Opel Speedster Review

2001 Opel Speedster 2.2 N/A from Netherlands

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 N/A Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 kilometres
Most recent distance33000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


Smashing road burner...


Nothing, but all recalls done, which is very important: Timing chain, ABS-unit, wheels (look for HT mark on the back of wheels), seat rails, vacuum hose of power brakes.

General Comments:

Very fast, built by Lotus... same chassis, same front window, but the rest is more or less different. Look for "type 116" by Lotus. Better than the Lotus Elise in my opinion. Strong 2.2 Ecotec 150 BHP. Easy to tune to 180-250 BHP, although not done on mine. Bargain, but becoming rare in a couple of years... only 7.000 made, and a lot total losses.

Very good handling, but Nitrons absolutely required when driving real fast. Lotuses could do with them the same, so no Speedster issue.

Lotus handling for Opel prices... beautiful car too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2008

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review