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VAUXHALL CAVALIER Hatchback 1988‑1995
10 owner reviews for VAUXHALL CAVALIER Hatchback 1988‑1995
1993 vauxhall cavalier TD isuzu engine.
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.7 LS TD 5dr (Review date: 4th November '11)
vauxhall Cavalier best ever
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.8i LS Cat 5dr (Review date: 18th August '11)
Well my dad was the previous owner of the car about 4-5years ago and it was epic! It would out run ford Mondeos and BMWS it was really quick. Never had a crash! it was just bril loads more room in the boot than a friends mondern Mondeo estate and this car was a hatchback so its great. Never failed us once and the MPG was about 47.9 so for old tenology very good and it did around 561miles on a single tank so its great I recomend them to anyone great cars pity there not made any more! 5STAR CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER FAILED ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.8i Club 5dr (Review date: 28th February '11)
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.6i LS Cat 5dr (Review date: 25th February '11)
Well I have owned this car for six years now ( Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 ls ) and it has served me well.But the thing is it has now done 138000 miles and is now 16 years of age and it is getting old just like its owner as I am 57 so just like me everything is slowing down and it is having more off days than on.But it has served me well.but in need of replacement again just like me Ha Ha
i needed as cheep as can be!!!
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.7 LS TD 5dr (Review date: 21st February '11)
i was car less and nearly pennyless but needed wheels and ones that wouldnt dent my already hammered pockets even more!!. having had sri 16v cavs in the past way back in more fruitfull times i knew the brand had the space and reliability i needed so set out for a diesel version and found an unapealing burgany one £275 changed hands and i became the not so proad owner to begin with!! after a short period i realised how wise i had been for instance the 1.7 isuzu derived diesel engine though a bit rugged and sluggish returned over a 100miles to my£10 note insurance is cheep and even a few luxuries like abs e/windows/mirrors are thrown in and sometimes they even work!! in many months and only the cost of a tyre later! times are better along with my ride the old cav has been confidently passed on to a family member and although it was very proberbly rubbish for the image it never once let me down and will be remembered fondly if you need to be fugall you couldnt do much better
Cheap Reliable Motoring
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.7 GLS TD 5dr (Review date: 21st February '11)
I'll freely admit to being a Vauxhall fan, I've owned a number of different models for over 10 years now. My current car is a Vauxhall Cavalier 1.7 TD GLS which has proved to be a reliable and economical car.
My outlook on the Cavalier comes from the fact that I do around 12,000 miles per year and maintain it almost entirely by myself on scrapyard and motor-factor parts.
When working on any car you see how much thought went in to the car at the design stage, the Cavalier proves to be well thought out with almost all components being easy to get to by following a logical set of steps. The exception to this is clutch replacement which, due to a flywheel design change during the models production run, means the sub-frame has to be dropped although any competent garage should have this done in around 3 hours.
The Isuzu based 1.7 TD engine used in most Cavaliers (look for a red TURBO sticker on the top of the engine) is a durable lump, I'm averaging 50 mpg on an engine that's not long passed the 175,000m mark; this is despite having made a few tweaks to the turbo boost and fuelling (the all mechanical nature of the injection system makes this easy).
Later Cavaliers benefited from better anti-corrosion measures so a well maintained example should be free from major rust, look around the arches, bottom of the doors and the rear chassis rails for signs of corrosion and walk away from any that have more than small bubbles, the bubbling normally hints at bigger problems under the surface.
My Cav will never win awards for pin-sharp handling or blistering performance but it will always have my praise for being a reliable, economical and (in my humble opinion) not a bad-looking car.
(Motorsport Engineering Degree Student)
Very Reliable Cavalier that just kept going
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 2.0i CDX 16V 5dr (Review date: 9th February '11)
I owned this car for 4 years and in that time it really cost very little to run despite an average mileage of 30k a year.
The Cavalier was spacious, comfortable and a real workhorse. It was great for taking the dog in the back and transporting items that wouldn't normally fit in an average car.
The car was starting to look a bit old so I part exchanged it with 130k on the clock and I really regret the decision. I'm sure it would have continued to provide low cost motoring for a number of years which can't be said for the car I exchanged it for, another Vauxhall but not a patch on the Cavalier.
ultra reliable cavalier.
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.8i LS Cat 5dr (Review date: 14th January '11)
owned 7 years,bought at 73k miles now on 135k miles, 1 breakdown, 40 mpg, spacious, smooth and quiet. Probably spent £700 in total on it all the time i have owned it (excluding fuel of course). What more could one ask for. It does not have any street cred, but to get from a-b or mid wales to the French alps it has served me as good as any £10000 car, pity they stopped making them.
VAUXHALL CAVALIER TD
VAUXHALL CAVALIER 1.7 LS TD 5dr (Review date: 2nd January '11)
I HAVE OWNED MY CAVALIER TD FOR SIX YEARS ONLY GOT IT AS A STOP GAP AND STILL HAVE IT ,IT HAD 120,000 MILES ON THE CLOCK WHEN I GOT IT NOW WITH 191,000 MILES ON THE CLOCK STILL GOING STRONG,ITS ON THE MOTORWAY EVERYDAY HAD MANY TRIPS TO SCOTLAND WITH OUT ANY PROBLEMS THE CAR DRIVES LOVELY AND CHEAP TO RUN WITH OVER 50 MPG NOT THE FASTED DIESEL IN THE WORLD BUT FOR LOW RUNNING COST THIS CAR CANT BE BEAT