25th Nov 2005, 08:00
I have just got the car remapped to 105bhp and it goes now I tell you!!
1.4's? easy competition!!
The car comes as 75bhp standard so vauxhall can claim cheap insurance for the cars even though the engine is capable of 115bhp easy. For me the car is group 4. Very affordable and does 50mpg+
Its is a very comfortable car to drive and I am extremely happy with my purchase.
4th Feb 2006, 14:34
I have a brand new Corsa, its my little baby and I 100% agree with you. The ride in it is fantastic, grips the road perfectly. I also like the very impressive £800/year insurance (for an 18 year old its perfect) and when I bought mine, managed to get a few extras like 2 airbags instead of the standard 1, air con and mud plaps and mats. go for a corsa, you won't be disappointed. I promise.
9th Feb 2006, 18:26
I have a Corsa 1.3CDTI and find it one of the most effortless cars to drive I've experienced. It's the only car I haven't had to rev hard to get the most out of. The little CDTI may only give out 70bhp, but it has more torque than the 1.8 16V Ecotec petrol, and is quicker to accelerate from 30-50 than then 1.4 16V...something to think about!
19th Mar 2006, 04:50
I too am experiencing problems in selecting 1st gear in my Corsa Sxi 1.7 DTI, it is something of a niggle I've got used to now... i almost jump for joy if it goes in first time!...
I bought mine with around 40,000 miles on a 01 plate, apart from the issues I have with the gears, it is a gem of a car in terms or performance and road handling and build quality when compared to a Clio on a v plate... would I buy a Corsa again...yes!
18th Apr 2006, 14:48
The problem you are having is most likely down to the gear linkage being worn, which is very common on Corsa's. Have that replaced and you will be amazed at the difference it makes!