1st May 2007, 13:01

"For £200, you can get the ecu remapped to bring the cars power up to 141bhp."

Please provide the link...?

27th May 2007, 13:13

Hello I'm getting my corsa 1.8 sri in two weeks, reading the comments on here have put a smile on my face, can someone put a link up for the remapping,

2nd Sep 2007, 14:58

I bought a 1.8 corsa 2yrs ago and have found it very good. I get on average 280 miles to a tank, but have to say I have a lot of fun driving in wales. great for a roads,a little out of its depth on the motorway. have 17 inch wheels and don't suffer with traction problems. a value for money car.

28th Sep 2007, 10:47

Hey I own a Corsa 1.8 SRi 52 plate. I love it and have raced many bigger engined cars and watched the shock on the drivers face when you overtake them.. Also raced tuned VTS... still couldn't get past me. In my opinion the Corsa SRi is an overall good car.

30th Sep 2007, 09:54

I used to have the SRi 1.8, I used to think it was really quick until I tried to race an Impreza off the line at the traffic light grand prix and was literally left standing..

Corsa SRi's are not a bad little car at all, well built and pretty nippy for only 126BHP, as has been mentioned a bit out of it's depth on the motorway.

Sold it last year and it was quite sad to see it go.

My new car is a 2003 Impreza WRX remapped to 280BHP, sports cat, full 3" stainless exhaust. VERY fast...

Must admit, the Corsa was a little better on petrol though.. :-)

29th Oct 2007, 23:42

I own a 1.8 myself and it's not a bad car, but it isn't the best on the road.

If you think you can keep up with a Civic and beat a Saxo VTS you ain't got not chance LOL.

Maximum tuned you can get is about 200bhp naturally aspired, and it is then on a par with a Clio and Civic, but it still doesn't handle.

You need:

Anti roll bar-front and rear

Strut brace


Decent wheels

16th Dec 2007, 09:58

I own a 1.8 SRI corsa and I have to admit it's a fast car. Many drivers have been put to shame with their expensive cars and always want to pick on corsa. This little beast comes out on top and there is no doubt about that. You have to drive one to appreciate it. It returns good MPG and has excellent road handling even in the rain. All round you cannot get a better small hot hatch. It does not stop pulling in any gear. I out-accelerated many cars. The best thing? You don't expect to be left behind by a corsa.

17th Dec 2007, 04:38

Saxo VTS's are great off the lights, they'll keep with the 1.8 corsa, but once at higher speeds the extra torque of the 1.8 will leave the smaller 1.6 behind.

2nd Jan 2008, 05:55

After reading the comments here I can honestly say the SRI 1.8 can smoke the hell out of a VTR, VTS and have walked over the ugly pug 1.6 GTI, this is a powerfull car with masses of potential, I own a 54 plate SRI 1.8 and was gob smaked at the sheer acceleration of this beast. its all about the skills of the driver to avoid spinning, but I would highly recommend it.

2nd Jan 2008, 11:48

I can't believe anyone could seriously suggest the Corsa to be in the same league as the 106 GTI, never mind better.

Performance figures apart, there is no contest. The Pug would annihilate the Vauxhall on track or on any twisty road you care to name.

The 106 GTI was voted 3rd best handling car in the world by Clarkson, Richard Burns (RIP) and Tim Harvey. But hey, what would a touring car driver and rally champion know?

2nd Jan 2008, 13:41

Well that's up to you if you think the 106 is better, but to say the SRI isn't in the same league is silly, the 106 may handle better, but they are both small hot hatches with the SRI having more power and will out-drag the 106. And yes I love a good drag race.

3rd Jan 2008, 10:02

A drag race would sort it out mate, the SRI would pull away easy while the PUG 1.6 pulls over due to it falling apart... then maybe a little smoke from the bonnet too, as well as a nice big repair bill just for owning one of these wrecks, they fall to bloody bits. and on the other hand... need I mention how reliable the corsa is?... no...that's because they give very few problems...anyway beat it, this part is for corsa SRIs .... we dont like bean can cars

3rd Jan 2008, 14:20

Meet me on the 272 whenever you like and be prepared to be educated.

7th Jan 2008, 23:10

The Corsa is only slower because it was built to survive a crash. Ncap rating 4 as opposed to ncap rating 2 for a Saxo.

At least I can crash with confidence knowing I am likely to survive in it.

Had it not been decked out with safety features, I am sure it would blow away pug GTis and VTSs with ease.

But this is what I like about my Corsa, it was designed to be safer than some of its rivals, and that is more important than a 0-60 sprint IMO.

13th Jan 2008, 03:06

Who in their right mind would swap their GTi/VTS for a Corsa? I know I wouldn't!

It's a bit unfair comparing the 106/Saxo to the SRi, as both were made at different times, and as we all know, when the SRi came out, the 106/Saxo were coming to an end in their respective production.

So should a 97 plated 106 GTi be safer than an 2005 Corsa?

You do the math!

10th Apr 2008, 06:46

I agree with the persons replying that the two cars were produced at completely different times. How can it be fair to compare two cars, one with a 1.8 engine against a 1.6 engine whose aesthetics were based on a car derived around the 1997 time scale, when the SRI wasn't even in the design stages.

To be fair, the 106 GTI / Saxo VTS was probably the best in its class around this time to about 2000 ish, and could still give the SRI 1.8 a run for its money, especially if it's a 2002 model, looked after example and tuned like mine! I admit it's very fast for what it is, I'm not going to say it'll beat a SRI, but Corsa writers out there should stop comparing it unfairly to your cars.

4th Oct 2008, 11:50

Like most people have said they are great cars I get about 300mile out of a tank on my 1.8 sri. but be care full in the wet as they will just snap and you will lose it.

16th Oct 2008, 06:30

I am just days away from owning my first VX Corsa, and I am going straight in with the 04 plate 1.8 SRi. Having just spent the past hour reading all the comments, I can't wait to get on the road.

I love the fact the car looks so stylish, and as standard can portray a sporty look without looking over the top and chavy.

I would agree with the comments about the Saxo VTR/VTS; you expect see a young 19 year old lad with a cap on sideways staring out from the window.

I like the SRi; I can't wait to put it to the test. Believe me, I will be looking for a VTS at the lights :-)

I almost brought a VTS, but after seeing the 1.8 SRi, all my thought of any type of Citroen went straight out.

I'll let you know what I think on Tuesday.

Watch out chavs, I am coming to the lights near you. LOL.