1995 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland
Great car; a wolf in sheep's clothing!
Lambda sensor at 150000 miles.
New brake disc's and pads on the front. 149000 miles.
Personally I think the Cavalier is an excellent car. It was the perfect rep mobile and now it seems more and more boy racers are getting their mitts on them because of the mod's available and the performance.
My car, which is the ecotec model, has covered 150000 miles and it still feels tight as a drum and pulls well. It's a 1 previous owner car and is immaculate; it's totally standard and could possibly do with updating. The previous owner said that the only problem he had was a head gasket failure at 89000 miles, and apart from regular servicing and maintenance, never had to do anything to it!! Since I've had it I've covered roughly 13.500 miles in about a year and have only replaced the lambda sensor.
I'm told that these will go up to about 125mph, but I don't thrash mine as it serves me well and has been reliable!
The handling is not as good as an Alfa Romeo, but the overall value for money is better by miles. Alfa Romeos are my love affair, but for every day motoring, which is not mundane and boring (sorry Mondeo driver's) this is the car. Definitely a future classic; get one while you can!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2008