1999 Vauxhall Corsa LX 1.2 from UK and Ireland
The Corsa is not a car I would choose again
The rear brakes ceased and needed de-scraping (or something like that).
The brake servo failed and had to be replaced (this was apparently such an unusual fault that the dealer had to get the part from Vauxhall and it was at no cost to my company).
There was a problem with the central locking and the car locked all the doors shut with my baby grand-daughter and keys on the inside. We blamed my daughter at the time but 1-2 days later it failed altogeather on the drivers side apparently due to the mountings failing. Fortunately with no-one inside on that occasion.
- Rear Wiper blade ripped itself to shreds.
- Stone chip couldn't be repaired and windscreen replaced (probably can't blame Vauxhall for that).
- Metallic paint work not wearing as well as my micra which is four years older.
- I've also recently noticed the rubber seals around the windows are slipping and will need to be put right.
Luckily my company pick up the tab for repairs and replacement cars otherwise I would really be sore!
However - the Corsa is a nice motorway drive with the 1.2 giving just that little extra power to make driving comfortable. I also like the height adjustable seat, and sun roof and central locking. Less nice is the ache in my leg on long journeys because the pedals are too close together.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th June, 2001