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HOLDEN BARINA Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Neat exterior design
  • RS variant injected some welcome pep into Barina
  • Improved connectivity from 2016 onwards
  • Decent driving manners of XC generation (2001-2005) and latest model
  • Interior quality and equipment lacking prior to 2016
  • 1.6-litre engine is old and lacking performance
  • Struggles to stand out against some strong class contenders
  • Sporty RS was more warm hatch than hot hatch
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2015 Holden Barina TM MY15 X Red 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 86938 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A CD MODEL BUT A (X) which gives you UPGRADED gunmetal wheels, side strips, sunroof Why buy from Australia's biggest automotive group? Let me tell you why you should buy with us before you look anywhere else. Not only do we have the best finance packages we also provide the best service! From sales to service to aftermarket accessories, we strive to be Australia's most admired motor group.

$12,000
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2015 Holden Barina TM MY15 X Red 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 93765 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

***MASSIVE MAY CLEARANCE SALE NOW ON FOR SALE AND DELIVERY ON OR BEFORE 31/05*** STUNNING CAR IN RED WITH ALL THE BARINA X FEATURES INCLUDING SUNROOF, MAG WHEELS AND SO MUCH MORE. THIS IS REALLY AMAZING BUYING IN THE HATCHBACK CLASS FOR WHAT YOU GET IN THIS PRICE RANGE. STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD AND DRIVES BETTER THAN MOST OF THE SMALLER SEGMENT WITH THIS 1.6 POWERFUL YET FUEL EFFICIENT ENGINE. THIS CAR WILL IMPRESS. THIS CAR IS COMPARATIVE TOO, TOYOTA COROLLA, YARIS, SUZUKI SWIFT, MAZDA 2,3,6, H

$14,998Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

Top2006 HOLDEN BARINA TK AUTO!!! ONLY DONE 182895KM!!!

  • 182895 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto

2006 HOLDEN BARINA TK AUTO!!! ONLY DONE 182895KM!!! ***AUTOMATIC*** ***GREAT VALUE*** *** PERFECT FIRST CAR***RELIABLE*** ***FINANCE AVAILABLE***FREE PRE APPROVAL over the link https://loansunlimited.com.au/dealer/3mt/ Looking for your FIRST car??? Then look no further than this!!!! This 2006 Holden Barina hatchback automatic just arrived today and stands out in a crowd. This could be your great first car and all the new car buyers will love these features : ✅ 1.6L Petrol Engine

$5,980
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

Top2012 Holden Barina TM MY13 CD Light Blue 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 66361 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Compact hatch with only 66,000km, full service history, economical 1.6 litre engine, T-bar auto shift, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, Bluetooth, alloy wheels plus more. Brilliantly priced. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our customers the very best of service. WA's most trusted car dealer? Absolutely!

$12,977
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
12 hours ago

Top2012 Holden Barina TM MY13 CD White 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 111498 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2012 Holden Barina finished in Snowflake White with black cloth interior, makes for a perfect first car, and in great condition an inspection won't disappoint!! ** Subwoofer ** Upgraded Head Unit ** Reversing Camera ** Bluetooth Audio ** Digital instrument cluster ** Air Conditioning INSTANT FINANCE APPROVAL AND SETTLEMENT WITHIN 1 HOUR Contact us today for more information * VACC & RACV Approved Dealer * Trade In your old car for a better deal on your New Car * This car is handpicked by o

$9,990
South Melbourne, VIC

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2018 Holden Barina TM MY18 LS Silver 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 24862 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Compact hatch with the economical 1.6 litre engine, T-bar Tiptronic auto, cruise and traction control, front tide airbags, Bluetooth, alloy wheels plus reverse cameras and sensors. Very low 25,000km with full service history. None nicer. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our customers the very best of service. WA's most trusted car dealer? Absolutely!

$17,977
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2012 Holden Barina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 133780 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Owner since new Great condition for a nearly 10 year old car A few bumps and bruises externally ( see photo front drivers wheel arch ) Interior like new Full service history and log books BARINA mats This car has never let me down 133700 kms Manual Power steering Central locking Power mirrors Tinted windows Bluetooth Great air conditioning

$7,600
Oxenford, QLD

22 minutes ago

2015 Holden Barina TM MY15 X Red 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 93765 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

***MASSIVE MAY CLEARANCE SALE NOW ON FOR SALE AND DELIVERY ON OR BEFORE 31/05*** STUNNING CAR IN RED WITH ALL THE BARINA X FEATURES INCLUDING SUNROOF, MAG WHEELS AND SO MUCH MORE. THIS IS REALLY AMAZING BUYING IN THE HATCHBACK CLASS FOR WHAT YOU GET IN THIS PRICE RANGE. STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD AND DRIVES BETTER THAN MOST OF THE SMALLER SEGMENT WITH THIS 1.6 POWERFUL YET FUEL EFFICIENT ENGINE. THIS CAR WILL IMPRESS. THIS CAR IS COMPARATIVE TOO, TOYOTA COROLLA, YARIS, SUZUKI SWIFT, MAZDA 2,3,6, H

$14,998Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

2011 Holden Barina TK MY11 White 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 184167 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2011 Holden Barina TK MY11 White 5 Speed Manual Sedan

$5,990
Kadina, SA

Dealer used
42 minutes ago

2011 Holden Barina TM Silver 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 62131 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

CHECK OUT THIS WONDERFUL BARINA: - PERFECT FIRST CAR - FUEL EFFICIENT - DIGITAL SPEEDO - PHONE CONNECTIVITY - SPORTS MODE Jump the queue and make sure you don't miss out, YOU CAN BUY THIS NOW-ONLINE! Only $500 deposit (Subject to you being happy with the condition of the vehicle and test drive of course!) COMPREHENSIVE WALK AROUND VIDEO AVAILABLE!! - Call to Request Video Link! With over 1,500 reviews, we currently enjoy a 4.8-star rating, our customers just love doing business with us! W

$10,990Drive Away^
Berwick, VIC

Dealer used
42 minutes ago

Barina TK 2009 $2900

  • 197500 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

Up for sale very reliable and economical, 5 speed manual rego until 5/11/22...1.6 litre.$2900.197500 km ph

$2,900
Beresfield, NSW

56 minutes ago

2008 Holden Barina TK MY08 Blue 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 124588 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

3 YEAR WARRANTY We are a husband and wife business located just up the road from the coolangatta airport on the gold coast. You will find our style caring and understanding to your individual requirements. You will also find our cars loved and cared for but keen for a forever home. Pop in and enjoy a whole new buying experience for used cars.

$5,990
Tugun, QLD

Dealer used
57 minutes ago

2012 Holden Barina TM Velvet Red 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 134130 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

"We pride ourselves on good old fashioned service and we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Call today and allow one of our friendly sales professionals show you how easily this car can become yours. Locally owned and operated since 1992, we stock hundreds of vehicles every week at our undercover 3 acre site, located 90 minutes north of Sydney, 10 minutes from the M1 and just minutes from Newcastles beautiful beaches and cafes. We offer these vehicles to you at very competiti

$6,913
Cardiff, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2006 Holden Barina TK Silver 4 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 72606 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Just Traded! 2006 Holden TK Barina -Automatic -Low Kms -Sedan -One Owner -Full Book +The Barina should definitely be included on the shopping list of anyone considering a compact car+ -1.6-litre 77kW/145Nm 16-valve DOHC engine -This embraces four airbags, air-conditioning, central locking and six-speaker CD audio system. -Holden’s compact is a head-turner! -Holden’s Barina sedan is often overlooked by the hatchback version which is a shame because the

$11,888Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Holden Barina CD Hatch, 1.6 litre auto

  • 68315 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

This little Barina has a Full service history, and all of its books.It is quite tidy inside and out , however does have a few marks here and there. Following is a list of standard features on this car. 12 Volt Power Outlet Dual Front Airbag Package Anti-Lock Braking Air Conditioning Adjustable Driver Seat - Manual Antenna - Roof-Mounted Bee-Sting Type Adjustable Steering Wheel - Tilt & Telescopic Ambient Temperature Display Aux/USB Input Socket 15 Inch Alloy Wheels Brake Assist Body Coloured Bu

$12,990
Holbrook, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2012 Holden Barina 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 133600 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Holden Barina Hatchback CD. 2012 Manual Transmission. One Owner from New. White in colour. Power Steering. Central Locking Remote. Power Mirror’s. Tinted Electric windows. Bluetooth connectivity stereo. Air-conditioning. Couple of marks and bumps on body. Full service complete 29June2021. Spark Plugs and Air Filter 2021. Oil and Filter change plus oil additive January 2022. Regular fuel Injection cleaner used monthly. Paint Protection Ceramic/Graphite polish and Wash used on body work.

$7,600Negotiable
Oxenford, QLD

2 hours ago

2008 Holden Barina TK MY08 Arctic White 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 214861 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

"We pride ourselves on good old fashioned service and we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Call today and allow one of our friendly sales professionals show you how easily this car can become yours. Locally owned and operated since 1992, we stock hundreds of vehicles every week at our undercover 3 acre site, located 90 minutes north of Sydney, 10 minutes from the M1 and just minutes from Newcastles beautiful beaches and cafes. We offer these vehicles to you at very competiti

$3,413
Cardiff, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2015 Holden Barina TM MY15 CD White 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 88272 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

"88,272KMS ONLY, BOOKS AND GREAT HISTORY, X2 KEYS, TIDY. We pride ourselves on good old fashioned service and we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Call today and allow one of our friendly sales professionals show you how easily this car can become yours. Locally owned and operated since 1992, we stock hundreds of vehicles every week at our undercover 3 acre site, located 90 minutes north of Sydney, 10 minutes from the M1 and just minutes from Newcastles beautiful beaches

$9,913
Cardiff, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2013 Holden Barina

  • 64137 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

ECONOMICAL 1.6 LITRE ENGINE, 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, BLUETOOTH, CRUISE CONTROL, ALLOY WHEELS AND MUCH MORE... 1-5 Year EXTENDED WARRANTY and 24 hour Road side Assistance Available. Fast Easy Finance Available with all applications considered. EFTPOS Facility Available. All our vehicles are fully inspected to give you confidence with peace of mind. We are a family owned business whose aim is to offer value, convenience and a respectful, stress free experience with Great Customer Servic

$10,990
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2004 Holden Barina XC (MY04.5) 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 94472 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

NEW ARRIVAL PRICED RIGHT ONLY $1999 THE POPULAR & ECONOMICAL BARINA HATCH THIS HOLDEN BARINA IN MANUAL DRIVES FANTASTIC EXTREMELY CLEAN & TIDY THROUGHOUT SOME SUN BURN ONLY TRAVELLED 94000KS SO GET IN TODAY ONLY AT DOLLAR WHOLESALE 168 PORT ROAD ALBERTON OR CALL ****0227 EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ASK ABOUT OUR PAYMENT & FINANCE OPTIONS. Dual Front Airbags Package,Air Conditioning,Brake Assist,Central Locking Remote Control,Cloth Trim,Engine Immobiliser,Power Steering,Power Windows Front,Rad

$1,999
Alberton, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2009 Holden Barina TK MY10 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 148985 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

MY10 Holden Barina Auto Perfect first car This car presents well and has been well looked after for it's age. We're conveniently located around 2 locations, under 10 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD and Adelaide Airport We accept all trade ins Flexible finance packages can be tailored to suit all budgets Extended warranty available for your peace of mind Call now to enquire.

$7,490
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2009 Holden Barina

  • 119710 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

LOW KILOMETRES, ECONOMICAL 1.6 LITRE ENGINE, 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION, ALLOY WHEELS AND MUCH MORE... 1-5 Year EXTENDED WARRANTY and 24 hour Road side Assistance Available. Fast Easy Finance Available with all applications considered. EFTPOS Facility Available. All our vehicles are fully inspected to give you confidence with peace of mind. We are a family owned business whose aim is to offer value, convenience and a respectful, stress free experience with Great Customer Service. As we h

$6,990
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2014 Holden Barina Cd 5 Sp Manual 5d Hatchback

  • 83140 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Great runaround with plenty of room (I am 6 ft tall and find it very comfortable to drive) Have owned this vehicle for 3 years and now hardly use it as I walk to work, hence the low kms New battery installed around 2.5 years ago Paid extra for paint protection upon purchase and it seems to be working Great on fuel, good sound system, hill start assist is very handy Only have one key as the second one the dealer gave me was for the wrong car, I haven’t looked into getting another one, unfor

