Opel Corsa Reviews from Finland

2007 Opel Corsa Sport 1.4

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance4500 kilometres
Previous carOpel Tigra

Summary:

Finally Opel makes quality cars

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

The car is the sport model with 1.4 petrol engine. The sport means it has 16" alloy wheels, sportier seats and some other little details.

Sport also means the gearing is a bit shorter than in the other Corsa versions but the engine is still the same. That equals in faster acceleration but in the motorways the engine revs higher which leads to a bit higher consumption. And about the acceleration it really isn't that fast to be honest but enough if only the driver on board and you rev the engine high.

Where the sport word is most justified is the way it takes the corners. You can push it really hard and it takes the bends with a slight oversteer if you have able hands. The suspension still isn't too hard on bumpy surface but if you like confort over a bit of sportiness you should go for some other Corsa model. Steering is on the fast side and some may find it too light.

Interior is really nice altough typically plasticy like many new cars these days. Seats are firm and give good support. You can travel longer distances too without too much pain. Overall the interior has much better quality than what Opel used to have.

All in all the newest Corsa is much better car than the old one in every aspect. It's still a small car but if you don't need the extra space the Corsa is a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2008

1993 Opel Corsa Swing 1.4

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

Great value for small money

Faults:

Radiator fan switch was leaking. About 10 € part cost.

Radio display is blinking.

No other problems, very easy and reliable small car.

General Comments:

Car is runs great and costs are low. Space in side is great. Back seat is bigger than many mid size cars.

This car is better than what it looks like.

If you fold the back seat this car gives great space for delivering big items.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2005

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews