Review: Vauxhall Corsa (1993 – 2000)


Simple, practical supermini. Good engines. Cheap to buy and run. Generally reliable. Plenty of choice.

Unremarkable drive. Premature wear on the front suspension.

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1 February 2000

Saftety recall to reinforce front seat rails and replace fatigued or worn front seatbelt buckles. 9/3/2001 500,000 cars recalled to fit re-inforcing plates to front seat runners to prevent rails from... Read more

3 June 1998

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 12v (P to R reg: 8,000 cars): cable may touch engine inlet manifold. (Specific Helpline: 01189 458500.) Read more

1 August 1993 Vauxhall Corsa launched

Ageing design but still a different and practical shape for a supermini. 12' 3" long by 5' 3" wide. Weighs from 835kg to 960kg. Plenty of room in the back of the 5-door version. Doesn't make demands on... Read more

Vauxhall Corsa (1993 – 2000): At A Glance

What does a Vauxhall Corsa (1993 – 2000) cost?

List Price from £11,730
Buy new from £10,995
Contract hire from £125.99 per month

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What is the cheapest car for my 18 year old son to insure?

My son has just passed his driving test, could you recommend a few small cars to insure? He has a budget of around £1000 for the car and I'm expecting the car insurance to be high.
Kids tend to like the Vauxhall Corsa and a Corsa 1.0 will be cheaper to insure than any other Corsa. The K11 Micra 1.0 is quite reliable but don't do much for status. The Toyota Yaris 1.0 is very reliable.
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