2004 Vauxhall Corsa SXI 1.2 Twinport from UK and Ireland


A great wee car, you won't be disappointed


The drivers door leaked through the top, but an extra door seal sorted that.

Front passengers side wheel arch cover blew off when I drove through a large puddle.

The radio & clock display bulbs went, but fixed under warranty.

The air conditioning has a stale smell?

General Comments:

What better could you buy new for this money? (£8000), well not a lot! it looks great, goes well, quite roomy for such a small car.

After a few cosmetic problems when new it has always started first time every time and is such a joy to drive!

It handles very well on the back roads, it can keep up, if not beat the larger cars on the motorway and squeeze into small spaces in the city. It is a great all rounder.

When you walk around the SXI it stands out from the rest thanks to the big alloy wheels, sporty headlamps and fog lamps, the side skirts, tinted rear lights and the spoiler. I got mine in ultra blue which stands out a bit more than black and not so easily scratched.

In the car the SXI trim continues with alloy gear nob and handbrake, silver center cosole and handles, white dials and sporty front seats (which are very comfortable).

Bad Points- The fabric is easily marked especially the fabric door inserts. There is a loud thud when it hits a bump, the sills need covers to stop them getting scratched with people getting in and out and the unpainted plastic fades quickly.

Good Points- it's a very comfortable car, I recommend spending a bit extra and get a front armrest and air con is a must. the clutch and steering is so light, it has a great wee gearbox which is quick and slick, the follow me home headlights were they stay on for 30seconds, decent boot, plenty of cubby holes and its fun to drive.

If I was getting another I would get a 1.4 twinport with leather seats and a cd player with the built in phone, but after saying that I'm very pleased with the one I have!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2005

16th Dec 2006, 13:27

Did vauxhall correct the problem of leaky doors, under the warranty? I have same problem.

2004 Vauxhall Corsa SRi 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Absolute stonking car... Go and buy one people


None... yet!!

General Comments:

Only got 100 miles and still running it in, but still seems to go really well.

Seems really well put together with no rattles or creaks.

Had optional CDC40 digital radio and sounds great. Bit fiddly to use at first, but great once you got hang of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2004

17th Nov 2004, 17:27

I'm just wondering whether to go for the Corsa 1.4 SRi or the 1.8 SRi, as the price difference isn't all that much? However, I am mindful that the 1.4 does about 10 more miles to the gallon around town (or about £1500 saving a year), but only has 90bhp versus 125bhp. Can anyone comment about how both drive - did anyone get the chance to compare? From past experience, I feel that the 1.4 might be nippy enough as a daily driver because Vauxhall engines always seem quite pokey for their size (versus, say, Ford). BTW, I intend to have a second, much more powerful sports car for use at the weekends. All advice appreciated. Cheers.

2004 Vauxhall Corsa Active 1.0 from UK and Ireland


A well built supermini - it's not surprising that they are selling well


The car has been faultless since I took delivery in February 2004.

General Comments:

For a 1000cc car it is very responsive if you keep the revs up. Performance is good if you are not loaded up.

The fuel economy is good, I don't drive to get a good mpg, but it is doing around 45mpg. A careful driver should easily top 50mpg.

The Active model has all the toys - air con, anti lock brakes, CD player, electric mirrors, central locking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2004

30th Jun 2005, 03:08

Very fair review, my feelings match yours, nice car!