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Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test
Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

Especially with female drivers. The little car also makes a good city car, with very little problem when getting around town and parking. The Corsa is well known for its light steering;

(power steering), which makes the little car easy to manoeuvre, along with its good rear-end visibility, makes the car easy to park, and is a favourite with the lady drivers.

Vauxhall introduced the car in 1993, and it has proven to be a very successful model for the sizable automaker. The car has also remained cheap to buy, both new and second-hand. We recently purchased a Vauxhall  Corsa from one of our lady customers to be used as one of our courtesy cars, and it has proven to be a little gem and popular with our lady drivers, who use the car when leaving their own car for servicing or repairs.

The Corsa has a few drawbacks- Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

Size-wise, this car is not for taller people. Also, the car is very cramped when driving with four adults (two fronts and two rears). Additionally, they are also not very suitable for out-of town open-road driving. Significantly noisy due to road and engine noise. Also, they do not corner very well. Especially with a full car of adults.

However, despite this, the little super mini is very popular amongst younger people. As this is the first car that many first-time drivers can usually afford , Corsa’s can be found at bargain prices, and as I have said earlier, the lady drivers love to drive them around town, and they are easy to park.

The running costs of these little cars are one of its assets

the little 1.0-liter cars can do as many as 50 mpg and the diesel versions can come up figures of 60 mpg, making the car a good

choice for the economically minded driver. The insurance is also very low; most normal-sized engine cars come into the lowest insurance groups possible. The Corsa is also cheap to service, making the car, as I have said earlier, cheap and economical to run, favouring the money-conscious lady drivers and the young first-time car buyers.

Vauxhall Corsa cars have had several factory recalls- Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

These little cars are usually trouble-free when it comes to mechanical problems, apart from the usual wear and tear items such as tyres, exhausts, suspension, and brake parts, but there have been a few recall problems with cars between 2000 and 2006.

The following problems included: air bag problems due to faulty software; faulty seat adjustment catches and springs, causing the seat to move or not lock;

steering wheel problems- Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test

the centre nut that holds the steering wheel in place was not tightened correctly, causing the steering  wheel to wobble. The early Corsa had also cam-belt problems; they should be changed every 40,000 miles promptly, or a damaged engine could follow,

One of our long-standing lady customers dropped off her car for a service and an MOT test. She said that the car was in excellent condition and should pass the test. Dale Linton tested the car and found that all sorts of things were wrong. The steering and suspension had lots of play in them; the car also had a broken spring and also failed the emissions test.

We always call our customers before working on their car and we always save the old parts for them to look at.

The Vauxhall Corsa Fails MOT Test.  Requiring new front control arms (known as wishbones to some people). Including a new spring and a new lambda sensor. The lady said that she could hear some knocking coming from the front of the Vauxhall Corsa. When she drove over speed bumps, she did not think much about it. She gave us permission to complete the work. So, new control arms were fitted.

We know that you can fit new control arm bushes.

  But this takes much longer, and by the time you have removed the old bushes and fitted new ones,. Of course, we can fit a complete new arm. The costs work out about the same because of the labour factor.

We fitted a new lambda sensor and a new spring. So, before MOT re-test the Vauxhall Corsa and then service it. The car is now a far better ride than when she brought it in and the lady customer noticed this and thanked us for our great service.