88 of 88 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Sleek car, heated seats, electric windows/mirrors/roof, engine types.
Disadvantages Insurance, finding parts.
---FIRST UP---- Firstly I don't really think anyone has done a Calibra that much justice in their reviews yet. I'm going to include everything I possibly could mention about Calibra's from their engine types to which is the best on fuel consumption, the types of speeds they do, the colours they come in, how many were produced and in what years. And include some very sleek pictures of them at the end. Hopefully with some picture contributions from members of clubcalibra.com of their pristine shiny Callys. Thanks guys. ---HISTORY--- Vauxhall invented the Calibra first in 1989, which looks great ...
8 of 9 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Great performance and drive
Disadvantages Insurance very high
I have had my calibre now for several months and have come to love its smooth driving and comfortable ride. With the Vauxhall 2.5 litre 24 valve engine power is on tap at all times and you can easilly cruise at 110-120 mph with no objections from the car. The car itself has full leather interior which can be warm (espescially as mine is all black) but extremely comfortable. I only have one gripe about the car and that is the gearing between 2nd and 3rd which to my mind (and others I have spoken to) is slightly wrong. Wyhen you accelerate at about 40 mph in second you hit the rev limiter within ...
9 of 9 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages good looking, cheap parts, reliable(so far)
Disadvantages group 17 insurance
i've owned the v6 for just over a yr and a half, have yet to have any mechanical or electrical problems with. I don't really get to use it as much as i would like as it is used as a second car, but when i do get to use it i always have a smile on my face. Turning the key the v6 starts with a nice low rumbling noise, acceleration is very smooth car justs keeps on accelerating which at first makes it seem that it doesn't have as much power as stated in manufacture figures, have had 135mph out of it without no trouble or let up in acceleration, the faster you go the more stable it feels. On mine ...
12 of 13 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Handling is good, Performance is very good, great looks, interiors complement the exteriors
Disadvantages Poor rear visibility, Gearbox is bad ,poor suspension bushes
Its not always easy to rate a car because you need to take lot of factors in consideration and finally you have to decide on your likes and dislikes. The pickup is poor and you won't be able to achieve much of accelaration in some seconds. Its not comparable to BMW300D but yes, i can say that it is not much behind it. You need to get the Exhaust enghanced if you are really looking for some great accelaration. Gives great performance if you change up oil every week or once in two weeks. This car may intially seem to be not upto those standards which you expect but when you run it for a month or ...
7 of 8 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Smooth engine, Servicing costs, Preformance, Racing History.
Disadvantages Its a Cavalier, "Boy Racer" image, Outdated mechanicals.
First impression's of the Calibre will have you rubbing yur hands with glee, it certainly looks the part and Opel have done a good job in transforming the humble Cavalier form a dull 80's rep mobile into something that dosent look out of place in a garage full of M3's or Cosworths of its time. I can imagine the sleek lines and race inspired bodywork must of looked out of this world when is was first viewed by the public. I have to say the design still looks pretty fresh by todays standards. But all this intital excitment begins to fade, when you open the door and encounter a tidy but rather ...
31 of 34 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Quick, comfortable, reliable, cheap parts, great handling, looks great, good sized boot, easy for the DIY mechanic to work on (servicing and repairs). Expensive on petrol and insurance
53 of 56 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I have just became the proud owner of a v6 calibra and it never fails to put a smile on my face!! When looking for a calibra it is important to check for rust as the most of the older ones are prone on the rear arches. Most have damage to the leather on the drivers seat. Check when the cambelt was last changed but also check sensor wires. I had a 2.0 16v with 80k and full history but belt broke because sensor wire was frayed. The car doesn't handle the best but acceptable. I think the car has a
22 of 37 Ciao users found the following review helpful
It is a quite old car, not to many safety or comfortable gagets inside, but still it got a very good engine. Those engines can survived for a lot, lot miles. But bodywork is very poor.... you need to take care for it if no rust will come very fast.
2 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages cheap high performance car for less than a fortnights holiday in the states
Disadvantages none that ive had
How about this then flying down some twisty country lane in a vauxhall calibra v6. Now I own one of these and all I can say is wow the car thats got less drag than some of the very expensive luxury models out there today. Now you can pick these cars up for next to nothing now a days but they are starting to get rare, so these cars are vast becoming collectors items, but remember to look around these cars with an extreme microscope as a lot of these cars gets thrashed within an inch of there lives so finding a one that is in a fair condition is getting hard but look through the total vauxhall ...