Holden Viva Australia
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Holden Viva Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Viva here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why won't the revs on my 2007 Holden Viva drop back down?
Symptoms like this one are often traceable to a faulty stepper-motor which is a small electric motor that controls the position of the car’s throttle and, therefore, the speed at which it idles. If this little electric motor goes awry, the idle speed can stay too high, which is precisely the symptom you’re reporting.
The other likely culprit is a vacuum leak from somewhere on the inlet side of the engine which is allowing too much air into the engine and causing the idle speed to increase. Check for split hoses around the engine bay and don’t forget to check the plumbing associated with the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve which can also crack and allow excess air into the intake manifold.Show more
2007 Viva or 2002 Falcon?
They are very different cars, the Viva is small, the Falcon big, so it comes down to what you want from them. The Viva is newer and will have done fewer kilometres, the Falcon is getting old and is likely to have done lots of kilometres. That said, Falcons tend to be relatively reliable at high kilometres, so if you are after reliability that's probably the better bet for you.Show more
Reliability of Viva timing belts or chains?
Regardless of the engine work, the Viva is not a good car. For similar money, in a small wagon, I'd go every time for a Mitsubishi Lancer.Show more
Holden Viva opinion
I couldn't recommend the Viva. It was made by Daewoo in Korea and rushed to Australia to plug holes in Holden's model line-up and the market shifted away from traditional big cars. Owners mostly slam it for its unreliability and problems with electrics and transmission. I would urge you to consider a small model from one of the Japanese manufacturers, or a later model from Hyundai or Kia.Show more
Holden Viva Fuel Consumption
The Holden Viva 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 7.4L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.
|Year||Body Type||Fuel Consumption*||Engine||Fuel Type||Transmission|
|2009||Hatchback||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2009||Sedan||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2009||Wagon||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2008||Hatchback||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2008||Sedan||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2008||Wagon||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2007||Hatchback||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2007||Sedan||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2007||Wagon||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2006||Hatchback||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2006||Sedan||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2006||Wagon||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2005||Hatchback||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2005||Sedan||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2005||Wagon||7.4L/100km||1.8L||ULP||5 SP MAN|