26th Jun 2004, 09:22

I believe the slowest 1.2 Corsa is 74bhp, which reaches 60 in 15 seconds max, and is capable of 102mph. Maybe the one you have tested wasn't switched on?

7th Mar 2005, 07:20

I have a 1.2 Corsa. you have an AX? we can see why you are out test driving other cars to be honest.

25th Oct 2005, 15:13

Can anyone tell me where I can find my paint code for corsa 1.4 16v sport?please help!!

21st Dec 2005, 20:12

I have owned a 1.2 corsa for the past year and the performance is terrible 0 - 60 is 18 seconds just look on parkers. And it does indeed handle like a bus.

12th Jan 2006, 15:14

Those guides may say 0-60 in 18 seconds, but I believe its more like 14, and as for top speed mines seen well over 105. Its nippy enough when needed to be and as for handling, well this is my first car so I don't really have an opinion on it. Its very reliable and keeps its value. An AX GT is very tempting though.

16th Jan 2006, 18:12

Just bought a 1.4 corsa for my 1st car, it seems to take about 10 minutes to get from 0 - 60, never mind 18 seconds! so I can't imagine giving it beans in a 1.2! Good on the motorway though - does well over a 100 smoothly.

5th Jul 2006, 06:15

Well my Vauxhall Corsa runs very well for a 10 year old car. Everything is perfect for me. Positive all round, for a 1.2 consuming. This is my first car - there are better cars out there, but these Corsas are the true car.

24th Aug 2006, 20:40

I actually have proof that my 1.1 corsa will reach 0-60 in 15.1 and that is on a slightly greasy road...!!!

Ps. I'm a racing driver So doubt it would get there any faster than I was pushing it.

The Stig.

20th Sep 2006, 17:49

Corsa 1.2 does has a lot of potential, not seen when its Standard Factory issue settings and parts are installed.


1. Lubricate air mixer valve and flap under Air Filter, inside box

2. Purchase a K&N Air filter or Induction Kit.

Not recommended however, cos it leads to higher fuel consumption,..

3. Obtain and install a ceramic chip into vehicles ECU.

All three tasks are relatively easy to do, and you'll manage 0-60 in 12s.


21st Mar 2007, 13:35

I have a four-door Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 and I can get from 0 - 60 in 14.2 seconds and I have no mods at all. The max speed I have done in it has been 112 mph on the motorway.

It may not be the fastest car, but the way you drive helps. xx.

1st Apr 2007, 06:30

I have a friend who's just passed his test a few weeks ago apparently, has a Corsa 0.9 litre engine and says he's managed over a 100. Is it possible and if anyone has any websites where I can get proof that it isn't possible, please feel free to help.

1st Apr 2007, 10:54

Yes it is possible, my mum had a Nissan Micra 1990 a few years ago, 980cc, it reached 100 MPH with 3 people, but it was slightly downhill!

26th Nov 2008, 00:48

Hi. anyone know the original tire size for a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 1996 LS model car. I just put 175 80 r13. And I think the fuel consumption is too much. Thanks.