1. M

    Good place to service a opel astra 2008 1.6 in cape town

    Im kinda new to cpt and looking for a good place to service my car at a reasonable price. Any help will be much appreciated.
  2. Ivan Leon

    GM's Fiesta ST Competitor Is As Loud As Legally Possible

    The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa VXR is a 202 hp hot hatch that GM just won’t bring to America to take on the Ford Fiesta ST. But is America missing out on anything at all? Maybe the Corsa couldn’t satisfy all US regulations. Whatever, in Europe, things are looking bright for the Corsa VXR thanks to...
  3. aalwees

    Opel Zafira service and repair

    Anyone know a good place to take an Opel Zafira to in the Cape Town southern suburbs? I don't want to go to the official dealer because I don't trust how they price and replace parts based on how they operated while the car was under its maintenance warranty, but I would like to go to someone...
  4. Ivan Leon

    OMG - someone wrote off the 1991 COTY Delta Motor Corporation Opel Monza 160 GSi

    It's a very sad day indeed for all motoring enthusiasts in South Africa. The only remaining example of the Delta Motor Corporation of South Africa Opel Monza 160i GSi Car of the Year 1991 has been written off in a tragic accident in Randburg, apparently involving a pavement and a concrete...
  5. T

    Thoughts about latest gen Opel Astra

    Hi all, would just like to get your thoughts on the latest gen Opel Astra, more specifically the turbo models. They seem to be decently priced 2nd hand and are good looking cars, but unfortunately Opel doesn't have a great rep in SA anymore. So if anyone has owned/owns one, some feedback on...
  6. I

    Service Charges - for things not broken

    A little while ago my wife dropped her Nissan Livina off at Nissan to be serviced like normal. During they day they called her and said they wanted to replace the suspension in front for R10k. We told them no, and asked for a quote, because we couldn't pay for it just then. The quote just says...
  7. U

    Ford Figo VS Opel Corsa 1.4 Essentia

    Hi guys, Im stuck between choosing either the Ford Figo or the 2011 Opel Corsa Essentia. Ive taken both for a spin but i don't know which to go for. both are the same price however, the figo has 30 000km on the clock and the corsa has 60 000km. the milage doesn't bother me. just as long as its...
  8. Ivan Leon

    Factory tester thrashes 50-years of Vauxhalls

    Vauxhall/Opel's Ellesmere Port factory has a rather special worker with a unique approach to testing vehicles - hooning them around the factory floor. According to Vauxhall: "Resident factory tester thrashes 50-years of Vauxhalls inside the Ellesmere Port factory. Jumps, handbrake-turns and...
  9. Rouxenator

    2016 Opel Astra K

    The current Astra J is a beautiful car, but the replacement is on the horizon and is about 2 years or so away. The 10th generation Astra seems to be influenced by the Monza Concept. Something about the front feels rather E-type-ish which is a good thing.
  10. Rouxenator

    Opel bringing Mokka and Adam to SA

    "Opel has officially confirmed that the two models are set to go on sale here next year as part of the brand's gradual “resurgence” in South Africa." At last some beautiful and funky alternatives from the boredom on our roads. It is also confirmed that Opel Eye (road sign reading feature also...
  11. T

    Opel Corsa 1.4i Lite bad acceleration and rough idling

    Hi there everyone. I've had a pretty frustrating problem with my Opel Corsa since 2 weeks ago. Any time I accelerate the car, there is a burbling/stuttering sound coming from the engine and it lacks power, even at pedal-to-the-metal. It almost feels like a cylinder is not firing. Then again...
  12. NeonNinja

    Figo, Polo (2), Opel, i20?

    Decisions decisions. So start of April, dad's buying me a car. R90k budget. Sister might stretch by another R10k if need be. Now obviously as a 22 year old, inclination is to go with looks. I've got in order of precedence: - VW Polo Budget stretch, seen a few around R95k - R105k mark. - Hyundai...
  13. Jewpacabra

    Oh boy...one of them made it to a showroom floor...

  14. R

    Opel Corsa Wheel Cover

    I need to find new wheel covers for my Opel Corsa Lite 2004. I tried the 14 inch ones from Autozone and Midas but they dont fit. The center part is pressing them out. Attached is a photo of my rim.
  15. Rouxenator

    Astra Sedan set to return to SA

    From : http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/opel/opel-s-new-astra-sedan-in-sa-soon-1.1566308#.Uhb9URunptg
  16. Rouxenator

    Monza concept previews Opel's future

    Luckily it has absolutely nothing in common with the Monza we had in SA back in the 80's Read more on : http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/opel/monza-concept-previews-opel-s-future-1.1565958#.UhWp2Runptg
  17. Flywheel

    Opel Corsa lite 2008 1.4?

    I'm looking to buy one of these (used), are there any problems inherent with this model?
  18. Rouxenator

    Saw my dream car (not availavle in SA) in my neighbourhood !

    Went for a jog and after 6km as I was finishing I thought a saw it from a distance. Initially I though, no its probably a Renault or something that looks close to it. Maybe I am hallucinating or something? But as I got closer... Seems like some lucky person from Gauteng got their hands on a...
  19. Rouxenator

    One of those rare cases an Ampera is in front of a Porsche

    ...and then the Porsche will overtake it in the blink of an eye... But its still cool that someone tried an Ampera around Nürburgring :cool:
  20. Rouxenator

    I guess we'll never see electric taxis in South Africa

    ...but if you ever travel to Münich you might just catch a ride in an Ampera :