2000 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews

2000 Vauxhall Corsa GLS Van 1.7 diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.7 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

Reliable, no-frills, cheap to own motor

Faults:

Alternator.

Radiator.

Water pump.

Catalytic converter.

Sump corroded, so replaced.

General Comments:

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

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Expression 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles

Summary:

Ideal 1st car, reasonable fuel economy, fairly nippy for a 1.0

Faults:

Front coil spring broken (£105).

Track rod end loose (£55).

Exhaust blown and heavily corroded (£165).

Worn tyres (£160).

Faulty MAF sensor (£35).

Oil, air & fuel filter change (£35).

General Comments:

This car is fairly nippy for a 1.0 engine, very good fuel economy, an ideal 1st car.

The cabin is fairly comfortable, but gets a bit uncomfortable after 2-3 hours.

The paintwork scratches easily, but it's not really worth repairing since the car is now over 8 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2008

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Sport 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

Fast, Practical and Lovable

Faults:

The car seems to blow lights often, both interior and exterior.

Drivers' seat a little wobbly, I have yet to have it fixed.

Power steering squeaks, but I've heard other cars doing that.

General Comments:

The acceleration is good up until about 70 mph where it diminishes, the car will then steadily reach 118 mph.

I really like the cabin, the car feels pretty civilised inside.

Not the greatest motorway cruiser, especially with the big stupid exhaust I had fitted (now removed) but it is a warm hatch therefore doesn't have to be good at cruising.

With the seats folded down its pretty roomy. I've been using it to carry amps/guitars/people around for two years and its done very well.

In general I've loved the car, its' served all my needs, be it to carry lots of stuff, nip around town or embarrass smug 2.0 litre saloon owners off the lights who think its 'just' a Corsa.

If your 20, buy one.

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

Review Date: 30th August, 2007

2000 Vauxhall Corsa comfort 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carCitroen Xantia

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

After owning the car for 3 months the gear linkage broke costing me £117.00.

Oil overflow part keep snapping at the front of the engine leaving the car to drain very quickly.

Warning lines keep flashing even though there is nothing wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Overall a very reliable car that handles quite well.

Inside the car is looks quite dull and is all plastic.

Seating is pretty comfy and for a small car once you put the back seats downyou will be suprised how much room there is, once got a fridge freezer in the car and still could close the boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2006

2000 Vauxhall Corsa GLS 1.0 12V from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.0 12V Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles

Summary:

Good all round first timer

Faults:

Needed a new Cat and Exhaust System.

Needed a new Clutch.

Needed stronger ABS C. V Joints.

Needed a Idle Control Valve.

General Comments:

Good vehicle for newly passed drivers.

Economical, insurance and tax.

Engine sounds like a vacuum cleaner after 4000RPM.

Nice interior.

Handling's not too bad for a car without rear anti roll bar.

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

Review Date: 1st August, 2005

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles

Summary:

Alright as a starter car, but shop around first

Faults:

Broken wing mirror on delivery.

Timer modules for both indicators had to be replaced.

Cracked windscreen due to the carelessness of the dealer when replacing the timer modules.

General Comments:

Slow - very slow.

Cabin was very plasticy.

Uncomfortable seats.

Next to no upgrade options.

Horrible handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2004

2000 Vauxhall Corsa GLS 1.0 12v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 12v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Reliability, excellent fuel consumption and group 1 insurance - you can't beat this!

Faults:

This car is supremely reliable, with nothing of major consequence going wrong.

The only fault I have experienced is with the heater bulb for the rear heated windscreen which failed at 31,000 miles.

General Comments:

Having had a terrible S-registration Fiesta Finesse previously, I have been very grateful to the little Corsa for its reliability and comfort.

Having the 1.0 12v 3-cylinder engine means that this is no pocket rocket, but it keeps up well with the traffic and has good torque in the 50-70mph range where it matters. It cruises very quietly beyond 70mph and, at motorway speeds, maintains a smooth and comfortable ride.

In fact, I use this car for mainly motorway driving (80 miles on the M6 every day) and never feel tired when I get to work.

I have been very pleased with the cars' reliability, particularly given the mileage I do. It just keeps on going without complaint, and all it requires is routine servicing which I have done according to the manufacturer's schedule at my local Vauxhall dealer.

Talking of dealers, this was the most pleasant purchasing experience I have ever had with a car. It was a bargain price (£4,700), with a Vauxhall backed warranty and free roadside recovery, and the Network Q dealer has provided excellent customer care. A visit to a different Vauxhall dealer on one occasion, however, did suggest that I have been very lucky with my own local franchise!

The GLS specification is definitely worth seeking out - this car has electric windows, central deadlocks, electric Power Assissted Steering, heated and electrically adjusted mirrors, a good Blaupunkt RDS radio cassette, and height seat adjustment on the driver's seat. There is also a driver's airbag, and three rear head rests.

My example is white - a colour which suits the Corsa, particularly with the GLS' colour coded bumpers and door mirrors.

23,000 miles on, I still love the car and plan to keep it for a few years yet. An excellent buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 17 reviews