2001 Opel Vectra Reviews

2001 Opel Vectra CDX 2.0 DTi from Czech Republic

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 DTi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carSkoda Felicia

Summary:

Worst quality of all German cars

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2001 Opel Vectra 2.2 from Israel

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance7000 kilometres
Previous carToyota corolla

Summary:

Be careful - don't touch

Faults:

Knocking through the steering wheel.

The same part was displaced 3 times in 3 months.

Noises from the windows. No solution till now.

Noises and knocking from undefined places of the car, especially on bad roads.

General Comments:

Very good engine.

Fast cruiser.

Reliability - zero.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2001

2001 Opel Vectra Comfort 1.6 16v from Turkey

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Very expensive

Faults:

When I received the car from the dealer I felt very happy, but the next morning I understood that I made a mistake. There was a terrible noise coming from the left rear tyre. I took the car immediately to the dealer service and I was told that the problem was settled, but unfortunately I had to take my car to the dealer for the same problem 3 times.

A few weeks later, this time another noise started coming from left front window and for this problem I had to take my car in another 3 times.

Thank god finally it is fixed.

General Comments:

I promise, I'd never enter into an Opel dealer. I was very happy with my 306, I still don't know why I made that silly mistake to buy an Opel Vectra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2001

31st Jul 2001, 07:17

I also own a 2001 Opel Vectra Comfort and had no problems with the car (it was bought in January). I am very satisfied with Opel except the poor service! I had the very unwise idea to have a phone kit support installed and had to visit the service centre 4 (yes, four!) times. The service personnel are very kind, but are unable to align a simple piece of plastic correctly...

Otherwise, the car itself is great with low gas consumption (about 9 L per 100 km), it's quite silent while running and comfortable.

It came with almost every accessory I've expected: 4 airbags, ABS and an air conditioner. I still wish it also had curtain airbags and traction control, but for the price it is OK!

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews