1988 Opel Kadett E GL 1.3S
Don't get fooled by the grandfather's car looks!
Power windows broke down. Now fixed.
An iron tube from the cooling engine system blew up the day after I bought the car.
Repaired cheap and with no any other damage.
The reason why I bought this car was because I was tired of the lack of space inside the Corsa.
So, I spotted my silver 4-door saloon, and didn't hesitate.
Now I recomend it to everyone. The car is comfortable, spacious inside - I'm 1,90m - it has a very large boot and I can still fold the back seats and has plenty of equipment: power windows, central locking, sunroof and tinted windows.
In terms of performance, it's quite surprising for and old 1,3 engine. It's 75hp work very well, allowing me to drive in the highway at 140km/h with no problem at all.
Actually, it's quite faster than some newer cars.
When it comes to reliability, what can I say? This is my third mid-80's Opel and none of them ever let me down.
Fuel consumption was also a pleasant surprise, achieving easily 6.5 - 7 litres per 100km.
In conclusion, it's a car I recommend to everyone on a budget.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2007