2003 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.2 from UK and Ireland
A cheap fully loaded warm hatch
The driver's side rubber window seal was incorrectly fitted from new. Although the dealership sorted it for free under the warranty.
There is a slight rattle somewhere in the dashboard.
The paintwork seems to scratch and mark too easily, even though I try to look after the car.
The other day the car had serious trouble starting up, it just wouldn't fire. Although this hasn't happened since.
The clutch pedal sometimes makes an irritating squeak when pressed down.
Although not the car's fault, the passenger door mirror was damaged by vandals. The dealership charged £120 to repair.
For a 1.2 litre engine car, the performance is excellent. In 2nd and 3rd gear at 4000 rpm, the car flies along nicely!
My car has Irmscher modifications to the bodywork and blue tinted glass. The car also has a chrome Irmscher twin pipe exhaust. It's a real eye catcher.
The interior is very good, far better quality than my Peugeot 106 Quiksilver.
The seats are very comfortable and the driving position is excellent.
The basic SXI package is brilliant, CD, remote locks, power steering, steering wheel mounted stereo controls, leather steering wheel, electic heated door mirrors.
I was surprised how much room there was in the back.
I thought it would be poor on the motorways. I was wrong. In fact, it's great on the motorways.
There's even little hooks in the boot to hang your shopping bags on!
Vauxhall offered 1 years free insurance, which I thought was great on a slightly modified car.
This is not my first Corsa SXI. I would gladly own another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2003
16th Jan 2004, 05:38
I own a Corsa Sxi September 2002 registered.
I have found this car very lovely and smooth to drive.
The fuel consumption I feel is not as good as on previous cars I have owned and my mirror button has fallen off, but is getting repeired by the manufacturer.
All in all though I thoroughly enjoy driving this car.