Opel Senator Review from UK and Ireland

1982 Opel Senator CD 3 litre injection

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3 litre injection Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired106590 miles
Most recent distance107654 miles
Previous carFord Granada


Superb, but thirsty


Torque converter seal replaced.

General Comments:

Very comfortable

Solid and very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2006

31st Oct 2008, 11:28

I brought a 1982 Opel Senator 2.5E FOR £250. It had a broken tappet and a sticking front caliper, got those fixed and you couldn't hear the engine on tick over, and it was so comfortable to drive, went to Wiltshire in it and it ate the miles up in its stride.

I sold it when it hit 18-20 miles to the gallon. It had 149,500 on the clock and I got £900 for it. It still sounded sweet, but I couldn't afford to run it, as in fuel costs.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review