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DanGersFord
My wee brothers corsa reach exactly 100,000 miles and decided it didnt like its gear box any more and decided to disintegrate on him. He has now despite my efforts to convert him to the light side, went and got a new style corsa :( lol eedjit
Preee

Haha , rest assured the men in white coats will find him eventuallly :D

DanGersFord
Im goin to tell them where he is lol I let him off with the first one because it was his first car lol but enoughs enough lol
jimrex

I know your pain there - my sister got one as her first car despite my pleading to get a Fiesta... then three years later, instead of listening to my advice and getting a brand new MK7.5 Fiesta (which I even had priced up for her), she went and got another bloomin C**sa!

 

Some people are just beyond help :P

Loz Cheung

haha, are they banking on their " lifetime warranty* " now on offer....?

 

 

.......................*up to 100,000 miles.  :lol:

DanGersFord
Lol honest to God he showed me it went bang on 100,000 miles lol im seeing a connection here haha
b1g_dav3

They're offering a £2,000 discount for new drivers on their cars now... I see more of the dreadded things coming...

Philf1

You know what they say about never being more than 12 feet from a rat, well just substitute C***a and its still true. I get these damn things provided as hire cars from work all the time they are just awful excuses for a car.

Fastfordman
My boss had a 10 plate insignia and the amount of things that went wrong with it was stupid, wheel bearings, engine faults and boot lock breaking constantly in the end he sold it at a loss he was that fed up.
alexp999
Clearly if by some miracle the car slips through the net of faults it is preprogrammed to kill itself at 100k.

In some ways you could consider it an achievement it lasted that long :p
theduke

couldve been worse my missus went and bought a punto evo, only had it three months piece of poop kept breaking went back to the dealers more often than the petrol station

jeebowhite

bang on 100k - that is not bad going.

 

Well he may have bought another, but at least thats one less on the roads :D

HollyDollyx

My boyfriends got the new Corsa... and he has had nothing but trouble. It's a 12 plate and in the past year it's had to go back to Vauxhall 8 times because its broke on him!

 

Everyone should get KA's :wub:

alexp999

Everyone should get KA's :wub:

 

The new ones are made by Fiat though :(

HollyDollyx

The new ones are made by Fiat though :(

 

 

That is true, and I will admit the new one's arn't as pretty.

 

But the one shape would go forever.. unless like me you pile it into the backend of a Peugeot!

b1g_dav3

Corsa's do make good for being able to travel the furthest distance upside down though.

Loz Cheung
The interiors seem to smell funny too. I thought it was just my friends one when she got hers, but I walked past one parked up the other day with the window down and that had the same stench!

And I dont think it's because of bad deodorant/hygiene issues with the drivers...
jimrex

The interiors seem to smell funny too. I thought it was just my friends one when she got hers, but I walked past one parked up the other day with the window down and that had the same stench!

And I dont think it's because of bad deodorant/hygiene issues with the drivers...


I've noticed that as well! Must be the cheap plastics or adhesive used to slap the blasted things together
minnis

unless like me you pile it into the backend of a Peugeot!

 

Look on the bright side... the Peugeot probably looked better afterwards.

Next time aim for the front, that front grill is just plain disgusting.

hubby1959

I know your pain there - my sister got one as her first car despite my pleading to get a Fiesta... then three years later, instead of listening to my advice and getting a brand new MK7.5 Fiesta (which I even had priced up for her), she went and got another bloomin C**sa!

 

Some people are just beyond help :P

 

My son bought himself a new Corsa, 12 plate I think, I've only been in it twice, first time to drive it, and the second time, (Cos I couldn't believe how bad it was the first time) as a passenger, they are god awful, the seats are rock hard, the transmission tunnel is that wide I had no leg room on the passenger side, and of all the colours he could have picked he chose a white one, so every time he comes here I ask him who parked the Taxi on the drive.

 

haha, are they banking on their " lifetime warranty* " now on offer....?

 

 

.......................*up to 100,000 miles.  :lol:

 

Isn't that the one where when the engine blows the camshaft comes through the bulkhead and skewers you to the seat

 

couldve been worse my missus went and bought a punto evo, only had it three months piece of poop kept breaking went back to the dealers more often than the petrol station

 

Fiat does stand for Fix It Again Tommorrow

DanGersFord

couldve been worse my missus went and bought a punto evo, only had it three months piece of poop kept breaking went back to the dealers more often than the petrol station

hes only had it a year and its been the same. Its only a year older that my fiesta and ive hardly had any problems
DanGersFord

My boyfriends got the new Corsa... and he has had nothing but trouble. It's a 12 plate and in the past year it's had to go back to Vauxhall 8 times because its broke on him!
 
