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1986 Holden GeminiReview
Adam writes:

Holden Rb Gemini —

Performance wise the Gemini was basically slow but what do you expect from 50kw . in Auto form its very slow and can suck a bit of juice if you push it to get to its limits but in manual its a bit better performance wise and fuel wise as a 40L tank can get you 550k and above. Braking is good and pulls up quick as you would expect from a 800kg car. Handling is great, very light due to its weight and would go wherever and whenever you wanted it to, plus whack on some wide rubber and you have a car that refuses to budge off the road. Build Quality is good if you dont get a lemon. Its very hard to kill the engine even if you thrash it thanks to the Isuzu sourced powerplant. As long as you keep the car serviced and in good condition it wont need repairs such as things like replacing the CV joint boots. Interior is basic stuff and easy to use if not the most attractive look but works very well for the driver. Seats are comfortable and you get little luxuries such as lumber support and electric mirrors if you choose the SL/E over the SL/X. Overall its a nice tidy car that looks reasonably good for its era and even now if the right touches are applied and will continue to go for years if you take good care of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling and Reliability

Cons: Performance figures

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1986 Holden GeminiReview
Sarah writes:

Gemini — good little first car. good to get around in. has had a few problems but is running alright now. stalls in the mornings (as i have a manual). does around 400k's from a full tank. interior is nearly mint condition. exterior is not so great. no major drama's with it.

Pros: small car

Cons: no power steering, uglyish

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