failure such as a broken driveshaft or snapped gearbox input shaft, I’d say your automatic transmission is at fault. If you can feel the gears being selected (which you say you can) that’s a good start, but if there’s no movement form the car when you apply the throttle, then you could be dealing with anything from a broken gearbox or differential to a simple case of low transmission-fluid level.

    Check the owner’s manual for the correct procedure for checking the fluid level and give it a try. If the level’s low, drive can certainly be affected and a top-up might put things right. Beyond that, you need to let a mechanic look at the car.

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  • Why is the steering on my 2010 Holden Barina unstable?

    A car that feels unstable even in a straight line is a potential death trap. The higher speeds on the open road (as opposed to driving around the suburbs) are obviously amplifying the problem, but whatever it is needs to be fixed fast. To be honest, I wouldn’t be driving it at all.

    You could be looking at a problem with either the steering system itself, worn suspension or even a loose (or rusted) front cross-member that is allowing things to move in directions they shouldn’t. Don’t rule out poor wheel alignment or even incorrect tyre pressures, either. Has the car been crashed and repaired? Poor crash repairs can leave a car misaligned, making it steer and handle oddly. Either way, get it checked and fixed pronto.

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Holden Barina 1997 Price and Specs

The Holden Barina 1997 is currently available from $1,900 for the Barina City up to $4,070 for the Barina GSi.

Pricing guides

$2,985
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$1,900
Highest Price
$4,070
Holden Barina Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Cabrio Convertible 1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,200 $3,850
Cabrio Convertible 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
City Hatchback 1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,100 $3,630
City Hatchback 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
City Hatchback 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,100 $3,630
Grand Prix Hatchback 1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
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Holden Barina 1997 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1997 Holden Barina is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Holden Barina currently offers fuel consumption from 6.3 to 7.3L/100km. The Holden Barina is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Holden Barina Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Cabrio Convertible 1.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 6.7L/100km
Cabrio Convertible 1.4L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 7.3L/100km
City Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 7.3L/100km
GSI Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,5 SP MAN 6.6L/100km
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Holden Barina 1997 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1997 Holden Barina are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1608mm x 1420mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Holden Barina 1997 Dimensions  include 1420mm height, 1608mm width, 3741mm length.
Holden Barina Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Cabrio Convertible 1420x1608x3741 mm 103 mm
City Hatchback 1420x1608x3741 mm 103 mm
Lambada Hatchback 1420x1608x3741 mm 103 mm
Swing Hatchback 1420x1608x3741 mm 103 mm
Swing Hatchback 1420x1608x3729 mm 103 mm
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Holden Barina 1997 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1997 Holden Barina will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Holden Barina vary from 13x5 inches to 14x5.5 inches.

Holden Barina Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Cabrio Convertible 165x70 R13 13x5 inches 165x70 R13 13x5 inches
City Hatchback 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
Lambada Hatchback 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
City Hatchback 165x70 R13 13x5 inches 165x70 R13 13x5 inches
Swing Hatchback 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
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Holden Barina 1997 Towing capacity

The Holden Barina’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Holden Barina Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Cabrio Convertible 1.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
Cabrio Convertible 1.4L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 900kg
City Hatchback 1.2L,ULP,5 SP MAN 500kg
Lambada Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 500kg
City Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,5 SP MAN 500kg
Lambada Hatchback 1.4L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 0kg
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