1994 Vauxhall Corsa LS 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Rolling death machine
Brakes feel like there is nothing there. The pedal almost goes down as far as the clutch, yet there is no problem with the brake pads or discs.
The steering wheel has so much play in it; it's like driving a car from an American movie.
All the trim pieces inside rattle.
The stalks to control the wing mirrors broke. And the wing mirrors shake like mad when the engine is on idle.
The steering wheel shakes at 30mph, even through it has had the wheels balanced too many times.
The gearbox will not work unless it is warm, and changing gear when it is cold is so hard; you have to almost jump on the gear stick to put it into gear.
The outside temperature gauge has never worked from new.
The spark plugs need replacing regularly, and on the H.T leads the rubber has rotted away.
The suspension is so soft, even though it has new shock and springs, it's like riding a pogo stick.
Trying to stop is scary; you get brake fade from stopping from 30mph.
The seats, well you might as well sit on a piece of wood, it's that bad.
It's so slow from 0-60mph, I think I could push it faster.
Fifth gear has now become 3RD gear, so every time you change up to fifth, you hit 3rd and rev the crap out of it.
Press the horn for the first time in the day; it sounds like an old man farting. Press it again and it sounds like a choir boy.
The car has no rust and no damage, it's not been treated badly, it's just terrible.
Please buy it off me someone, I'm looking for £300 for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th January, 2010