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Anty
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12th Jan 12 at 11:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote


going to look at one in the next day or so..

is there anything i should look for?
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might help if you post the year, model, engine
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x -y reg 1.0 and 1.2
chrisritch
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1.2 16v SXi was the worst car I have ever owned. Problem after problem after problem.

Wish I had listened to Russ when he tried to warn me
Ben J
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My 03 1.2 SXI was bomb proof. And I gave it death too.

Loved that car.
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1.0 is just shite end of. 1.2 no doubt the timing chain will be noisy, check gear linkages down back of engine, should have been replaced by now with a metal one instead of plastic. Just general stuff then.
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seen a few on ebay with ecu faults.. take it there not worth looking at then ..lol
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Timing chain, anti roll links, gear linkages, steering racks, leaks into footwells.

Most off the common issues.
Kippers
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other than that they are fine
Russ
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timing chain, had mine done at main dealer twice, needed doing again but they denied ever doing it, wankers, sold it back to vauxhall in the end for what i owed on it.

edit - only had 20k or so on it. bag of wank. gear linkage went aswell iirc

[Edited on 12-01-2012 by Russ]
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I've had a couple of C's, both good.

Hammer's is still knocking about and that's seen a bit of abuse in it's time, not needed much done.

I can guarantee whatever one Anty buys will have every single possible fault.
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They are alright but most suffer the same problems at some point.
Russ
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dont buy BK04 CFP
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I had a C 1.2 sxi for 4 years, had 58k on the clock when i bought it and sold it with 96k on the clock.

Only problems i had were
2 rear springs broke
needed a new handbrake cable
and the wheel bearing went twice
and the Gear linkage went, most of them must of been done by now i would of thought and its not an expensive fix anyway.

My timing chain was fine even at 96k

Would i have another one, no, i would buy a 1.4 twinport, its cheaper on tax then my 1.2 was and the fuel economy is better, plus better performance

[Edited on 12-01-2012 by Bullet Proof SRi]
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Check the EPAS isn't easier to turn one way than the other. The handbrakes are horrific, I've replaced pretty much everything on mine and it still doesn't hold on steep hills
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quote:
Originally posted by Bullet Proof SRi
I had a C 1.2 sxi for 4 years, had 58k on the clock when i bought it and sold it with 96k on the clock.

Only problems i had were
2 rear springs broke
needed a new handbrake cable
and the wheel bearing went twice
and the Gear linkage went, most of them must of been done by now i would of thought and its not an expensive fix anyway.

My timing chain was fine even at 96k

Would i have another one, no, i would buy a 1.4 twinport, its cheaper on tax then my 1.2 was and the fuel economy is better, plus better performance

[Edited on 12-01-2012 by Bullet Proof SRi]
mine was the 1.4 twinport

[Edited on 12-01-2012 by Russ]
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quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
1.0 is just shite end of. 1.2 no doubt the timing chain will be noisy, check gear linkages down back of engine, should have been replaced by now with a metal one instead of plastic. Just general stuff then.
Not necessarily, the one on my car was replaced in January 2009, but Vauxhall did it so it was another plastic one. Needs replacing again now so bought a metal one.

Front and rear springs are known to snap, other than that I think most things have been mentioned. If there is knocking from the front when going over bumps then best case is it's ARB droplinks which are cheap and easy, worst case is steering rack which is a lot more expensive.


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Chris_corsab
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i have the 1.8 cant really fault it apart from the heated seats not working

but everyone has said the common faults already
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1.8 ftw


Numberwang!

Originally posted by AlunJ
I like you Dave, you are a man of men

Originally Whatapp'd by Neo
Dave's maybe capable of a drive-by cuddle

Look at my pictures
Stuart H
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Mrs had a 55 plate one that was a pile of shit. In 2 years it had :
3 drop links
4 wheel bearing
Steering rack
A misfire when cold
A lambda sensor
Back breaks done about 3 times
Handbrake cables
2 rear springs
2 cv joints
And it needed the timing chain done , only done 41k when she got it

[Edited on 12-01-2012 by Stuart H]

[Edited on 12-01-2012 by Stuart H]
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I bought my Mrs a 2001 Corsa C.

I only payed 500,
To get it through the MOT I needed to do:
Head Gasket - Z12XE
CV boot
Welding on rear inner arches as they had rod through were the bung goes (near the sill)
Front Coilspring.

Did the chain at the same time, only owes us 700ish but beware!
AlunJ
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quote:
Originally posted by Daveskater
Not necessarily, the one on my car was replaced in January 2009, but Vauxhall did it so it was another plastic one. Needs replacing again now so bought a metal one.



Same on mine, had been replaced but again with a plastic one, could have done with doing when I got rid.
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only thing i can say is timing chain and gear linkage did a few of them, also drop links.
alan t
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on the 1.2s ive had to change loads of waterpumps and cv joints, also springs are chocolate on them like most vauxhalls. far better cheap cars you could get imo
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1.2 are great gave mine death 24/7 never let me down but look out for cv joints wet/damp floor and timing chain gear linkage

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