Opel Corsa 1997

This generation of Opel Corsa has been produced from January, 1997 to September, 2000. We can provide information about 11 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Opel is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.0 to 1.6 litres and power of from 45 to 106 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.5 to 1.7 litres and power of from 60 to 67 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (8 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Opel Corsa 1997 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.7 to 8.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.2 to 5.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Opel Corsa 1997 petrol engine version is Opel Corsa 1.0i-12V, consuming 5.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Opel Corsa 1997 diesel - Opel Corsa 1.7 D for 100 kilometers consumes 5.2 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Opel Corsa real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average the same for petrol engines and the same for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Opel Corsa modification.

Opel Corsa 1997 CO2 emissions are from 136 to 198 grams per kilometer. Opel Corsa version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Opel Corsa 1.0i-12V, which produces 136 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.5 seconds has Opel Corsa 1.6i 16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Opel Corsa 1.2i reaching this speed only in 20 seconds. The maximum top speed is 192 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 106 hp version (Opel Corsa 1.6i 16V).

Lenght of Opel Corsa is 374 cm, it is small car. For comparison - Opel Corsa is about 2 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo hatchback, but 36 cm shorter than Ford Escort hatchback. Opel Corsa gross weight is from 1370 to 1465 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Opel Corsa trunk space is 260 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1050 litres.

This Opel is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1000 $. According to user reviews, average Opel Corsa repair costs are 75 $ per year. Our review authors managed to sell their Opel Corsa in average time of 3 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about Opel Corsa prices and costs.

Opel Corsa modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Opel Corsa 1997 1.0i-12V Mai 1997 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.0 Petrol 55 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.2i Mai 1997 — Mar 1998 1.2 Petrol 45 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1998 1.2i-16V Aug 1998 — Sep 2000 1.2 Petrol 65 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1998 1.2i-16V Aug 1998 — Sep 2000 1.2 Petrol 65 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.4i Mai 1997 — Oct 1998 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.4i Mai 1997 — Oct 1998 1.4 Petrol 60 HP 8.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.4i-16V Mai 1997 — Sep 2000 1.4 Petrol 90 HP 7.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.4i-16V Mai 1997 — Sep 2000 1.4 Petrol 90 HP 8.1 l/100km Automatic (4)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.5 TD Mai 1997 — Sep 2000

Most powerfull diesel version (67 HP)

1.5 Diesel 67 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.6i 16V Jan 1997 — Dec 1999

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds

1.6 Petrol 106 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Opel Corsa 1997 1.7 D Mai 1997 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.7 Diesel 60 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (5)

Opel Corsa safety

During safety testing Opel Corsa has obtained 2 stars from five, which means quite low safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Opel Corsa is evaluated with two stars, and for pedestrian protection Opel Corsa got one star.

Opel Corsa prices

Opel Corsa 1997 - 2000 hatchback price in Latvia is from 440 $ to 1800 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Opel Corsa price is above average - Opel Corsa is approximately for 13 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 1997 - 2000 prices). Opel Corsa high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Opel could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Opel Corsa 2000 price 1000 $ 1300 $ 1800 $
Opel Corsa 1999 price 900 $ 1100 $ 1300 $
Opel Corsa 1998 price 650 $ 900 $ 1300 $
Opel Corsa 1997 price 440 $ 650 $ 1000 $

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Opel Corsa reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Opel Corsa reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2011 defects were detected in an average of 24.9 percent of Opel Corsa of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

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Opel Corsa 1997 features (options)

Percentage of Opel Corsa with corresponding feature (option)

Metallic paint
41%
Conditioning
26%
Adjustable steering wheel
14%

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Opel Corsa reviews

Total 12 Opel Corsa owner reviews

Opel Corsa 1998 Petrol 1.2 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:200`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.8 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 471.75 $ (~ 94 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 52
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