1998 Vauxhall Corsa Merit 1.0 from UK and Ireland
An excellent choice for a young driver's first car
Second set of front disc brake pads from new seized at 23,000 miles, cleaned and re-assembled, fixed the problem.
Paint peeling off the full length of the near-side wind-screen pillar at 23,500 miles.
Rear silencer cracked at 24,000 miles, no corrosion apparent, appears to be a lack of exhaust bracket supports causing undue strain on the exhaust system.
Oil leaking badly through the oil warning light sensor on the engine block at 35,000 miles, new sensor cured the leak.
Oil leaking from the area behind the fan belt pulley at 33,000 miles, so far I have not managed to find the exact location of the leak.
This car is cheap to run with Group 3 insurance.
Very roomy for a small car.
Good fuel consumption: 50-60 mpg.
Nice driving position with good headroom.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th May, 2001