THE EXPERTS SAY
Holden sold nearly 37,000 examples of this series Barina. Best year for sales was 2012, when the Barina tallied more than 12,000 — then the light hatch declined steadily to barely 4000 in 2016.
Among used listings, hatchbacks outnumber sedans four to one and roughly two-thirds are automatics. The base grade CD accounts for over half of those for sale.
Initially there was only one trim level. The CD manual hatch ($15,990 new) is valued at $6800.
By 2016 there were multiple trim levels. The CD manual hatch ($15,390 new) is now valued at $10,250 and the flagship RS auto hatch ($23,590 new) is worth $15,600.
The Barina’s resale value has not held up as well as its Mazda2, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent and Suzuki Swift rivals. Given Holden’s recent announcement to end sales of the Barina, the resale values may decline further but good equipment levels and crash safety ensure ongoing buyer interest.