Opel Corsa Reviews from Portugal

2008 Opel Corsa D CDTI 90hp 1.3 turbo diesel

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance48230 kilometres

Summary:

Despite the car stopping working twice in the last 8 months, I like it a lot

Faults:

I bought my Corsa used, it was 4 years old, had done 40k kilometers, and looked great. I didn't get a great deal, it was a bit expensive for what it was, but I was happy with the car, it had a good configuration, nice seats, and was a beautiful car.

Around 2 months ago it stopped starting. The car had electric problems; don't know what exactly.

Earlier today, the turbo broke, and the engine revved up to 6000 RPM, so I turned off the engine instantly, and even after the combustion was still occurred (the engine didn't fully stop). After a bit, I started the car again, and it sounded a bit odd, and the power steering warning was showing in the dashboard, which meant that the power steering wasn't working.

General Comments:

I really like my car. I think that I'm just having really bad luck with this car, and I have a good feeling. I think this is a great little car, ideal for young drivers. It's easy to drive, and is secure, etc, etc.

Some things could be improved; the front pillars are too thick, which reduces your visibility, and the back window is a bit small; you don't have that much visibility at the back.

I really like this car, and so far, what I'm really disappointed about is its reliability, and fuel consumption (not so economical in my view).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th February, 2013

18th Feb 2013, 18:37

It sounds like you had diesel engine runaway; where the blown turbo seals result in the engine running uncontrollably on its own engine oil. This is why it revved to the maximum and wouldn't turn off with the key. I've seen clips of this on YouTube and it looks quite scary. I drive a Focus TDCi and I can't imagine what it would be like if mine did that. The over-revving could be what blew up your power steering pump too.

2008 Opel Corsa Enjoy 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres

Summary:

Uninspiring to drive, a bit bland, not that ecological, but very safe

Faults:

Broken intercooler.

Blown bulbs.

General Comments:

A nice improvement over Corsa C, but not impressive. It's bigger and spacious, the ride is better and sharper, but still not as comfortable as it should be.

The seats, as usual on a Opel/Vauxhall, aren't ergonomic enough. The same goes for the driving position.

The cabin is well built, but the materials could be much better, although the Corsa is just a cheap mass production car.

Visibility is awful.

Engine performance is sluggish and sometimes embarrassing. Fuel consumption and emissions are just average (note that this is the first Ecoflex generation; the last one is much better).

Safety is very good; it has very good Euro NCAP classification.

Reliability could be better, but at least parts are cheaper than on other superminis.

Not exciting at all. Hopefully Opel has done much better on the Insignia and on the new Astra, so maybe they will make an impressive Corsa in 2014.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th February, 2012

1999 Opel Corsa Sport 1.5TD

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5TD Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance340000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Starlet

Summary:

Great car, great looks and top reliability!

Faults:

Minor faults during this period:

- Driver's seat broken

- Horn buttons at steering wheel are worn

- Leaking heater matrix @ 230.000km

- Starter motor @ 280.000km.

General Comments:

Excellent product. Reliable, solid and bullet proof, the Corsa B, when equipped with an Isuzu power plant becomes a truly strong work horse. It provides brisk acceleration, regarding its 1500cc; it runs smoothly and it's so MPG friendly: usually 5.5liters per 100km under heavy traffic; 4.8l on open road. I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2009

1992 Opel Corsa Swing 1.2s

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2s Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres

Faults:

Head gasket blown once, on a hot summer journey.

Just normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

I never thought anything could be this reliable!

This car is used by 5 persons, for everything that's necessary, either it's a drive to the supermarket or a 1000km weekend, without ever complaining.

We often thought of trading it, then thinking: why?

I recommend it as an all-rounder to everyone.

It could be a little bit more comfortable and better equipped, but not much of a problem.

Fuel consuption is outstanding, achieving 5l/100km on the motorway!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th July, 2006

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 11 reviews