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Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« on: March 10, 2011, 22:07:33 PM »
This article was just published by Auto Express:

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The attached image show the look of Vauxhall's new four-seater convertible, which bosses have just green lit for production.

Vauxhall's CEO Nick Reilly told Auto Express at the Geneva Motor Show: "A number of models were put on hold as a result of the recession ? the Astra GTC three-door coup was delayed, for instance. But we will build a new convertible that will provide a 'halo' effect for the range."

He continued: "It is two years away from launch, and will be a separate model. It will share some Astra components, but it will not be called Astra - in fact, we may use a name from our past. It will sit above the GTC." Asked about the name, Reilly said: "Calibra 
is possible, as well as Manta."

But what should Vauxhall's new canvas-topped cabrio be called? Vote in our poll on the top right of this page.

Calibra
If you were in the market for a good-looking but affordable coupe in the late Eighties and Nineties, chances are the Calibra was near the top of your list. The sleek three-door had a huge fan base, and 250,000 were sold around the world, badged as Opels, Vauxhalls, Chevrolets and Holdens, before it was axed in 1997 - eight years after launch.

Manta
When the first-generation Manta appeared in 1970, it was the Ford Capri's worst nightmare. With its simple flowing design and rear-wheel-drive layout, it was an instant hit. At the 1975 launch of the second-generation car, two versions were available - the sporty Opel Manta or the more sedately styled Vauxhall Cavalier.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 22:10:07 PM »
Its 'Announcement' worthy :D
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 11:25:53 AM »
Is this the car which is pretty much an Insignia coupe? I heard they will be calling that a 'Calibra'.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 11:28:35 AM »
Is this the car which is pretty much an Insignia coupe? I heard they will be calling that a 'Calibra'.

Well, we're unsure and can only go from media reports at the moment - I guess we'll see!

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 13:11:16 PM »
that should be the facelift Tigra!

I would much rather see the Camaro launched over here badged as a Cally!
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 18:45:12 PM »
Well, we're unsure and can only go from media reports at the moment - I guess we'll see!

Welcome to the Club Ripper, where did you find us?

Hopefully if they do use the Calibra name, they'll do it justice. VW did it with Scirocco, brung it back years later and nailed it.

Thankyou :) I found you by mistake actually, I'm looking to buy a Calibra in August as i'm 'out of my time' in my apprenticeship and will be enjoying a 'hearty' payrise. I found you on google, first link ;)

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 18:47:40 PM »
where abouts on the north wales border are you mate?
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 18:53:19 PM »
I'm about 5 minutes away from Chester, in a place Called Deeside. Near the Ice Rink in Queensferry.

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 19:30:22 PM »
know it well mate - i live in bebington on the wirral - where are you an apprentice ?
Hi I worked for the V6 Engine Plant for 13 years carrying out durability tests and warranty issues.this job included many trips to USA,Sweden and Germany. My oppo and I bought all the factory tools for the V6 when it closed and repair V6 engines at weekends. also have tech 1 and 2. will answer any v6 questions you have.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 19:37:32 PM »
know it well mate - i live in bebington on the wirral - where are you an apprentice ?
and i live in tranmere

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 12:04:20 PM »
Good to see a couple of local guys on here. I'm an Apprentice aircraft fitter and the aerospace factory nearby :)

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 13:44:50 PM »
Good to see a couple of local guys on here. I'm an Apprentice aircraft fitter and the aerospace factory nearby :)
one of my mates has just passed his exams to get an apprentship there bloody good jobs

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 17:46:26 PM »
Calbira is the name to use, its not rwd so shouldnt be a manta.
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 17:53:01 PM »
Calbira is the name to use, its not rwd so shouldnt be a manta.

Calbira is fine with me - just not Calibra!
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 19:45:44 PM »
why all the excitement by the forum management even if they do call this a calibra? It won't bring in thousands of new members, infact a calibra mk2 forum is bound to be set up surely?

If that is badged as a calibra it will be the best way to lower an already low opinion by most on the calibra anyway.

Ask any genuine Mini or Beetle fan what they think of the new versions? I'd bet most would say they are sh*te.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 19:50:59 PM »
Whatever they call this fat arsed piece of Euro w*nk - it is guaranteed to be sh*t
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 19:53:20 PM »
Ask any genuine Mini or Beetle fan what they think of the new versions? I'd bet most would say they are sh*te.
Thats a very good point mate, both of the new versions are hairdresser's cars and have nothing much in common with the originals, the Mini especially. How many blonde bimbo's would jump in an original, British made, Mini and think it was great. Not one i bet

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2011, 20:02:22 PM »
Agreed Angus, I'm not a fan of mini's or beetles but I respect the originality and querkiness of them both, the newer models were just bigger, fatter and vaguely resembled the icon they were copying.

Some cars from the 80's and 90's should just be left alone and be remembered for the classic motors they were rather than have some joke of a new model ruining the status of the older variant.

