1992 Vauxhall Calibra Turbo 4x4 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Faster than an Evo and Scooby
Needed new tyres and rear axle bush.
Unbelievably quick, truth be told there are so many little boys out there who own Evos and Scoobys and think that they have the fastest car in the world. You're wrong.
Every Calibra Turbo I have had HAS smoked on more than one occasion several Evos and countless Scoobys. Now mine has been tuned slightly, but the fact is there are a lot of idiots who have never owned one and never will, purely because you have to be smart. Evo and Scooby drivers read out of Max Power or quote Fast and Furious and think they are the bomb. My Calibra was running 280bhp, 0-60 in 4.9 seconds and topping out at 178mph. I know; I had to use sat nav as the car was off the clock. I have owned a Scooby Turbo AND an Evo. They are not as quick. They handle better, but in a straight line it's bye bye Japanese!
The Calibra Turbo if looked after is reliable, fun and incredibly fast. It will smoke most cars you see such as the pathetic "rival" the VW Corrado, Evos and Scoobys who are only owned by grandads, Golfs, Audi, Beemers the list is endless!
Quite simply to all the haters of the Calibra Turbo: get over your jealousy. Enjoy paying your high insurance premiums and replacing your turbos every few thousand, enjoy the price of petrol and the awful styling as well as the lack of comfort.
Next time you're overtaken, just watch for the Calibra Turbo, and when you top out at 150, get on ebay and source a Cally Turbo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2009
5th Jul 2009, 06:39
LOL Vauxhall fanboy!
Just face facts, you're bashing on Scoobys and Evo's coz you're jealous that they can go round corners and yours can't. Might just as well drive a V8 milk float.
2nd Nov 2009, 06:50
The 4wd systems on these things can't cope with the standard 204 bhp. A mate bought one new, and it had two transfer boxes in its first year. The system is also specifically excluded from most aftermarket warranties because its so unreliable.
Love to see how many standing starts you can do in a 280 bhp one before the 'box shits itself all over the road.
Nothing based on a Cavalier is ever going to go around corners properly either.