2002 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2002 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

A great car for the money

Faults:

Drivers door seal leaks.

Front windscreen washer jets failed.

Was supposed to have delivery on October 1st, finally got the car on the 3rd and NOT on the delivery truck as promised.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and sporty car for the money.

Cheap to run with great acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003

2002 Vauxhall Corsa Elegance 1.4i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

A good car that is fun to drive and cheap to run

Faults:

Only problem with car was when returning from 2 weeks holiday the engine took 5 minutes to start.

Apart from that it is a very good runner.

General Comments:

Engine is good and pulls away quite well.

Quite fun to drive with good adjustable seating position.

Good spacious interior with nice seats and good climate control.

Electric windows and remote central locking included (something not fitted on VW for same price).

Fuel economy is not bad and running costs are quite low.

Stereo and speakers is pretty poor which is my only real complaint.

Not bad looking, although a little girly :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2003

2002 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2i 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2i 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance1600 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

A very satisfying purchase that I don't regret

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The car has great looks, is comfortable, smooth and it handles like a dream.

However, I have found its fuel consumption in urban driving can be quite high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2003

2002 Vauxhall Corsa Club 1.0 12v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 12v Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles

Summary:

A massive letdown. AVOID!

Faults:

The rear wash wipe stopped working.

General Comments:

This was a hire car replacing my own KA which was in being repaired.

I used to have a Nova and I was expecting a lot from this car. I cann honestly say I was very disappointed with it. The 1.0 12v engine gives a pleasant engine note, but absolutely no power.

No space in the front, I'm 6ft3 and my knees rubbed off the steering wheel.

Good point is the steering is light and also that the fuel consumption is excellent. However, everything else is a letdown.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

2002 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance2367 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

A great looker that does everything well

Faults:

No faults to date.

General Comments:

Car looks fantastic in black and it's excellent value.

Handling is spot on, but the electric power steering takes a few miles to get used to.

The 1.2 16v is a little underpowered, but that's all I would change.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2003

2002 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

A boy racer's first car

Faults:

When I bought my car in June 2002, there were a few problems before I had even drove it of the forecourt.

For a start there was a rip in the passenger seat and the clutch was creaking heavily.

But they had it all fixed within a matter of days.

Although it took away the point of a new car.

General Comments:

All in all the Corsa is a quick car, Considering it has a 1.2 liter engine.

The car makes you feel you are in a sports car, with the bucket style seats to back that up.

Other extras include.

White dials, electric mirrors, cd player which by the way is surrounded in a metal-style finish along with the handbrake and gear knob.

The speakers in the car are well laid out and this provides excellent sound quality and bass. Which might I add was well needed in the old Corsa.

The sxi comes with eps which stands for electric power steering. Its hard to get used to a first, but with practice you will be soon taking corners like there is no tomorrow. As the Chassis is designed with the boy racer at heart. Which I am proud to say I am.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 25 reviews