1987 Opel Kadett Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1987 Opel Kadett Club 1.6i from Sweden

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Senator

Summary:

Fun, reliable and cheap car

Faults:

The brakes got locked, so I had to change them. that's all.

It rust here and there.

General Comments:

It does always start it doesn't matter if it's winter and cold.

It runs very cheap 6l/100km.

It isn't the fastest car i got, but it's OK anyway, because it's fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1987 Opel Kadett 1.3 from Lithuania

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Cheap, and unreliable for rookies

Faults:

1. Front shock absorbers are to be changed every one and half years, because the weight of the car is not distributed equally and is concentrated on the front of it.

2. Right front brakes were totally damaged two times in 4 years, though the front left is OK.

3. Car does not start at low temperatures (-10C) if it has been not run for a few days.

General Comments:

The car is very cheap to run - spare parts are not expensive, but if you have a construction defect, is impossible to detect it.

Brakes do not function at an appropriate level.

In winter, exploitation becomes expensive.

The car is very noisy inside because of poor comfort conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2001

9th Dec 2003, 18:43

Well, I don't agree you about the shock absorbers. I don't think the weight is not well distributed. My father has a 1990 1.4 with around 120.000KM and the shock absorbers still the original. Never replaced, and the car passes in the tests. And no, the roads here are not very friendly. I guess it's just good parts, as many others, of a great engineered car.

1987 Opel Kadett Estate 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Very, very reliable, economical, but not too comfy

Faults:

Had to replace distributer (only major cost) 5 years ago.

General Comments:

Very economical car. Takes 7 liters on 100 km. Great space for a smaller estate.

After 13 years now, it starts making funny noises, especially with the bumpy Irish roads. Passed the National car test in March this year without a problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th May, 2000

1987 Opel Kadett LS 1.8 petrol from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing special. Sometimes problems with engine running while stationary when the weather is cold and wet. Engine tends to stop very often until it reaches its normal operating temperature. This is most probably an electronic problem. This problem hasn't been solved yet.

General Comments:

Front tires and shock absorbers need to be replaced more frequently than usual. 1.8 motor gives good performance, but fuel efficiency is rather low (about 11 l per 100 km). Steering when parking the car requires strong arms! Rust problems in various places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th January, 1999

24th May 2005, 03:40

RUST, RUST, RUST. It seems it's all over that poor little car. Actually, it's a rust-made body, instead of metal of some sort. Someday the engine and the front axle will go separately from the rusty body work of the (?) car by their own will.

And that because the engine still works properly and it may be ashamed of the way the car looks.

1987 Opel Kadett S 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Had a big problem with front brakes, It was serviced 10 times because of that.

And nothing in general.

Now rust is coming :-))

It is 11 years but still going.

General Comments:

Good for the city but take another car for long trips. It's not very confortable (typical German).

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

Review Date: 26th September, 1998

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 11 reviews