No doubt some of the newer variants of old models are good cars, just give them another bloody name, it's not like there's a lack of them out there ::)

On the vauxhall scene alone, they should leave novas, calibras, cavaliers, mantas etc as models that were legendary back in their day that are not to be resurrected otherwise you'll end up with a new calibra that bares as much resemblance to the old as the vectra does to the insignia :-\


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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2011, 20:08:59 PM »
well i voted calibra, although it looks a little box like to be a calibra....oh and the fact it doesnt have a roof means it shares nothing at all with the calibra.

but it would be nice to see the name on a up to date car, just a shame it could be this one :(
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2011, 20:10:55 PM »
well i voted calibra, although it looks a little box like to be a calibra....oh and the fact it doesnt have a roof means it shares nothing at all with the calibra.

but it would be nice to see the name on a up to date car, just a shame it could be this one :(

LOL this is the most ironic post this year!! ;D :D

"It would be a shame if they call this car that shares no resemblance to the original a calibra but I just voted for it to be called a calibra" :D :D :D

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2011, 20:15:52 PM »
haha, i am so mixed up...i want the calibra to be a house hold name....but not on this car.

i am confused :'(
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2011, 20:23:47 PM »
Here's the one that gets me, spot the similarities ffs



Both nice cars, nothing wrong with the new Scirocco but they are nothing alike. I think if the Calibra mk2 had appeared in 1998 or what ever it might have worked, but not now

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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2011, 20:27:26 PM »
well they both have wheels ;D
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2011, 20:30:42 PM »
I want a 'new' Scirocco in that awesome green I do.
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2011, 20:32:31 PM »
exactly Angus!

Would be interesting to see if the new scirocco owners have signed up to the old scirocco forum (if there is one) ???

I want a 'new' Scirocco in that awesome green I do.

awesome? green? how the fook is that possible?

I do like this however,


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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2011, 20:35:29 PM »


Awesome green  8)
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2011, 20:36:26 PM »


Awesome green  8)

Oh I see, bile green! why didn't you say? ::) :P

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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2011, 20:36:34 PM »
shifty, at that angle that looks more like a calibra than a scirocco, just change the badges over...
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2011, 20:39:01 PM »
shifty, that actually almost looks more like a calibra than a scirocco, just change the badges over...

if the boot was a tad longer like the calibras you'd be onto something there mate :)

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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2011, 20:40:28 PM »
Oh I see, bile green! why didn't you say? ::) :P

You love it, I know you do or have you turned into a boring old tw*t now?  :P
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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2011, 20:41:48 PM »
You love it, I know you do or have you turned into a boring old tw*t now?  :P

lol! I've seen worse, I can't say anymore than that ;D

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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2011, 20:42:16 PM »
Oh I see, bile green! why didn't you say? ::) :P

No dude, that's baby sh*t green!
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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2011, 20:45:18 PM »
Viper green you muppets, even the name of it is awesome! ;D
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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2011, 20:47:11 PM »
Alz, I've heard that both models will share the same fuel pump!
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« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2011, 20:48:26 PM »
You love it, I know you do or have you turned into a boring old tw*t now?  :P

what a sly way to get him to agree with you! :P
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2011, 20:52:13 PM »
what a sly way to get him to agree with you! :P

Very devious is our Alz, she may aswell have said "you know you like it or you're gay!" :-\  ;D

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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2011, 20:56:33 PM »
Devious? Me? I don't know what you mean  ::)
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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2011, 22:11:24 PM »
Funny we were talking about the new Beetle, i just found this lol

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/new-vw-beetle-2011-04-18

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« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2011, 19:36:36 PM »
that new beetle is even more fugly than the old but not original one (think that is right). making a fortune for these companies though..... look at mini its now a brand on its own for bmw..... bout 4 new models either out or on the way..... why wouldnt opel/vaux try to jump on the same band wagon?

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« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2011, 20:56:11 PM »
..... look at mini its now a brand on its own for bmw.....

Doesn't really deserve to be called a mini any more now it's grown sso much.
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« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2011, 21:23:15 PM »
Saw one of these mini 4x4 things the other day, what's the bloody point?


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« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2011, 21:34:12 PM »
i think it is for all the women who kept taking their front bumpers off on kerbs as they kept abandoning their cars half on a*se off the kerb outside topshop........just my opinion

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« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2011, 22:16:56 PM »
Rumour have it BMW are going to make a smaller version of the Mini

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/255991/mini_mini_jcw.html

Oh and BTW the new Mini may be owned by BMW but it is still built & assembled in the UK in Oxford.

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« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2011, 21:36:47 PM »
have you seen the new mini coupe? its freeking awful! I first saw them on the 24hr Nurburgring race
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« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2011, 22:21:02 PM »
have you seen the new mini coupe? its freeking awful! I first saw them on the 24hr Nurburgring race

It was on top gear the other night.

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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2011, 19:41:27 PM »
bring on the new cally!!! shame its a soft top!!
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