Opel Monza Reviews

1986 Opel Monza GSE 3.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60500 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carOpel Monza

Summary:

Not as fast acceleration as some of the recent Japanese offerings, but a heck of a lot more sexy!

Faults:

Alternator failed.

General Comments:

Excellent modern classic car, which represents great value for money, since not many people know what they are!

Fuel use is not too bad (25-32mpg), which is terrific for a 3.0 fuel injected six cylinder car, and comparable with more modern cars.

Recaro seats are so comfortable, that after I had driven the length of NZ, I felt I could have got back in and done it again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2010

1985 Opel Monza GSE 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance117500 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 800

Summary:

After owning many cars, this is the one I adore

Faults:

I have to date had no faults with this car. I just get in and drive, and each time I do, I become more attached.

General Comments:

After owning this car for some months, I feel I should tell you, the general public, that you should go out and find an Opel Monza.

The experience of driving a 3.0 straight six Opel Monza GSE is something all motorists should have the benefit of.

Supremely comfortable Recaro interior, the handling of a go cart, and the smooth power delivery of its 180 BHP.

It is an absolute pleasure to own and drive. Go out and find one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2005

1984 Opel Monza gse 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carOpel Monza

Summary:

Nice, quick car..

Faults:

Fuel pipes went in middle of a 38 ton truck. had to replace all fuel lines above engine.,dash would lite up when lights put on.. could not see dash without lights on.. kick down stuck.. would drive for miles in first gear at up to 60mph before it changed with a right old shove...

General Comments:

Very quick car... interior nice for an old bus lots of nice touches would have another...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2005

1985 Opel Monza GSE 3.0 injection from UK and Ireland

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 injection Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 800

Summary:

Stunning, very quick armchair

Faults:

Many times I had thought about finding an older car to cherish. Then out of the blue I was offered the Opel Monza 3.0 GSE of 1985 vintage in superb condition, I was told, for approx £1000. At the time, I was put off a little by reports of very low MPG so I left it. A couple of months later I was offered the car for £450. The owner had to make room for very expensive kit car project. It was agreed I would buy said car unseen, but a knowing source knew it would be OK.

General Comments:

Stunning example, 20 years old, miniscule amount of rust.

Delightfully comfortable Recaro seating.

Surprisingly quick.

Drives like brand new.

Heater inoperative + a couple of very minor items to fix. MPG is not very good, but overall, who cares, the car is awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

10th Feb 2005, 16:32

An unusual and intruiging car - a cut price jag xjs, rare new, very rare now.

1985 Opel Monza GSE 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

Muscle car. Bye, bye GTi

Faults:

Water pump started to leak, but was relatively easy to replace.

Air Con not working when purchased.

Lots of body work due to rust!

General Comments:

I bought this car from a friend of mine after he showed me a picture of it. I instantly fell in love with it and pestered him for three years until he finally agreed to sell! The car had not been driven for those three years and was in a serious state of disrepair. Running around in cheap small engined cars enabled me to spend more money on my Monza to get it road worthy.

I spent a lot of money in repairing it, but every penny was worth it. The car handles extremely well for its size and weight. The straight six 3 litre engine is smooth and very powerful and although the fuel consumption in town is poor, when you get to motorways it is excellent. 95 mph is only 3000-3500 revs in 5th gear!

It's a pleasure to drive and it's comfort is exceptional. Acceleration is excellent especially in the higher speed ranges. Many a boy racer thinking he owns the road has been taught a lesson after picking on me and my Monza!

I can honestly say I don't want to drive another car. I love the way it looks, fells and sounds. Monza for life!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 15 reviews