1993 Opel Corsa B Swing 3 door 1.4 from Norway


Reliable, cheap to fix, long lasting, characterless to drive


In the last 21 years, these are all the repairs, in addition to regular service items.

3 times timing belts replaced.

2 times fan belts replaced.

1 time radiator cap replaced.

2 times back exhaust replaced.

1 time calipers replaced.

1 time plug cables and coil cable replaced.

1 time hand brake wire replaced.

1 time rotor replaced.

1 time thermostat replaced.

1 time lambda sensor replaced.

1 time heating element in one front seat replaced.

General Comments:

I have owned Corsa B 1993 1.4 Swing for the last 21 years. The car is pretty economical, and very reliable.

Notice that nothing needed to be done about the rust, shocks, suspension, wheel bearings, radiator, dynamo, steering, other electrical stuff etc.

There is some rust underneath the doors, but not on the chassis, and the parts checked at EU Control/MOT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2013

1993 Opel Corsa Swing 1.4 from Finland


Great value for small money


Radiator fan switch was leaking. About 10 € part cost.

Radio display is blinking.

No other problems, very easy and reliable small car.

General Comments:

Car is runs great and costs are low. Space in side is great. Back seat is bigger than many mid size cars.

This car is better than what it looks like.

If you fold the back seat this car gives great space for delivering big items.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2005

1993 Opel Corsa GLS 5 door 1.5 turbo diesel from France


A pleasure to drive


Camshaft oil seal (under guarantee)

Steering joints at 140000km.

Flexible lower part of front bumper kept falling off. I eventually lost it.

Driver's side seat belt anchorage failed - had to use passenger's side.

Misfiring (and smoking) on a light throttle around 50000km. Dealer diagnosed faulty injectors, I solved the problem with a can of injector cleaner fluid. It never happened again.

At 185000km the engine cooling thermostat failed at 100kmh on a motorway - massive overheat and death of the engine.

General Comments:

An excellent little car, but a bit expensive especially with optional sunroof, electric mirrors and rear head restraints.

At 5 years old a new engine from Opel only cost marginally less than the value of the car. Dealer obligingly located a low mileage second hand engine from a wreck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2002