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Phil Hall
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For those on the board who like me started with a Corsa as their first car and have now owned and driven many different makes of car, do you not agree that the build quality of Corsas leaves much room for improvment?

Corsa C owners are excluded here as those wee cars are well screwed together I think. For example take the top mounts of the front strut. 2 x 8 ro 10mm bolts holding the whole thing in, thats crap!! I dont think Toyota have ever made a car with less then 3 x 12mm bolts.

Im not slagging the Corsa B off here, I loved mine and after all its still basically a 1980's design so its bound to not be up to the standard of modern cars with regards to build quality. Although it must be said it is of superior quality to many newer cars ( no digs at Paxo's, honest )

Has anybody else comments on the build quality of their baby? or similar comments about different motors?

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Fear
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I think the build quality on a corsa b is fine considering the money you pay for them, and far far superior to any french car
Paul H
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Corsa C owners are excluded they are the worst trust me

[Edited on 05-02-2004 by chewbaccaman]
Phil Hall
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Paul H
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i wont list everything thats gone wrong but alot.
luca2020
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well i think the build quality of my corsa gsi is fine, nothing wrong

and the corsa was released in 1993
GLSi GUY
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corsa B's are better build quality than saxo's pug 106, fiestas, etc (well in my experiance) dunno about clios, never had one or been in one

[Edited on 05-02-2004 by GLSi GUY]
Scotty_B
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quote:
Originally posted by chewbaccaman
Corsa C owners are excluded they are the worst trust me

[Edited on 05-02-2004 by chewbaccaman]


Your not kidding I'm forever chasing new rattles everyday.
Paul H
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mine spends that much time at vauxhall i think they use it as a courtesay car
Phil Hall
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quote:
Originally posted by chewbaccaman
mine spends that much time at vauxhall i think they use it as a courtesay car


Adam-D
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my car is very well put together
for example
my door trim at least 12 screws 3 clips and then there is the handle which is another 3-4 screws
saxo door trim 2 screws 8 push clips that is it

James R
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quote:
Originally posted by luca2020
well i think the build quality of my corsa gsi is fine, nothing wrong

and the corsa was released in 1993


It's based on a nova floor pan
Phil Hall
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I basically found that my brand new Corsa B in 1999 within 50,000 miles turned into a moneypit, everything deteriorated in no time. OEM parts that you never expect to have to replace were giving up the ghost. Mabey Im just hard on cars but the MR2 which now is a 10yr old car is in perfect nick with 115k on the clock. (touch wood!)



[Edited on 05-02-2004 by Phil Hall]
Phil Hall
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quote:
Originally posted by j1400
quote:
Originally posted by luca2020
well i think the build quality of my corsa gsi is fine, nothing wrong

and the corsa was released in 1993


It's based on a nova floor pan


Thats what I meant, the engineering behind the car is that of a Nova basically.
Adam-D
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5th Feb 04 at 23:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive had a
fiat-fell apart
mondeo-well screwed together
corsa-still fine
bmw-cant comment yet
2 sierras-they were ok
brand new peugout so far radio has packed up speakers are on there way out 1 of the doors rattle ???? and its a thud kinda rattle not sommit small speaker covers fall randomly and the seats move
Greasemonkey
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corsa B's must be well built if they can handle 200BHP+ with no strenthenin (spelling), my GSI is fine, clios are shocking, they are so plastic, thinks dont fall off the snap and break lol
Davido
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punto = shocking was in one only slightly bumped the car in front, front was bollocked
Scotty_B
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Clios have to be the worst built small cars. Even my old MK1 Punto was better built.
James R
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quote:
Originally posted by Phil Hall
quote:
Originally posted by j1400
quote:
Originally posted by luca2020
well i think the build quality of my corsa gsi is fine, nothing wrong

and the corsa was released in 1993


It's based on a nova floor pan

Thats what I meant, the engineering behind the car is that of a Nova basically.

But some how they manged to make it slower and not handle as well.
J4MIE P
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quote:
Originally posted by chewbaccaman
i wont list everything thats gone wrong but alot.


I cant belive every1 complians about the biuld quality of the C.
In my experience the BQ has been excellent.

Mines 3 yrs old now and doesnt have any rattles or bits of trimm falling off.

Guess they spent more time on the earlier cars
FlamingCorsa
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i think they are pretty well built and reliable, had my sri(93) now for 20months now and done bout 20k+miles and all i have had 2 do is service the engine and thats all! best car i have had 2 date! never lets me down:-) iaz
Phil Hall
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Were all Corsa B's made in Spain / Portugal?
mr.hankey
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quote:
Originally posted by Phil Hall
Were all Corsa B's made in Spain / Portugal?



Found this:

http://globaledge.msu.edu/KnowledgeRoom/FeaturedInsights/0027.pdf

(First made in Zaragoza, Spain)
CorsaJunkie
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As Cheeky said, their quality is good for what you pay for.

When I took my corsa for general service, I saw a woman talking to a guy about her corsa a 1.4 8v. She said she s had it for 11 years, she ordered it months before it was released, and until now she's had no mechanical problems with it. She loves her corsa. She said she also bought a bmw 316 after the corsa and she keeps havin problems with it.
I saw her engine and everythin and (externally) they were mint, good as new
LukeGSi
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quote:
Originally posted by Greasemonkey
corsa B's must be well built if they can handle 200BHP+ with no strenthenin (spelling), my GSI is fine, clios are shocking, they are so plastic, thinks dont fall off the snap and break lol




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