View Full Version : Buying a 1999 Manta

14-05-2009, 01:28 PM
Hi i was wondering if there is anything special i have to look out for on a 1999 hsv manta auto ie: common faults etc.Its build number 154 he wants $13,500 and its traveled 165,000 ,its on carsales at the moment and it looks in mighty fine condition,he"s driving it from clarkson down to rockingham for me to have a look at this saturday so any advice would be great ..

14-05-2009, 11:14 PM
It looks OK.

If you can afford an extra 3k or so I'd have a look at the VTII Clubbys. At least take one for a drive to compare the difference in the driveline. Something like this looks good.
http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?R=6100762&__sid=112F1FA941C6&__Qpb=true&Cr=5&__Ns=pCar_Price_Decimal|0||pCar_RankSort_Int32|1|| pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&keywords=&__N=1216%201282%204294965530%204294964634%20904&seot=0&tsrc=allcarhome&__Nne=15&trecs=28&silo=1011

I'm a bit biased as I have a VTII Clubby, but I've never thought much of the VT Manta either. Just my opinion as I don't like the body kit.

15-05-2009, 11:53 AM
to be honest i dont like mantas

15-05-2009, 05:40 PM
to be honest i dont like mantas
Geez you blokes are harsh.

He wasn't asking anybody if they liked them !!

07-01-2017, 11:58 PM
8 years late .... but hey, enjoy your Manta.

08-01-2017, 12:46 AM
8 years late .... but hey, enjoy your Manta.

I was thinking the same thing!
Good dig Manta!

08-01-2017, 12:57 AM

I would buy this if I had the room

08-01-2017, 01:03 AM
Was never a fan of the series one VT. Would rather a series II or a VR/VS personally