1999 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1999 Vauxhall Corsa Sport 1.4 16v - 90bhp from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v - 90bhp Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3850 miles
Most recent distance7250 miles
Previous carPeugout 106 XN

Summary:

Insurance friendly GSi alternative

Faults:

Apart from a very annoying buzzing sound, coming from just above the dashboard, nothing - touch wood!

General Comments:

Impressive 90bhp engine, gives 60 in 10.5secs and a top speed of 112mph (these are manufacturers figures, more like 120mph).

My car is totally standard. Handling is not brilliant, body roll on corners and snaking on high speed braking.

Looks are clean and sporty, however it's is a bit cutesy.

No sideskirts, no fogs and three spoke alloys. Not the best looking car on the road!

However equipment levels are very generous - air con, alarm, electric heated mirrors, CD player electric windows, all as standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2001

22nd Feb 2001, 10:23

Quite poor handling.

General build quality is good.

Engine is good.

Poor styling for model - no side skirts, fogs lights and wheels look bad.

Good comfort for the class. Excellent extras - air con, electric/heated mirrors, electic windows, CD player etc

1999 Vauxhall Corsa Club 5 door 1.7 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.7 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

A small car with great performance

Faults:

Power steering drive belt screeches, has been adjusted several times under guarantee, starts screeching within a few weeks of adjustment.

Nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I am reasonably satisfied with the vehicle, good performance, comfort and exceptional road holding.

Just hope some solution can be found to stop the screeching belt problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2000

1999 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance12550 miles
Previous carFord Galaxy

Summary:

A very disappointing small car

Faults:

4 new clutches.

1 clutch cable.

Cat bracket broken - design fault, Vauxhall know about it but won't recall the car.

Very difficult to change gear, another fault Vauxhall know about.

Paint defect on the door and door mirror housing.

General Comments:

I hope the new Corsa is an improvement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th October, 2000

1999 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10

Faults:

Catalytic convertor bracket broken (had to be welded back on).

Vibration at 2,300 rpm.

New seat base.

Very hard to change gears.

General Comments:

In two months the car has been in the garage for two weeks. The car has only done 2500 miles. At the moment the car is with the dealership, they have yet to tell me what is happening.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st July, 1999

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 27 reviews