1992 Opel Corsa Reviews

1992 Opel Corsa Swing 1.4 i petrol from Jordan

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 i petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17251 kilometres
Most recent distance21554 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz W123

Summary:

Economic, Reliable and Funny

Faults:

Just when I purchased it, I changed the TPS - throttle position sensor, and the oxygen sensor.

General Comments:

Funny.

You can park it any where because it's size.

Enough space inside.

You can depend on it and it won't let you down.

Comparison with my Ex-Mercedes W123, it's very economic and cheap spare parts.

I wish to buy the new 2007 Corsa, but it's so expensive :(

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2006

1992 Opel Corsa Swing 1.2s from Portugal

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2s Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance320000 kilometres

Faults:

Head gasket blown once, on a hot summer journey.

Just normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

I never thought anything could be this reliable!

This car is used by 5 persons, for everything that's necessary, either it's a drive to the supermarket or a 1000km weekend, without ever complaining.

We often thought of trading it, then thinking: why?

I recommend it as an all-rounder to everyone.

It could be a little bit more comfortable and better equipped, but not much of a problem.

Fuel consuption is outstanding, achieving 5l/100km on the motorway!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th July, 2006

1992 Opel Corsa 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles

Summary:

Rock solid reliable

Faults:

I had to replace the hazard light switch a couple of times. It was very fragile.

I had to replace the horn a couple of times too. Usually after heavy rain, if I was forced to drive through 1 foot of water. The horn was vulnerable to water.

The car eventually blew up.

A small fuel line leak sprayed a fine stream of fuel under the bonnet. At 10 years old the rubber hoses had perished/lost their elasticity. I re-tightened the hose, then a week later the fuel line obviously snapped/fell out. A loud bang and a slow fire destroyed everything under the bonnet after that! So check/replace the rubber hoses on old models. Apart from "that", it was rock solid reliable!

General Comments:

The steering wheel is an inch or two off centre from the drivers seat. So your back gets a little stiff on long journeys.

The 1.2l engine was reasonable for the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th July, 2004

1992 Opel Corsa Swing 1.2 from Hungary

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 309

Summary:

Ideal car for the city

Faults:

Two month after I bought it, the !original! battery died. It was over 8 years old, I think it is not bad.

The exhaust, died next year.

The shock-absorbers had to be replaced in that year too. But this is due to the horrible roads in Budapest.

The heater had to be replaced too. There was a small leakage in it. The heater was very cheap, so they said, it is easier to replace it, then to repair it.

The gearbox died after 180000km

I think that's all.

General Comments:

It is for sure, you cannot say this to my car: "This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails." It is slow, and it does not like to fast curves. It is pretty quick till 65km/h, but after that, you cannot expect acceleration from this car. My top speed was about 170km/h, but that was quite frightening. But I can drive 130-140km/h continuously, of course you have to calculate so that my speedometer cheats about 10%, and it is very loud at that speed. As I said it is pretty quick till 65km/h, but it has a small problem, the tires spin very easily. But probably this is due to the tyres.

It is a pretty reliable car. I drove it 3 times to Germany, without any problem. It has a very good mileage if it is used on the highway. But in the city, especially in winter the fuel consumption is bad. Sometimes over 8L/100km.

The seats are not so comfortable, my previous Peugeot had better ones.

The brakes are pretty good, but you have to treat it very hard.

I had several small crashes with this car, and it was very cheap to repair it. A small crash costs with a new wing or with a new bumper + with paintwork only as much as 2 visit at the tank station. The same damage with another car would cost 5times as much. But the reason for that is most likely, is that it is an old car. But to have a bigger crash with this car is not very healthy I think.

And there are only 2 rusts on the car.

I almost forgot, the dasboard is made of soft plastic, so you can not hear any noise, only the normal noises. Which you can not tell about the most small cars. Even from the new ones. And the switches are just placed right.

Ps: Normally you can not take speakers in the doors, and normal speakers do not fit in the original place, so I had to cut a place for it in the door.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2003

1992 Opel Corsa Joy 1.4i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.4i petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing, doesn't have any real problems.

General Comments:

This is the same model as the UK Vauxhall Nova.

It's a good car at a good price. It runs very well 195 kph, 103bhp(not original) I love it !!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews