Opel Vectra Reviews from Israel

1993 Opel Vectra GL 1.6 Carb

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6 Carb Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Stay away from it, it's terrible

Faults:

In fact, it's my father's car, I hate it.

Where to start?

Engine needs to be changed.

Radiator changed 3 times as far as I remember.

Gearbox changed 2 times.

Attracts rust.

Timing belt changed hundred of times.

Distributor was changed 5 or 6 times.

It has to enter the service at least twice a month.

Since my father bought the car, he treats it like a baby. The body of the car looks like it's just now out of saloon.

Water leaks.

Signalization failed at 150000 km.

Central lock likes to make jokes, in summer it does not work, in winter it works again.

Head gasket blew 2/3 times.

Gearbox now does not work properly.

General Comments:

This car is a real trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 2009

8th Dec 2009, 10:56

Here in the UK it's called the Vauxhall Cavalier. I think the review is a bit harsh. 300K is 187,000 miles, which is a lot for almost any car. I'm surprised you haven't had a more varied list of issues over the 13 years of ownership for what is now a 16 year old car. Seems to be confined to the engine, with some minor electrical problems. I don't own a Cavalier/Vectra by the way.

2003 Opel Vectra Comfort 2.2 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Reasonably good car.

Faults:

Turbo pipes crack every 15000 km., more or less (three times, so far).

General Comments:

Very powerful and flexible engine.

Reasonable fuel consumption.

Smooth, comfortable ride.

Good maneuverability.

However, the steering is a little "foggy", due to electric system.

Quite spacious and roomy inside.

Relatively comfortable seats.

Very good integral sound system.

Lack of light lamp for back seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

28th Nov 2005, 16:10

I have a VECTRA DTI. It's the cheapest luxury turbo-diesel your money can buy in Israel, and I just love it. I have driven 56000 km in 18 month period. A steering power pipe cracked once, and the turbo solenoid had to be replaced, and that's it. I love the electronic gadgets of the car-it spoils the driver! Like, opening the windows from outside with the key on a hot summer day-a blessing! And the air condition system reads your mind and reacts immediately to every little command. Yes, my next car will be a VECTRA. DTI, naturally.

4th Jan 2006, 10:51

I have the 2003 Vectra B 1600 CC. made in Egypt. I like the car shape, engine, but not the suspensions, bumpers, seats, and the local company aintenance

2001 Opel Vectra 2.2

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance7000 kilometres
Previous carToyota corolla

Summary:

Be careful - don't touch

Faults:

Knocking through the steering wheel.

The same part was displaced 3 times in 3 months.

Noises from the windows. No solution till now.

Noises and knocking from undefined places of the car, especially on bad roads.

General Comments:

Very good engine.

Fast cruiser.

Reliability - zero.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2001

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews