Opel Ascona Review from Netherlands

1979 Opel Ascona Berlina 2.0 S

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 S Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired66500 kilometres
Most recent distance69250 kilometres
Previous carOpel Manta

Summary:

Great semi-classic car!

Faults:

The turn indicator relay had to be replaced at 68.000 Km.

At 69.000 Km I replaced the brake pads, the original ones from 1979 were finally worn.

The exhaust and rear brakes have to be replaced soon.

After 26 years the car shows some minor spots of rust (all smaller than 1 cm)

General Comments:

It's a very good car, which I bought from the first owner. I only drive it as 2nd car, for about 3000 Km a year. It's a pity that it is in such a good shape, because it drives better than my daily car, but it would be bad for its condition to drive it daily. So it spends most of the time in a climate controlled garage.

The only disadvantage is the fuel consumption: sometimes 14l/100Km (in urban traffic), and 11l/100Km on highways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review