Opel Corsa 2012 | First Drive Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Opel Corsa


FIRST THOUGHTS: Small can#39;t seem to put a foot at the moment in terms of popularity. make a lot of sense for people who in the city and need to run around efficiently and easily.

Opel is this fascination with all small, assists the Corsa, as make their foray the Australian market proper.

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These days, cars make a lot of sense in or any large city in Australia for matter. Even if you have to run highway kilometres, the new generation of cars offers up an excellent Fuel efficient, cheap to run and and comfortable, they offer value for money.

Opel has hit the Australian market a three pronged …, and is that the new Corsa can cash in on size driven ‘less is buying philosophy.

Given the of time, our First Drives are – we tried to cycle through models in a day – so stay tuned for reviews as soon as we can get our hands on models for longer tests.

up, it#39;s the impressive little available in both 3-door and hatch configurations. The Corsa may have been a Holden but it is now an Opel Corsa – as it was elsewhere in the world. Opel need to tap into both Holden badged Corsa as well as new ones to really with the market Down

Rest assured though, will be going to any length to reiterate the German engineering has gone into their

As is the small car#39;s want of the Corsa feels a lot bigger it actually is once you take you behind the wheel and adjust all the controls to suit your position. The stylists have an exceptional job of not cramping the driver or behind a wall of black and bland switches and controls. a lot to like about the initial from behind the wheel.

Remember, the Corsa is a European and built town car.

not a ‘bahn stormer#39; with a on crossing continents. And the Europeans do segment well given populations and lack of space. been packing more less, figuratively speaking, for a time now.

The engine and gearbox combo is suited to the driving that the had in mind. The 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder generates 74kW and 130Nm and at speed, you could argue the 5-speed manual is one cog short, but town, up to 60kph, the little is in its element. It works its way up to redline with a pleasing buzz and have the target market with the power it delivers and how it it.

As you#39;d expect, the ADR fuel is competitive with Opel only 5.8L/100km.

It soaks up the suburban road with aplomb, and actually like a fun little runaround in of grip and chassis feel. a feeling of solidity to everything, the chassis, which feels it#39;s been really put together. Really nasty only just upset the and even then, the Corsa back down to business

Pricing starts at $16,490 for the which is definitely not the sharpest in the but given the level of build and the feeling that this is a well-built little vehicle, is a reflection of the end product. If you need a car and you genuinely care about it feels like to drive, the will impress you.


As city cars go, the Corsa is genuinely impressive. It for the driver a feeling of being built, and cleverly designed. It different too so it should stand out the sea of little city runarounds.

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