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Well last night was interesting :D

Discussion in 'Motors' started by uk_viper, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. uk_viper

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jun 2003

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    Location: Berkshire

    Sold my Saxo VTS which has a fuel injectors issue

    Bought a Calibra!

    Decided not to go for a 220 in the end as could not find one good enough.
     
  2. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    What made you go for the Cavalier, sorry the Calibra?
     
  3. Berger

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wigan

    A Calibra is going to be cack compared to a decent Coupe Turbo, big bucket of WTF, especially when your other car choice was an 850.

    Could have sold you a nice 220 none turbo, full polybushed, konis, brembos, 17" oz super legs with 50k on the clock ;)
     
  4. uk_viper

    Mobster

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    Always liked the calibras, thought would be something nice to give a go, if i want at a later stage got a mate whos a vauxhall nut could always do a engine swap or any work to them really, good plus was having aircon which 220s dont have unless you grab one of the very very latest.

    850 I think may of been a bit of a ott choice with the way that fuel is going at present, would of liked one but the calibra came up out the blue was within 10 miles of where I lived so made it nice and easy to deal with.
     
  5. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

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    What spec Calibra did you get? I've a soft spot for these - my Dad used to have one - think it was the V6. Didn't they do a turbo version too?

    I remember them as being very heavy cars.
     
  6. 4T5

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    Enjoy the rot.
     
  7. DreXeL

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    Not particularly heavy, they are just a Mk3 Cavalier in a party frock. The V6 was more of a long-legged cruiser with fairly tall gearing. They did do a 4x4 Turbo with around 210bhp, good engine but had a chocolate transfer box.

    They are pretty crap cars truth be known, only saving grace are some fairly good engines (V6, 'Red Top' 16v and Turbo).
     
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  8. ajstan

    Wise Guy

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    I like calibras as well, you should have got the DTM model with 4wd :D
     
  9. mattyprice4004

    Soldato

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    I've been in a NASP and a Red Top, and to be honest both were pretty uninspiring, yeah they drove OK but didn't feel remotely 'sporty'.

    My broken ZS with 112k on the clock drives so much better, which is worrying!
     
  10. DreXeL

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    :confused:

    The 'Red Top' (20XE) is NASP.
     
  11. uk_viper

    Mobster

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    2l ecotec, sorry to depress you guys! I enjoyed it was a nice car to be in which guess would be the most important thing that it's a car that I enjoy.
     
  12. MikeHiow

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    I had a tinkered NA Calibra XE, it was great for a second car, but ultimately a **** car. It was heavy and thus slow, but the piston slap suffered by the higher milers became an issue when I started getting oil pressure issues (Common Issue).

    My 4x4 Turbo was a better car, went well, but will still ultimately the same car with the same engine just with a turbo and a dodgy transfer box to aid unreliability.

    Having owned both a Rover 220 Coupé NA and a Rover 220 Coupé Turbo, I would have definitely gone for the Coupé.
     
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  13. LizardKing

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  14. D-Ranged

    Hitman

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    My mate has a special edition (one of so many made) calibra turbo 4wd but its more front than rear though.

    Its running around 300bhp and spins the front up through the gears, pretty nippy and looks alright for a vauxhall.
     
  15. mast3r

    Mobster

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    Calibras are a nice motor .. i would have done the same.
     
  16. Begbie

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    I have a soft spot for calibras, espically the LET'd ones.

    You kow you want to! :)
     
  17. [TW]Fox

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    Well no, not really.
     
  18. Howard

    Capodecina

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    Sounds like a downgrade to me
     
  19. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    I'd have rather had the VTS too, at least it is a genuinely fun little car.
     
  20. Janesy B

    Caporegime

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    Is a replacement of the injectors such an expensive job the car needs replacing??