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Opel Cascada Review

More spacious than a Golf, cheaper than an Audi A5, but can the Opel Cascada crack the cabriolet sweet spot?

Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...

Opel Astra OPC v Renault Megane RS265: Comparison Review

Opel Astra OPC versus Renault Megane RS is the ultimate example of challenger attacking, champion defending.

2013 Opel Corsa OPC Review

Despite being the baby of Opel's new performance range, the Corsa OPC is no less fun.

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Opel Videos

Opel: 2014 Opel Corsa - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Jez takes a look at the new Opel Corsa, a car that could very well become the next Holden Barina.

Opel Astra OPC Video Review

CarAdvice heads to the racetrack in the most powerful Astra ever built.

Opel Comparisons

Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...

Opel Astra OPC v Renault Megane RS265: Comparison Review

Opel Astra OPC versus Renault Megane RS is the ultimate example of challenger attacking, champion defending.

Opel News

2022 Opel Astra revealed

The 2022 Opel Astra has been unveiled in Europe. The sixth generation of Opel's small-car nameplate in Europe, the new Astra 'L' moves to the same EMP2 platform as the Peugeot 308, Citroen C4, and other Stellantis group vehicles – unlocking plug-in hybrid power for the first time...

Opel and Vauxhall to go all-electric in Europe by 2028, Manta nameplate to be revived

Opel and Vauxhall will transition to all-electric line-ups for Europe by 2028, the Stellantis-owned sister companies have announced. By 2024 every model from both manufacturers will be offered with the option of a hybrid or electric powertrain...

2022 Opel/Vauxhall Astra teased

British carmaker Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel have teased the next-generation 2022 Astra small hatchback – a car which, had the events of the last five years played out differently, could have made it to Australian showrooms wearing Holden badging...

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMod: 1970s coupe restored with electric power and a manual gearbox

The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMod has been revealed, as a modern electrified reimagining on the German brand's 1970s-era sports car. Built to celebrate the Manta's 50th anniversary, the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMod follows the recently-revealed Hyundai Pony Heritage Series as the latest in a line of electric 'restomods', dropping modern electric powertrains into restored classic cars...

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Opel Owner Reviews

2013 Opel Astra Opc Review

Hot hatches are some of the most fun cars that are usable on a daily basis, and what makes this even better the OPC comes with three peddles. Now you don’t go and buy an Opel because of the badge appeal or because it’s the most practical car you can, you are looking at one because you enjoy driving and don’t mind being a bit alternative, but it is far from a compromise if you are in the market for a performance car...

2013 Opel Astra Opc Review

Bought my Astra OPC in may of 2013. Mine is from the very first boat load of cars. You can tell by the silver grill rather than body colour that the next boatload and Holden branded cars have. Good points first. Goes like a rocket when you want it to and the noise the exhaust makes when reving hard is music to the ears. Should come with a warning on the sun visor...

2012 Opel Astra Review

The Opel Astra GTC is a car I lusted after from the time I saw the first 3D renderings of it in 2010. Circumstances prevented me from buying one new, during Opel's blink-and-you'll-miss-it sojourn in the Australian market, but last year I found a great used buy and could not help myself. It is a truly beautiful thing to behold and after 9 months or so none of that allure has worn off...

2013 Opel Astra Opc Review

Very glad to hear this model coming back to Holden! Mine has been an absolute pleasure, brutal performance when you want it ( which is often!) but quite comfortable, roomy and practical when not testing out the "G" meter! The looks of this thing is pretty hard to beat on the road, certainly none of the other hot hatches can in my opinion anyway...

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