Everyone should get KA's :wub:


Id much rather be seen driving a Ford KA than a corsa lol even though the KA is widely regarded as a feminine car lol. Id even drive a KA with those stupid eyelash things before id get in a corsa lol
SeanW
I'd much rather be seen in nothing but a pink tutu and fairy wings than be seen in a Corsa!!
b1g_dav3

I don't get why people get the body kits on them either, when they have the 1 litre or 1.2 engines, it's like I'm sure that adds weight that your turdbox can't handle...

 

This thread really ought to be renamed 'FOC Official Corsa Bashing Thread'

Lenny


This thread really ought to be renamed 'FOC Official Corsa Bashing Thread'


Done ;)
BeccaaCat
First car is no excuse ;)

Bloke at my work races vauxhall corsas and novas. Apparently he has a corsa b with a 2 litre turbo kicking out over 600bhp.
Although not sure how true all this is as he also told us all that he was a driver for a drug dealing operation... basically spun out the plot to fast and furious :p
Stoney871
Billy bulls##tter i think.
Loz Cheung

he tried to dumb down fast & the furious with his corsa?

 

Not even Ali G levels of bragging.

BeccaaCat
Haha we all love his stories! We humour him though because he's like a little excited puppy dog.

Don't you think fast and furious could use a corsa? Paul Walker and Vin Diesel battling it out, engines roaring, doing an astonishing 50mph down the interstate? Can't think of anything better myself :p
Loz Cheung

i dont think vin diesel could fit in a corsa sweetheart.

 

He'll wear it like a Little Tikes car and run flinstones style. badass!! 

BeccaaCat
Well it would probably be faster that way haha
Loz Cheung

he probably generates "600bhp" from his legs running!

 

And farts NOS.

BeccaaCat
Yea that sounds more likely. Maybe he meant that he produces 600bhp when he's pushing it back to the garage? O_o
Loz Cheung
or combined 600 when on a trailer...? being towed by something with 540bhp? :ph34r:
Stoney871
Had the pleasure of stuffing a Corsa tonight on an A road.
He tried to overtake me on a slip road but epic fail.
They're nippy to start with but soon run out of puff.
When i hit 'ahem' 70 he was way behind and not looking so chuffed.
FOCA

Had the pleasure of stuffing a Corsa tonight on an A road.
He tried to overtake me on a slip road but epic fail.
They're nippy to start with but soon run out of puff.
When i hit 'ahem' 70 he was way behind and not looking so chuffed.

Watch out - there are fast ones too - still rather puch my Ford than drive one of those though :lol:

Stoney871

Theres ones that think they're fast ;)

Because they're light and revvy they can be quite sharp off the line but they just don't have the puff to sustain it.

All out of ideas after 50mph imho.

The Dark Knight
If you had been up against a Corsa VXR Stoney, I suspect they would have blown you away. Especially if it was modded. Not that it makes any difference. Plenty of corsas could beat my car in a race but I'm beyond the boy racer days now and it's still a bag of cr*p Corsa.

Tell you what was funny though. A green Focus RS went cruising by with a Corsa VXR edging out to look to overtake. Focus driver appeared to be laughing and rightly so.
FiestaZS90150

that would of been fun to watch lol

b1g_dav3

Been on a few days away and used the ST (managed to get 52mpg on Motorways) and some grim little stain on the road (Corsa) had HID's which blind everything and make me laugh at how cheap they make the car look due to having reflectors decides to fly up behind me flashing me to pull over so it can over take on a country road, it tried overtaking on about 5 bends and realised cars were coming, it got to a straight and pulled out and I decided to nail it; needless to say the little stain disappeared quite quickly, until I decided to slow down where it decided it'd hang way back in order not to be laughed at. Not a bad moment on the holiday to say the least.

FOCA

Theres ones that think they're fast ;)

Because they're light and revvy they can be quite sharp off the line but they just don't have the puff to sustain it.

All out of ideas after 50mph imho.

