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    I passed my test on 8th December and took a car out on a test drive today, it was a 2002 1.2 5dr Vauxhall Corsa Comfort. The dealership is asking for £1,295.
    I learned in a Hyundai i10 so it was different to drive to say the least.
    Wondering if people have experience with this car/similar as I'm going back to have another look at it on Wednesday and want to know more model specific issues that I need to look out for.
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    ive known that model of the Corsa is very unreliable. my cousin had to spend thousands to get it fixed a number of times, and eventually got rid of it. you should research on the build quality of the car, however im pretty sure the reliabilty of the corsa is going to be a deal breaker.

    why not look at Fiesta's? im sure there are many available around that price region.
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    (Original post by BullViagra)
    ive known that model of the Corsa is very unreliable. my cousin had to spend thousands to get it fixed a number of times, and eventually got rid of it. you should research on the build quality of the car, however im pretty sure the reliabilty of the corsa is going to be a deal breaker.

    why not look at Fiesta's? im sure there are many available around that price region.
    Thanks for the reply, what were the specific issues with your cousin's car? I live in chav central so it's pretty difficult to come by used cars in my price range that haven't been completely screwed by boy racers.
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    I'm guessing that the Vauxhall Corsa you test drove was from a dealer?

    I'd recommend buying privately as you get more car for the money, 6 months ago I bought a 2006 Corsa SXi+ ( Facelift version ) for £1600 with Full Service history and in good condition. If you are still after a Corsa C, i'd take a mechanic or a family member that has some knowledge on cars, I would also do research on the internet for common faults related with the car.

    The Corsa C you are after has common faults which include a noisy timing chain and wet drivers footwell ( water leaking from the brake servo under the bonnet ) also the gear linkages are known to be weak so I would test out all the gears are nice and smooth when you are on your test drive.

    Also what mileage does the car have? Personally I wouldn't touch anything with more than 100,000 as 1.2 engines are known to fall apart at this stage if they haven't been serviced on time.

    Any more questions don't hesitate to ask.
 
 
 
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