Opel Corsa Review from Norway

1993 Opel Corsa B Swing 3 door 1.4

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance107000 kilometres


Reliable, cheap to fix, long lasting, characterless to drive


In the last 21 years, these are all the repairs, in addition to regular service items.

3 times timing belts replaced.

2 times fan belts replaced.

1 time radiator cap replaced.

2 times back exhaust replaced.

1 time calipers replaced.

1 time plug cables and coil cable replaced.

1 time hand brake wire replaced.

1 time rotor replaced.

1 time thermostat replaced.

1 time lambda sensor replaced.

1 time heating element in one front seat replaced.

General Comments:

I have owned Corsa B 1993 1.4 Swing for the last 21 years. The car is pretty economical, and very reliable.

Notice that nothing needed to be done about the rust, shocks, suspension, wheel bearings, radiator, dynamo, steering, other electrical stuff etc.

There is some rust underneath the doors, but not on the chassis, and the parts checked at EU Control/MOT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2013

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review