Opel Calibra Reviews from Netherlands

1997 Opel Calibra X2.0XE 2.0 16v Ecotec

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Ecotec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance87400 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

A beautiful and reliable purple sports car wich is rare to find in this condition

Faults:

The dynamo broke at 85.000 kms. The replacement costs were 200 euro, I think that's about 75 pounds.

I still got the cracking door problem, but I think almost every Calibra has it. My last one a 1992 Calibra had the same. anyway I'll look for a way to solve it, maybe I should replace the door pins and put some oil on it.

General Comments:

The car I own is a Calibra DTM 2.0 16v Ecotec. its manufactured in 1997 and I think the car was one of a last showroom model wich could not be sold.

Even with the car 5 years old now, it looks like its close to brandnew.

I'm very proud on my car and especially because it's a limited edition of the car.

In total there are 2100 Opel Calibra DTM's manufactured. With the 2.0 16v ecotec engine there were a total of 981 cars manufactured. and I've got number 671. This car compared to my old 1992 Calibra is much better. The brakes are better, even with the car lowered. Standard off-factory 16" BBS Wheels, Oil-voltage meter, and a very special interior. everything on this car looks new. and I am very proud on it.. The only things that aren't standard anymore are the air filter i installed a K&N) and the Gaspipe (Now a Remus Gaspipe). The rest is standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2003

1997 Opel Calibra V6 2.5i V6

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5i V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 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 acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V40

Summary:

Stylish sports coupe

Faults:

There is a problem with the ASR system so the tyres tend to spin. Got in under control, so don't really mind. Understood that repairing would be relatively expensive.

The Calibra's do have a tendency to rust on certain locations (standard Opel problem during the 80's and 90's), but prevention is possible.

General Comments:

This is one of the most beautiful coupes that you can still get (2nd hand). Not only is it beautiful, it's sporty as well. And now for a relatively low 2nd hand price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

3rd Feb 2007, 15:58

What are the rust points to look for when buying?

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews