2001 Opel Vectra CDX 2.0 DTi from Czech Republic
Worst quality of all German cars
Air conditioning compressor was gone soon after I purchased this car. Really expensive to repair, it is still not fixed.
Front seats are really bad! Creaking every time I move on it. Dealer tried twice to fix that, with no results.
There are lines missing lately on the multifunction display.
The radiator fan switch got stuck several times, discharged the battery over night. And the dealer? Changed the battery instead of trying to find the real problem.
Injectors rubber sealing were gone after 100.000km. Car just could not start. Dealer explanation was that it is a common problem. Repair cost were almost 600 euros.
Driver's doors rumble at higher speeds, over 130 km/h. Nobody knows why.
Front brake discs were changed couple of times due to quick wearing.
Recently some rubber fits (I don't know really what is that) on the rear axle must be changed, altogether with shock absorbers. It makes a bad noises in the rear part of the car.
There's enough space in the cabin. The quality of panels in the boot is however poor, they will sag down after a while loading it a bit.
The car is comfortable for long distances driven on highways. Cruise control makes it even better on the highway.
It is quiet, even driving at higher speeds, like 180 km/h.
Automatic air conditioning is good enough when it works.
Performance of the turbo diesel in city-traffic drive-aways is bad, once driven on highway, it gets much better.
The "lever" for adjusting the steering wheel's height is really state-of-the-art design.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th April, 2005