1965 Opel Kadett Review

1965 Opel Kadett A Super 1.1 from Iceland

Model year1965
Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance93300 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Fabia


Forgotten gem of a car


The thing is, I got the car in not so good shape, and I have had to repaired a lot of things on it.

Thing repaired:

The brakes were broken altogether.

The engine was in rough shape, but somehow managed to run. The engine leaked oil, did not start time to time, had a loud clunking sound, the starter was near dead, and the battery was getting close to dying too. And a little bit of rust was on the engine.

But keep in mind, this car is from the year 1965! Everything that was wrong with it, I have fixed and it didn't cost me that much, about 1200 dollars, and now it runs like new.

General Comments:

This car is amazing! It's a tiny 2door car that runs like it has a rocket on it, and the body is 100% rust free. The 1100 cc motor spews out 48 hp, and that a lot for such a tiny car. It's a great car for young people like me to start on if you are into vintage cars, because this car is fool proof! The engine is so simple that a toddler could maintain it.

This is the most fun and funny car I have ever had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2010

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review