1979 Opel Kadett Reviews

1979 Opel Kadett City 1.2 from Denmark

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance188000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap, reliable and fun car

Faults:

Not much, just the normal wear. New brakes once in a while. Rust is a big problem though.

General Comments:

My girlfriend bought this car in 2002 and we have used it as a car nr. 2 ever since. I am using it on a daily basis.

It is very cheap to repair on, and really fun to drive. And surprisingly reliable, especially the engine, who just runs and runs and runs.

With its old fashioned technology it is a bit of a sports car: Rear wheel drive, no ABS, no esp, no servo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2007

1979 Opel Kadett City 1.2 Hatchback. 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Want some fun and pleasure get one...........

Faults:

Replaced springs and shocks.

Some body panels.

Treated rust areas.

General Comments:

I bought this car for £100 as a little runabout in 1999 when I was broke and out of work.

I used to do 56000 miles a year in company cars.

Goes like a little bullet.

Truly handles like it's on rails.

Very very reliable, took it partially restored to IOM TT 2002. It never missed a beat pulled uphills like a little train.

So nice decided to restore it and keep it as part of the family.

Apart from cult club in germany very rare and different little car in the u.k. now.

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

Review Date: 15th May, 2006

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews