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My dad went through 4 as company cars in mid 90s.

I was allowed to drive them on the company insurance - so I did.

One green Gls TD was the steed that took us 5 up, to a rave in Wales on a hill, almost rolled on a forest road when driving down a windy trail being rally driver.

Another one was regular transport down to Cornwall to go surfing and a third was the weapon of choice to impress girls when handbrake turning into the school road.

The hatchbacks meant that they are pretty decent with the seats down.

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Do love a cav, dad upgraded from an mk2 1.6l to a mk3 on an f plate as a company car when I was about 10/11 and it was light years ahead of the old one (the car of tomorrow, today - if I remember the advertising blurb correctly).

i had a 2.0CDi as a youth and brother had an Sri, 15bhp more versus wood veneer and velour, not to mention my party tricky of over inflating the rear air shocks from a nozzle in the boot and making the back as stable as Bambi on ice....

...after I crashed that one through a hedge backwards, I got a newer Cdx and loved it, although it started tripping light fuses.

Naturally, my idiotic teenage solution was a bigger fuse to give me time to walk round the car and figure out the problem.

However, having swapped the fuse and turned on the ignition, as I approached the rear to inspect the lights, I was struck by the sight of what I took as exhaust gasses clouding (odd for a sunny day), except I hadn’t turned the engine on just the ignition.

in one of those slow-mo-horror realizations, that was further confirmed by the acrid smell of wire shielding hitting my nose, I realised it was actually a small electrical overload in progress.

Fortunately it didn’t take hold as I dashed for the keys and cut the power.

A less* scrupulous person would have no doubt traded it in with a dealer in daylight for an equally battered Honda Prelude.

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12 hours ago, The Moog said:
13 hours ago, Jim Bell said:
From the epic noise, it's most HOBBVIOUSLY one of dem ting. 
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A rare old horse these days and a classic, classic lump of fun. 

Oh FFS. Only other car I would have over a pug diesel... Starts saving for roffle tickets.

You won’t have long...

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23 minutes ago, spartacus said:

@The Moog

'to a rave in Wales on a hill, almost rolled on a forest'

I'm seeing you in a new light now.

I was young once..... when it was all fields round here... 

 

Was awesome weekend, it was an escape to samsara party with an amazing sound system. 

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I also forgot, the cd (dunno about gls) seemed to have most of the wiring loom of a gsi or for gear so I went to my local wass dealer and got some seat pads and genooine switches and retro fitted heated seats to the CD, it also had the adapter for the computer  but without temp sensor was pointless.

Other random shit, I got doors handles of a vectra (same fit) and had them sprayed body colour instead of plaggy grey for ultra* cool lockless luxury

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25 minutes ago, Shirley Knott said:

That looks a snorter mate, well played.

I know it's old hat around here to talk about how bloated modern cars are, but it's weird to see the size of it parked next to that C1... In mind Cavaliers were HUGE!

They were big cars once, but certainly not any more!

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11 hours ago, DodgyBastard said:

I was offered the cavalier in a swap for the diesel 305 but I didn't go for it.
I've known the owner for a few years through trading cars with each other.a96da475877e43841a10d760a19a88fc.jpg

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Cavalier looks great.  I got a K Plate GLS for my Dad back in 1996, it was ex Met Police and I always. Thought it had  a few tales to tell.

That Ital, I had to look twice,  SL trim IIRC, If it is a 1.7, I had an identical one, blew it up in the outside lane of th M42.  I had it 'flat' and it dropped the head off a valve, made a loud bang, dropped onto 3 cyl, sparks out the zorst, I just kept my foot hard down.  

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6 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Cav looks a gem. I loved both of my GSi's. Wasn't as keen on their propensity to go ginger around the arse, mind.

Thanks very much for another opportunity to share AtoB. 

Here's an aspirational interior shot...

 

 

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Ducks sake, 3 am and I pop in here and find this (again) Maestro Clubman, you can see the dogs so you move over, etc. guess bedtime is 4 am.

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12 hours ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Cav looks a gem. I loved both of my GSi's. Wasn't as keen on their propensity to go ginger around the arse, mind.

Thanks very much for another opportunity to share AtoB. 

Here's an aspirational interior shot...

 

 

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*David Brent intensifies*

Fuck me, what a shower of wankers 😂

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