25th Nov 2004, 15:25
I had an Focus ST170 before and that little 1.8 will murder it for 0-60 already and that is still running it in!!!
I've had 2 previous Corsa's, 1.4 and 1.6 Sports. There was not much difference in performance between those two engines, but this 1.8 is quite a big step up.
Go on matey... Go 1.8!!!
28th Nov 2004, 12:52
Hi I'm just about to get a 93 SRi. Looks good hope it drives as well. I just need something to get me around and I fell in love with as soon as I saw it, used to have a Pug, any comments appreciated.
15th Jan 2005, 00:38
Hi just picked up a 54 plate 1.4 SRI for my wife, in the past we have had some pretty fast cars, and personally I think the 1.4 is a good choice in this day and age.
The performance aint shattering, but good enough for the pair of us to have some fun on the back roads.
6th Mar 2005, 15:27
I'm getting a 6month old 1.8 corsa SRI and I'm so excited!!! I can't wait, I currently have a 96 corsa 1.merit, can't wait to feel the change!
27th May 2005, 15:50
I have a 05 plate 1.4 SRi in black with Climate control, rain sensor, and airbags. Its the best car I have ever had - its smooth, comfortable and quick for a 1.4. I'm so impressed. Whoever is thinking of getting one - Get one!!!
16th Dec 2005, 09:31
Ive just recently bought a 2001 1.8sri. This is a great car, I previously had a 2.0 calibra, so was already used to the speed, but with it being such a small car as well it feels more like driving a go kart. I use it travelling to and from work daily, this has become a pleasure with the added feature of cruise control. These cars are great I would seriously recommend buying one.
28th Apr 2006, 07:00
The 1.8 SRi is not a hot hatch it's a warm hatch at most, As for 0-60 in under 8 seconds, not likely, VTS is better value for money sharper, better handling and quicker, but corsa SRi is a good introduction, could have done with being a bit more powerful, but you can't have it all.
18th Jun 2006, 10:41
Yeah, but lets face it the Saxo VTS is ugly and is definently a Chav choice of car. You say the SRI is a "warm hatch" yet it has more BHP than the VTS.
I got the 1.8 SRI model and its great. It stands out well from all the Saxo cars out there, and lets face everyone knows someone who owns a VTR/VTS, don't they.
22nd Jun 2006, 17:22
Hi, I have a Corsa C SRI 1.8, and take my word for it this car is great. Its 0-60mph time of 8 seconds seems crazy and you can keep up to bigger engine sizes because of the lightwait body of the car. If you are thinking of getting a SRI get the 1.8 rather than the 1.4 as I have driven both and there is a massive difference in performance, plus you only live once you might aswell get a car that will scare you.
4th Jul 2006, 16:16
I've had a Corsa 1.8 SRi for about a year now, and I never get bored of driving it! It has no problems with keeping up with the big boys, and I rarely get beat at the lights.
Fun car to drive, though I did scare myself with the power for the first week of driving it!
Shame the Corsa VXR is on the way, so it won't be the fastest Corsa out there anymore, might have to upgrade to it! ;)
29th Sep 2006, 11:11
I have owned a 1.8 SRi since 2004, on the whole the car has been reliable and never let me down except the steering rack needed replacing (under warranty). Performance wise they are OK too, you really do need to rev it hard though - and they are really noisy at high revs.
Getting a Clio 182 very soon ...
20th Jan 2007, 10:08
I used to have a Corsa 1.8 SRi, the car on the whole was OK, performance not bad (but not stunning) main complaint was the crappy traction control that was not switchable and the fact the car understeered terribly in the wet.
Sold it on the Autotrader and I am now the proud owner of a 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX which believe me is in a totally different league...
23rd Feb 2007, 12:11
Mr ADP, your Corsa would never destroy an VTS!!!
I drive a 106 GTi and have played with these SRI's around the quality b-roads I have near me and they always end up behind me!!
The VTS and the 106 GTi are great cars that make the Corsa look average over a set of challenging b-roads and it a straight line drag there really is'nt anything in it!
If you want a quality driver's car go for the VTS or the 106 GTi as they are the best value NOT the SRI I'm afraid!
25th Feb 2007, 13:54
Mr VTS, The 1.8i corsa does more MPG than your 1.6 VTS and 106 GTi, is cheaper to insure, has ten times better interior (a nova has as good as interior as a saxo or 106), is a much better looking car, and is as rare as a 22b impreza, which makes it a head turner, unlike a VTS saxo which is as common as a cavalier! A VTS saxo or 106 GTi is no head turner by any means! I have drove both the corsa and a vts saxo, and the saxo is that stiff and uncomfortable that it would give you a sore head. And don't come back saying that a stiff ride is better because I have owned a pulsar GTi-R which has performance beyond belief, but was also extremely stiff and in all honesty, due to the ride, I would certainly rather have the SRi corsa as an everyday car. And even though the corsa might not be as low or as stiff as the VTS, take an SRi for a spin quickly around a sharp corner till you see how well it handles! (It handles beautifully!) The corsa can be both a comfortable cruiser, and an aggressive, impressive little performance car too, with performance very similar to the VTS, but with all the advantages added. So the conclusion is that A VTS might outrun an SRi around a bendy B-road, but an SRi is 10-times the car overall!
6th Apr 2007, 09:48
I used to own the 1.8 SRi. I personally got 26mpg (overall)
The car is geared towards an impressive 0 to 60 time, but try racing a slower to 60 but more powerful car when rolling e. g Celica (140 bhp) and believe me, you will be embarrassed.
BTW you cannot remap an SRi to anything near 150BHP unless you are prepared to spend a HELL of a lot of money on mods.
I think the car struggles with traction from launch with the power it already has anyway, it was very very bad in the wet. The non switchable traction control certainly does not help matters either.
VX should have sorted the traction control and dropped the 2.2 litre Ecotec in there - then IMO it would have been a half decent hot hatch.