Taken note of a Mk3 Cavalier on your travels? We'd love to hear about it!
#162703 by Mk3alan
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:59 pm
Unfortunately, they are few and far between!
Very popular vehicle in its day, not sure how many were made.

Alan
#162705 by James McGrath
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:29 pm
Somewhere around 1 million MK3s were on British roads.

Just under 900,000 of those were made in this country at Luton, the rest imported.

I believe less than 4,000 are taxed on British roads today and the number is falling all the time.
Not a happy thought really.
#162714 by 3cav3
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:57 pm
Didn't realise there was a million, but I do remember them being everywhere. Back in 99-2000, you could go out with under a grand and have your pick of them.
Heres the black one I spotted. Very tidy.
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#162717 by Mk3alan
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:28 pm
It's amazing how very popular cars just disappear in a short space of time.
Don't think I've ever seen a black one?

Alan
#162722 by 3cav3
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:55 am
Mk3alan wrote:It's amazing how very popular cars just disappear in a short space of time.
Don't think I've ever seen a black one?

Alan

Yes, I can't think of any other car that was quite so popular, yet has just vanished seemingly overnight.
I meant to add that the grand would only get you a phase one model in those days. I allways wanted a phase two model, but needed at least two grand for them, and at the time I was only in my late teens so spent a vast chunk of my wages insuring the car. Sadly I can't find any photos of my two, G676VNM and H212CGS. Searching dvla, there's no record of either. Both 1.6 L.
#162724 by Mk3alan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:50 am
Gone to the great scrapyard in the sky!
Bought my CD in 1996 and it cost me £3800! Knocked it down from £3950 because passenger door wouldn't unlock - plug was unplugged!
Lady was selling it for her deceased husband (Bank manager) , went to view it in Brentwood and during my test drive took a wrong turn and ended up on the M25 (no tax or mot!) did miles, I think she though I was kidnapping her.
All ended well and still enjoy driving and looking after my CD 21 years later!

Alan
#162759 by 3cav3
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:30 am
I've just purchased an almost identical cav to my first one, everything is the same bar it's got a 1.8 instead of the 1.6. Even on a g plate. Anyone around the Hereford / Monmouth area keep a look out for a white one and a green one, you can almost guarantee it'll be me.
#162851 by Cavalier342
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:22 am
They definitely are getting very rare now, only seen a few different ones in my area the last couple of years or so. Usually tatty looking with some old geizer driving.

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