Opel Frontera Review from Norway

1999 Opel Frontera TDI 2.2 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy


The mule that never fails


Battery short circuited.

General Comments:

Excellent SUV. Lots of space in the back.

No flashy gadgets, just a thoroughly solid car with a quick and strong engine.

Handles beautifully, and is surprisingly comfortable for long drives.

Perfect for tough winters!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2002

10th Feb 2003, 12:39

Please remember to check the air filter after driving on bad roads. A woman destroyed her engine in Norway due to a clogged air filter (after 60000 km) a couple of years ago (shown on national television, TV2). This fault was not covered by the warranty.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review