The Opel Combo is a leisure activity vehicle and van manufactured by Adam Opel Auto Group. The company was founded in 1862 as a sewing machine manufacturer and later moved on to producing bicycles. Opel built its first car in 1899 and has been a subsidiary of American automaker General Motors since 1931. The Combo is predominantly sold throughout Europe with some sold in other markets such as New Zealand and Australia.
The Combo was first introduced in 1993. Its front end resembled the Opel Corsa while the back has a boxy shape. A five passenger version was produced in 1995 due to the popularity of the vehicle.
It came in two styles, a three-door panel van and a three-door wagon. The second generation was introduced in the year 2001 and continued to use the Corsa’s subcompact design. The body was updated with a flush rear and more aerodynamic styling and comes in either a four-door panel van or four-door wagon, both with a single tailgate rear door.
A third generation Combo was introduced in 2011 with a different look from the previous model, having gone back to a boxier look at the rear. The Combo comes in two different variants, including a shorter wheelbase two-passenger model and a longer four-passenger crew cab.
The base list price of an Opel Combo runs between $22,800.00 and $28,400.00 US dollars, depending on the model and added options. Pre-owned vehicles will be a bit less pricy, depending on mileage and running condition.
The Combo is equipped with either a 1.4L Fire Inline-4 gasoline, 1.4L Fire Turbojet Inline-4 CNG (compressed natural gas), and a 1.6L CDTI Inline-4 diesel engine.
Transmission options include a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, and five-speed automatic.
Size and Space Options
Both the two-passenger and four-passenger crew cab are quite roomy with plenty of head and leg room. The Combo has a maximum 1,000 kg payload capacity, making it the largest in its class.
Control Panel and Display
The dashboard is driver-friendly with a fuel gauge, speedometer, and odometer. There are also steering wheel controls for the stereo system and climate control.
The roomy cab on both models comes with adjustable front seats and climate control.
The Combo is available all over Europe, Australia, and New Zealand new or pre-owned. The price is reasonable for its class.
The van comes equipped with a standard anti-theft alarm system and remote keyless entry.
Safety features offered by the car include anti-lock brakes, traction control, three-point seatbelts, central locking, front airbags, and hill start assist.
Interior features that come pre-fitted in the car include plenty of storage, onboard trip computer, adjustable leather-covered steering wheel, power windows and locks, Bluetooth connectivity, stereo with CD player and MP3 compatibility, heated adjustable front seats, and a 12v power outlet.
Exterior features of Opel Combo include power side mirrors, daytime running lights, fog lamps, and large front and rear bumpers.
The car comes fitted with accessories including floor mats, dashboard document holder, rear-roof flap, ladder hooks, folding front passenger seat, cargo nets, protection panels, and splash guards.
The Combo is a quality vehicle, which is built with quality materials and a comfortable interior at a reasonable price.
For a compact van, the Combo is a workhorse with the highest payload capacity in its class.
For a reasonable price you get a lot with the Combo. It also is very fuel efficient, saving you money at the gas pump.
For a compact van, the Opel Combo is probably the best in its class. Nice features, plenty of room in both the two-passenger and four-passenger crew cab, and great fuel efficiency are just some of the features offered by the car. And for a reasonable cost you get the highest payload capacity in the Combo’s class.