my girlfriend has just got one, brand new. Handles nicely, suprisingly quick for a 1.2, 75 bhp I think. A lot faster than her old 1.4 8v corsa (59bhp).
Seems to be getting quicker the more miles she does.
Nice interior, nice exterior (sri looks). What more do you want.
i am having a bit of a conflict with meself over what i fancy cos i can go for a 1.3SR nova (lots of tuning possibilities, but probably rusty!!) or an almost new corsa 1.2 16v (probably sxi, less worries about rust milage etc...) --> dont like the new lights on the brand new corsa's!
my mate has a corsa c 1.2 sxi. Ive driven it, and weve had many a test session on my nans private dual carriageways. It will happily keep up with 1.6 8v cars like xr3i, orion ghia etc etc. I dont like it really, cause i cant hear the engine, which is a problem at junctions i keep thinking ive stalled it. Plus i have size 11 feet and tend to get my toes stuck under the dash kick panel and pressing two pedals at once.