Holden Gemini TF
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 2
Seven years since the introduction of the Gemini and it was time yeat again for another face lift. It was no surprise to learn that the new model TF had a raft of appointment upgrades over the old model, but there were to be very few mechanical upgrades.
The SL/X grille and headlight arrangement now closely resembled the VH Commodore and thus made the Gemini appear much larger. The tail lights on the Gemini were also revised to more closely resemble the Commodore, and the front indicators were set in the vertical position at each end of the grille (the side indicator lights now being deleted).
The traditional concept of the TF had some very noticeable advantages over most of the FWD
competition. The tall cabin meant front seat headroom was class leading. And due to the non-front wheel drive powertrain, the Gemini had a small turning circle of 9.3 metres. Nissan's Pulsar was a tad better - but that was a much newer design.
Most noticeable of the visual improvements was the use of one-piece black bumpers. On the inside the dash layout and instruments were upgraded, as was the trim which was now colour-coordinated.