265k miles with a 1900cc engine and and no end in sight
Rear quarter panels started rusting and the radiator failed once. The seats virtually disintegrated in the Texas heat.
Most fun to drive Opel I ever owned. Parts are cheap and the car is gas efficient with about 22-25miles per gallon. Interest groups for pre-1975 Opel are decently organized and you will meet very helpful folks.
Just do not expect any dealer support, especially in the USA. I tried to get a key remade at a Buick dealership and they refused to make it (I brought even an original blank), stating they service only what Buick sold. I got a good laugh, but no key.
If you can do body work yourself then this is the car for you. Easy to work on, easy to transform into a race car. Sadly there will be no survivor out there that does not need some rust prevention now and again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2004