Opel GT Reviews

1969 Opel GT from Germany

Model year1969
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1974
Most recent year of ownership1974
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carStudebaker Lark 6

Summary:

Very stylish and extremely unreliable

Faults:

First off, I had electrical problems. Radio, fan motor etc.

The driver side recliner lever did not work correctly.

One day I honked the horn and it stuck on, causing much embarrassment until I could get it disconnected.

The outside rear view mirror fell off.

This car was very prone to rust.

With all that said, I received lots of comments and it was a cute little bugger. The cutest car I ever hated.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th August, 2007

14th Feb 2010, 16:00

I had a 1971, which I bought new, and had very few problems with it. I took it over to England in 1973, and they all loved it over there. They REALLY cut the performance of it from 1970 to 1971, and I was really upset about that, because my test drive was in a 1970 model. Had a bunch of fun with it. It's a mini Vette!

24th May 2011, 21:34

I own a 1973 Opel GT that was a garaged car, well taken care of prior to my purchase of it.

The car, even though near 40 years old now is amazingly reliable and dependable. I get near 30 MPG and the car accelerates just fine with today's cars and traffic in the typical US suburbs.

What is truly amazing is that this car gets more thumbs up and positive comments than my 1995 Viper.

If you can find a nice one buy it, if you can find one.

1969 Opel GT 1.9 from North America

Model year1969
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Cool little affordable collectors sports car, which is rare

Faults:

The headlights sometimes break free from their mounts.

It is designed to run on leaded fuel, so it pings quite a bit.

The exhaust and body are not just prone to rust, but actually have some sort of mystical power to attract it.

Replacing the battery is nearly impossible.

General Comments:

Great little collector car that can be bought at a good price.

Find one without a crease or dent near the front hood scoops, and it's rare.

Handles relatively well - albeit slow and sloppy compared to the newer cars out there.

Considered rare.

Great looks. Take off the Opel labels and slap on some Ferrari labels, paint it red and inside make it black, and those who don't know too much will believe you are in a Ferrari.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2006

20th Jun 2006, 05:56

The Opel GT was styled to resemble a miniature Corvette.

It was a nice looking little car, not much of an engine though (like most small sports cars of its day - MG's Triumphs etc.)

26th Jun 2006, 18:56

The styling of the Opel predated the "swoopy" Corvettes.

26th Jun 2006, 23:42

The "swoopy Corvettes" debuted as 1968 models, check your facts dude!

Average review marks: 2.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews