1980 Vauxhall Chevette GL 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Jaw droppin looks, tonnes of character, rear wheel drive fun
Anti roll bar drop links at 16100 (15 euro on eBay).
Head gasket (my fault) at 17000.
Everyone loves it, from grannies to young lads that don't know what it is.
The car was sluggish with uncomfortable seats.
So I put in uprated suspension, Recaro seats, 2.4 engine from a Frontera, 5 speed box from a Manta, Manta 1.6 rear axle, HS wheels, Kadett GTE clocks, Kadett GTE engine mounts, Racetech gauges, polybushed quickrack, Manta steering wheel, and loads and loads more stuff.
Some rust on the passenger's wing, so gotta repair that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd December, 2011