Opel Calibra Reviews from Denmark

1991 Opel Calibra 16v 2.0i 16v C 20 XE

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0i 16v C 20 XE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance158000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett E

Summary:

Not only show, but mega go!

Faults:

Driveshaft rubber.

Gearbox gasket.

Engine head gasket (pumped oil into the coolant, but it was caused my driving, read = pedal to the metal).

General Comments:

Great coupe. Good performance. Semi-racing parts.

Lot of features for the price:

- F20 close ratio gearbox.

- Independent rear wheel suspension.

- Discs all the way around - vented in the front.

- Check panel.

- Sequential fuel injection.

- Board computer.

You name it...

And chicks love the design! *ggg*

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2000

1991 Opel Calibra 16v 2.0i 16V C20XE

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0i 16V C20XE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett E 1.6 GT

Summary:

Chicks love it!!

Faults:

I imported the car from Switzerland, so here in Denmark I needed to MOT-test it (we have almost the same procedure, MOT every second year if the car is older than 4 years).

So... things needed to be done:

- Gasket at the end of gearbox changed

- New brake discs/pads

- Side blinkers (req in Denmark)

Else? Just fill up with some petrol :O)

General Comments:

Drives great. It's a worthy follow-up to the Manta, back in the eighties remember :O)

One of the most beautiful coupes around I think.

The 16V's performance is good.

156hk (Swiss model) combined with F20 CR gearbox... What can I say?

Dream machine!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews