1984 Vauxhall Cavalier Reviews from UK and Ireland

1984 Vauxhall Cavalier GL 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired81000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

A steal if you can find a decent one!

Faults:

Distributor cap was faulty.

Seats worn.

Rust on both rear arches.

Light on the speedo display was faulty.

General Comments:

A very comfortable car that drives well and is extremely quick for a 1.6.

Fuel economy is not very good, 25-30 miles per gallon depending on how it is driven.

All in all, a very nice car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2001

1984 Vauxhall Cavalier L 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1984
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

Water pump need replacing.

Rear shock rusted through.

General Comments:

I bought this car for the startling sum of 250 pounds with 93,000 on the clock and 14,000 miles later it is still going strong.

Performance is OK, economy can reach 40mpg and it has never failed to start.

The interior tends to start falling apart at high mileages but apart from that this car is an excellent workhorse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 1998

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews