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    My new car...

    So in July I bought a new car. I could have grabbed the key and driven it home in June but I had to study for a few Uni exams and so I decided to wait for July, in order to fully enjoy my new ride...
    So, here it is, a brand new Opel Corsa 1.2 80 hp in "Sport" trim and which is almost fully equipped. It's got 6 airbags, A/C, radio with CD/Mp3 player and Aux-in, sport bucket(ish) seats (really useful...), some kind of springs lowering and maybe other things I don't remember right now. The only optional I added are the magnificent 17" rims. They're simply exaggerated in a car like this (especially if you think tires are 215/45 and the car's got 80 hp -.-) but they look gorgeous to me! And besides, the stock 16" rims seemed so small... and the 17" costed almost nothing.
    The car has now more or less 2500 km on the clock and I never really "abused" of her... but I can tell that it is really underpowered (well I could have told that even without driving it... this car needs one of those new small turboed engines), it feels quite heavy sometimes, but at least, being a GPunto underneath, I can cheer up with the chassis, which is not bad at all! I told you, I still have to test the car thoroughly, but trust me, it's a well-balanced chassis.
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    I think getting the 17" extras paid off, the car looks great. Have fun with it, or try with all of its 80hp
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    Other pics... sorry, no interior shots yet, apart from a few details.
    In the last picture you can see my previous car, a Punto Cabrio 1,6 HLX: a good car, funny to drive also because the chassis was cut - well, it's a Cabrio... and so you could get under and oversteer almost the same time while driving fast... funny
    ...but it was quite thirsty, and the insurance was killing me... as the Corsa, it was the 3rd car in the familiy (my dad's got an X5, my mom an A Class) and so insurance was not too low. Even though I'm not the one who pays it
    Goodbye, I'll miss you...

    I know the new Corsa is not appreciated that much in this forum but I really like it: I think the design is sporty and better than the GPunto's one - which is not a bad car... I'll tell you, the GPunto was one of my other choices, and I really like it, it's also well-designed, but I don't really like its back end which looks too... fat...
    More pics to come, resizing pics is booring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1 Mustang Fan View Post
    I think getting the 17" extras paid off, the car looks great. Have fun with it, or try with all of its 80hp
    YEAAAH, 80 HP RRROOOOCK!!!!!!!111!! -headbanging-
    ...

    Thanks! I'll soon try a 0-100kph but I already know what the result will be... Opel says it takes 13,9secs, but I think it will take more - also because the car Opel used for the misuration surely had 15" rims...

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    looks like a neat city car. what sort of mileage?

    80hp i have that in the mini lol
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    That looks smart! I think the new corsa's (well all new vauxhalls/opels) are a million times better looking than nearly anything they ahve don in the past.


    Hope you never need all those airbags.

    Enjoy.
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    Damn!! I forgot to blur the numberplate in the first pic!! I got confused, I didn't upload the right pic... Ok, it's too late now. LeonOfTheDead, if you see a car with that numberplate you know who's driving it

    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    looks like a neat city car. what sort of mileage?

    80hp i have that in the mini lol
    It should be a city car but it's almost 4 meters long. And it's not noisy at all, you can drive on the highway and the engine noise won't ever be annoying.
    About the mileage, it should get 6lt/100km (don't ask me for the conversion right now...) but it will probably get 7lt/100km or more With the gas tank almost full the range is something like 650kms... including a trip on a highway.
    With 80hp your Mini will probably fly from what displacement?

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    Congrats for the new ride!

    I still don't like Opel's interior though


    scanning the road for the plate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q TOY View Post
    That looks smart! I think the new corsa's (well all new vauxhalls/opels) are a million times better looking than nearly anything they ahve don in the past.
    Yeah, if someone had told a few years ago that in the future I would have bought a Corsa I wouldn't have believed him/her...


    Quote Originally Posted by Q TOY View Post
    Hope you never need all those airbags.
    I hope that too!!

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    Enjoy.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    Congrats for the new ride!

    I still don't like Opel's interior though
    Thanks! But you have to admit that there's been a HUGE improvement since the previous Corsa... Opel's interiors haven't gone under serious changes for years! My mom had a 1st gen Tigra (great car) and in that car the interior fitted quite well (even though it was a bit boring) because it was a 90s car, but they couldn't go on like that for the years to come!

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    scanning the road for the plate...
    Well, I study in Padua, and I've already been there with my Corsa... Maybe we've also seen each other

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    Congratulations on your new car.

    Altough it's a bit "overtyred" for 80bhp. Does it move actually?
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    Rip it a new one !
    I am easily satisfied with the very best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Congratulations on your new car.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Altough it's a bit "overtyred" for 80bhp. Does it move actually?
    Does "overtyred" exist? To be honest, I often joke about that with my friends lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gt1Street View Post
    Rip it a new one !
    ... sorry I don't get it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_M View Post
    Does "overtyred" exist? To be honest, I often joke about that with my friends lol
    Well, to be honest you've got more tyre in your 80bhp Corsa than I do in my 140bhp BMW...

    In terms of grip though it must be fantastic. You most probably are able to reliase every italians dream: you don't need to touch the brakes ever!
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