Tough, reliable little city car
Water pump died shortly after buying it, cooking the engine.. Known fault.. Engine survived with no problems!!
Rear wheel bearings replaced after failing MOT. Passed next time round.
Rear silencer rusted through.
Rear left brake light panel failure, caused battery to discharge. Apparently known problem. Fixed by bending tabs holding brake bulb in place for better connection..
Heavy on the front suspension. Cured by fitting stronger shocks and springs..
Radio speakers died after playing AC/DC a little too loud!!! Car doesn't like rock music, apparently!!
I bought this Corsa in 2006 for peanuts, and apart from the faults above, it's been utterly reliable. I service the car myself when it's due to be done, perhaps leading to the reliability??
Starts first time, every time. Even when covered in ice.
Steering is a little heavy without the power-steering, but my arms now look like Popeye's anyway!!!
It's a chuckable little thing that takes my friends and our stuff to work and on trips and back without complaint, though the skinny standard tyres don't do much for the grip levels, though it makes for entertaining driving!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st March, 2010