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Vauxhall Cavalier Overview
The Vauxhall Cavalier is classed as a large family car and is produced by the British car manufacturers Vauxhall Motors which is a subsidiary of General motors. Vauxhall Motors is the UK division of this company and is known as Opel throughout continental Europe. This car replaced the Vauxhall Victor in 1975 and was replaced by the Vauxhall Vectra in 1995. The Vauxhall Cavalier is a good family car, comfortable and very cheap to buy nowadays. They are not the best at handling but the price is worth what you get. How is your Cavalier performing these days?
Vauxhall Cavalier History
The Mark I (1975-81) was designed as a replacement for the Vauxhall Victor and as something that could compete with the likes of the Ford Cortina. Vauxhall couldn’t have timed the introduction of this car any better, with the problems the Cortina was facing at the time. The first versions were available in saloon and coupe models. In 1978 it had a makeover and a new engine range.
The Mark II (1981-88) was a revolutionary for economy and performance for a car of this class and was also available in hatchback and estate versions. This car became very popular, and was to become the UK’s second best selling car and these cars could be seen on roads all around the UK.
The Mark III (1988-95) was only available as a saloon and hatchback. The design of this car was much more rounded than its predecessor and was known as the first generation Opel Vectra across Europe. For most of this cars life it was the best selling car of this class. Production ceased in 1995 and was replaced with the Vauxhall Vectra.
The Vauxhall Cavalier was available in the following engines: 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 petrol, and the diesel engines were available in 1.6, 1.7 and 1.9L. The most economical of the range are the diesel engines which offered up to 48mpg. Which engine did you have on your Cavalier and how did it perform economically? Always consider fuel type, age and engine size when determining fuel economy.
The Vauxhall Cavalier was available in both manual and automatic gearboxes, depending on the generation and model as to which size the gearbox was. Which gearbox did you have for your Cavalier and how did it perform? Have a look at the Vauxhall gearbox section to find the gearbox parts for your Cavalier.
Have you ever experienced problems with parts on the Cavalier? If you have, why not check our Cavalier problems page here. We have Vauxhall Cavalier parts at very cheap prices. Cavaliers were one of the most popular cars in the UK, so there are many parts available through our vast network of UK Breakers. Visit our Cavalier parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the parts you need.