If you HAD to own 3 Vauxhalls

If you HAD to own 3 Vauxhalls

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Lordbenny

Original Poster:

7,285 posts

166 months

Monday 21st October
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I’ve owned one Vauxhall in the past but there’s not one current, or recent, models I’d own and I really struggle with a fantasy 3 car garage....can you beat these...






Mike335i

2,664 posts

49 months

Monday 21st October
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Interesting, assuming road cars only I would say VX220, Monaro and Lotus Charlton.

It appears that, for the most part, the Vauxhalls I would choose to own are not really Vauxhalls, or are at least heavily bettered by another company.

I don't hate the brand as much as some do, I just don't really like what they produce. Having said that, I do hate the Corsa as that gives me back ache for weeks after driving them!

Let off some steam Bennett

2,147 posts

118 months

Monday 21st October
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16v astra gte
Lotus carlton
Chevette hsr

Tyre Smoke

12,352 posts

208 months

Monday 21st October
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Droop snoot, Chevette HSR, and Colin...



We love Colin. He's the go to shopping, takeaway, runaround car.

kiseca

7,657 posts

166 months

Monday 21st October
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Two Lotuses and a racecar hehe

Yeah pickings are thin.... I'm with the OP on the 220 and Carlton.

If sticking with road cars and if Opels are also eligible, then I'd be tempted by the Opel GT, and the Kadett GSi 16V Superboss





LuS1fer

35,442 posts

192 months

Monday 21st October
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Droop Snoot Firenza or, as a compromise, a Magnum 2300 Coupe or Sports hatch since only 204 Snoots were made

Chevette HS as I never liked my Astra GTE 16v

Probably a Carlton 3000 GSi although today's Insignia Gran Sport is said to be best in its class.

SturdyHSV

6,621 posts

114 months

Monday 21st October
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Presumably against the rules but:

Monaro VXR
VXR8
Maloo

Cheers thumbup

Nickp82

2,004 posts

40 months

Monday 21st October
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lotus Carlton
Nova GSi
Astra 888 coupe

(Quick top of my head list)

V8RX7

18,482 posts

210 months

Monday 21st October
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Chevette HSR
Manta 400
Maloo

droopsnoot

7,078 posts

189 months

Monday 21st October
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I've got two, I'd probably have a Lotus Carlton to make the numbers up. Or maybe a Chevette HS, or a HSR. But a VX220 looks appealing too.



Oh well, stick to these for now. I'm not really aware of the current range - I keep seeing modern cars out and about and being surprised to see a Vauxhall badge on them.

R8Steve

4,034 posts

122 months

Monday 21st October
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Nova GSi
Cavalier Turbo
Senator 3.0 24v

cerb4.5lee

12,769 posts

127 months

Monday 21st October
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R8Steve said:
Nova GSi
Cavalier Turbo
Senator 3.0 24v
I'd be very happy with those three as well. thumbup

Drive Blind

3,279 posts

124 months

Monday 21st October
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mk2 valver
silk violet Nova GSi
Astra G GSi

TheAngryDog

9,416 posts

156 months

Monday 21st October
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Picking 3 is difficult as Vauxhall used to make decent cars...

Cavalier Turbo
Lotus Carlton
Astra GTE 16v

But, I'd also like;

Astra GTE Mk1
Senator 24v
Carlton GSi 3000 24v
Cavalier GSi 2000
Cavalier SRi 130 Saloon and hatch
Cavalier Calibre

I'm probably forgetting some as well.

R8Steve

4,034 posts

122 months

Monday 21st October
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cerb4.5lee said:
I'd be very happy with those three as well. thumbup
Probably rose tinted specs but i have very fond memories of all three.

I had a Nova GSi when i was 18 and loved it and had the cavi turbo not too long after and it felt like a spaceship at the time!

My dad had the senator 3.0 24v when i was about 15 and i thought it was amazing, made a lovely noise as well!

Pothole

27,655 posts

229 months

Monday 21st October
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HC Sportshatch

Prince Henry

VX220 turbo

ETA: if we can have "foreigners" I'd swap the Sportshatch for a Can Am 302...

Edited by Pothole on Monday 21st October 10:44

aka_kerrly

10,974 posts

157 months

Monday 21st October
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SturdyHSV said:
Presumably against the rules but:

Monaro VXR
VXR8
Maloo

Cheers thumbup
Close, but strictly speaking the proper versions of those cars are Holden Special Vehicles and have more in common with a Corvette than any Vauxhall.

monzaxjr

242 posts

93 months

Monday 21st October
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Nova Sr/Gte/Gsi
Vx490
Astra Gte Mk1/Mk2 16v
Firenza
Chevette HS/R
Carlton Gsi
Lotus Carlton
Calibra Turbo
Cavalier Gsi/Turbo
Senator 24v
Vx220
VXR8
Brabham Viva
The John Pope Special

I would be happy with any 3 of those.

Edited by monzaxjr on Monday 21st October 10:25

Reciprocating mass

5,512 posts

188 months

Monday 21st October
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droopsnoot said:
I've got two, I'd probably have a Lotus Carlton to make the numbers up. Or maybe a Chevette HS, or a HSR. But a VX220 looks appealing too.



Oh well, stick to these for now. I'm not really aware of the current range - I keep seeing modern cars out and about and being surprised to see a Vauxhall badge on them.
Those 2 would be awesome there is currently a sportshatch on eBay I keep looking at.
Can I have a a chevette hs a carlton gsi
And lotus carlton and a vx490 to go with them
as well and a monza gse with a manual box

FourWheelDrift

78,388 posts

231 months

Monday 21st October
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Big Bertha
Baby Bertha
Carlton TS6000 Thundersaloon or Manta 400 Rally car.