Opel Frontera 1998

This generation of Opel Frontera has been produced from October, 1998 to December, 2004. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. 1998 Opel Frontera comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Opel is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 2.2 to 3.2 litres and power of from 136 to 205 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.2 litres and power of from 115 to 120 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (5 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Opel Frontera 1998 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 11.1 to 14.3 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 8.5 to 9.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Opel Frontera 1998 petrol engine version is Opel Frontera Wagon 2.2-16V, consuming 11.1 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Opel Frontera 1998 diesel - Opel Frontera 2.2 DTI for 100 kilometers consumes 8.5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Opel Frontera real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average the same for petrol engines and the same for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Opel Frontera modification.

Opel Frontera 1998 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 265 to 344 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 235 to 257 grams per kilometer. From Opel Frontera with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Opel Frontera Wagon 2.2-16V which produces an average of 265 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Opel Frontera diesels least CO2 distributes Opel Frontera Wagon 2.2 DTi-16V - 235 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.6 seconds has Opel Frontera Wagon MV6 3.2-24V version, conversely the tardiest one is Opel Frontera Wagon 2.2 DTi-16V reaching this speed only in 15.8 seconds. The maximum top speed is 187 km/h for the 3.2 petrol 6-cylinder 205 hp version (Opel Frontera Wagon MV6 3.2-24V).

Lenght of Opel Frontera is 466 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Opel Frontera is about 2 cm longer than Toyota Land Cruiser, but 5 cm shorter than Land Rover Range Rover. Opel Frontera gross weight is from 2300 to 2600 kg (depending on modification), which is about 14 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Opel is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2600 €. According to user reviews, average Opel Frontera repair costs are 20 € per year. Users calculated Opel Frontera 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2600 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Opel Frontera for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Opel Frontera prices and costs.

Opel Frontera modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Opel Frontera 1998 Wagon 2.2-16V 4x4 Oct 1998 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.2 Petrol 136 HP 11.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Frontera 2000 Wagon 2.2-16V 4x4 Sep 2000 — Dec 2004

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.2 Petrol 136 HP 11.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Frontera 1998 Wagon 2.2 DTi-16V 4x4

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.2 Diesel 115 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Frontera 1998 Wagon 2.2 DTi-16V 4x4 Oct 1998 — Sep 2002 2.2 Diesel 115 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Frontera 2001 2.2 DTI 4x4 Jan 2001 — Dec 2003

Most powerfull diesel version (120 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.2 Diesel 120 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Frontera 1998 Wagon MV6 3.2-24V 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (205 HP)

3.2 Petrol 205 HP 13.2 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Frontera 1998 Wagon MV6 3.2-24V 4x4

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds

3.2 Petrol 205 HP 14.3 l/100km Automatic (4)

Opel Frontera safety

During safety testing Opel Frontera has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Opel Frontera is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Opel Frontera got one star.

Opel Frontera prices

Opel Frontera 1998 - 2004 crossover price in Latvia is from 1300 € to 3700 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Opel Frontera price is below average - Opel Frontera is approximately for 37 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 1998 - 2004 prices). The reason of Opel Frontera low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Opel Frontera 2004 price 2500 € 3100 € 3700 €
Opel Frontera 2003 price 2000 € 2500 € 3000 €
Opel Frontera 2002 price 2000 € 2700 € 3200 €
Opel Frontera 2001 price 2200 € 2700 € 3300 €
Opel Frontera 2000 price 1500 € 2300 € 3000 €
Opel Frontera 1998 price 1300 € 2100 € 2900 €

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Opel Frontera reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Opel Frontera reliability is below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2009 defects were detected in an average of 18.7 percent of Opel Frontera of this generation (on average 8 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 16.2%.

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Opel Frontera 1998 features (options)

Percentage of Opel Frontera with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
79%
Roof bars (railings)
68%
Metallic paint
63%
Adjustable steering wheel
60%
Leather upholstery
29%
Heated seats
20%
Sunroof
12%

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Opel Frontera reviews

Total 5 Opel Frontera owner reviews

Opel Frontera 2004 Diesel 2.2 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:200`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8
   male, age 48
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