2000 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles

Summary:

A disappointing car

Faults:

Has had to go to dealerships service center 4 times to fix a squeaking noise when you pull away and when you switch off. Finally fixed after spending a combined 22 days in their hands.

Also needed new wiper blades after 1 week.

General Comments:

Fairly quick for the engine size although no power going up steep roads.

Design of the car is good.

A lot of engine noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd May, 2001

30th Aug 2001, 15:42

You must have been the unlucky one, these Corsas just seem to keep on rolling, have done 145000 miles in mine, not a problem. It's really cheap to run, although it's neccessary to add electric windows and central locking if you haven't got them.

21st Jan 2002, 08:48

Maybe you were just the lucky one instead.

2000 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

Competitively priced fun car

Faults:

Steering makes a strange knocking noise that the dealer can not pin point?

General Comments:

After a good experience with the classic Nova, I decided I needed more comfort and power. I am glad to say I wasn't let down. The car is fun to sling about, but becomes sluggish when loaded. It however lacks any real grunt - that was disappointing, but stops remarkably well. A replacement stereo system is a must, the tinny speakers drive you insane.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2001

2000 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2i 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2i 16v Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

I should have gotten a Fiesta Zetec S

Faults:

Gearbox blew after owning the car for three months.

General Comments:

I would not recommend this car.

There is no kick through any gears.

Handling is only as would be expected with the standard small tyres.

Gloomy interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2001

4th Apr 2001, 07:27

Well, you should have bought the 1.8 SRi, still with free insurance, 126BHP, traction control, ESP, ABS, alarm, better stereo - integral 4 disc changer in the dash, 15 inch wheels and bigger tyres, disc brakes all round, and 0-60 in 7.9 seconds and 131mph.

24th May 2001, 07:05

A 1.8 SRI may have more power than a Zetec S but is still nowhere near as good. The Zetec S feels just as quick and handles better, and its cheaper, both on insurance and to buy.

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Comfort 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

A very well built and fun to drive car

Faults:

Absolutly nothing.

General Comments:

A brilliant little car. The 1.0i litre engine is great, very responsive accompanied by great handling from the variable strength power steering.

Very cheap to run and the remote central locking is a nice touch. Everyone should have one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2001

1st Mar 2001, 09:00

I have got a Corsa Comfort 1.0i too, I wouldn't say it's quick at all, sounds like a V6 on full throttle though.

2000 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0 12v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 12v Manual
Performance marks 2 / 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)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa 1.2 Merit (94)

Summary:

The benefits of a diesel without driving a taxi

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This car thinks it's a diesel: after only 2,500 miles I'm already getting 55mpg. The performance isn't great, but I don't need to accelerate up to 60 all that often, or drive at 100mph, so in most situations it's quick enough. It's a lot nippier than the old 1.2 Corsa, and the handling is much improved.

There's a slight growl from the engine, but at idling revs it's a low rumble and the whole car judders slightly, which is a bit unnerving until you get used to it (although again it's no worse than a diesel).

The spec is a bit mean - I'd need a GLS to get electric windows on the 1.0, but this was a pre-registered model for £6,000 so I can't complain much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2000

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