1993 Opel Corsa GLS 5 door 1.5 turbo diesel
A pleasure to drive
Camshaft oil seal (under guarantee)
Steering joints at 140000km.
Flexible lower part of front bumper kept falling off. I eventually lost it.
Driver's side seat belt anchorage failed - had to use passenger's side.
Misfiring (and smoking) on a light throttle around 50000km. Dealer diagnosed faulty injectors, I solved the problem with a can of injector cleaner fluid. It never happened again.
At 185000km the engine cooling thermostat failed at 100kmh on a motorway - massive overheat and death of the engine.
An excellent little car, but a bit expensive especially with optional sunroof, electric mirrors and rear head restraints.
At 5 years old a new engine from Opel only cost marginally less than the value of the car. Dealer obligingly located a low mileage second hand engine from a wreck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th May, 2002