When newly bought its often a good buy, but after a few years the misery starts.
Known for corrosion + high wear and tear of mechanical parts like steering, suspension and brakes. Parts are, despite the economic range there in, reasonably high priced. Average maintenance costs €2000 a year.
OPEL has had and is having a difficult time in the car industry because of a huge image problem. BMW, AUDI and MERCEDES-BENZ are currently also producing in the lower/middle working class range and there for a unmatched competitor for OPEL.
"Opel?...don't they corrode?"
"Opel?..couldn't afford a BMW?"