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Wolfy
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VAUXHALL CALIBRA 2.0i 8v, Gleaming
White, full abstyling kit, M3 mirrors, 85k with history, Recaros, 17in fox alloys, lowered, twin s/s pipes, a real eye catcher, 1 off looks, very rare bargain. 1,495 . ovno, may p/x.

whacha fink?


standard spec
bhp:115
top speed:127 (seen em his 130 easy!)
0-60: 9.8

[Edited on 04-05-2003 by Corsa1zero]
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Wouldn't want a 8v one though... A corsa 1.6 will beat it...
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how bout me getting the turbo 4x4 version then?

one going for 2k down were i live. nice black.. standard though.

seen it kill a scoob in a street race!
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Think it's gotta be a 2.0 16v Turbo or a 2.5 V6 all the way with a calibra..

Although the 4x4 transfer boxes are a bit fragile (like a lot of 4x4's)...

Only been looking into it cos my mates about to buy a calibra this summer... Think he's settled on the 2.0T and will just be really upset if he gets a puncture and needs 4 new tyres
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2.0 16v

top speed: 135
0-60:8.2
brake 150
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150bhp in a corsa is lovely... but in a calibra I think you'll be wanting that little bit more...
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well when i get the 2.0 16v (insurance reasons and im only 20! will be 21 when i get it!)

2 twin exit slash cut powerflow zaust to manifold
indution, cams,
converted 6 speed box
uprated injectors n fuel system
chiped
dropped 40 mil on 17's
infinity wide kit.

hopfully looking at 5k price list for it all.
brother can get me stuff cheap as he works with impact performance n has mates in power flow!
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and lets not forget im going from 1.0 12v to 2.0 16v!
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Ya I know... just saying the Calibra weighs around 350kg more than a corsa...
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quote:

if he gets a puncture and needs 4 new tyres


why would you need 4 new tyres if uget a puncture!
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quote:
Originally posted by Tim
Ya I know... just saying the Calibra weighs around 350kg more than a corsa...


wrong!
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How much is it then weight wise?

To keep the 4x4 in good condition you need to keep the tyres really even... you have to regularly swap them round etc... if you get a puncture and get a new tyre, you have differing grip on one corner so you really need to change em all...
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okay im staying clear of that then....

urm im trying to find some info but me n avenger found it out that even a base model corsa comes in like a fat bitch next to the calibra
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Ah right. Thought a calibra weighed like 1.3 tonnes... Corsa is only like 950kg right?

8.2 seconds with 150bhp surely means it weighs more than a Corsa (as valver corsa's are like 7 secs and below)...
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its more the other way round i think, just talking to a mate in clubcalibra.com
he knows shed laods... like the guru type bloke.

find out in a moe!
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dammit post chats down. im gonna nip out anyhow.

just found out were my lost arch is.

3 months dow nthe line after a crash and i only just find the arch LOL!
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tim... you win... only the 8v calibra is lighter then the corsa. oddly the 1.0 12v comes in more heavy then the 1.2 8v!?!?!

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quote:
Originally posted by Tim
Ah right. Thought a calibra weighed like 1.3 tonnes... Corsa is only like 950kg right?

8.2 seconds with 150bhp surely means it weighs more than a Corsa (as valver corsa's are like 7 secs and below)...


1100kg I thought ?
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was gonna buy that car at the top.. bugger sold it 20 mins before i called!

DAMMIT!
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What bhp is the Calibra V6?
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I've driven a couple of Calibra 16v's, and they really don't feel that quick....

The Turbo on the other hand is a lot of fun - my Cav didn't get beaten all that much!

Just be careful buying Calibra or Cav Turbo's for 2K and below, as you do generally get what you pay for, and you do want one with working 4x4.
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calibra 8vs are poo. 16vs are ok, but dont feel as quick as you would think. turbos are great, but most have had a good thrashing.

V6 is the way to go. pure class and a top notch engine
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And a shit gearbox on the V6 too.

 
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