Opel Corsa E 2014 - 2019 - used cars, experiences, problems

Opel Corsa E

The look of the Opel Corsa E hatchback has not changed globally compared to the previous generation, but has become noticeably more attractive and modern. The design of the model is dominated by a shape that repeats the curvature of the bird's wing, and in particular imitates its optics of the head in general and the elements of LED light, as well as a chrome bar that supports the brand logo.

The interior of the German hatchback is made in the "family" style of the brand and almost literally repeats the younger model Opel Adam. Immediately in front of the driver is a modern three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, which can be noticed by its elegant dashboard featuring high functionality and good readability.

Opel Corsa E
Opel Corsa E

In the standard position, the volume of the trunk of the Opel Corsa E, regardless of the number of doors, is 285 liters, and with the rear seat down, 1090-1120 liters.

Opel has decided not to experiment with the Corsa E - the small model is largely based on its predecessor. However, the manufacturer assured that its critical points have been improved.

Opel The fifth-generation Corsa looks good, and it offers usability typical of a modern B-Class car (quite spacious interior, trunk comparable to its competitors.

Opel Corsa E - Dimensions
Length [mm] Width [mm] Height [mm] Wheelbase [mm] The trunk
3 doors 4021 1736 1479 2510 280-1090
5 doors 4021 1746 1481 2510 285-1120

Engines - Opel Corsa E

Opel Corsa E

The Opel Corsa E has five types of gasoline engines and two turbodels.

Of particular interest is the new three-cylinder Ecotec 1,0 liter unit with direct injection, which, depending on the gain, gives 90 or 115 horsepower (torque in both cases is 170 Nm and is generated at 1800-4500 rpm). In tandem with a 6-speed manual transmission, the hatchback accelerates to the 10,3th in 11,9-180 seconds and up to 195-4,5 km / h top speed (in favor of a more efficient engine). Combined fuel consumption is only 5-100 liters per XNUMX kilometers.

The second turbo engine is the 1,4-liter four, which develops 100 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque at 1850-3500 rpm and is combined with six-speed "mechanics". Such a hatchback reaches 100 km / h after 11 seconds and reaches a maximum of 185 km / h, consuming an average of 5,3 liters of fuel in a combined cycle.

The smaller volume is 1,2 liters, and it reaches 70 horsepower and 115 Nm. It relies only on "manual shifts" with 5 speeds, with which it takes 16 seconds to accelerate to one hundred, and the possible speed is limited to 162 km / h. With such modest potential, the Corsa's consumption is quite high - 5,4 liters (compared to turbocharged versions).

The "older" 1,4-liter 90-horsepower engine produces 130 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed automatic transmission, or a 5-speed Easitronic 3.0 single-clutch robot. Depending on the type of transmission, the 5th-generation Opel Corsa accelerates in 13.2-13.9 seconds, accelerating extremely well, up to 170-175 km / h. Fuel consumption varies from 4,8 to 6 liters per 100 km in combined mode.

The diesel line includes a 1.3-liter turbocharged CDTI engine, which generates depending on the version 75 or 95 horsepower (torque in both cases - 190 Nm at 1500-3500 rpm). The engine only works in conjunction with a manual fifth gear. The 95 hp diesel accelerates to 100 km / h in 11,2 seconds (top speed of 182 km / h). For every 100 km of road, this Corsa E needs 3,4-3,8 liters of diesel fuel.

Manual gearboxes are also considered durable. The Easitronic gearbox is rated much worse, with a life expectancy of up to 200.000 km for most mechanics. After that mileage, repair costs can be expensive.

Opel Corsa E - petrol engines

Opel Corsa E - petrol engines
Motor 1.0 DI Turbo 90/115 LE 1.2
70 LE
1.4 90 LE
MT5 / Easytronic / automatic
1.4 Turbo 100 HP
Exhaust emissions Euro6
Engine volume (cm3) 999 1229 1398 1364
Number of cylinders / valves 3/12 4/16
Transmission / Transmission manual / 6 manual / 5 manual / 5 robotic / 5 automatic / 6 manual / 6
Power [LE] 90 (3700-
115 (5000-
70 (5600) 90 (6000) 100 (3500-
Torque [Nm (1 / min)] 170 (1800-
170 (1800-
115 (4000) 130 (4000) 200 (1850-
Max. speed [km / h] 180 195 162 175 170 185
Acceleration 0-100 km / h 11,9 10,3 16 13,2 13,9 11
Consumption - mixed [l / 100 km] 4,4
CO2emission [g / km] 104
Weight [kg] * 1163 /
1120 /
1141 /
1163 /
1199 /

