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Windscreen replacement of an Opel Monterey at a low price

If you have the compact SUV Opel Monterey in your possession, the windscreen may need to be replaced. An accident, vandalism or other hard impact can cause the windscreen to burst. This damage cannot be repaired, but fortunately you can have your windscreen replacement of the Opel Monterey done through us at a low price. The Opel Monterey has a special history which, like the Opel car brand, is characterised by collaborations with other companies. In this article you can read more about the history of Opel as well as the history of Opel Monterey. In addition, we tell you about the possibilities we offer to replace the windscreen of your Opel Monterey and when and why it is needed.

Opel has been around for more than 150 years

The origins of Opel go back more than 150 years. The young Adam Opel
grew up on the assumption that he would succeed his father as a locksmith. However, when he came into contact with the sewing machine industry in Paris, his life changed. Back in Germany, he started making sewing machines in the barn of a family member. His business talent and technical insight quickly brought the company a good reputation in Germany. After its founding in 1862, it took less than twenty years for Opel to become the market leader in sewing machines.

Meanwhile Adam Opel was married and he had five sons with his wife Sophie. Because of the passion of his sons for cycling, Adam Opel started to take an interest in this too. He saw soon enough business opportunities and brought the first Opel bicycle to the market in 1886. By the time Adam Opel died in 1895, he was not only successful in sewing machines, but also the largest bicycle manufacturer in his home country.

The first steps in the automotive sector

It was only after Adam Opel's death that the production of cars began. The five sons and the founder's widow were given the strings. Thanks to the company's great successes, there was enough budget to bring in experts. Already in 1899, the first Opel cars were made in the home port of Rüsselsheim.

However, it took another ten years before it became a profitable branch of the Opel empire. In 1909 the Opel 4/8 PS,
also called the Doktorwagen, appeared. Although this car was half cheaper than almost all competitors, the Doktorwagen was very reliable. This car laid the foundation for the course that Opel has followed since then in the automotive industry: to sell reliable and decent cars at a fair price.

Acquisition by General Motors

General Motors entered the European market as early as 1911, three years after its creation. This was done by importing cars, including several Chevrolet models. However, GM was unable to gain a foothold in Europe, despite the takeover of the British company Vauxhall in 1925. The American company was impressed by Opel and in 1929 decided to buy it for 80 percent. The remaining 20 percent was purchased in 1931.

Although Opel wasn't doing well during and just after the Second World War, GM managed to bring the car brand back to life. In 1948, the management was again taken over by the Americans. From that year on, the revival of Opel begins. The brand was again very successful and for a long time was one of the decisive players in the global automotive industry.

Collaboration with other car brands

One of the advantages of a large multinational such as General Motors was the diversity of car brands within the group. As a result, many synergy benefits could be achieved. Several models were sold all over the world under many brand and design names. Some of these brands were:

In Europe, Opel cars in particular were sold in large quantities. The relationship between Vauxhall and Opel is also special. Both car brands had belonged to General Motors since the beginning of the 20th century. For a long time, however, they operated almost independently of each other. It wasn't until the Seventies that the two car brands became more and more merged. For models made from the 1980s onwards, it can even be argued that the Vauxhall and Opel cars, except for the brand plate, are identical. Today, both car brands are part of the French PSA Group. In 2017, General Motors sold Opel and Vauxhall for 2.2 million.

The Opel Monterey as a rebadged Isuzu Trooper

Like Opel's other mid-size SUV, the Opel Frontera, the Opel Monterey is a rebadged version of an Isuzu car. For many years General Motors held 49% of the shares in this Japanese company. As a result, many Isuzu trucks and off-road vehicles were sold worldwide under different brand and model names. For example, the Isuzu Trooper was not only sold as the Vauxhall and Opel Monterey, but also in other parts of the world such as the:

  1. Caribe 442
  2. Acura SLX
  3. Chevrolet Trooper
  4. Subaru Bighorn
  5. Daewoo Stallion
  6. SsangYong Korando Family
  7. Honda Horizon
  8. Holden Jackaroo
  9. HSV Jackaroo

Useful to this variety of brands is that the windscreen replacement of an Opel Monterey is also possible with car windows of these cars. As a result, the cost of replacing an Opel Monterey windscreen is often lower than that of more exclusive models.

Although the Opel Monterey has many similarities with the Opel Frontera, the Monterey was not nearly as successful. This is probably due to the fact that the Opel Monterey was more luxurious and therefore more expensive. The fact that these two cars were in direct competition with each other was not a good choice in retrospect. The Opel Monterey was made between 1992 and 1998, but could never really gain a foothold in the Opel segment. The car appeared as a three- and five-door and was available with a powerful 3.2 and 3.5 V6 and a 3.1 or 3.0 TD engine.

Windscreen replacement of an Opel Monterey or Vauxhall Monterey

Replacing an Opel Monterey windscreen may be necessary if, for example, you have had an accident. It is not possible to repair a crack in the windscreen. Therefore, if you have any damage to the windscreen, replacing it is the only way to get back on the road safely. At a brand dealer, a windscreen replacement of the Opel Monterey is an expensive affair. This is because at the first instance only brand dealers are allowed to sell car windows with a brand logo. As a result, they can largely determine the price themselves and make it higher than necessary.

The automotive glass that you can buy through us is specially produced for the after market. This comes from the same factory as the windscreens with a brand logo, but because of the absence of this logo it is considerably cheaper. Free market forces lead to lower prices. Although it is also possible to buy second-hand car windows, this has many disadvantages. For example, there is no guarantee and it is questionable whether the second-hand automotive glass is completely damage-free. Moreover, there is often not much difference in price. This makes it easier to replace the Opel Monterey windscreen with a new after market car window than with a second-hand one. For the price of a new windscreen you do not have to choose a used windscreen:

Windscreen Opel Monterey

€ 139.00

Windscreen moulding Opel Monterey

€ 30.00

Optional fitting on-site

€ 100.00 (NL) - € 130.00 (BE)

Installing the car window yourself or do you outsource it?

It is possible to order only a separate windscreen for your Opel Monterey to place it yourself. In addition, we supply all the associated products, such as rubbers, lists and window kit. However, if you do not have the knowledge to replace your own car window, our FOCWA certified partners are at your disposal. They will replace the Opel Monterey windscreen on location and do so at very attractive rates. So for an inexpensive new windscreen with or without assembly you are at the right place with us!