Opel Rekord Review from Philippines

1979 Opel Rekord E 2.0 petrol

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Luxurious in a nice convenient package

Faults:

The fuel filter got clogged at 13.000 kilometers (97+ fuel octane rating).

Gas tank gasket ripped at 14.000 kilometers.

Intermittent stalls not associated with clutch and driver failure.

It's a gas-guzzler and there's no doubt about it.

General Comments:

The steering is highly responsive and you can use only one-hand on 160 degree zig-zags.

The suspension is a bit troubling especially at the back, but it never lets the car down.

I got a lot of good comments and looks when I bought it even though it was third-hand!

The original jet black paint is magnificent and it feels that it actually is a limousine.

Mine is an Irmscher edition so everything is made to look sportier, with fiberglass and high-impact plastic as the side wings and both of the bumpers and also the nice Momo-Opel steering wheel.

It has a lot of features that set it alongside the luxury cars of Mercedes, etc.

The brakes have a bit of latency, but it never fails to make you feel safe.

The seat warmers and sun roof are proof that it is a luxury car then in the eighties.

It's not a racer nor a snail, but it never fails to out-speed other modern cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review