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I just planned to buy Opel Corsa 1.4 GSI and i feel that the ground clearance is very low... So can anybody help me to find out the ground clearance and is there any possibilities to increase it... And again let me know the positives and the negatives of Opel Corsa 1.4 gsi...

By Babu on Mar 25, 2009

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  • Expert Hi,
    Ground clearence of Corsa is not too low.Its according to thetechnical requirments. Suggested not to alter ground clearence by replacing shocks and change of tyres as it would affect balance of car at high speeds due change of center of gravity and aerodynamic lift.
    The advantage of Corsa is its quality, reliable engine. disadvantage is poor service network .The fact that operations of Opel is closed in India except maintenance of sold cars ads to disadvantages.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Mar 26, 2009

  • Mate i own an opel corsa 1.4 for the past 5 yeras Excellent vehicle, very stable, heavy and reliable

    Key notes
    Efficiency- 10 KMPL CITY 13 KMPL highway
    Ground clearance - 134 MM (Very low for bangalore roads because of Humps which will kill every owners peace of mind)
    Max speed attained - 167kmph (Company claims 171)


    Keep a close watch on the silencer always and the rubber clamp which hold it against the chasis

    If you are in a city with high humps and cannot really withstand your baby brushing against every hump i suggest a spacer (in shock absorber) available with all General motor dealers which can improve your clearance by .5-.75 CM. Again not sure on the pros and cons need to check in detail
    Answer by Mathew on Mar 26, 2009

  • I have an opel corsa 1.4 ground clearnce so low I damaged a gearbox mounting bracket and hence after replacing it, I had a gearbox shield plate fabricated and next change springs
    Answer by Steven on Apr 27, 2014

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