1989 Opel Vectra Reviews

1989 Opel Vectra GL 2.0i from Finland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres

Summary:

Comfortable yet speedy family car

Faults:

Power steering started to leak at 180 000km, repair costs were approximately 200 euros.

Front wheel bearings started make noise at 190 000 km, repair costs about 100 euros.

General Comments:

This car has very good performance rate for a family sedan, 10 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h and top speed of 200 km/h.

Vectra is very enjoyable and silent to drive.

Very good car for summer trips and even better for winters.

This one starts even on a -30 degrees winter night.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2003

1989 Opel Vectra GLS 2.0 i from Poland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 i Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 kilometres
Most recent distance127000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

Speedy and economic

Faults:

Well, this was not a new car, but I really knew what may be, as I decided to get the same car as that previous. Not much to say I loved first one, and didn't like else. Things going wrong were not much serious, as cooling pump leaking, silencer to replace, whistling brake, coolant temperature pickup faulty, sticky rear damper (knocking) at purchase.

I fixed all in trusted by me service, and within next year (10 000 km) had no need to visit.

General Comments:

I drove many cars, but this one I find exceptional for good power combined with comfortable automatic speed gear. This results in low RPM when driving moderate, silent inside and outside, good (comparing to engine volume) economy. No need to think about costs on highway, as fuel consumption reaches moderate 7/100 at 140/h

Good ventilation and heating and those small nice details working perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews