1978 Opel Manta Review

1978 Opel Manta DeLuxe 1600S from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1600S Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired98298 kilometres
Most recent distance101551 kilometres
Previous carOpel Ascona


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Before I bought the car, it hadn't been driven for 2 years, so the brakes had to be revised.

I had to replace the clutch, the original one was still in the car, but totally worn.

I replaced the exhaust pipe, because it was rusty and made too much noise.

There are now a few very little rust spots (only a few millimeters), I want to let them have treated before they grow larger. Also, I want to restore a poorly-restored damage by the previous owner.

General Comments:

Although the car is 25 years old, it still drives like new. It is very comfortable and each time it's fun to drive it, but the engine is a bit noisy.

It is still in original condition: first paint, never restored, interior only with minor traces of use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review