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tuscan03's review of Vauxhall Corsa Sport

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“Recently bought a 1998 Corsa 1.6 16v Sport and I...”

Written on: 28/05/2005 by tuscan03 (2 reviews written)

Good Points
Cheap to insure, Economical (if driven sensibly), Quick.

Bad Points
A bit heavier than the 106's and saxo's, Seems to have a constant thirst for oil.

General Comments
Recently bought a 1998 Corsa 1.6 16v Sport and I absolutely love the thing. They are quick cars; my mate gave up trying to get past me in his

Saxo VTS and that's saying something. I've fitted a Pipercross induction kit and it now sounds awesome! Am thinking of lowering it either 30mm or 40mm but am unsure if arches will start rubbing on new 17"s?

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Samm's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 01/06/2005

If you enjoy the handling and acceleration, don't fit 17s, unless you want all show and no go.

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360986_K3V's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 21/04/2008

from what i remember puttin 16's on and droppin it you should need some minor mods so 17's will defo need moddin

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287936_Theaftermath1987's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 04/05/2007

Hi there mate, just wanted to know what induction kit it was that you added? standard piperX or viper induction kit?

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234800_Azzah06's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 20/03/2006

you can lower the corsa as much as 40mm before the arches will start rubbing the tyres, my mate had a corsa 1.2 on 16's and that was lowered 60 mm.

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Spliff1Star's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 28/02/2006

try contacting www.supernovas.co.uk and they should be able to tell you

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Tuscan03's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 27/02/2006

I think it's somewhere around inlet manifold on my corsa but not too sure. I needed the same thing done to mine, got a mate to do it. Go to www.migweb.co.uk, someones bound to know on there.

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Spliff1Star's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 24/02/2006

comment abot ax was meant foe sum 1 eles

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Khanny1000's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 18/02/2006

ive just purchased a r reg corsa spoort 1.4, i had a corsa with a 20 litre sri 8v engine in before but this seems so sluggish and it kangaroos when warm, ive been told to clean the egr valve does any 1 know were i locate this please

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230405_Corsa Girl's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 17/02/2006

i have never seen so many good looking corsas in my life, fair enough im a girl but i know what car i will be getting

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Spliff1Star's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 14/02/2006

I had loads of problems with the Tigra. 2 grand engine problems sorted through warenty. I then got the car chipped, got kent cams, got full stainless exhaust and manifold powerboast valve uprated plugs leads, flywheel etc. Car was a lot faster, had just under 130bhp. There were two tigra 1.6 16vs in the Vauxhall sport club running 150bhp and they were a lot quicker than mine. The Tigras/Corsas 1.4 1.6 are underpowerd compared to the likes of Honda Civic 1.6 vti with 160bhp or sir 170bhp, but Vauxhalls are still good rifined quick cars. Everyone just drops the 2.0 16v redtop in which it is cheaper to do than tune a 1.4 or 1.6 ecotec but it can be done and 150+bhp can be acheived in a 1.6 ecotec 16v and have seen a 140bhp 1,4 16v. I now own a Corsa Sport 1.416v sport which I wasn't keen on as my Sri 8v seemed a lot faster when I had it. My Corsa Sport has 119bhp and is very quick.
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<br>Are you not concerned about the build quality of the ax? Safety wise it is very light but doesn't seem very strong?? Have you got rear brake disks and have you had any engine probs?
<br>I heard Lotus had smething to do with the tigra. Can't of been the suspension as that is rubbish.

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Tuscan03's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 18/01/2006

Na, no problems yet (touch wood), did you have probs with your tigra then? I needed new cam belt a while ago and had EGR valve cleaned out. I'm going to get a Flowtec inlet manifold from Regal, combined with the chip/remap it should give me up to 20 bhp more. Will do cams after that. According to people on mig-web.com these engines were tweeked by Lotus to a little less than 150bhp but these figures were the same and more than vauxhall's 1.8 and 2.0 units so they stuck a restrictive inlet manifold in the 1.6 engines to bring bhp down, hence the Dbilas Flowtec one going in in a few months...hopefully. That's what i heard anyway.....

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Spliff1Star's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 17/01/2006

Yeah Saxo's are a lot lighter. You have done well to acheive this performance from a 1.6 sport. I had a Tigra a few years ago and was the same ecotec engine. Had ecu remap, viper induction uprated cams full stainless exhaust from manifold and was running over 130bhp threw the wheels and that was fast. I could leave other Corsa's, XR2i's, Nova's and a few more but not the Saxo VTS. The tigra is 200kg heavier than the Corsa Sport 1.6. Top end was higher on the Tigra. I think the Corsa Sports topend on paper is 122mph, Tigra 1.6 127mph, Saxo VTS 127mph but most cars do go slightly over there listed times. Also have you had any problems with the valves sticking????

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Tuscan03's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 16/01/2006

PiperX induction kit, Scorpion Cat back exhaust, Superchip and getting De cat this week. I put standard wheels back on as 17"s were slowing it down too much. We had a standing start race the other day and we stayed right next to each other, I couldn't believe it as his VTS is so much lighter than my Sport! Top end I think he would see me off. Top end of a VTS is 135mph I think.

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Spliff1Star's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 15/01/2006

how much bhp are you running?? a standerd corsa 1.6 sport 0-60 is 8.9sec corsa gsi 8.7sec and saxo vts 7.7 sec so you must have some good engine mods. i know top end the corsa will do about the same even with 105bhp and vts with 120bhp.

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199624_Ryaneagle1St's Response to tuscan03's Review

Written on: 29/06/2005

Hi,this is from shanghai China. I have a corsa,1600cc,8v.but I like this sport-style.i envy you can search and change the engine,but we can't.The behavie is agaist the law, and undergroud the engine's price is high to dead.
<br>well, i'm glad to see corsa still run on the way of different country.

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