Opel Corsa 1.4 5Dr Hatch Review
Why, of Corsa!

Story & pictures by Azfar Hashim
23 Sep 2008
 

Want a compact German, but can't afford a small Beemer? The Corsa from Opel should interest you then...

Intro

The alarm clock rang. You hit the snooze button. Ten minutes later, it rang again. “Darn, it’s time to get up to go to work again, (insert swear word)” you thought to yourself. “Five minutes more. Just five”, then another, then another, then another – until finally, you’re forced to wake up by the prospect of an imminent sacking.

So, with only not much time left to get ready, you take a very quick shower, dress deliriously, take a gulp of morning coffee, grab the roti, drag your bag and quickly rush out of the house.

And now you’re taking quick steps to the car, fumbling for the car keys and bracing yourself for the next circle of hell – the commute to the office.

Does it have to be like this? Well according to Opel, no. What we have here is the latest compact hatch from the German automaker – the Opel Corsa 1.4. It’s designed to help you seize the day (the easy way) in the stressed out city.

Just make sure you don’t doze off at the wheel though…

 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1364cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Power 99bhp @ 5600rpm
Torque 125Nm @ 4000rpm
Power to Weight 86.5 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 14.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 166 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 14.7 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 4 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(3999 x 1944 x 1488) mm
Wheelbase 2511 mm
Kerb Weight 1145 kg

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs