2004 Opel Corsa 1.2 from Greece


Very dangerous


Gear Selection.

The Easytronic gear selection system after certain revs stalled and the engine died out.

After repairing it the same thing continued to happen only this time even when I reversed, or when the car was doing 100 kilometers per hour.

General Comments:

The car looked nice and comfortable and easy to drive especially with the Easytronic gearbox system. I only chose that system because my other car is automatic and is very comfortable to drive in traffic. The Easytronic system is not working at all properly and it is extremely dangerous to drive at 100 + and suddenly realise that the engine turns off automatically.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th July, 2006

4th Jan 2010, 06:35

2 words for the Opel Corsa - 'Money Pit'.

Bought a 2004 two years ago, and so far switches have gone and had to be replaced, costing around €70 altogether.

It was recalled back to the garage cos something was wrong with the brakes!

The engine went; had to wait 8 months (yes 8!) to find a new workable one (cost €800 for the engine alone). Only had it back 20 days and the gearbox is gone! I am a mother who drives my child around in this, so I am not driving the hell out of it! Can't wait to get rid of it. Any takers??

2004 Opel Corsa Comfort 1.8 from Mexico


*Overall, the car it's perfect for daily use, sweet on highways and very cheap to maintain


The little switch for the motion sensor device on the upper side by the mirror pop out, I fixed.

General Comments:

*The gap needed at high rpm's between first and second shift it's too short.

*Needs steering wheel level adjuster, the stock position it's to high.

*The car came with 14" rims with caps; I will change those to 17"alloys with low profile tires to get better performance.

*The sound system sounds good, but needs more bass, I will install a self amplified tube.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2005

6th Mar 2005, 11:58

Where is the picture of the car you are talking about.

9th Jul 2013, 06:52

I owned an Opel Corsa 1.2 Ecotec petrol with Easytronic gear shift, which I bought in 2005 brand new. In total it's a great car, but the Easytronic gear shift is a mess. The gear shift is mechanical and has an attached part that plays the clutch. This part is composed of electronic package that commands a piston with brake fluid. The program that commands this system is a total failure. After repairing it more than 8 times, I decided to change the whole gear shift to manual mode by adapting it.

Conclusion - Don't spend money on scrap! This kind of car won't be repaired! Choose the manual version and you will love it!