1984 Opel Corsa Review

1984 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol from Serbia

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance136000 kilometres

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review