Opel Rekord Review from Lithuania

1984 Opel Rekord LS 2.0s gasoline

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0s gasoline Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Summary:

Great car for midlife people!

Faults:

Water pump fails.

Problems with cooling system (main radiator often jams) due engine overheat.

Dashboard lights potentiometer works wonky due dashboard lights turns off itself.

The 1st gear joins hard.

There is one lever "ALL-IN-ONE" for turn signal, long headlights and wipers. It's useful for use, but problematic for serve. There is many cables near each other. Sparkling starts when at least one cable break off. This may be start of fire. (For me smoke appears few times).

Problems with fuel level indicator.

Rust level average.

2.0L/100hp engine is too weak for this car. Acceleration is poor, but top speed is good (I was reach 160kmph and driving was very good).

High fuel consumption in city.

* In highway 8 litres / 100 km.

* In city 13 litres / 100 km.

General Comments:

In general this is good car. Maintenance isn't very difficult. Even some major repairs could be produced at your own garage.

Spare prices is average and bellow average.

Driving and traveling very comfortable. Very good passive aeration. No fug without electric fan even at low car speed.

Spacious interior, comfortable seats, wide doors.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th December, 2005

30th Jun 2006, 07:50

Unfortunely you don't now this model very good. It is a very good and reliable car. It is very sensitive at the ignition timing (advance)

5th Jul 2006, 00:37

Maybe I had well worn car. I must to do simple repairs weekly, so in my opinion my Opel Record isn't very reliable car. Of course 22 years age isn't very short term for car.

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