Opel Calibra Review from Romania

1992 Opel Calibra 2.0L 8v C20NE

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L 8v C20NE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405


Excellent looking cheap sports car


The seats make disturbing noises. So does the dashboard as it vibrates at over 3000 RPM. The car is not very reliable as I invested over 1500$ in it and I still encounter problems. Lately I have been noticing some gasoline smell every once in a while. Haven't been able to find what the problem is. Everything is dry in the engine... Still it smells and I sometimes imagine myself burning in it.

General Comments:

This car has a stunning look. At least when I remember to wash it. I simply do not understand why Opel stopped producing them. And the car is fast. I get from 0 to 100 Km/h in less than ten seconds even with the 8V engine. And I haven't done any tuning on it. I plan on getting the turbo 4x4 version in the future and tuning it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd November, 2002

9th Jan 2013, 19:26

The gasoline smell is from a leak. Buy and install new gasoline tubes.

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