Ideal first car, but is not appropriate for high mileage
My head gasket blew at around 56000 miles.
Car uses a lot of oil, needs topping up after around 300 miles. Apparently this is common for this engine. Ongoing problems with this.
Had problems with the engine management light, this was due to various faults in sensors, the mass air flow sensor has to be changed at a great cost and a temperature sensor.
The car went well for the first year that I had it, but the last 6 months, I have had one problem after another.
I would buy another Corsa, but not this size engine.
Handles well on motorways.
Very light steering, even though it doesn't have power steering!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2005