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★★★★☆

“vauxhall cavalier gsi 2000 fwd ”

Written on: 01/10/2011 by oldskoollover (1 review written)

bought my gsi from my cousin after seeing it sat on his mums front for a few month without a wheel turned,i got the car knowing it had a rebuil;t engine and fresh paint only a few years back. but,also knowing there was major rust issue's to the sills chassis legs boot floor,inner wings etc. so now it has been undergoing restoration work and im due it back in a few week,the car has only travelled around 60-70miles in the two year5s icve owned it,so cannot realy give a detalied description about… Read Full Review

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Nutsaboutcavgsi's Response to oldskoollover's Review

Written on: 20/03/2013

I know its a while ago now but could you let me know where you had the work done and how much it cost as I think I might have its twin and I cant get anyone to look at mine
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“I had the plesure of owning a rather nice GSi 2000 in...”

Written on: 17/01/2011

I had the plesure of owning a rather nice GSi 2000 in 2004. Silver, mint condtion and as we all know went like the clappers!

Only came accross this site as I was searching a well known search engine for "Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for Sale" LOL

IF you see one for sale... BUY IT

Reg… Read Full Review

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“well as being part of a cavalier enthusiast's club....”

Written on: 29/11/2010

well as being part of a cavalier enthusiast's club. I'd have to say they are
one of the most amazing cars to drive.
more so that me and my partner have 3 cavaliers which includes a gsi rep, cdx turbo and a 2.0 8v dippy lol

i would honestly recomend these cars to anyone and with being part of www.cavaliercrazy.co.uk any problems and stuff dont stay problems for long as we are like one big family helping out when we can… Read Full Review

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“i owe a gsi 2000 16 valve c20xe i bought it for 450...”

Written on: 07/05/2010

i owe a gsi 2000 16 valve c20xe i bought it for 450 euro to date its standing me roughly 1800 to 2000 euro its a very reliable car has never let me down and will put the needle back to 0 it is currently being fully restored and should be on the road in january so watch out!… Read Full Review

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“The Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V C20XE is a brillant fast...”

Written on: 03/08/2009

The Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V C20XE is a brillant fast 4 door saloon and go looks… Read Full Review

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“Had my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for 3 years, started...”

Written on: 11/06/2009

Had my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for 3 years, started using it as a daily driver and have been continuously upgrading it since, it's now too uncomfortable to drive every day so it sleeps in the shed waiting for the next track day or club run. … Read Full Review

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“iv had 3 sri redtops and 1 gsi and even the sri's are...”

Written on: 25/03/2009

iv had 3 sri redtops and 1 gsi and even the sri's are just as good but the gsi is the best old saloon there is. The Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V C20XE is an amazing car for the money iv had a vectra gsi and iv still went back to the good old faithful cav got one now havent owned it long but i plan to keep it for a long time. it has no rust on what so eve.r really good example of a fastly becoming rare car… Read Full Review

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“I had my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for about 6 years, put...”

Written on: 28/11/2008 by djac (1 review written)

I had my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for about 6 years, put about 100k miles on it, but it was still going strong when I let it go. It was diamond black and completely standard, except for a Magnex s/s exhaust.
As you probably know, the GSi was basically a Cav CD with attitude, so you had a nice trim level with a lot of grunt.
My car developed a very nasty fault, it would just cut out at any random moment - very scary in the outside lane of the motorway? Then it would take some time to restart. It… Read Full Review

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“Great car wouldnt mind another if it is in good...”

Written on: 04/06/2008 by kalerv (1 review written)

Great car wouldnt mind another if it is in good condition, hard to find as you know. 9/10. Is an great fun car to drive does a lot of new motors on the road… Read Full Review

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“Had my Vauxhall Cavalier gsi 4x4 for about 2 yrs now,...”

Written on: 25/05/2008

Had my Vauxhall Cavalier gsi 4x4 for about 2 yrs now, shes like my baby I would never sell her.
So far ive replaced clutch for fast road item, radiator, lower wishbones, battery, exhaust, a big list of little things but all in all
The buzz from having a car not many others have is amazing… Read Full Review

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“My Vauxhall Cavalier gsi is a 1990 G, purchased for a...”

Written on: 09/03/2008 by SEAN800 (1 review written)

My Vauxhall Cavalier gsi is a 1990 G, purchased for a grand. Not sure if i have paid too much, but its already lowered, (spax adjustables and springs) but otherwise standard. there are loads of interior bits to sort. fuel computer has a mind of its own. interior light faulty, heated rear window dont work, tappety as hell when started up from cold (130k) heater matrix needs replacing. in general a reasonable starting point, daily driver but also a project, loads to do but thats the fun of… Read Full Review

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“Everything about the car is as it should be, some...”

Written on: 10/11/2007 by h656hay (1 review written)

Everything about the car is as it should be, some people say that they Calibra is the better car but the cavalier is not only practical but I feel better handling and just more fun. Would recommend anyone to enjoy the experience of owning a cavalier until you have owned one and had people walk up to you telling you stories of when they had one you will truly not know how it feels. The response is spot on even after all of these years and she will still sit on the motorway and keep up with… Read Full Review

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“A sterling example of why old cars are the smart...”

