Opel Kadett Reviews from Greece

1983 Opel Kadett D 1.0S

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.0S Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres

Summary:

Love it..

Faults:

Has only failed us once in these years, due to a broken exhaust. This event happened when we hit a rock on the road, and only realised the fault after we had driven it for 40 km and had to climb a steep hill...

General Comments:

Extremely reliable, taking in account the abuse it received from 4 different drivers in the family over the course of 30 years.

Engine block still original, did not change pistons, valves, camshafts etc. Even a 1.0S could clock 140kmh; quite good, given it has only 45hp.

Big greenhouse type windows make the journey enjoyable, and remove any claustrophobic fear like in many modern coupes.

Due to a lack of spares, I had to modify the top mounts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2012

1981 Opel Kadett 1.2

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

Good running cost and extremely reliable

Faults:

The transmission is the only main problem with this car. Nothing else at all.

General Comments:

After 21 owning this car, it has not lost anything from its starting power and performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews