Overview of the Holden Barina
HOLDEN BARINA GENERATIONS (SINCE 2001)
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.
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.