Vauxhall Corsa (1993 – 2000) Review

Vauxhall Corsa (1993 – 2000) At A Glance


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

-Unremarkable drive. Premature wear on the front suspension.

We witnessed the beginnings of Britpop, played Doom on our PCs and went to see Jurassic Park at the cinema... 1993 was quite the year. It was also when Vauxhall decided to drop the Nova name and give us the Corsa.

A range of petrol or diesels were available, and the car even got a rather snazzy advertising campaign where it got more looks than the supermodels who were appearing with it.

Sadly, it couldn't have been further from the truth. The Corsa B is perhaps best known for its sterling work in the courtesy car sector - beloved of bodyshops, franchised dealers and car rental companies all over the UK.

These days though, it's having a bit of a second wind as younger enthusiasts discover the joys of Corsa motoring (and that four-speed automatic). If only we'd been lucky enough to get the saloon version...

Ask Honest John

How much is my Vauxhall Corsa Cabriolet worth?

"I own a Vauxhall Corsa Cabriolet with 75k on the clock and 2 owners, I wish to sell it. How is the best way to get a good valuation?"
It is quite difficult to provide a valuation for a car such as this, as the value is determined by what a buyer is prepared to pay for it, because much of the used car trade are only interested in newer vehicles. in addition, the Corsa Cabriolet is a rare car, so it is difficult to compare with other examples for sale. One option would be to take the car to auction or use an online auction site so you can set a reserve price. This way you can gauge interest for the vehicle and avoid the car being sold for less than you are prepared to let it go for.
Answered by David Ross
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