1993 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1993 Vauxhall Corsa GSi 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova GTE

Summary:

High performance car that looks good

Faults:

Excessive oil consumption with the 1.6 engine. No problems with the 2.0.

General Comments:

Extremely quick. Brakes a bit soft, needs modifying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2001

1993 Vauxhall Corsa SRi 1.4 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.4 8v petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

B pillars on car started to crack, common problem on early Corsa's. Fixed free by Vauxhall dealer under six year body warranty, took three days to carry out the work.

Slight leak in the boot, fault found; rear bumper top screw letting water in. Leaks now fixed and been dry since.

Discs and pads just been replaced (87K).

General Comments:

Only had car for four months, covered 4,000 mls, performance OK, but feels a bit slow compared to my old car, Pug 205 GTi. Group 6 insurance cheap though. Replaced standard wheels, fitted 15" six spoke Astra alloys with 195 tyres, big improvement in grip levels and ride quality.

Car has covered 87,000 mls with FSH, still feels tight and fit. Close ratio gearbox makes engine a bit 'revvy' at motorway speeds. Very easy to drive around town though.

Good cheap nippy car, looks best in black.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 1999

6th Jul 2001, 14:30

I agree totally. the car is quite revvy at times.

10th Aug 2002, 06:48

I totally agree with all your comments, I own a nova 1.2l and I then drove a Corsa 1.4 sri down to Devon, the revs are pathetically high at high speeds hitting 5000rpm at 90mph, and you can't hear.

Id rather have the nova, with a quiet gearbox at least, performance not that good although top end aint bad, which again is due to high revs where maximum power is.

7th Jan 2004, 04:25

I agree with the comments I've had a corsa for a year now and I found it a bit revvy at times although it is a good car to own, it was my first car and I think its ideal for anyone who is looking for a cheap little run-about that is quite safe. It's ideal for us girls too, as its small and compact and can be quick off the park and beat all the lads at the traffic lights, no offense!!!

1993 Vauxhall Corsa GSi 1.4 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Headlight adjuster is broken.

General Comments:

Well wicked! It's fast and really gets some attention on Saturday night.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1993 Vauxhall Corsa LS 1.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.5 turbo diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Very good small car that is cheap to run and quite quick when turbo comes on.

Very quiet fror small diesel car and much better than my previous car - a 1993 Rover Metro 1.4 Diesel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 1998

1993 Vauxhall Corsa LS 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

New Battery required 1997.

Heated rear window indicator bulb Feb 1998.

And that's all!

General Comments:

This car was bought, 6 month old second hand, from a dealer in Tyneside. The car was previously owned by BSM (driving school) and had done 10,000 miles. It came with a 2 year Vauxhall warranty, including clutch replacement.

It's now 4.5 years old with 32,000 miles on the clock and has been the most reliable and enjoyable small car we've owned for many years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 1998

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 16 reviews