1985 Opel Manta GSi 2.0L EFI


Fantastic sports car for the 80's and today


The bonnet rusted severely (fixed)

The area around the sunroof rusted (almost fixed)

A teeny bit of chassis has some rust on it.

The speedo gear drive on the tail-shaft of the gearbox has failed.

General Comments:

This car is amazing! Factory Recaro interior, factory mags which are approaching stylish, a factory sunroof, wicked handling especially in the wet, this car is a gem!

As a fellow Opel owner quoted: "Looks good, goes good, rusts great!"

The girls love it, and for only 130hp, it feels and drives quickly and responsively.

Unfortunately, in my country way far away from Germany, parts are very very hard to find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2003

1985 Opel Manta 2.0 GSi 4 cylinder 2.0 EFi 8v


A rough diamond


Rust developed around the sunroof.

Clock light turns off when headlights turn on.

Cigarette lighter D.O.A.

Rust around passengers door.

Sunroof squeaks and scrapes.

General Comments:

This Manta is probably the only one in the whole country with a sunroof.

It turns heads, no one knows what it is!

It has a brand new set of factory GSi badged Recaro seats front & rear, brand new carpet and mats too.

The sunroof is excellent for illuminating the cabin, and there is positively STACKS of room!

The controls are laid out so perfectly, its like it was made for me, and me alone.

This car is an ultimate head-turner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

12th Mar 2004, 10:32

I own a manta and I put an engine from Rekord 1800 S. I own it for 10 years. It has a sunroof and it has no rust at all. Everybody says a story about the rust, but this thing here in Greece does not exist in these cars.

After all these years and 450000 km the only repairs I have done in the car is to fix the starter and the alternator, to put a used Rekord engine. The other 1300cc was not bad, but powerless for me. In the second engine I have done 250000 km and the only repair I did is to clean the head and the valves.



28th Jun 2009, 19:19

It's probably one of the last real Opels!! I've never had in the past serious problems except some minor!!! It belongs to everybody who has the basic knowledge to understand the differences between the past and what we live!!!