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Holden Vectra Q&As

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

  • Why won't my 2005 Holden Vectra start?

    You haven’t given me much to go on here, Rebecca. There are plenty of warning lights on a dashboard these days, and even a 2005 model will have a variety of lights that illuminate to tell you something’s not right.

    There are also a host of reasons for the car not starting, so it’s all a bit hit and miss at this stage. To gain a better idea of what’s happening, you could grab the owner’s manual and try to identify what symbol has lit up and which of the car’s systems it represents. From there, you can start to narrow down the causes, but an electronic scan of the car at a workshop sounds like a pretty wise investment. The warning light might even be a by-product of the engine’s refusal to start, and may go out when the engine is finally running.

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  • What causes a 2004 Holden Vectra to surge while idling?

    I’d check both the throttle body, which could need a clean, and the throttle-position sensor (TPS) which can fail or send incorrect information back to the computer. Both these components have a major effect on how a car idles and both can require maintenance or even replacement. Other possible causes could be worn fuel-injectors, a vacuum leak and a huge range of other possibilities. But those are the two I’d investigate first. Once I’d had the car scanned for fault codes, that is.

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  • Holden Vectra 2000: Why is it cutting out?

    I’d love to know what a “certain distance” is. That would give me a much better chance of offering a sensible answer. If we’re talking 100km before the car loses drive, I’d be thinking that it’s something electrical perhaps or something to do with the on-board computer.

    But if the loss of drive happens within the first 10 kilometres or so of each drive, then I’d be suspecting the transmission itself. Have you checked the level of the transmission fluid? Too much or not enough fluid in the gearbox can cause it to run hot enough to lose drive. Perhaps it’s the transmission cooler not behaving properly and maintaining things at the correct temperature.

    Automatic gearboxes hate high temperatures and if you continue to drive it like this, there’s a good chance you’ll cook something.

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  • Holden Vectra 2004: How do I jump-start my car?

    Jump-starting a modern, computer-controlled car is fraught with dangers. Get it wrong and you can fry the electronics and that’s bound to cost plenty if you damage – and need to replace - the on-board brain. The conventional advice is to connect the positive lead of the jump-start kit to the positive terminal of your car, but attach the negative lead of the jump-pack to a solid, metal part of the car. As in, not the actual negative battery terminal. That reduces the chance of sparks that could ignite the flammable gasses batteries give off. Make sure the ignition is switched off when you connect, too.

    The best advice is to also make sure you’re using a set of surge-protected jumper leads ort a jump-pack that’s similarly protected as it’s the power surge (or spike) that kills electronics. The other piece of advice is; if you’re unsure about jump-starting, leave it to somebody who knows.

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Holden Vectra Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Holden Vectra varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $2,900 and going to $8,030 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
2006 Sedan 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,900 $6,050
2006 Hatchback 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $3,100 $8,030
2005 Hatchback 3.2L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $1,900 $7,920
2005 Sedan 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,800 $5,720
2004 Hatchback 3.2L, PULP, 5 SP AUTO $1,900 $7,590
2004 Sedan 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,900 $5,390
2003 Sedan 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $3,100 $5,720
2003 Hatchback 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $3,400 $7,700
2002 Sedan 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,600 $6,600
2002 Hatchback 2.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $2,800 $5,500
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Holden Vectra Fuel Consumption

The Holden Vectra is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.2L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2006 Hatchback 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2006 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 3.2L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2006 Sedan 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2005 Hatchback 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2005 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 3.2L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2005 Sedan 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2004 Hatchback 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2004 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 3.2L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2004 Sedan 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Hatchback 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2003 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 3.2L PULP 5 SP AUTO
2003 Sedan 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Hatchback 7.2L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2002 Sedan 7.3L/100km 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Holden Vectra Pricing and Specs for 2006

Holden Vectra Wheel Size

The Holden Vectra has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x55R16 for Hatchback in 2006 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2006 Hatchback 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2006 Sedan 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2005 Hatchback 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2005 Sedan 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2004 Hatchback 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2004 Sedan 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2003 Hatchback 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2003 Sedan 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches 215x55R16 16x6.5 inches
2002 Sedan 195x65 R15 15x6 inches 195x65 R15 15x6 inches
2002 Hatchback 205x60 R15 15x6 inches 205x60 R15 15x6 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Vectra Wheel Sizes

Holden Vectra Dimensions

The dimensions of the Holden Vectra Hatchback and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2006 Hatchback 1460x1798x4596 mm 129 mm
2006 Sedan 1460x1798x4596 mm 128 mm
2005 Sedan 1460x1798x4596 mm 128 mm
2005 Hatchback 1460x1798x4596 mm 129 mm
2004 Hatchback 1460x1798x4596 mm 129 mm
2004 Sedan 1460x1798x4596 mm 128 mm
2003 Sedan 1460x1798x4596 mm 128 mm
2003 Hatchback 1460x1798x4596 mm 129 mm
2002 Sedan 1425x1707x4495 mm 130 mm
2002 Hatchback 1425x1707x4495 mm 119 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Holden Vectra Dimensions

Holden Vectra Towing Capacity

The Holden Vectra has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2006 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2006 Hatchback 1500kg 1600kg
2005 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2005 Hatchback 1500kg 1600kg
2004 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2004 Hatchback 1500kg 1600kg
2003 Sedan 1500kg 1500kg
2003 Hatchback 1500kg 1600kg
2002 Sedan 1100kg 1300kg
2002 Hatchback 1300kg 1300kg
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