1979 Opel Manta Review

1979 Opel Manta SR Berlinetta 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carOpel Manta


A very underrated sports car


Head gasket blew.

Some electrical problems with the lights and air conditioning.

Headlights had to be replaced with twin headlights.

General Comments:

The car looks lovely and is cheap to spruce up.

There are plenty of spare parts around and it is very cheap to replace worn or broken parts.

The interior is red suede, red vinyl and has GT/E clocks.

The car is very comfortable and everything is within reach.

The car is very nippy and fun to drive in all weathers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review