2000 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 2 of 3

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Sport 1.6i 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6i 16v Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carFord Orion

Summary:

Don't bother

Faults:

Dashboard lights blew.

Faulty CD player.

Faulty exhaust gas re-circulation valve.

Clutch sticking.

Faulty CV boot joint.

Leaking drive-shafts.

Faulty water pump.

Faulty air conditioning unit.

Noisy rear suspension.

General Comments:

I bought a new car as I previously had an old car that was always in need of repair. This car has been worse. I have been to the dealer about 20 times to get the problems fixed & still some have not been repaired. Luckily enough it is covered under warranty.

It is not that quick for a 1.6 16v especially when compared to the Citroen Saxo VTS. Also the car does not handle well - it is very bouncy. The car has good features inside, but I find the colouring very dark and gloomy. I have now sold it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd July, 2002

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.2 ECOTEC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 ECOTEC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired51 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles

Summary:

A fun, but not flawless, drive

Faults:

Engine management light started flashing at around 25,000 miles. Turned out the sensor had broken, and was quickly replaced by Vauxhall, for free under warranty.

General Comments:

The automatic engine is excellent. Totally reliable, haven't had a single problem.

Good motorway performer. Can struggle to get up to 60/70 quickly, but from there on up, it's smooth.

Poor low-end acceleration.

Slightly sloppy handling. Quite a 'bouncy' car, feels uncertain overtaking at high speeds around bends on dual carriageways. Generally bumpy.

Very comfortable for its class. Small cars have a reputation for being uncomfortable, but I've done many six hour journeys in my Corsa, and it feels great.

Air-conditioning is a bit weak.

Fuel economy isn't as great as I'd hoped. I get about 35mpg overall.

Vauxhall are expensive for services etc.. and you need to use them to keep the warranty fully intact.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2002

2000 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A fun, spacious super-mini, very attractively priced

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. The silver Vauxhall has had started on the button every time, and not missed a beat in 16 months of ownership.

General Comments:

This 'old' run out model was an attractive purchase with substantial discounts and free insurance. The subtle body kit is pleasing on the eye, although the alloys are very easy to 'kerb'.

The lack of ventilation (no opening three-quarterlights) on this three door model mean that the back windows steam up on cold days. Small door mirrors are annoying, a problem solved on the new model Corsa, but it is very easy to park.

The engine is willing to rev and is very economical (over 50mpg regularly), that complements the lowered suspension which transforms the standard cars so so handling, although also gives your fillings a hard time.

For an old design the car, the cabin is spacious although the dash shows its age compared with more modern Germanic offerings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2002

25th Sep 2003, 03:20

I own a corsa SXI and I totally agree with these statements. The SXI is a small sporty looking car without the high insurance group, which is good for young drivers. Although the SXI is only a 1.2 the 16 valves give it that little bit of extra poke, and from which produces 65BHP as the old 1.4 8v only produces 60BHP, which is surprisingly good as its in a lower insurance group.

2000 Vauxhall Corsa CDX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles

Summary:

A great drive and it was a fantastic buy

Faults:

No faults to report yet as the car is still fairly new.

General Comments:

My car is a great little car with excellent reliability and running costs.

I have only passed my driving test in the last 12 months so this car is my first car purchased.

The car caught my eye because it has all electrics and leather seating.

It is also an automatic version and it drives really well.

The car is the older shape model and I'm thinking about trading it in for the latest model.

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

Review Date: 29th October, 2001

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles

Summary:

Legendary

Faults:

Finds it difficult up hills.

There is not enough room in the back.

Difficult to get to the rear speakers from modification.

It is difficult to get to the rear light clusters to modify them.

Needs fogs.

General Comments:

The car is quick for a 1.2 16V.

It handles very well.

The interior is nice.

It looks better with a rear spoiler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2001

28th Jul 2001, 14:45

I have a 1.2 16V Club model. Fantastic. Though I have one problem which the dealer cannot rectify. Everytime I switch the heater blower onto the warm/hot setting, the windows steam up. Why? It stalls sometimes as well when it's cold!

1st Aug 2001, 07:43

I had a test drive in a new Corsa and the Vauxhall dealer said it could be a blocked pollen filter, as I steam up in my Astra when blower is on full, after rain.

15th Oct 2001, 16:21

Great little cars - 1.0 12v is incredible on fuel!

I think your heater problem may be down to having it on recirculate, and so you're just re-using damp air. Make sure the lever at the bottom of the heater controls is to the left - may solve the problem (Or I may be stating the obvious)

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