1998 Opel Vectra 2.0 litre ecotech engine
GM made a lemon and they know it!
The engine overheats all the time!
The timing belt broke!
Under chassis noises.
Very poor re-sale value!
If GM wants to stay in the car manufacturing business they should start firing those people who approved the quality of the timing belts, suspension design and cooling system design! They should understand that the cars they are selling are not only sold in Europe where climate is cool and streets and highways are paved very well. My country has highways in which you can play mini golf and the heat reaches from 30 to 38 degrees Celsius!
The design of the car from the exterior and interior point of view is quite good and sometimes an eye catcher! However, if GM refuses to understand the meaning of "quality" then they should pack-up and leave!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th September, 2002
12th Aug 2004, 11:59
About the overheating: U are right, but, there is a possibility to replace the heat sensor under the head and replace it with another one with different characteristic. Ask your Opel dealer which one of the two available types should be better for your weather conditions.
23rd Aug 2006, 06:31
This was a follow up regarding my OPEL VECTRA 2.5 V6 automatic made in the Philippines, (spelling as seen at the back of the trunk) Regarding the overheating, thanks God! re the problem was solve. Hence there was a wrong installation of the auxiliary fan that was inverted, what the electrician did both the radiator fan and the auxilary was facing towards the engine already. We did a total re-wiring gauge #18 for the radiator fan and auxiliary, we add a fuses, socket relay. So today my overheating is gone.