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Corsa questions.
« on: 31 July 2019, 20:06:12 »

56 plate 1.2 sxi corsa. How much would ved cost ? Whats a realistic mpg figure overall ? Advert says "chain rattles on startup for 1-2 seconds". Likely to be terminal / a major problem, or something that can be lived with ?
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #1 on: 31 July 2019, 20:16:50 »

The answer to your first two will be on auto trader/ honest john. As for the chain, wifey's three year old astra takes a couple of seconds for the hydraulic tensioner to fill and sounds nasty. Engine characteristic according to Vx.
If you've got the reg, road tax is here:
https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tax/by-vrm/?vrm=Pk14xrn
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #2 on: 31 July 2019, 20:18:20 »

Thank you muchly for an uncharacteristically sensible post.  :y :P
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« Reply #3 on: 31 July 2019, 20:21:15 »

Thank you muchly for an uncharacteristically sensible post.  :y :P
Hmmmm......you're welcome, if you meant it.
Or far cough, if you were being sarcastic.  ;D
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #4 on: 31 July 2019, 20:26:40 »

lots of common problems
chain rattle on start up is very common on corsa and astra 1.2 & 1.4 z12xep z14xep
they also suffer low oil pressure when warm, water leaking into the footwells from the scuttle ,handbrake cables seize and snap if not greased (but are cheap to replace)
they are OK for learners but astra 1.6 is a better option for a run-around if you have decent No claims bonus etc
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #5 on: 31 July 2019, 20:46:13 »

I want something with high mpg and low or zero ved, for three fifths of far call, obviously.  :)
Corsa is 145 pa for ved, which as too high, although the car itself is cheap, so I shall have a think.
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #6 on: 31 July 2019, 20:49:34 »

1.2 has absolutely no poke, Albs. You'll be up and down the box just to keep it at a reasonable lick.
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #7 on: 31 July 2019, 20:54:56 »

I want something with high mpg and low or zero ved, for three fifths of far call, obviously.  :)
Corsa is 145 pa for ved, which as too high, although the car itself is cheap, so I shall have a think.
I hear Honda c90's are good on fuel and cheap tax  :P
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« Reply #8 on: 31 July 2019, 20:57:34 »

I want something with high mpg and low or zero ved, for three fifths of far call, obviously.  :)
Corsa is 145 pa for ved, which as too high, although the car itself is cheap, so I shall have a think.
If the car is what you're after, I wouldn't let 13 a month put you off.
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #9 on: 31 July 2019, 21:00:22 »

Buy an omega
they are cheap to tax and fuel up

cheap to buy too  :y
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #10 on: 31 July 2019, 21:09:12 »

Im trying to justify to myself replacing the chip fat wagon (whether or not I get it fixed) with a small more modern hatchback, so trying to make the sums as close as I can get them. VED for the 190 is around 250 p.a. but fuel is approx. 10 per month on average.
A little hatch which does around 50mpg will cost around 50 per month on fuel, but if the VED was zero or close to it, it closes the gap up to a degree.
Not looking for something exciting to drive, just as cheap to run as possible, and not needing the constant maintenance that the 30 year old 190 needs. Im getting to old for it tbh.
Its only for getting to work and back after all.
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« Reply #11 on: 31 July 2019, 21:23:47 »

you won't get 50 MPG out of a corsa ,even if you drive like a girl
you can get about 40mpg out of an astra H 1.6 and tax is 195
astra H 1.7 CDTI is very good on fuel (we have 2 such tractors) some are low tax too ,not sure how that works  :-\

how much is your 190 to fix ?
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #13 on: 31 July 2019, 21:35:33 »

you won't get 50 MPG out of a corsa ,even if you drive like a girl
you can get about 40mpg out of an astra H 1.6 and tax is 195
astra H 1.7 CDTI is very good on fuel (we have 2 such tractors) some are low tax too ,not sure how that works  :-\

how much is your 190 to fix ?


Not even sure what the problem is yet. Too much time at work to spend much time on diagnosing. I have a bit of a suspicion that its the fuel pump. If it is, they are rare and expensive and need special tools to install and set up. The other thing is that it always needs something doing, which I used to love doing, but Im starting to feel too old for it and worn out for it now*. Have a list of jobs to do to both cars, and never seem to be able to make headway with them like I used to.

*Im not quite 60, but its been a fickin hard life.  ::) ;D
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Re: Corsa questions.
« Reply #14 on: 31 July 2019, 21:37:12 »

Citreon C2 diesel would fit the bill. 60mpg 30 pa VED. Problem is its fickin French.I don't think I could ever forgive myself for buying one.  ;D
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