Opel Kadett Review from Poland

1988 Opel Kadett 1.6 injection

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 injection 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 acquired300000 kilometres
Most recent distance375000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa


A quite comfortable 5-door hatchback that can be even used as some kind of a sports car


I had some problem with electronics, believe due to improper connections, central unit was replaced.

Entire exhaust system had to be replaced at about 330000 km.

Electric fuel pump was replaced at about 350000 km.

Engine began to use enormous quantities of oil above 350000km. I bought a second-hand engine.

I had some rust problems, especially rear arches and underbody.

General Comments:

I love driving this car! It is very comfortable (as for the class and age), has quite stiff and safe suspension.

Very good performance (0-100km/h in below 11 sec.)

Fuel consumption below 8.5 l/100km in the city and below 6.5 l/100km on the highway, even when using full power of the engine, however it raises 1.5-2 l/100km in the wintertime.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2002

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review