1992 Vauxhall Cavalier Reviews - Page 2 of 11

1992 Vauxhall Cavalier L 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

The best value car ever made

Faults:

The front shockers needed replacing when I first purchased the car.

One wishbone was also replaced.

General Comments:

The car performed very well and was ultra reliable.

If anything did happen to need repair it was cheap and easy to do so.

This car,like the other six of it's kind which I have owned represented great value for money and miles of fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2006

1992 Vauxhall Cavalier LS 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Motorised armchair

Faults:

When I first bought the car the head gasket needed repairing. This was the only major expensive fault and since then there has only been a few minor problems that have cost penny's to fix.

1) Clutch cable replaced.

2) Hand brake cable replaced.

3) Rear brake drum cylinder replaced.

Then a few minor problems that I just lived with…

1) Rusty rear arch (Like they all do!)

2) Engine management fault. Had the warning light on for a total of 3 years! Never really made much difference to the cars running. In the last 6 months I owned it the car it idled badly when cold, and sometimes staled.

General Comments:

I loved this car and was very sad when I had to scrap the poor thing. My cavalier was called TAD and gave me three years of almost trouble free motoring. If you only have a few hundred pounds to spend and you need a spacious car that will cruise for hours on the motorway then get one of these! Even around town they are very easy to drive and control.

Other things I loved: -

The engine sound is wonderful, pointless, but wonderful.

The comfort, like driving around in your favourite armchair, except your favourite armchair may cope better with fast corners. At this is the point your car turns into the Q.E.2 and one should have sick bags in the glove box ready!

Boot space. Put the seats down and you have a brilliant van!

And finally safety. My last car was also a cavalier and one wet day I crashed at speed into the back of an articulated lorry. It span over and I ended up upside down. My only injury was from the glass after the side window smashed. When people see pictures of the car they cannot believe I even survived! I can however, the bodywork on these cars are very strong and it has a high en-cap safety rating, as high as most more modern cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th August, 2006

31st Aug 2006, 22:13

I managed to end up in the local newspaper for cutting off the main road in the town I live! (only made page 4 though!) Here is a picture my dad took of the car, looking a little sad in the scrap yard afterwards. http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=66228531&size=l

1992 Vauxhall Cavalier LS 1.8i petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance191000 miles
Previous carFiat 127

Summary:

This is a very good and reliable car

Faults:

Very small oil leak at 190000.

That is all apart from new break shoes and tyres. Oh yeah, the gear lever surround has started to corrode.

General Comments:

Extreamely fast exceloration due to a full engine tune at 20000 miles.

Handles like a dream and feels glued to the road. It doesn't have standard wheels or tyres. Instead it has 18 inch alloys with low profile sport tyres.

The trunk is massive. I have 2 subs and 2 amps in there and there is still plenty of room for more stuff.

The seats are still standard and are very comfortable and warm.

The car warms up very fast and even with the heater turned off it stays very warm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th February, 2006

1992 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 8v 2.0 litre SOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre SOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Great car with few problems at such high miles

Faults:

The Clutch Cable snapped at 140,000 miles.

Rear Box failed at 137,000 miles.

Middle box failed at 150,000 miles.

Would not run, ended up requiring a major tuneup at 154,000 miles.

Persistent clutch judder at 155,000 miles, learned to live with it.

General Comments:

Generally got me to where I needed to go be 5 miles or 500 miles.

Not bad reliability (only twice has it stranded me) for the price I paid for it and the mileage I've put on it, going on 22,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 40 reviews