1989 Opel Kadett Estate GL 1.6i 75HP from Serbia
Performance for small amount of money
Replaced fuel pump and air flow meter (MAF), because poor performance and economy.
On 290000 km- general repair of engine, it was very cheap not abov 350e...
Also needed new paint job and some new body work part, not so cheap 400e...
In general it is very thanks-full car, low cost of repairs and maintains, very good performance, mostly because it weight only 920 kg...
Because I like sport driving, I swapped my engine for 2.0 8v GSi engine, lowered springs for 55mm in front and 30mm behind (APEX Street Race Kit),place new anti-roll bar in front (EIBACH),and replaced front brakes from GSI model.
Then I modified engine with fully prohrom exhaust, with 0-approbation muffler, also I fitted K&N 75i kit, and finally replaced the mass air flow meter with one from BMW 325i 91' model.
Combination of all that producted engine power of 147 HP at 7200 rpm, all measured on Dyno Test.
Chassis didn't need much modification because the new engine is only 50 kg heavier then originally engine, and one MOMO strut-brace in front was enough.
402m street race (also called 1/4 mile) time is underneath 15 seconds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th August, 2005