Car reviews - Holden - Statesman - V6 sedan
9 May 2003
FORD FAIRLANE 4D SEDAN (1991-1992)
POWERED by a 4.0-litre, in-line overhead camshaft six driving the rear wheels through a four-speed auto. Leaf-spring rear suspension loses out to Statesman's IRS although a self-levelling system is available. Well equipped with climate control air-conditioning, alloy wheels, cruise control and other regular luxury features.
TOYOTA CRESSIDA 4D SEDAN (1988-1993)
A SMOOTH, powerful 3.0-litre, twin camshaft, 24-valve, straight six engine gives the Cressida excellent performance. Drive is to the rear wheels through a four-speed auto. No manual is available. The full five-seater body offers luxury accommodation and a smooth, quiet ride. Surprisingly, air-conditioning was not standard.
MAZDA 929 4D HARDTOP (1990-1991)
EQUIPPED with a 3.0-litre, single cam, multi-point fuel injected V6, the Mazda is rear-wheel drive with full five-seat capacity. Road performance is reasonable and there is a long list of luxury features including air-conditioning, alloy wheels, central locking and power windows.
NISSAN MAXIMA 4D SEDAN (1990-1993)
WITH a transverse 3.0-litre V6 engine and front-wheel drive, the Maxima is the most high tech of the Japanese rivals. The engine is coupled to a mandatory four-speed automatic and gives good acceleration. Handling is a little soft and vague but ride comfort is good. Styling both inside and out is conservative and dull. Equipment level is comparable with the other Japanese makes.
The Road to Recovery podcast series
All car reviews
Click to share