Opel used to be fairly decent here in Europe. Now, everyone I look at has GM badges all over. Siemens GM computer modules, GM injectors, GM this GM that. It's like a copy of a Chevy. Wait, most of…
Opel used to be fairly decent here in Europe. Now, everyone I look at has GM badges all over. Siemens GM computer modules, GM injectors, GM this GM that. It's like a copy of a Chevy. Wait, most of them are exact copies of chevy cars. They even got the GM automatic tranny. People still buying them cause they expecting Opel to be reliable like they used to.
Worked on an Opel Antara not too long ago. Which is just a chevy Captiva, same crap copy-paste parts. Car was jammed in limp mode, couldn't go more than 40 miles on the highway, Car had 70k miles on it. Turbo pipes cracked to hell and leaking, tranny was complete trash, the car just decides it'll get stuck in a certain gear and you have to feather the throttle to manipulate it into shifting, and when it does it shifts so crappy you feel the knock in your but cheeks on the seat. Replacement pipes cost a stupid fortune, yet aftermarket pipes half the price are braided silicone with wire jackets.
How do car companies get away with this fraud? Selling GM cars under Opel's name and fooling people into buying rubbish. It's so hard to tell a guy don't buy the damn Opel, it's GM garbage, but he'll tell you we been using Opel from my grandfather's day and their reliable cars.
When does the corporate con stop?