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Tedney
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12th Jan 10 at 23:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm looking for a new car as mine goes to a new home on Saturday. I'm looking for another Vauxhall and have been looking at c20xe versions. I would love another Corsa b and I would like to know what c20xe Corsa's are like to live with everyday. Your thoughts please guys. Thank you.
Eck
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12th Jan 10 at 23:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As long as the conversion is done right and the engine isn't a dug, they are quite nice to live with daily actually. Don't need a lot of effort to get it going, and if you don't have a ridiculous exhaust, they aren't loud at motorway speeds. They WILL go wrong from time to time, but normally it's just a sensor that needs replaced. Quite good on fuel if you're taking it easy too! I can get 40mpg on a run when cruising. But that goes down dramatically when you give it sport
Richardhhha
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13th Jan 10 at 01:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good on fuel on motorway journeys, my old gsi did the 200 mile home trip and didn't use half a tank, if you get one with solid mounts its a little tedious when going slow in 2nd (well mine was it used to lurch a lot) will be as reliable as your right foot allows, cracking cars i really miss my old one..
davieslim
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13th Jan 10 at 01:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

great everyday cars, can nip to the shops and then race home on the motorway and return better fuel consumption then the 1400 and 1600 corsa
jo1945
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what davieslim said. I wouldn't want anything else now.
Archie
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Superb. Mine was solid mounted, i had to kick the hole out mine everywhere, hence i decided to sell it before i got points, bought it with a fucked box, changed it, i was always paranoid by the slightest noise thinking it could be something wrong but nothing ever went wrong.

Regret selling mine, would own another, might convert my 1.2 actually.
davieslim
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13th Jan 10 at 02:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do it mate and ill sell you an engine
Archie
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It wont be until i'm working again, struggling the now
GregGsi
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13th Jan 10 at 12:48   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i love haveing xe corsa


BHP vaux
danbear
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13th Jan 10 at 12:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Make sure you keep an eye on bottom ball joints. I had one snap at 'motorway' speeds
Corsa_Sport21
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13th Jan 10 at 13:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine was superb as a daily.

Only thing id reccomend is get a decent suspension setup on it.Thats what pissed me off really.
Koni adjustables with -40mm springs wasnt the best tbh.
Archie
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13th Jan 10 at 13:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine wasnt to great either, if i'd kept it suspension would have been the only thing i would have changed
Corsa_Sport21
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13th Jan 10 at 13:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When mine was 1st converted i was on standard shocks with lowering springs and the weight of an XE.Had to hold on tight.lol.
Soon got the Koni's and it was much better,but still no where near as comfy as id want it.
fir3vip3r
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13th Jan 10 at 13:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i had a 20xe nova

regret selling it everyday, i want to build another one, but am trying to talk myself into having a sensible as i have a motorbike for fun

and day to day it was wicked, could get good mpg, it was RAPID, never broke on me, few dodgy wiring incidents (from previous owners) was the only fault

[Edited on 13-01-2010 by fir3vip3r]
xecorsa
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13th Jan 10 at 13:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have a c20xe corsa for sale as need bigger car for baby
Lee Wilson
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13th Jan 10 at 14:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pretty good day to day cars. Don't expect comfort though. Their as reliable as the car the engine came out of I'd say if the conversion is done properly. Pretty good on fuel. Fairly quick too.
chrex
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13th Jan 10 at 21:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea they are as reliable and as easy as a sport...and if you look after it, you will get a nice return. Even my R1 carb'd one was spot on as a daily. Started every morning and ran great.

Maintainance is the key....and make sure that the one you get has been done properly.

 
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