Holden Barina 2001
The 2001 Holden Barina carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Holden Barina 2001 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Barina 2001 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Focus: Can it run on E10?
The Barina will run happily on E10 and I doubt the dealer's advice about the "emission light". Ford, on the other hand, recommends you use the higher octane rating premium fuel, hence the advice not to use E10. Your Focus will run on E10, probably without any trouble, but it will run better on premium unleaded.Show more
HAVE you switched fuel recently? A change of fuel can have the effect you complain of. Of course, it's worth checking the basics to make sure the engine management system is doing what it's meant to be doing, particularly during the cold phase.Show more
Braking the bank
WHY are you having your car serviced before you need to? Why 39,900km instead of 45,000km? Generally, modern cars consume pads and discs at a faster rate than older cars do, and European cars generally consume them at a faster rate than locally produced cars. It's largely to do with braking performance, as well as the switch away from pad materials containing asbestos, which are outlawed for health reasons. Ask to see the discs and have the dealer show you that they need to be replaced, including having him measure the discs in front of you. I would be sceptical about claims they're worn out at such low mileage.Show more
Better braking at a cost
Have you noticed how well your car stops compared with those you were probably running around in 20 years or more ago? That stopping power has come courtesy of a number of improvements, including greater friction between the rotors and pads, and that has been achieved by softer pads and softer rotors. That unfortunately comes at a cost of increased brake wear in general and the need to replace rotors on a regular basis where we once almost never needed to.Show more
Holden Barina 2001 Price and Specs
|Holden Barina Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(base)||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,000||$3,410|
|(base)||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,200||$3,850|
|City||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,200||$3,850|
|City||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN||$1,900||$3,300|