1991 Opel Calibra 16v 2.0 16v
Stunning good looking car! Although it might look cheap for under 4000€, it's not a cheap car!
- Alternator was working, but badly
- Rotten spark leads
- ABS modulator was damaged
- Rattling doors
- Broken suspension
- Broken suspension toppings
- Water leaks
- Sunroof non working
- More than 20 small problems.
All of these problems above except the doors were solved, and as of now the 1991 car with 15 years on the clock is shining and brand new.
A good looking car and cheap for its class, the Calibra is a serious car, a proper man's car.
It's basically a Vectra, and that's not even half bad, The Calibra is very reliable for its age, 15 years and lots of problems, but to be honest with you, it never let me wrong even one time.
I got back from Spain one day, EML (Engine Management Light) on, the car didn't stop, fixed the problem for less than 20€, Overall, I was able to restore my car to near perfect for only 4000€, and that includes new tyres, new suspension, new paint and almost new leather interior.
All in all the title says it all, it might be a cheap car to buy from someone, but to have it be completely perfect without any problems, I would say it's a rather good reliable car! Although the 16v version on this one is the RedTop C20XE engine, I heard that the X20XEV Ecotec engine is very Weakotec as they use to say, so stay away from Ecotec.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th December, 2006
29th Mar 2007, 04:30
I don't think the guy from portugal would have any idea what you're talking about lol.
21st Jun 2007, 17:35
I do know what he is talking about I love my calibra I'm about to get my turbo and still stickying with my 16v, but I had a lotus esprit v8 gt 354bhp I know what a car is :)