1984 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol


Built for people who just wanted to pour gas in and drive


Considering the OHC engine, almost nothing went wrong, even though the car was already 14 years old when I got it.

The downside to Opel Cadettes and Corsas built in that time is the rust eating the chassis badly. I had to get it heavily repaired, but then, that's what you get with a car that old.

The clutch broke just in front of my house, luckily, repaired it for 20€.

The front wheel got blocked, but it was again due to irregular services.

General Comments:

All in all, it was just what I was hoping to get - a car which is cheap to run, easy to fix, and reliable. I cannot imagine a car which would malfunction more rarely.

A great car for city driving, low consumption, easy to find parking space...Surprisingly, enough room in the back seats and in the trunk.

It has served me well for full 6 years, before finally falling apart just like Muttley's car...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2008

2007 Opel Corsa 1.2


Great little car


Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Great little car.

A bit underpowered with the 1.2L.

Brakes are very sensitive; at low speed, you can brake on a dime.

Seats are comfortable.

At night the high beams are extremely bright, one of the best I've seen.

Handles the road very well.

Happy so far...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2007

1st Aug 2007, 09:48

Me again, I forgot to add that the radio is a bit hard to figure out (lots of buttons) and the wiper control arm is also bit hard to figure out.

2nd Sep 2007, 10:38

Thanks for the info mate...I'm thinking of getting a corsa sport for myself as my first car... went to see it in the opel showroom the other day.. the build quality is great... love it! :D..I'm from Malta by the way :P.

17th Dec 2007, 08:06

I have had the car for over a year now and I think its great. Handles great in the rain and for the terrain we have here in Egypt, its been great!