Opel Monza Review from Germany

1978 Opel Monza A1 2.8 S

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 S Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W123


Opels masterpiece -- a dream of a car!


None at all, as far as the company's quality of manufacturing at those days are concerned.

Today there are in fact some strange noises, part from the steering, part from the motor.

General Comments:

This car is fast, big, comfortable, reliable, and thirsty.

It seems to be made of solid steel.

The combinable cabin-boot is huge enough to lay asleep in it at night on real long journeys throughout Europe.

I think of keeping this one forever.

However, the German Opel dealers don't have a clue of kindness and quality.

At several times they have even tried to sell used parts as-- and for the price of-- new ones, so I would never again buy another Opel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review