1975 Opel Kadett Review

1975 Opel Kadett 1200S Caravan 1.2 from Sweden

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carOpel Kadett


This was a bargain!


No big problems...

The front fenders are made of rust (typical Opel problem), and fixed with plastic padding. But if you can weld...

The rear left safety belt needs replacement (it is a wagon, and I can't fold down the rear seat, because the belt is stuck).

The rear shock absorbers are worn.

General Comments:

This was a good car for what I paid... (In USD, about $40). It runs good. The engine doesn't sound like an Opel...

It is sad that Kadett got front wheel drive in 1980, because the older models are a joy to drive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2001

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review