1999 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Nippy, but unreliable. Steer clear
Many things have gone wrong with this car, some are as follows:
* Idle air control valve costs £150 to replace.
* Central Deadlocking fails - quoted £200 to repair.
* Manual window winder doesn't fully open - quoted £135 to replace.
* Engine valve goes, repaired for £1000 inc engine re-build! Then 3 weeks later it goes wrong again! Asked for a further £1000 to repair again, plus £350 to replace the 'EMG' valve - this is an on-going repair which I'm arguing should be guaranteed under the original £1000 repair.
It was a very nippy car when bought at new, but having to spend over 1/3 of the purchase price in further repairs within 2 and a half years leaves me feeling very bitter about the experience with this car. Have driven the car very carefully and followed servicing instructions to the 'T', yet dealer has blamed driving style for the number of repairs needed. Unfortunate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th July, 2002