1998 Opel Corsa 1.0 gasoline
A very honest car
ECU failure - replaced with a second hand one.
Mass air flow failure - bought a new one.
Timing chain rattling bad.
Cheap to buy, cheap to run and maintain. I consider it reliable despite the problems I had with it (e.g. when the ECU went dead, I was able to bring my car home under its own power, even though it had 2 functional pistons and was drinking fuel like a 2 litre engine).
It made me feel very good driving it, I enjoyed every ride with this little car. I find it comfortable, even on long journeys (I'm 1.83m).
Very economical, almost no performance at all, but it manages to put a smile on your face when you rev the engine to 6000 rpm and drive it like a much bigger engine. Still slow (I've got a maximum of 140 km/h or 87 mph), but very fun.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2012