1995 Vauxhall Cavalier GLS 1.7 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
An excellent value car that gives a mundane drive
Valves started sticking at 100k or so and it wouldn't start in the morning - took over a week at the garage to get sorted. Found out that the valve sleeves needed replaced (I think). Problem sorted and very cheaply.
Alternator needs replaced due to above fault. Currently disengaged the Central Locking so seems to be OK starting.
Front shocks went and rear springs need to be done soon.
Front Brakes were a bit dodgy when I bought the car, but just needed the brake disks changed.
Exhaust went about 90K.
Great Car, but very dull!
Excellent MPG - you can sit on the motorway at 90 MPH or do loads of start/stop town driving and still get 50 MPG.
Reasonable for cruising and overtaking (just give it enough room to speed up and then she's off!)
Girlfriend has the same sort of car and no issues with it either.
Good comfort car with loads of room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2002