1992 Opel Calibra Reviews

1992 Opel Calibra YE 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great car. Best bought in Europe

Faults:

Engine cutout at 80km/h!!!

Number of leaks.

Number of electrical faults.

General Comments:

Great car to drive.

Top speed 247km/h from 2.0l version stock.

Great stock stereo (Grundig) and seats (Recaro)

As far as I experienced and researched all YE Calibra's suffer major electrical problems at about 80,000kms.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2005

1992 Opel Calibra 2.0L 8v C20NE from Romania

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

Summary:

Excellent looking cheap sports car

Faults:

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.

1992 Opel Calibra 16v DOHC 2.0i from Serbia

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance152000 kilometres
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Good looking, elegant, fast female, searching for a deep-pocketed sponsor: Calibra

Faults:

Every month something goes wrong with the car, especially with electric installations. I invested in it over $2000 and it's still having problems! Left me on the road couple of times!

General Comments:

Fast car, comfortable and fun to drive, but gives you too much headache. Not worth the investment!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th April, 2002

24th Apr 2008, 23:32

Well if your interested in selling the car to me I will buy it from u!!!

Cause I been looking to buy one.

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews