2004 Vauxhall Corsa Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2004 Vauxhall Corsa SXI 1.3CDTI from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3CDTI Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Lovely turbo diesel engine WILL put fun back into driving!

Faults:

My handbrake-required adjustment at 3500 miles, dealer tightened under warranty, no problems with it since. Car refused to start one night, EMT light on dash confirmed a fault, although the car started instantly when I locked/unlocked car using key fob - Vauxhall checked immobiliser and updated software, no problems since. Other than these minor faults the car has been fantastic.

General Comments:

The Corsa's 1300cc CDTI engine is great when taking off, a sudden blast from the turbo leaves a Dci Clio well behind!

The engine sounds good too; a subtle whistle from the turbo sounds sweet as you nip around town.

I bought the car new and came with Pirelli P6000 tyres, which rarely lose traction! I've driven into corners at silly speeds with minimal roll; this car handles well and enjoys the bends!

I went for the black sapphire metallic which looks awesome when waxed and polished, especially at night with the sporty fog lights on. The main lights look futuristic, modern and expensive too careful on lose gravel! The rear of the car is interesting as all the light fittings are blackened so only visible when they are on, it compliments the black sapphire well.

Inside the Corsa accommodates really well with air con, e/windows, e/mirrors.

At night the white dials fitted to the SXI model light up really well creating a quality feel to the car. The sound system is excellent too and handles bass well. The radio will pick up just about anything and with a RDS clock system as well, so my clock never needs adjustment as I drive through any time zone.

The remote locking is good too and works from a good distance by a double click of the button the cars' indicators flash twice to confirm the car is deadlocked. Overall I am more than happy with the Corsa, just wish they renamed it, as previous models look cheap and nasty! I'd recommend the car to anyone especially the nippy CDTI. I choose the Corsa over a new VW Polo and Ford Fiesta, which aren't even close to the standard of my car's ride, handling and performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2004

8th Dec 2004, 09:23

When you're replacing your Pirelli tyres - go for Bridgestone Potenza RE720 instead. They're considerably better than the P6000. Quieter, much more grip, and don't tramline under braking. The car doesn't bounce about on the road as much either. They're the same price as the Pirellis too.

I've a 1.2 SXi which came with P6000. The car is much more comfortable and handles far better with the Bridgestones.

2004 Vauxhall Corsa SXi 1.4 twinport from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 twinport Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance6 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

The perfect car if you got 8 points on ya licence

Faults:

Nothing to be said, with it being a brand new car.

General Comments:

The Corsa I own, is a 1.4 SXi Twinport, but god knows what Twinport means.

On purchasing it, I was in the dealership, and it's half a second slower than the 1.4 SRi, so there's nothing in it; just higher insurance if you own the SRi.

It's very quick, handles lovely, and looks damn fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2004

5th May 2004, 05:55

Twinport is a variable length intake route, which allows faster air intake at lower revs and then opens up to let more air in at high revs when the engine can draw air faster anyway.

Basically means you get the best of both worlds - the car pulls well from low revs which is an 8v engine feature.

Confused yet?

2004 Vauxhall Corsa SXI TWINPORT 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance200 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

Perfect first, second, third time buy!!

Faults:

To be honest there nothing that has gone wrong with the car because it is a brand new car. One the second day of purchase I had to take it back to the dealership because the brake pedal was sticking nothing major just a 5 minute job to fix it, but apart from that so far so good.

General Comments:

Before a purchased this car a had a corsa sport that was a 1.4 version, but never the less it was ideal for my first car a little bit to fast for such a young. I never expected the new corsa to be anywhere near as fast, but it proved me wrong no way as quick on pull off, but once it started to pick up then the power starts to kick in!Interior is quality with the chrome effect dash and white dials, but I'm told the bask seats have a lot to be desired!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 16 reviews