Opel Ascona Reviews from Sweden

1986 Opel Ascona GT 1.8i

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Ascona

Summary:

Good but simple

Faults:

New generator and battery.

Front seats starting to wear.

General Comments:

A very quick car especially with this 1,8 liter engine. It's pretty fun to drive, but the comfort is no good and gives you a bumpy ride.. not very good on the road when icy and cold. The seats are very hard and narrow, but although pretty comfortable to sit in, even for a long ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2004

1977 Opel Ascona S 1.9

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired18500 kilometres
Most recent distance22500 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 244

Summary:

A rusty racer!

Faults:

Cylinder head cracked due to overheating at 200,000 km.

Except from that, nothing but brake-pads and wiper rubbers.

The body started rusting away after two years.

General Comments:

These are wonderful cars. Not so comfy, not such high quality, but it sure is fun. The heat is no good in these cars. Driving this in the Swedish winters is not too smart. But it's alright though. Really fun to drive. They have much rust-problems. That's frustrating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2004

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews