Opel Kadett Reviews from Germany

1990 Opel Kadett Beauty 5 door 1,4i

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1,4i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres

Summary:

A good bloke

Faults:

The head gasket blew at 104,000km. I was lucky to have a second hand car warranty, which paid for most of the bill.

A new catalytic converter was fitted at 132,000km.

The central unit of the engine management had to be replaced at 144,000km.

Apart from this there was some usual wear and tear like tires, shock absorbers and a battery.

General Comments:

I'm still impressed by the fuel economy and the large boot.

Equipment is generous (sun roof, metallic paintwork, tinted glass, velour upholstery etc).

The service at the local Opel dealer couldn't be better.

Unfortunately the Kadett is very prone to rust (above all at the rear arches and the boot lid). I've already paid more than DM 1,300 on measurements against rust.

The suspension could be more comfortable.

In my eyes the Kadett is still a good choice if you are looking for a cheap family hatchback.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2001

7th Jan 2003, 15:10

The data you provide is very good.

No pictures, though! - I would have enjoyed seeing the car I was reading about!

30th Jun 2005, 17:05

Y would have liked to see some pictures because I'm really interested in buying this kind of car.

1964 Opel Kadett 1.1 gasoline

Year of manufacture1964
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

Little tin can...

Faults:

The brakes doesn't work and the roof did break during the winter and snow.

General Comments:

Funny to drive with RWD and rack 'n' pinion, the only +!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th January, 2001

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews