2008 Opel Corsa D CDTI 90hp 1.3 turbo diesel from Portugal
Despite the car stopping working twice in the last 8 months, I like it a lot
I bought my Corsa used, it was 4 years old, had done 40k kilometers, and looked great. I didn't get a great deal, it was a bit expensive for what it was, but I was happy with the car, it had a good configuration, nice seats, and was a beautiful car.
Around 2 months ago it stopped starting. The car had electric problems; don't know what exactly.
Earlier today, the turbo broke, and the engine revved up to 6000 RPM, so I turned off the engine instantly, and even after the combustion was still occurred (the engine didn't fully stop). After a bit, I started the car again, and it sounded a bit odd, and the power steering warning was showing in the dashboard, which meant that the power steering wasn't working.
I really like my car. I think that I'm just having really bad luck with this car, and I have a good feeling. I think this is a great little car, ideal for young drivers. It's easy to drive, and is secure, etc, etc.
Some things could be improved; the front pillars are too thick, which reduces your visibility, and the back window is a bit small; you don't have that much visibility at the back.
I really like this car, and so far, what I'm really disappointed about is its reliability, and fuel consumption (not so economical in my view).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th February, 2013
18th Feb 2013, 18:37
It sounds like you had diesel engine runaway; where the blown turbo seals result in the engine running uncontrollably on its own engine oil. This is why it revved to the maximum and wouldn't turn off with the key. I've seen clips of this on YouTube and it looks quite scary. I drive a Focus TDCi and I can't imagine what it would be like if mine did that. The over-revving could be what blew up your power steering pump too.