Written on: 09/02/2009 by THE Liam (4 reviews written)
Nice Gearchange And Clutch
I'll start by pointing out the main plus point of the Vauxhall Corsa: The fuel consumption is excellent, I can do Leeds-Scarborough and back on less than 15 quid, which is amazing, also the standard fit speakers are good (with a good quality head unit, not the standard Vauxhall one) and the clutch is nice and light. Also, it was cheap at 500 quid with a full MOT and 88K on the clock for an S-reg, and except for a handbrake cable and a clutch, which cost little to fix as i repaired them myself, it has been faultlessly reliable.
Problems are, I've owned it for 6 months due to not being able to afford to run a Vauxhall Frontera Sport 2.0 anymore, and the rest of it is terrible in my opinion! Performance is non existent (0-60 in 20 or so seconds), the noise (engine, banging shocks, whining gearbox, rattling trim) is abysmal, the handling is awful(no grip, miles of understeer due to heavy isuzu diesel engine, wheelspin in the wet, pulls right under power), and im getting tired of bits of dashboard falling off on mine!
I wouldnt recommend one, i'd have to say a Polo or a 106 would have been a much better buy.