I think its a petrol vs diesel thing - a petrol engined Corsa is quick off the line and then "all revs" in the midrange, and your diesel TDCI is not so quick off the line  and then very strong/ "torquy" in the midrange / out of bends / overtaking when in higher gears (all important for "real world" performance/ rather tham "on paper")  etc etc  

 

Corsa is still a horrible little rot- box though :lol:

Stoney871

Corsa is still a horrible little rot- box though :lol:

No argument there :p

Philf1

Hate them, thank God neither of my kids are interested in them, at least Igotthat bit of the parenting thing right!

ben1191

Today i learned that despite being able to afford a nice shiny new corsa,they still dont know how to use an indicator.Driving down a local road which has parked cars all along 1 side so only room for 1 car at a time so you need to give way,hes coming from a turning on my right that i need to go down,so he arrives at the junction and as i am unsure if he wants to go left or right,i stop and wait to see which way he is indicating,which he doesnt,then turns at me and stops infront of me blocking the road...had to drive up the pavement to get around him.was pitch dark so it wasnt like he diddnt see my lights or something.spastic people cant drive.

jeebowhite

Stoney, did you not do him for driving without due care and attention? or where you off duty and just showed him a thing or two?

 

As for the Corsa, well I dont race on the roads, however I will quite happily abandom all fuel economy graces and accelerate as quickly as possible to a legal limit, in order to show these things up.

 

Recently had two 'attempts' to be shown up by a corsa, both failed.

 

Had a 1.4 corsa, tarted up looking like he had spent all his pocket money on it, and we were at a set of traffic lights (very little difference to those in america i.e. another set 100 yards ahead) he started revving at me, so I started revving back. Red goes amber and he wheels spins off, I dont move, I then crawl off up to ten miles an hour, after he has slammed his anchors at the next lights, I look over the way, see the amber, and floor it, I get to the lights as they go from amber to green, he starts to wheelspin and I disappear past him at 35, and keep going till hes a dot in the mirror. He eventually caught up with me, with a look of horror (so he should, he just got 'learned' by a minibus ;), so I humour him again, we get to the roundabout, both heading the same way, and we pull away, but then he tries to cut me up. Foot down, and whilst he is in the inside lane, at about 30 still trying to accelerate, I lurched past him and left him for dust, once again he caught up with me at the next set of lights, having seen an undercover bobby car down the road, and knowing fine well I was turning off, I sat at the lights, and he shouts at me 'how about one more' I told him the first to 60 takes ultimate pride (in a 40 zone ;)) he clearly doesn't know the area, and clearly didn't realise that I was going right, but he floored it off, got to the police car and swung out to overtake him at 40 (he clearly didn't realise that I hadn't moved...) all of a sudden, I see blue lights... :D

 

that was just legendary!  he was clearly out to drive like a pratt, and whilst it was safe and legal to do so, I showed him as much. My car is not super tuned, its got an EGR blank, a turbo diesel, and an auto gearbox, hardly the raciest of motors, but I still managed to show him up. But the fact that was willing to go to such lengths in a built up residential area to try and gain back some pride, cost him about £60 and three points!

 

I caught up with that same cop car later that day, I was overly surprised when I found it was one of my old mates I used to work with in the kitchens. he told me that the guy claimed I was racing him, driving like an eedget, up his backside, and bullied him into going faster. Even my mate saw that I was in the dedicated turn lane when he flew up his jacksey, and told him it was bull, but he had to ask the question, so I told him the truth, I never exceeded the speed limit, there was never any traffic immediately in front of us, and I was always in a seperate lane. Also told him about some of the other manouvers he had been trying to pull (undertaking being one of them, and at one point earlier in the journey he undertook on the hard shoulder). my mates eyes pricked up, and got on the blower, suddenly had an urgent home visit to attend to and gave the guy a true rollocking. I later had a mutual friend drop me a message, Dan had told him to pass on a message: there was no evidence so he couldn't charge him, but apparently he broke down in tears in front of mummy and daddy, who took his keys off him, 3 months driving ban, courtesy of the folks! and his first month driving afterwards was to be accompanied by one of his folks. The guy only passed his test about 2 month ago, and his parents bought him the car as a present...

 

now that is a victory!

Stoney871
You naughty bear baiter. ;)

And yes, I was off duty but as always I had my warrant card in my wallet so could still have jobbed him if necessary. :d
jeebowhite

:D some people need a kicking, its better that the law kicked him, so whilst being entirely legal, and embarrassing his effort, I must say it was good fun!

 

I would expect to have been pulled if I was driving like a fist, so I just expedited proceedings...

Preee

I would never have know it was a Va^%$h"£$ , haha.

 

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jeebowhite

that is one of the fugliest face lifts I have ever seen!

Stoney871

WTF!!



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