2002 Opel Corsa Reviews

2002 Opel Corsa Comfort 1.4 from South Africa

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance229000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Monza

Summary:

Reliable and cheaper maintenance

Faults:

Petrol pump top cracked and cylinder head damaged at 205000km, problem indeed..

General Comments:

Good on gas, head gaskets pop frequently, steering wheel wears quickly.

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

Review Date: 10th November, 2009

2002 Opel Corsa GLS 1.4 petrol from India

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carTATA Indica

Summary:

My everlasting Crush

Faults:

My exhaust pipe had to be replaced at 55000Km.

Fuel consumption not good.

General Comments:

A really good car. The best driving pleasure a car can give. Spares are slightly expensive, but hardy requires for any replacement.

A very steady and road hugging drive.

Lots of power and pep.

A must buy, but a pity that its discontinued in India.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2007

2002 Opel Corsa Lite 1.4 i from South Africa

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres

Summary:

The most fun to drive car in the world

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car and it is performing as well as it did from day one.

The car received a gentle bump at a traffic light and sustained a lot more damage than I would have expected it to.

General Comments:

The car performs extremely well for it's class beating almost all of its rivals from traffic light to traffic light.

It tends to lack grip when taking sharp corners, but it is not difficult to stay in control of the car at all times. This is probably because of its thin wheels.

Breaking is decant, as can be expected with thin wheels and no ABS.

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the car as of yet (48000km) although I am a bit of a conservative driver and I make sure that the car is regularly serviced.

The car looks good, sounds fine and has a quality interior with no rattling.

I would recommend a new corsa lite to anyone who is on a tight budget and wants a fun little car that will not give him hassles any time soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2005

11th Jan 2006, 08:47

My Corsa Lite 2002 was good in the beginning, but seems to be giving me some trouble now with the steering - it also has just done 48000 km - Daniel South Africa.

19th Jul 2010, 11:36

Grip has to do with tires and wheel-alignment, nothing more.

I am actually thinking of buying one of these models, I've just got rid of my old 93' Sport C14NZ. A really nice car by the way, really love Corsas.

I would never buy any other make than Opel/Vauxhall.

Michael from Denmark Scandinavia.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 3 reviews