1. Rouxenator

    Buying a new car : Why I'm not buying the world car of the year 2010 (Polo)

    So this weekend I decided its time to buy a new car again. I got my last new car 10 years ago for my 19th birthday and bought one used car since then. I did a little searching around and was surprised that my personal favorite, the Opel Corsa, is a much better deal than the oh so common Polo...
  2. Rouxenator

    Angry Germans : GM wants Opel/Vauxhall

    Turns out things are looking a little better at GM and now they are thinking of holding on to Opel/Vauxhall. Not surprising really since most of the innovations inside GM on normal sized cars (not over sized Detroit steel) comes from Opel. The Germans however are not happy with this, perhaps...
  3. Rouxenator

    Walnut wood effect center console for Astra G

    I'm looking for something like this, but I do not want to buy it off ebay: Anyone that knows where I can get it locally. It seems to go for about R700 if you import one from Greece.
  4. LazyLion

    Opel Astra Right Rear-View Mirror - I need One!

    My wife was driving back from Pretoria and was getting stuck in-between a truck and the chevrons in the fast lane. One of the chevrons was sticking too far into the fast lane and whacked off the rear-view mirror on the driver's side. She could not avoid it cos the truck was on the other side...
  5. Rouxenator

    New Opel Astra I :1 , VW Golf & Ford Focus :0

    Very nice video featuring a disguised prototype new Astra :D http://www.youtube.com/v/lwmomf4eMcY Don't worry VAG lovers - the Astra 9(I) won't be coming to SA to make your stationwagon-look-alike Golf 6 eat dust.... yet :cool:
  6. Rouxenator

    Opel now owned 25% by Magna

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8074924.stm So hopefully we will see Opel out of GM hands soon :p
  7. Rouxenator

    Bye bye Opel...

    So a few days ago I posted about the awesome new Astra... well good news for those of you that thinks it sucks. We ain't getting it :p http://www.wheels24.co.za/Content/News/Industry_News/6/ad62e066eff8461bb65dd08a9720ea9a/01-01-0001%2012-01/Opel_Astra_discontinued_in_SA So what they are...
  8. Rouxenator

    New Opel Astra I (9th generation)

    While some like drooling over pictures of the 6th generation of a boring euro box that looks like a station wagons illegitimate child conceived by lazy designs copied off a SUV (what a mouthful) - it is good to see some more passionate and flair-full designs emerging from Germany. As the...
  9. Rouxenator

    European car of the year 2009

    This might be old news for some but in the light of the SA Car of the year being announced recently (well done Honda!) perhaps lets vee dubba rubba some more slat in the wounds with the European car of the year. That brings the total Car of the Year awards to 3 for Opel while their...
  10. Rouxenator

    Ampera, Opel's take on the Volt

    http://www.wheels24.co.za/Content/Galleries/Image/Opel/Ampera Pretty good to see the European version of the Chev Volt at Geneva. Lets just hope this one makes it into production and then to the shores of SA. It is a plugin hybrid that gives you 60km of all electric motoring before the...
  11. Rouxenator

    New Astra I/8 ?

    I was wondering if there was any pictures of the next Astra so I googled a bit. While I doubt the next Astra will look like this it still looks pretty good for a start. It certainly is not as dramatic as the new Corsa D/4 but there are similarities. I wonder if these will also have road...