Opel Corsa E - diesel engines

Motor 1.3 CDTI 1.3 CDTI
Exhaust emissions Euro6
Engine volume (cm3) 1248
Number of cylinders / valves 4/16
Transmission / Transmission manual / 5
Power [LE] 75 (3750) 95 (3750)
Torque [Nm (1 / min)] 190 (1500-2500) 190 (1500-3500)
Max. speed [km / h] / 182
Acceleration 0-100 km / h / 11,9
Consumption - mixed [l / 100 km] 3,7-3,8 3,2-3,3
CO2emission [g / km] 99-100 85-87
Weight [kg] 1199/1237 1199/1237
Opel Corsa E

Problems and malfunctions - Opel Corsa E

With the Corsa E there are no major quality problems provided it is properly serviced.

The oil change intervals recommended by Opel every 30.000 km are slightly exaggerated and you are advised to shorten them.

Coil failure and ignition of 1,2 and 1,4 engines - a problem that is already known with its predecessor. Replacing the spark plugs in the prescribed interval every 60.000 km definitely prolongs the life of the coils.

Attention has been drawn to paint that is sensitive, but the same problem applies to many other new cars, not just those made by Opel.

Among the typical drawbacks of the small Corsa is also the problem with the radio, especially those with a built-in Bluetooth module. Updating software does not always help, worse, the problem of communication between radio and phone occurs even after the player is replaced under warranty. Fortunately, for now, this is the only electronics breakdown of little Opel.

Failure to observe engine oil change intervals causes damage to the timing chain tensioner (this problem often occurs on the Corsa D).

Version 1.4 turbo has problems with the intake manifold, in which the non-return valve for equalizing the pressure is damaged, the so-called. red mushroom. As a result, the pressure in the intake manifold increases and suction damage can occur. In addition, it happens that the valve cover is damaged. As our interlocutors emphasize, the Corsa E has already used a modernized intake manifold, in which the risk of valve failure is much lower, but it is worth being aware of. During the stop, it is also quite easy to check if the "red mushroom" is in the right place - to do that, simply disassemble the rubber hose for excess pressure in the intake manifold and cover it with a flashlight. When you see the red element there, everything is fine.

There is replacement information in the warranty of 1.0 turbo engine for loss of compression on the third cylinder, though when using this engine it is worth considering the quality of the lubricant and regular replacement.

1.3 CDTI diesel (two power versions: 75 and 90 hp; the other with two types of gearboxes and different maximum torque) is unfortunately a much higher risk than the simple gasoline engines used in the Corsa E. These engines are not rated badly, but their costs repairs are obviously larger than with simple gasoline units. The first cumbersome diesel component is the (always serial) DPF.

1.3 CDTI engines also have problems with the timing chain, sometimes the turbine fails. EGR valve failures are also on the agenda. Fortunately, the prices of the diesel 1.3 components are not that high, as it is a popular engine, available in many other models, and not just Opel.

Tank vent: There are leaks in the tank vent, fortunately the repair costs are not too high.

Timing chain tensioner: When the oil loses its properties, the timing chain tensioner may be damaged. It is best to replace the chain kit.

Suspension issues: The suspension taken from its predecessor has a long life. Only after about 100 thousand km are the power blocks destroyed.

Revocation - Opel Corsa E

The steering axle joint may break during driving, resulting in loss of steering control. The recall applies to vehicles manufactured between February 6, 2014 and September 23, 2014.

Cracks in the steering rack can cause cracks and thus malfunction in the steering wheel. The recall applies to vehicles manufactured between October 2014 and January 2015.

Due to the wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may not activate in the event of an accident. Revoked Adam, Astra, Corsa, Insignia, Meriva, Mokka and Zafira models manufactured in 2016.

The parking brake lock mechanism can be released. Vehicles with manual transmissions can be rolled out in the event that the gearbox is not loaded while parked on a slope. The recall applies to vehicles manufactured in 2017.

The secondary locking mechanism in the engine compartment may not work properly. If the primary engine compartment lock mechanism is not properly secured and the secondary mechanism does not operate, the cover may open while driving. The affected vehicles were manufactured in the period February - May 2018.

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  • tomi says:

    I want to buy a Corsa cdti 55 kw in 2014, but after reading the comments on the recall of the Corsa in 2014 for a problem related to the steering mechanism, I am in a dilemma.
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  • leave says:

    I have a Corsa D 1.2, it has been falling from the first to minus 15 for two years in winter, but as soon as temperatures start above plus 5, it will not be shorter from the first sea. information

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