No Vauxhall can ever be cool, and the Calibra never had the chassis to be sporty, however nice it looked. But if someone offered me a well-kept, late-plate Diamond Black V6 Auto with leather and air for under a grand to amble around in, I might just say yes.
I used to own one many years ago. I loved it at the time (I was young) but I wouldn't have another one. I had a S14a 200SX afterwards putting out 250BHP and the difference between the 2 really showed the Calibra for what it was (a Cavalier in ladies clothing!!)
i used to have a 2.5v6 calibra, and it was cool in its day, and the engine sounded great and was silky smooth. then the arches delveloped the dreaded rust so it them sorted and sold it before it came back.
also the one of the biggest problems with them are the fact that at night you couldnt see where you were going as the headlights are dreadful, you may as well put some candles on the front, in the attempt to get the smooth front of the car the vauxhall seem to have decided you dont need to see where your going at night
In it's defence though, the turbo version was the very first production car in the world to have All Wheel Drive AND the 8v version was (and I think it still is) the most aerodynamic production car in the world!!
All in all that's not bad for a lack lustre Vauxhall coupe methinks.