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So, I was here in 2004, and last time I owned a mk2 cavalier was 2008. 

I stopped coming in 2010, lost my login and changed my email address. 

So 10 years later what's been happening? 

Personally. I've since then owned a mk3 Astra, mk4 astra, volve S40, accord 2.2 cdti and currently have a 3.2 MV6 omega as my daily driver, which I'm doing about 20K a year in.

I've just fitted a stainless Jetex, due to the old one being like rusty cheese 

Wife has a mk6 Astra, auto. Bought because she needed an electronic hand brake. It's giffer spec. 

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I recently had a heart attack which was Ironic, given that I'd lost 3 stone over the last year. Now working 3 days a week. 2 from home and one in Hinkley. Only a 2.5 hour commute. 

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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 

 

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11 hours ago, mk2_cav_diesel said:

I do remember you Jacko lah and on Cavweb too. Sorry to hear you've not been well but glad you're on the mend and taking things easier. That is a long commute but at least it's only once a week. Nice looking Omega, don't see many of them anymore.

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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! 

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