Opel Corsa Reviews from Netherlands

1991 Opel Corsa GL 1.4i

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Monza

Summary:

Cheap to drive, fun to handle...

Faults:

Nothing.

Just a very funny drive. The 1.4i engine is very awake, and accelerates quite well. Reaches 150 km/h without pain, after wards the car starts to shake a bit.

General Comments:

Simple, but reliable.

Good seats for the size and nice performance. Good economy. Dashboard & interior improved quite a lot since model 1990+. 5-gear box gives more 'silence' in the interior.

Rust? A touch of typical 'Opelness'. The well-known places, but not serious at all. Maybe the Corsa is more strong than the Astra and Calibra?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2004

1989 Opel Corsa GSi 1.6 SE

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 SE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired154000 kilometres
Most recent distance175034 kilometres

Summary:

Fast, affordable and reliable

Faults:

Left seat is slightly damaged.

New front-window at 174.000.

Some places are getting a bit rusty.

General Comments:

Very rare car these days, you don't see them a lot in Holland. It has a sporty appearance.

It is a quick and very reliable car. Although it isn't very new anymore it never let me down even not during the winter.

Once I've driven over 200 km/h!

The suspension is very stiff so the handling is great. The special sport seats are very comfortable.

There is just enough space for four grown ups although you cannot make long rides while having passengers in the back.

The trunk is large enough for daily use. On the motorway at 120 km/h it isn't noisy.

I like this car very much and I want drive it as long as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2002

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