Vauxhall Corsa Review from Spain

1996 Vauxhall Corsa Combo Van 1.7D

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.7D Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles


Ugly, but useful


Van-doors lock broken.

Stereo broken.

Ignition lock broke.

Pre-heating system broke.

General Comments:

Good work horse, reasonable on diesel.

Engine is agricultural, clattering away in front of you. Give it some revs and it sounds like a canal boat about to go critical.

Despite based on the shopping cart Corsa, it's actually fairly roomy for a van.

Good load space.

Ugly as sin with fat sides like a guppy, but that just makes it all the more useful.

Good in a crash. Mine is currently a write-off on the drive, crashed head on into a tree after losing control in the wet, not a scratch on me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2007

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review