Opel Corsa Reviews from South Africa - Page 3 of 3

2003 Opel Corsa Comfort 1.4

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carNA NA

Summary:

Good on Fuel consumption and no rattles like the previous model

Faults:

When I purchased the car it was not very resposnive, but the dealer upgraded the Software on the car.

The central locking gave a few problems was in at least 4 times before problem got fixed.

General Comments:

Very good on fuel consumption.

I would like to see that Opel fixes their central locking system because that is the only problem I have ever-ytime I send it for a service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2005

2002 Opel Corsa Lite 1.4 i

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres

Summary:

The most fun to drive car in the world

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car and it is performing as well as it did from day one.

The car received a gentle bump at a traffic light and sustained a lot more damage than I would have expected it to.

General Comments:

The car performs extremely well for it's class beating almost all of its rivals from traffic light to traffic light.

It tends to lack grip when taking sharp corners, but it is not difficult to stay in control of the car at all times. This is probably because of its thin wheels.

Breaking is decant, as can be expected with thin wheels and no ABS.

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car as of yet (48000km) although I am a bit of a conservative driver and I make sure that the car is regularly serviced.

The car looks good, sounds fine and has a quality interior with no rattling.

I would recommend a new corsa lite to anyone who is on a tight budget and wants a fun little car that will not give him hassles any time soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2005

11th Jan 2006, 08:47

My Corsa Lite 2002 was good in the beginning, but seems to be giving me some trouble now with the steering - it also has just done 48000 km - Daniel South Africa.

19th Jul 2010, 11:36

Grip has to do with tires and wheel-alignment, nothing more.

I am actually thinking of buying one of these models, I've just got rid of my old 93' Sport C14NZ. A really nice car by the way, really love Corsas.

I would never buy any other make than Opel/Vauxhall.

Michael from Denmark Scandinavia.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 8 reviews