1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 4 Door L 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Great Cheap Runaround!!! BARGAIN
When I bought this car it looked to be sound, The Engine ran like a dream, the bodywork was Excellent apart from the common wheel arch problem on the back, (Which is easily fixed).
The Problems I have had:
At 120000 Miles THE CAM-BELT SNAPPED, this was due to the water pump seizing which I was previously told by NIDD VALE VAUXHALL in harrogate, that it was fine. Luckily for me my valves where all OK.
At 121000 MILES There is a funny knocking sound coming from the Drivers side wheel, Possibly the Bottom Ball joint!!
At 123000 Miles The Speedometer stops working, Great I can't get done for Speeding, Vauxhall tell me it's a common fault, I tell them to repair it free of charge as it should be a recall, They send me a quote for £150 to repair, I tell them where to get off!
This car is a lovely car and despite having these minor problems with it, I would recommend buying a Vauxhall possibly not a nova because I could spend a fortnight telling you the bad things about them!! But on the Whole this cavalier was a bargain and I'm still very pleased with it, Although I quite fancy a 2.0L Turbo now!! This car is comfortable to drive, And it has not got power steering and I find it VERY light to drive. There is no road noise and on a 13 year old car I find that good. Excellent car would advise you find one!! good cheap motoring! ;)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2002