2000 Vauxhall Corsa GLS Van 1.7 diesel from UK and Ireland
Reliable, no-frills, cheap to own motor
Sump corroded, so replaced.
I own the car-derived van version of the Corsa. I find the engine (the same as in a previous Cavalier I owned, minus the turbo charger) to be excellent and very good on fuel. It is quite high mileage, but I do regular basic servicing myself, and the car always fires up on the first turn of the key.
The combination of a small, simple, lightweight vehicle combined with a very durable Isuzu engine delivers a satisfying ownership experience.
The handling is not brilliant on twisty roads, but the steering feels better in this than a petrol Corsa I have driven. The lack of rear seats and trim can make road noise quite intrusive on motorways.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th July, 2010