1988 Vauxhall Cavalier Li 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Can't believe this is still running so well.
Froze the engine and heater matrix, burst the heater matrix, awkward to get out. Then left the engine ticking over unattended, blew the radiator and fried the engine, refused to start.
Left it for a week while I located a new radiator, installed the new radiator and started the car, running perfectly ever since. Engines are bullet proof.
CV joint boots, leak in the hatchback. Leak in the sunroof.
Small holes in both front inner wings, favourite for cavaliers.
Great car, have 3 at present.
Go forever, last one had 145,000 miles no problems.
Cheap to repair.
Handles well with reasonable performance, chipped, boost valve, lowered and stiffened.
Seating is not comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th April, 2001