$8,500Negotiable
Fortitude Valley, QLD

3 hours ago

2012 Holden Barina TM White 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 129423 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Call us to book an appointment in our undercover showroom. We are a family owned and operated business. We give you peace of mind as all our vehicles are PPSR checked, this guarantees that any vehicle bought through us it is accident free, hail damage free and unencumbered from any finance lender. We also offer comprehensive warranties and fast approval finance options. Talk to us about the best rates on a trade in. Call us to book an appointment in our undercover showroom. We are a famil

$6,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2014 Holden Barina CD

  • 117000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2014 Holden Barina - Reliable first car with a fuel efficient 1.6L motor - 12 Months Registration Finance and extended warranty options available! Packed with great features including: - Climate control air conditioning - Bluetooth - Power Windows - Central locking - CD player - Ice cold AC and so much more! Located a short 20 minutes from Sydney CBD, central to most of Sydney. We're available for appointments 7 days a week. We offer finance (subject to approval) and warranty options

$9,440
Clemton Park, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2012 Holden Barina TM Blue 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 87195 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2012 Holden Barina TM Blue 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

$8,999Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2009 Holden Barina TK MY09 Grey 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 133341 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

CHEAP MANUAL HATCH BACK WITH A SUNROOF, PERFECT 1ST CAR OR RUN AROUND Price advertised does not included Government Stamp Duty and registration. TAKATA Air bag recall check has been completed on this vehicle. Enquire via email or call us right now on the 24 hour phone number supplied for more information. Every single one of our Preowned vehicles undergoes an extensive 120 point Workshop Safety Check in our RAA approved Workshop.

$5,999
Elizabeth, SA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2014 Holden Barina TM MY14 CD Silver 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 161044 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Facebook Special was $13,990 now $11,990 Payments From $54 per week*, Applying is Easy https://moneymartdirect.com.au/apply-now/ 2014 Silver Holden Barina, 161,044 KM's, Automatic, Dual Front Airbags, ABS, 15" Alloy Wheels, Air Conditioning, Radio/CD ? WE FINANCE YOUR FUTURE NOT YOUR PAST ! FAST APPROVALS FOR..... ? GOOD CREDIT ? BAD CREDIT ? UNPAID DEFAULTS ? CASUAL EMPLOYMENT ? SHORT TERM EMPLOYMENT ? SELF EMPLOYED ? ABN HOLDERS NO FIGURES NEEDED ? CENTRELINK SINGLE PARENTS ? CENTREL

$11,990
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2016 Holden Barina TM MY16 CD Grey 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 87147 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

2016 Holden Barina TM MY16 CD Grey 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

$12,490.01
Clarkson, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Holden Barina TM MY15 CD White 6 Speed Automatic Hatchback

  • 45179 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

ONE LOCAL PRIVATE OWNER, FULL SERVICE HISTORY WITH LOG BOOKS AND 2 KEYS >>>JUST 10 MINUTES FROM THE CBD WITH OVER 250 QUALITY USED VEHICLES IN STOCK - SOURCED LOCALLY HERE IN WA JUST ARRIVED >>>>THIS WON'T LAST LONG SO BE QUICK OR MISS OUT !!! We're located just 10mins north of the CBD, All vehicles are Safety Checked AND we can arrange delivery to anywhere in Australia. Finance & insurance packages can also be catered to your needs. ENQUIRE NOW!

$15,998
Morley, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Holden Barina an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 with 29 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Holden Barina

Overview of the Holden Barina

HOLDEN BARINA GENERATIONS (SINCE 2001)

2001-2005

2006-2011

2011 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.6L 4-cylinder: 6.9 to 7.3 litres per 100km

1.4L 4-cylinder turbo (RS): 6.6 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO HOLDEN BARINA

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HOLDEN BARINA (2011 ON)

The first thing to check on any automatic Barina is that it selects all the gears properly and without hesitation. Count the gears as the car shifts up through them.

Don't forget to make sure Reverse selects promptly from Park, too. On the road, make sure the gearbox isn't slipping or flaring between gears as this is a sure sign of a worn gearbox.

Check the area around the coolant pump for leaks and check that the coolant level is correct in the expansion tank.

Barinas were also hard on engine mounts and a car with a broken mount can often be identified by a clunk when selecting a gear or when driving over a bump that sets up a vibration which feels like it's shaking the whole car.

Check that everything electrical in the Barina works as it should, too.