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How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« on: March 20, 2011, 02:02:11 AM »
Are There a lot of Calibra Owners in Australia ?

My Son is in Caboolture and I know he would Love a Calibra

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 02:29:15 AM »
Not an awful lot...was not and remains not a popular car here in general (Aussies like BIG cars with at least 6 cylinders, preferably 8!). Parts are bordering impossible to get locally, Holden (the division of General Motors that originally imported and sold the Calibras) are not interested in supporting either parts or service and, few if any mechanics will work on them. Jap imports (Supras. Soarers, Skylines, Silvias, FTO's, etc) are more popular and better supported.
Rumour is there were only a total of around 60 Calibra Turbos ever imported and sold in Australia and New Zealand making them pretty rare as cars go, so many of the younger guys have probably never seen or heard of them. Shame really as a well sorted Calibra Turbo is not a bad ride at all...
Its tough living in the Colonies...particularly Perth, W.A., worlds most isolated city :), maybe a bit easier on the east coast though.
It really depends on what is wrong with it!
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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 03:59:02 AM »
Daddio Sorry to hear that mate

The Jap cars just don't appeal to me....Fast yes but no sole

I like something that looks good as well as goes good

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 05:22:30 AM »
Oh...I dont know about Jap cars having 'no soul'...
I would certainly say my MkIII Supra has both looks and soul, my MkIV has a soul too, but it was hi-jacked from a rabid dog! (450rwhp :p )
It really depends on what is wrong with it!
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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 10:45:48 AM »
plenty of 20xes and v6's selling cheap on ebay.


just gotta have some spare cash ready to sink into them asap.

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 10:53:22 AM »
plenty of 20xes and v6's selling cheap on ebay.


just gotta have some spare cash ready to sink into them asap.

Our "cheap" prices here mate is their "omfg no way" prices there..lol

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 11:23:43 AM »
haha yea.

im guessing his sons earning AUD here though?

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 04:48:28 AM »
I drive a '95 4cyl 16v Ecotec calibra from South Australia.
I've seen about 5 here.. Know of 2 in Sydney.. And now you guys. There aren't heaps but we are keeping the spirit strong :P
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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 15:50:05 PM »
Hi. I'm new to the forum and new to owning a Calibra for that matter, but yeah, I'm from Australia (Blue Mountains NSW).

I have the V6 and I'd say that it's literally the third Calibra I've ever seen in the flesh.

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2012, 04:05:04 AM »
So how many of the Australian members actually active on here?

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 15:30:25 PM »
Mate...

I'd say that there'd be about 15 in each State, that are actually Registered and Driveable...

So that would make it about about 75 on average, in all of Australia...  :o

You usually find about 10 advertised For Sale on the Various Sites...

Rarely would you find a Calibra, at the Wreckers (Breakers)
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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 17:00:44 PM »
Yeah, when I was shopping for my one, there were 11 advertised in the whole country. Even when I tried different sites, ebay, forums etc, it was the same 11 cars.

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Re: How many Calibra Owners in Australia
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 18:17:22 PM »
When I was shopping for my one, there were 11 advertised in the whole country...
Even when I tried different sites, ebay, forums etc, it was the same 11 cars...

The Calibra in Australia, usually stays listed for months...

People only go by what their Mechanics might tell them, and as their Mechanics won't know too much,
these people are also just as lost, so their doubt makes them usually avoid buying the car...
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