2003 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 4 of 8

2003 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.7 DTi from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.7 DTi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

Great Sporty Diesel

Faults:

Nothing!!

General Comments:

This car is a great little performer from Vauxhall. Do not be put off by the turf burner under the bonnet, it pulls right through the revs. Although for me it seems a little underpowered, I intend on getting a remap of the ecu to take this sporty little car to 100bhp.

The interior is very well laid out and the silver trim adds a sporty touch.

The sporty bucket seats that come as standard are very comfortable and securing.

I would recommend this car to anyone.

Can easily do 55mpg+

And it eats Saxos, and Fiestas for breakfast!!

Beware boy racers!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2005

12th Nov 2005, 03:40

Hmm...

I suppose it depends on the Saxo and the Fiesta?

Anything more than a 1.4 in either of those cars and I'm afraid the Corsa's not keeping up, lol.

What's the insurance like on one of those though? I'll be needing to get a car for my wife when she passes her test soon and she'd like a small diesel hatch.

2003 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18544 miles
Most recent distance19544 miles

Summary:

Sound, small car that is sure to delight all ages

Faults:

There is a squeak that seems to come from the front right brake, but it seems to come and go. But is not noticeable when you have the window shut. But gets louder when it is wet.

General Comments:

Handles like it's on rails.

The cabin is very roomy and is extremely comfortable.

It is quite quick off the mark, and as I am only 17, the insurance is reasonable too, considering it has alloy wheels, CD player, side skirts, spoiler etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2005

2003 Vauxhall Corsa SXI 1.2i from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.2i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance42500 miles
Previous carFiat Cinquecento

Summary:

Vauxhall...Congratulations!

Faults:

Nowt!

General Comments:

Well, it`s a long story!...

Basically, I previously owned a Cinquecento Sporting, and managed to crash the it twice! The little bugger managed to get itself repaired on both occasions, which was really annoying!

The second time that I crashed it, it took two months to fix! Therefore, I was given a 54 reg Corsa SXI (5- door). This is when my quest for a Corsa begun!

I knew right away that this is the car which I wanted to buy! I knew that I wanted the same model, in black, but I wanted a 3-door instead! At the moment, 3-door, Corsa SXI`s in black are like rocking horse poo!

I eventually found the perfect Corsa, on a 03 plate!

What can I say!?...I LOVE this car! It`s fast, looks sporty... and is pretty much damn sexy!

My model came with:

* Alloys

* CD Player

* Twin Airbags

* Front Fogs

* Steering wheel mounted radio/ Cd controls

* Silver/ Aluminum gear knob, door handles and dash

* Air Con with recirculation

* And much, much more!

The car drives really well! The car is that quiet when I`m sitting at traffic lights, I sometimes need to turn the radio down, just to see if the cars still running!

The car is really nippy! It has great power in 5th gear! It has no problem handling around town, on country roads and performs brilliantly on the motorway!

Fuel consumption is brilliant! With both urban and motorway driving, I can get around 130 miles from a tenner!

The interior is really comfortable! My Corsa is a 3-door and I can fit 3 of my mates in there, no problem!

Don`t even think about buying one of these cars...just, buy one...NOW!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2005

31st Jan 2006, 06:36

No anyone that wants a 52 plate corsa sxi registered in 2003 and its black and 3 doors.

2003 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

Fun and slightly psychotic

Faults:

Driver's door trim clip loose

So far everything is working fine.

Purchased from an independent dealer, so had a second service with a Vauxhall dealer to make sure the car was OK - no defects found.

General Comments:

I have always owned Vauxhalls.

My last car was a Carlton estate which I ran for ten years until it died at 125,000 miles.

The Corsa is more fun than I expected

It is also a far more grown-up car than I expected.

I'm no boy racer - but this is a seriously quick car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 23 reviews