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There was also an array of storage options for small bits and pieces, with door pockets some underfloor storage, a quartet of cup holders. Grey plastics used inside were hard but were easy to clean for parents messy kids.
Initially, power came from a 1.8-litre four-cylinder, which was adequate the task without setting world on fire. In 2014 it was joined by 1.4-litre turbo four, fitted only in LTZ.
Transmission options were a five-speed manual or six-speed auto in the LS. The LTZ had only six-speeder.
On road Trax was light and easy to drive. Its small size tight turning circle meant it manoeuvre
park. The ride firmish, particularly for those in the rear, who would have had a bumpy over speed humps.
Trax owners are warm in their praise for the car. It does what they expect of it and so far isn’t letting them down.
It’s important, however, to understand its limitations don’t buy one if doesn’t fit your needs. best around town where size and manoeuvrability come into their own, making it a great second car for the family — but don’t buy one if you have more than couple of kids. Certainly if
ideas touring country and going off-road. It’s a front-drive hatch, not a bushbasher.
Owners are happy with the build quality reliability. They also servicing costs — capped price you’re up for only $185 per visit, which is every nine months or 15,000km.
When choosing your secondhand Trax make sure it has an up-to-date service history.
It’s early days yet in the Trax’s life (on average a 2013 model will have 80,000km100,000km on the clock) but be aware a timing belt change is due at 150,000km.
It’s worth checking with a Holden dealer to ensure recall works have been done.
Noel Allsop My wife wanted a small SUV, something that was nimble, easy to drive and park. We chose the 1.8-litre LTZ. It has plenty of power good fuel economy, cabin is nice and you can load heaps with the seats folded flat. Ken Petersen I love Trax’s high seating position. It has good all-round vision and easy to park reversing camera. It’s quiet comfortable, the cabin is nice and performance quite good. So far it has been reliable. Allan Thomas My wife loves her 1.8-litre manual LS. It goes well, it’s easy to drive and is comfortable. The capped price servicing five-year warranty are bonuses. Kathy George I bought my LTZ because it was good value for the money and great a second family car. It’s comfortable has been for us with two kids.
Small, roomy and reliable city car for the commuter, couples or small family.