2003 Opel Corsa C 3 door 1.7 DTi turbo diesel 16v from Turkey


A great German super-mini


Nothing has gone wrong with the car, except a key warning that lights up on the dash once a year, maybe only 3-4 time since I bought the car.

General Comments:

A very good looking car. My car had the 1.7 DTi 16v 75HP diesel engine; very economical and always starts up, no matter how cold the weather is in winter.

The engine is a bit noisy when cold at idle, but I like the diesel sound anyway, so no problem. Pulls like a train after the turbo kicks in 2500 RPM. I like this Corsa and the 1.7 DTi engine so much that I have bought another one of these for my brother.

Fuel consumption is about 5-6 litres when used in town.

I would recommend anyone that is thinking of buying one, to get one.

I've used my car for 100.000km and changed the belts just in case.

By the way, the steering is soft and responsive. The air-con is superb and all the electrics in and out never failed.

A good looking run around, easy to park, buy one!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2014

10th Dec 2015, 21:51

I agree with you. I have a Opel Corsa 1.7 DTI, which functions like a Swiss clock.

It is a very good car for the city, and not only that.

2003 Opel Corsa Excellence 1.2 from Greece


Generally good, but very disappointing gearbox


Have had continuous trouble with the gear box (which my son, who purchased the same car one month after me, also has.) Often unable to engage first gear, especially first thing in the morning.

Indicator lights flash erratically, most times too quickly, sometimes correctly. Seems to depend on the temperature outside. None of the bulbs need changing, but the Opel representative is unable to find and fix the problem permanently.

General Comments:

Apart from the above problems, like the feel of the car, it is just the right size for a town with very narrow streets and few parking places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd October, 2009

19th Jan 2011, 05:55

Hey. It sounds like a bad earth on one of the tail lamps. Turn on the lights and turn on indicators to see if one of the lamps starts to flash unusually. Most times it's the back lamps. If not try replacing the indicator relay.

2003 Opel Corsa Comfort 1.4 from South Africa


Nice little car, I'd buy it again!


When I bought it nothing was wrong, except at 5000km the rear wiper fell loose for which I took it to the dealer and found a screw was loose. After tightening it, I never had a problem again.

At 60000km I had a problem with the radio, the CD player tends to get stuck and does not respond to any commands, I would press "eject" and nothing would happen. Sometimes it would display "track 85" on a CD with 12 tracks. I took it to the dealer for repairs (which I paid for) but it came back with the same problem. It still does it sometimes, but I don't think I want to wait another 3 weeks it takes for it to be repaired.

General Comments:

Since this is my first car and I'm a lady, my priority has been reliability, and so far I have never been disappointed. I have never had an instance when I had to call a breakdown or when it would not start in the morning.

It has good fuel consumption, and servicing is not too expensive.

The central locking is still fine, but the drivers side lock tends to be slower than it used to be when it was new.

I like the space especially at the back, and the automatic locking at 30km/h, and unlocking when the the key is pulled off the ignition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2006

16th Apr 2007, 23:54

I have a Opel Corsa 1.4 Twinport Manual bought in March 2004. Very improved compared with previous model. Great performance, economy. Poor rear visibility, plastic interior, noise heard from the rear couch, front ventilation mouth does not span the entire car width. This car seems to be built with cost cut in mind. Also prefer to use 95 Grade gasoline, seems susceptible to gasoline changes. One major problem : I had an oil leak at 33500 km. I changed a rubber that probably caused the problem and it appeared fixed. Now after 5 months and 5000 km more I have oil leak again. Anyone encountered the same problem?