Holden Barina Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Barina reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Barina needs frequent water checks?
My partner's 2005 Holden Barina needs its water to checked/topped up or refilled every third or fourth day. It's not overheating or leaking. Any suggestions? Read more
Why is my Barina stalling and won't start?
What's the problem, or should I say problems with my 2006 Holden Barina when the engine light comes on, the engine revs drop and the engine stalls, there's reduced engine power, it smells like ...Read more
Mystery Barina problem?
I was wondering if anybody else has had big issues with their 2007 TK Holden Barina continually stalling and losing revs on start up. So far I have spent over $1000 on this fault and Holden still do ...Read more
Buying a used Barina
I'm looking at buying a Holden Barina TK MY11 3-door hatch for a first car for my daughter. It's done 33,000 km and is priced at $8000. What are your thoughts on this model and is this a good buy. Read more
Older Holden Barina for daughter's first car
I am looking at buying a 2006 or 2007 Holden Barina for my daughter's first car, but a couple of people have 'warned' me that there was a certain year that had problems. Can you please advise me? Read more
Barina brakes locking when cornering
What would cause the brakes on a 2011 Holden Barina to lock on when turning to right or left without actually touching the brake pedal? Read more
Good first car for p-plater?
My son will be getting his Ps soon and is looking to buy his first car. What are your thoughts on a 2007 Holden Barina sedan? It is a manual, which we would prefer him to drive, has only had one ...Read more
Holden Barina valuation
Could you tell me what my 2000 Holden Barina is worth? It is in great condition, and has only done 120,000 km. Most price guides only talk about this car at the 205,000-210,000 km and most are not in ...Read more
Replacing an aged Pulsar?
I have a friend, aged about 70, who wants a small car to replace her Nissan Pulsar. She's looking at the Holden Barina, Hyundai i20, Mazda2, Honda Jazz etc. I would appreciate your thoughts on the ...Read more
Why Australia is set for record vehicle recalls in 2014 | comment
Some car brands are more open than others; some owners are in the dark. Australia is on track to post a record number of vehicle recalls this year. It has already eclipsed a 10-year high.In 2004, ...Read more
Holden issues a record 13 recalls, including Barina, Trax and Colorado7
Holden has issued its thirteenth safety recall notice this year — more than any other brand in Australian automotive history.The latest recalls affect three models. Manual transmission versions of ...Read more
2009 Holden Barina break issue
I am generally happy with my 2009 Holden Barina, which I bought second-hand with 69,000 km on the clock, but the brakes require too much effort before they take affect. I notice the new model doesn't ...Read more
Used Holden Barina review: 2006-2011
NEW The Korea-built TK Barina got off to a rather rocky start when the Euro NCAP people could only give it a miserable 2-star rating. At a time when carmakers were making great strides in the area of ...Read more
2006 Holden Barina cracked head
Last year we bought a 2006 Holden Barina from a private owner who had owned it from new, had all the services done at the dealer, had only done 12,000 km, and seemed perfect. In the last few weeks ...Read more
Tips to get an EOFY bargain
June 30 is D-Day. The end of the financial year is the best time to buy a new car because there are always special deals in showrooms. As carmakers and dealers aim to clear their outdated stock, ...Read more
2010 Barina playing up
A couple of weeks ago we read a report from Noelene Nolan regarding troubles with her 2010 Barina. We experienced exactly the same symptoms with our 2010 Barina. For two years there was no trouble, ...Read more
Holden Barina engine malfunction light
I hope you can advise me on an issue/conflict I have with Holden. I bought a new Holden Barina in 2010. For two years the car was ok, since January this year, the final year of my warranty, I have ...Read more
Used Holden Barina review: 1989-2012
Holden Barinas come from a variety of backgrounds. From 1989 until April 1994, Barina was a Japanese Suzuki Swift with a different name, though it sold in fewer variants than did the Swift. From ...Read more
Multiple cylinder misfire
A warning light on our 2009 TK Holden Barina, came on indicating random multiple cylinder misfire. The cylinder head was reconditioned due to sticky valves.? After another 1000 km the fuel injectors ...Read more
Holden Barina head gasket
I recently purchased a 2000 Holden Barina Cabrio and have been told I need a new engine because the head gasket has blown. Does this mean I need a new engine? Read more