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    Hello. You've made it to the oldest, most dedicated corner of the internet about the trusty MK2 Vauxhall Cavalier.
    We're proud to be a VBOA affiliated owners club home to the General Motors 'J Car' platform and ALL of its variants worldwide*.

    The site started in 1998 and contains thousands of posts, articles, project threads and more, 
    offering many thousands of hours of content that we couldn't possibly fit onto our Facebook stream!

    We are an active club - seeking to refresh peoples memories of these brilliant cars - one of the most popular and fondly remembered of the 1980's. 
    We're a small band of enthusiasts here to keep these old girls running, and we're always on the look-out for new members & events. 

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    *The MK2 had more variants than any other car of the eighties; 5 door hatchback, 2 & 4 door saloons, estate and a plethora of special editions ranging from the Antibes, Club, Commander to the limited run Calibre as well as convertible variants. It was also known as the Opel Ascona C, the Chevrolet Monza, Pontiac Sunbird the Holden Camira, Isuzu Aska and more! 

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    • I daily drove 2 x MV6's as dailys for years and loved them both. Although the 3.0 was rusty, it was a damn sight faster than the 2.6 I replaced it with, which was immaculate, but ultimately slower. Smoking around in a 2014 Octavia VRS estate I've owned since new, while punishing myself by buying a communist fire engine and resurrecting a variety of cavs I should never have let drop! Most I could get from the Omega daily was about 32mpg but that removed all of the fun! 
    • My old 205 project runs on filtered chip fat 😅 not an auto tho! Would be cool to see a cav on it 
    • I've got some wings and welding to do on a mk1 mx5 when the weather improves, so erm no. 
    • Happy to sell you a project if you want to test the theory.
    • Might double your commuting time to Hinckley though! 😂
    • Me too. Having left the factory in December and the upwards of 90hr weeks, I have much less money, but I’m also starting to appreciate family time and a life outside of work. I certainly don’t miss 12hr night shifts or the 2hr a day commute, so it’s back to the balancing act of less money for the car, but more time to do it. I really hope to get it back mot able and then I can enjoy some of the trappings of no weekend shift working.
    • I fitted mk3 Cav GSi front brakes, to the one I had in 2006. Until the engine fell apart on the Runcorn Bridge. Rabbit bought it off me. I think I also passed on a full body kit to him...... The standard wheels give about a fag paper of clearance. (But an early identical looking mk1 Astra GTE wheel wont fit due to more metal in the casting. ) 
    • Did anyone ever convert a diesel to auto, and run it on chip fat.  Now that's a car I'd enjoy. Especially if very base model. 
    • Good to see you around. From another Cavweb oldie
    • If I drive in cruise at 70 mph, and don't touch the accelerator it gives 34 mpg average. It improved after a full service, coil packs and a stainless Cat back exhaust.  As soon as you start using any road with roundabouts, where you have to brake and accelerate, it starts to drop. When I was going to Derby, the first 60 miles to J15 of the M6, would give me 34 mpg, but after 40 miles on the A50 it would be showing 28.   Round town, I'm getting 14.  If you floor it from rest to 100 without taking your foot off the accelerator, 7.  It's a 4 speed auto. I despite me saying that automatics were for people with no motoring soul, I bought it because my left leg couldn't take the clutch in traffic on the m6 on a Friday afternoon.  There's one cavalier I wish id kept. The cdi auto. Clunk.into.third.com   
    • I hope this all works out and happens this year, @Dazzy130 posting throwback cav photos on facebook has made me really miss doing shows and chatting sh=t for a few days
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