Opel Senator Review from Finland

1983 Opel Senator Model 2A CD 3.0E petrol

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0E petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

Wonderful car

Faults:

Rear brakes. Now I have Omega 3000 Caravan rear brakes (discs are original) and they are working great!

Rear tires won't last more than a week.

Rust in the rear fenders and in the lowest edge of the front door.

Water pump blew up (new costs about £8..).

License plate lights need new wires.

Electric windows don't work anymore in the rear doors.

General Comments:

Very sporty family car. Quite good performance with a manual 5 speed gearbox. Engine gives about 220 horses and sounds just like a new.

Manzel springs and koni shock absorbers gives a good touch to road the with BMW 7x16" wheels and 215/45 ZR 16 tires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review