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    Had a long day in the van on Friday, when i was passed on A38 by a nice red Vx Calibre Turbo. I always liked Calibre's and wished I'd owned one. In 1995, I had a toss up between a Calibre 2.0 and a Sierra XR4 ( the last batch with the 2.0 engine). I went for the Sierra and it proved to be a great car for the 5 years I ran it.

    I was wondering how many Vauxhalls you'd wished you'd owned, keeping it realistic mind you, if you couldn't afford a Lotus Carlton at the time, then that doesn't count .

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    Had a Cavalier 4x4 - wish I'd gone for the GSi
    Had a 2001 Astra SRi 1.8 - wish I'd gone for the 2.2 or the turbo.
    Had a Frontera Sport - wish I hadn't bothered
    Got a Vec B SRi 140 - wish it was a GSI or an ST 200

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    A V6 Cavalier, I always wanted one, they looked & sounded beautiful.

    I had a 1.6 & it was an awesomely reliable car. I serviced it myself & put >150K miles on without a problem.

    When I sold it it still sounded as sweet as when it was new.

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    I always harped after a VX220 Turbo..... But always had the cash, but always chose something else instead

    It is just a toy I suppose.

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    With you there mate!

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    i wished i'd owned an opel manta or chevette HSR and i'd still love to own a nice and standard cavalier Turbo. Theres nothing 'modern' vauxhall that really stirs the loins as much as the older stuff. Everything is very tame these days. Sure they go faster, brake better, handle better but its like rolling down a hill in a jelly bubble rather than an old drum.

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    Someone enjoying the Astra GSi then Andy ; )

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    Lotus Carlton for me, would still love one, maybe when I get a garage ....

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    As Tommy, would love to have a Lotus Carlton for a bit. Also the VX220 Turbo. Was very, very tempted by my mate's Monaro when he was selling it - but practicality won at the end of the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    Sure they go faster, brake better, handle better but its like rolling down a hill in a jelly bubble rather than an old drum.
    That sentence sums it all up for me. Good work that man

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    A few I wished I had... and still do for some of them. One or two of these may happen, bit definately not all of them until 6 numbers turn up on Saturday, oh yeah, and I start buying lottery tickets - not played in 3 years.

    Ultimately an LC
    Astra MK2 GTE Redtop
    Cavalier Calibre
    Mk1 Cavalier Convertible
    Monaro

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