Cavalier GSi 2000, better than college girls gone wild
Oil leak caused the timing belt pully to slip a tooth and damage the engine, bending 10 of the 16 valves and requiring repair work.
Being a big Cavalier fan, I decided to buy a brand new C20XE engine from Vauxhall in Luton and since then the car has only done 2480 miles.
A seriously quick car, turbo cars would have the initial boost, but when you hit 70 in a GSI it just becomes a rocket. A car that constantly wants to go go go. Stylish to the last, much better looking than other Cavalier model, but that's because it was designed to be the daddy of them all.
Without the Cavalier you wouldn't have the Vectra. The C20XE engine is a testiment to Vauxhall's ability to build superb and high performance motors.
If you come across a Cavalier GSI 2000, snap it up, because they are very rare and probably one of the best cars you will drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2004