1. Rouxenator

    Opel does a Ferrari, calls new city car "Adam" after founder

    Source : http://www.worldcarfans.com/112042643813/opel-adam-is-the-name---not-junior Opel previously announced the name of their all-new city car, currently codenamed Junior, would be revealed on May 8th. However, German magazine Autobild has spilled the beans early. The Opel Adam will...
  2. Rouxenator

    Good small car for less than R70k

    My wife is doing about 60km on her daily commute and the old Astra is quickly nearing 200,000km. I recently had it serviced and soon afterwards discovered the head gasket is on the brink. It started loosing water (it does not leak) and it was not too keen on starting. We decided to have the...
  3. Rouxenator

    Opel concept rival for the VW Up!

    Don't get me wrong, I am thoroughly impressed with the VW Up! and I really hope it makes it to SA. However it seems Opel is working on a concept that could be direct competition for the Up! Perhaps this is a replacement for the Agila?

    2001 Ford Fiesta vs. 2001 Opel Corsa Lite

    Straight up question, which is better? Fiesta or Corsa? And how do they compare to an Uno Mia 1.1?
  5. Rouxenator

    Polizei goes electric with Opel Ampera

    Keep an eye out for the Ampera in Berlin! Don't you think that's the best looking police car in the world?
  6. Rouxenator

    SA Autobrand Survey : Opel sucks, Mercedes rules and Subaru has best the dealers

    SA Autobrand Survey : Opel sucks, Mercedes rules and Subaru has best dealers I would be a very biased Opel enthusiast if I let this one slide by, but the first annual SA AutoBrand survey (CAR Magazine) has Mercedes, Honda and Audi coming out tops and Renault, Opel and Nissan in the lowest...
  7. Rouxenator

    Opel Mokka : mini crossover SUV to compete against VW Tiguan

    Very little detail is available at the moment but the car will use the Gamma Platform (Corsa, Sonic, Mito) and it will be available in FF and F4 layout.
  8. Rouxenator

    Opel celebrates 150th anniversary

    I guess thats why they are called Germany's oldest car making company ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjYrF8_NzdQ
  9. Rouxenator

    Most beautiful cars 2011: Double-win for Opel!

    Readers of the German magazine http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/ "]Auto Motor und Sport[/URL] gave Opel and Mercedes lots to smile about in there "schönsten Autos 2011" (Most beautiful cars 2011) awards. The Opels that won were the new Zafira and the Corsa - not bad for a 5 year old design...
  10. Rouxenator

    2012 Calibra?

    Not sure how many folks recall the '88 Vectra based Calibra? Well it seems they have plans to revive the Calibra name and true to its roots this is very much an Insignia thats been sexified in coupe form. Also like the Insignia I very much doubt we'll be getting this in SA. Seen here...
  11. G

    Looking to buy a Corsa OPC

    Hi guys, I'm new to this and looking for some advice from all you experts out there. Going into the market for MY FIRST car after having a "handed down" 1997 Opel Astra 160iE for about 4 years now, which served me well... So yes, I'm an Opel fan. I'm looking to purchase a Corsa OPC 08/09...
  12. Rouxenator

    Insignia OPC Unlimted : 270km/h from 239kW/325hp

    It includes driver's training on the Opel test tracks at Dudenhofen.... and obviously you can't get it here in SA :( Still very nice to look at :
  13. S

    OEM vs. Non-OEM Parts

    For an Opel Corsa 2001 Utility, rear tail light, I paid R150 ex vat from a non-oem parts store, yet from the dealer the light would have cost R850 ex vat! Seriously, how can a 566% price increase from non-oem to oem be justified! Rediculous
  14. LazyLion

    Good Mechanic in Joburg who can work on my Opel?

    Can anybody please suggest a good mechanic in the Joburg (South) area that can work on my Opel. I just had the head skimmed, but now the timing is all out again, and I don't want to take it to the same mechanics as before. Please, suggestions only, no comments about whether you like Opel or...
  15. Rouxenator

    Allegra to replace Agila (another Opel we won't get in SA)

    Since the joint venture between Opel and Suzuki came to an end there has been a few concepts on how to replace the sub Corsa level Agila (Suzuki Splash). The new name will be the Allegra and it is set to be built on the same platform as the new GM Spark. On the style front it is still unclear...
  16. W

    Spare parts for an Opel Corsa Lite

    Hi guys Does anyone know where I could find spares for my Corsa lite, Im looking for a front right fender and a front bumper, both silver, preferably second hand in good condition and in the Durban / Pinetown / Kloof area please respond in this thread if you have either of the parts to sell...
  17. Rouxenator

    Meriva - in teal gay blue!

    Ever since the VAG boys gave Oriental Blue the new name of "teal gay blue" I have begun to like the colour even more. So here are some more of this "fab" colour on the funky new Meriva, especially for the VAG boys ;) Who needs gullwing doors when you can have suicide doors ? So there...
  18. Rouxenator

    New Opel Astra (8th generation) goes on pre-order! Starts at R218k

    Soon Europe's 3rd favorite car maker Opel will be selling its 3rd place 2010 European Car of the Year contender - the 8th generation Astra - in SA. Prices are very attractive and as can be expected from Opel the standard equipment level is very high, as opposed to their main German rival...
  19. Rouxenator

    "Certainly more stylish than the likes of the Focus or Golf" - Whatcar?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbIoC75AOxc Glad its not only me that thinks so :cool: although I guess I am a bit biased in this case. It would be interesting to see how much it costs when it arrives here by year end.
  20. S

    When I look at older cars around me...

    When I look at older cars around me, i always look for cars that stood the test of time. In my opinion, i always find Toyota's, VW's, Corsa Lites, Honda Ballades and the older Mercs (230E...). As i am looking to buy 2nd run around car between 30-45k, i am trying to identify which car will give...