Written on: 19/07/2007 by SHREKGSI (1 review written)

A sterling example of why old cars are the smart peoples choice 17 years old not a spot of rust and still going strong… Read Full Review

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“I loved this car when I first got it, I'd owned an 8v...”

Written on: 16/02/2007 by whatevaemo (7 reviews written)

I loved this car when I first got it, I'd owned an 8v SRi before and I knew I liked the way the Cavalier felt to drive. Sadly the 4x4 is slower than the older SRi due to the extra weight for the running gear.. gutted, that said it did handle like it was on rails. IT had a million toys with it, mine was a bit tricked up with rims and lowered suspension etc. I was good while it lasted but sadly that heavy old running gear gave up on me after a few months or ownership ( probably due to my lack of… Read Full Review

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323417_H656Hay's Response to whatevaemo's Review

Written on: 10/11/2007

The standard two wheel drive cavalier GSI is the one to go for, if you are wanting 4x4 drive then you should always go for the turbo!!!

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“We had one of these on a g plate a few years ago and...”

Written on: 05/01/2007 by enviro (1 review written)

We had one of these on a g plate a few years ago and the wife loved it.
We where lucky enough to have one with perfect rear arches but it rattled like hell when cold so we sold it on and got a Mitsubishi GTO twin turbo.
Garage bills were way to high with the GTO so remembering how much we loved the Cavalier GSI I've bought a Vectra GSI on a W and again the wife and I will both say the GSIs are the best 2 cars we have even owned and are miles better than our BMW as well… Read Full Review

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176891_Bombom101's Response to enviro's Review

Written on: 08/01/2007

What colour GTO have you got? I've seen 2 red ones knocking around a town called Oswestry (have you heard of it?)
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“For the year of manufacture (G on) the car is very...”

Written on: 30/06/2006 by YOND142 (1 review written)

For the year of manufacture (G on) the car is very high spec, discs all round, abs, power steering, independent rear suspension, 4 branch manifold, etc and more electrics than you can imagine! (mine has air con too). The cars look great as standard so don't spoil it with body modifications. Best colours are star silver (rare) and spectral blue (even rarer). Get a 2wd as they are faster and less to go wrong (on transfer box and associated parts). Engine and car good for 200000 miles easily as… Read Full Review

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“My Vauxhall Cavalier provides me with no end of smiles...”

Written on: 31/03/2006 by antwalters (1 review written)

My Vauxhall Cavalier provides me with no end of smiles out accelerating cars that are 15 years newer, much quicker than my old 2.0 8v Astra GTe and with discs all round and independant suspension handles and stops better too! Drove like a dream all the way down to the south coast of France and round Monaco, and through the tunnels to Italy. Had to change the wheels from 17 inch Team Dynamics Tornados to Wolfrace as the first were too soft and a heavy car lowered on tiny tyres gave the soft… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for 9 months ”

Written on: 06/02/2006 by tonia jayne (1 review written)

I have owned my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi for 9 months
The car has been in our family since the day it was made.
It's been lowered to the floor with Spax adjustables and springs 15 inch brake disks 17inch alloys, Japspeed twin exhaust.
K&N breather kit and filter, Scorpion ignition coil.
Blue silicone hoses, black tinted windows.
JVC 12 disk changer, twin dvd player on the back of seatrests.
Sport gauges on dash and front pillar and colour coded inside… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi approximately one...”

Written on: 08/01/2006 by philcav (1 review written)

I have had my Vauxhall Cavalier GSi approximately one month already people have offered me money but it's not for sale. I had to do the cylinder head n the heater matrix. Fairly easy on the cylinder head side job done 4 £95 but the heater matrix was a pain cost £55 for a new one so most parts are relatively cheap. Absolutely love the car and it's amazingly quick would recommend buying one to anybody… Read Full Review

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229306_Gazgsi's Response to philcav's Review

Written on: 09/02/2006

Hi glad to hear that you like the cavalier gsi. I have just got myself one, two days ago and i love it all ready great fun and looks good!!

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“I have owned my Vauxhall Cavalier GSI for 3 years now....”

Written on: 25/11/2005 by GSI16v Devil (1 review written)

I have owned my Vauxhall Cavalier GSI for 3 years now. She's diamond black on a G plate, and was standard when I bought her. The only problems I've had are - The back arches rusting, fuel pipe split, CV boots split, oil sump gasket leaking, my digie dash was not registering my fuel, stick float.

Now she's got - fse boost valve, Courtney sport panel filter, 3 into 2 big manifold, full stainless steel system, Astra GTE digie dash, momo wheel, 17" khans, Renault Laguna splitter... I've got many… Read Full Review

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Gsi16V Devil's Response to GSI16v Devil's Review

Written on: 25/11/2005

I should of put 4 into 2 big pipe manifold, not 3 into 2.

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Gsi16V Devil's Response to GSI16v Devil's Review

Written on: 07/03/2006

Lo All,
Just thought I’ll tell you more of my modifications I've done to my Cav Gsi.
.Calibra turbo - Injectors
.Calibra turbo - Oil/Volt gauge
.Calibra turbo - leather steering wheel
.Calibra turbo - leather seats - front seats are cav turbo
.Cavalier turbo - back box
Plenty more to come :)

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