1978 Opel Ascona S 1.2 from Norway
A reliable worker
The heater worked occasionally.
Rust in the doors and bottom.
Door handle broke in the cold.
Otherwise the was running without any problems.
The car was really reliable and had good fuel economy.
It was easy and safe to drive, and did not have any surprises.
But the 1.2 liter engine was way to slow for a car this big.
The acceleration was similar to somewhat between a Beetle and a 2CV, and it became very noisy at high speed.
Over 80 km/h that is.
The space in the backseat and trunk isn't too big.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd March, 2005