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    (Original post by Né Stig)
    To be honest, if you're talking about the Corsa D then you're correct. However, if it's the Corsa C, then that would be a chain-belt and not a cambelt and the difference between the 1.2 and 1.0 i personally believe to be very big. The 3 cylinder is absolutely gutless. The 1.2 on that version at least had some form of go.

    My problem with the new ones is the weight of them against keeping the power the same, plus the irritating noise of the engine and that smell - has anyone else smelt the newer Vauxhalls? They smell awful.
    It was a corsa B I did the belt on. It was a none interference engine - that much I recall. Can't remember the exact capacity certainly one point bugger all, though.

    I have seen the engine bay of a corsa D. It looks lost in there.

    I don't get the whole "new car smell" either. Some folk actually buy "new car smell" air fresheners.
    If you sit and think about it, all you're really smelling is glue curing!
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    I wouldn't get a 1L corsa, my mum bought one just before Christmas and I don't like driving it that much. It's quite a bit noisier than the 1.2L fiesta that it replaced and I'm often finding myself having to use 1 gear lower when doing things such as going round corners and on medium sized roundabouts. I miss being able to use third gear for pretty much everything
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    (Original post by naza911)
    Your going to get mixed feedback with this. Are you going to buy it while its still damaged? and repair it yourself or one that has been repaired???

    If you want to repair it yourself there is not tooo much risk if you are able to identifiy where the impact and damge is fairly well and repalce all the parts that needs to be and make good. While everyone looks for just pure panel damage its never as simple as that, as brackets/pins/bolts all are damaged in the process so it can all add up.

    Buying an already repaired car will take the hassle out of it, but you can never know how well the repair work has been done and its not always obvious what repairs have been done. Although most people have pictures og the damage before the repair so it may be worth asking for that, if they say they dont I would walk away.

    Advantages of CAT D/C's has to be the price, as a guide the car should be valued at half the price of a straight car give or take any extras that may have been added to the car. Insurance is not normally effected by a previous write off but the payout will be less but they normally tell you what they value the at and in most cases its higher then what you would be able to sell it for. Selling the car can become a hassle as the car will be worth less and everyone that comes the see the car will use the CAT status against you to try and get the car for free.

    CAT D's are fine and can offer much better value for money but I think it does take a person who is mechanically minded to make sure its in good nick moreso then buying a used car normally
    Thanks for this one of the corsas I was looking at is a 59 plate with 7000 miles, the person selling it sent me the pictures of the damage and as far as i could see it was just cosmetic damage, but still! It's 4480, which is a pretty darn good price, but my dad is telling me to stay away from them, there may be a decently priced one that isn't damaged around the corner!
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    (Original post by Scott1541)
    I wouldn't get a 1L corsa, my mum bought one just before Christmas and I don't like driving it that much. It's quite a bit noisier than the 1.2L fiesta that it replaced and I'm often finding myself having to use 1 gear lower when doing things such as going round corners and on medium sized roundabouts. I miss being able to use third gear for pretty much everything
    I must say though, I am used to the 1 litre and using gear two round corners and up hills :P haha but the corsa is heavier than the c1, I don't know if that will be a massive difference
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    I own a 1.2 corsa ATM and tbh, I'm
    My back be any problems with it :s haha. It is one of the newer models though but it's alright if you don't wanna pay too much insurance or new to driving:haven't passed your test! It seems you been driving for a while now so you may be able to at least upgrade to 1.4 without it being completely expensive for you..


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    (Original post by kiai8)
    So my beloved c1 was smashed yesterday after some drunken idiot ploughed into the back of it. It's looking like it could be written off. It hasn't been written off yet, but my dad is pretty sure it's going to be, so I'm looking for another car.

    I'd quite like a corsa, but I've read that a 1 litre engine is too small for its weight, especially on the new shape model. Can anyone tell me whether it's worth paying the extra 50-100 quid or so on insurance to get the 1.2?
    I've got a 1 litre, and it is a very good little runner
    I would prefer the 1.2 but I am happy with the 1 - i don't think paying extra for 1.2 litre is worth it. You'd be surprised how fast a 1 litre is.
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    (Original post by StudentNeedingHelp)
    Get a 06 plate Astra 1.4 sxi 3dr. I

    Why this one specifically? Is the insurance cheap?
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    If you do motorway driving then get the 1.3 Diesel. Just avoid the 1.0 as they REALLY struggle on hills
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    (Original post by CoolStoryBroo)
    Why this one specifically? Is the insurance cheap?
    na insurance is high but it looks banging!
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    I have a 1.2 corsa, mine does struggle with hills byt it only struggles if you dont change down gears to regain your speed, i had a nasty hill on the m3 i approuched it at 70 in 5th and it was slowing down, so i shifted down into 4th and she speedo started going back up, if you dont shift down gears the car will keep loosing speed
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    Depends if it is current model corsa or old. Current model corsa would choose the 1.0l option as it is turbo and actually better in terms of power and economy to the 1.2 (insurance group is 12e however) older models 1.2 (unless you don't care for speed and just fuel economy, then go for 1.0 and the 0-60 time of 18 seconds)
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    (Original post by ben199four)
    I have a 1.2 corsa, mine does struggle with hills byt it only struggles if you dont change down gears to regain your speed, i had a nasty hill on the m3 i approuched it at 70 in 5th and it was slowing down, so i shifted down into 4th and she speedo started going back up, if you dont shift down gears the car will keep loosing speed
 
 
 
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