View Full Version : Want to do up my first car?

01-21-2008, 07:08 AM
I Love cars I know Im a girl and some guys hate that kinda thing but hey - I dont care! nothing better than cruising along windows down and music going! LOL! Right what I need is some ideas - I want to put body kit on my car, alloys etc maybe up the power a bit cos the poor lil thing is only a 1.0L - plz dont scoff - its a lil flyer! Its just gonna be a project and I'll prob sell it on then cos what Im gonna be getting is a Subaru Impreza[basically waiting for a couple of years at the moment because want Insurance to come down - cos its E1500 at the moment for subaru cos Im still on 2nd provisional etc but it will come down next year to E900!!!the joy of being a "chick", I know guys it cost twice this amount lol!]. So, anyway if anybody has ideas or links to photos for ideas or experiences doing up cars and how you went about it etc etc please leave an answer! Oh its an Opel Corsa year 2000 and 4 doors. Thanx ppl xxxOh and Im in Ireland so any details of Suppliers etc please keep relevant!Yes I know its a 5 door hatchback - TYPING ERROR, OKAY! PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER THIS QUESTION UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO BE HELPFUL

01-21-2008, 09:57 AM
I wouldnt bother, as it's a corsa. And its a 5 door hatchback for your information.It de-values the car. No one wants to buy a car thats been owned by a young person.Just wait untill you got a bit more experience, and go and buy that Impreza.

01-21-2008, 12:46 PM
Yes stand up side down and eat your dinner.

01-21-2008, 03:35 PM
check out the pontiac g-8... it owns!!!

01-21-2008, 06:24 PM
just keep it clean and shiny cos it wont go any faster if you doll it up and ask plod to pull you over.

01-21-2008, 09:14 PM
leave the poor thing alone!

01-22-2008, 12:03 AM
Respect to you!Right, the best thing i can suggest is look up http://www.modifiedcars.ie or http://www.modifiedcars.com or even get magazines such as Maxpower, Fast Car, etc and that may give some ideas to what you want,plus there are pages for advertisments on body kits, perfomance kits, alloys, exhausts etc and some have a catalogue and you ring up and order. Dont go over the top, The corsa is a good car, but it can be ruined if its not done right, just try not to go overkill - keep it tasteful! If you really want more power I suggest you upgrade the engine - you could try a Astra gsi either put it in the model you have now or else you could just upgrade your car to a 1.4L corsa and have some tuning work on it - all the best with it and follow your dream - id rather have a car that has been done up and looked after and even though its beeen put through its paces a bit , but i wouldnt touch with a barge pole a car owned by one "elderly lady owner, hardly driven , low mileage etc" - the chances are its never gone higher than third gear and she has probably ragged the shite out of the thing by driving it like this! You will get your Subaru one day, keep living your dreams.

01-22-2008, 02:52 AM
It great doing your first car up i modded my first car up 15 years ago now and still doing so.The style atm after so many people to mnay cheap bits to spoil the trend and mixing styles.So the style atm is less is better this being adding mods to the main features ie a bodykit but dont add a Japanese style kit to your car as it will mix styles a a Japanese look on a Euro car is a big no save that for the Scooby.So a Euro bodykit,alloys again not over the top and over sized..Exhaust if you want performance a decat or catback at least,this is a instant power gain,beware not to go to big a bore as running an NA engine you dont want to loss backpressure and argued point but most modders go by this rule. Spray the dash its easy to do yourself if you cant reamove the dash then paper what doest need painting and spray the bits that do whilst in place.(done many times myself)You can follow this by spraying the door handles and air vents to match also.Add some nice seat covers or new seats and matts new gear knob but not a tacky cheap one and again for the pedals.Music a dvd player cheaper even from Halfords these days.and a nice ICE system which can be removed when you sell the car,Airfilter add a panel filter with air pipe drilled into the stock box not add a cone filter on a na engine please.Add some iridium plugs and give the car some decent expensive oil and change filters including the fuel filter and clean your injectors.and your away.Dont add loads and loads of small bits dont go pink i know being a girl and that but its really out not my say just what is said everywhere at the cruises mags and car shows also out is lexus style lights.Tell your insurance your mods or you may loss everything if they find out.A pain i know but a must.Join Opel/vauxhall forums there will be plenty of these free forums on the a search engine,joining these will give you help with mods best place to buy them from and where not to as you wouldnt want a dodgy kit that didnt fit and you loss your money,also forums usually have traders on whom will give you a discount or even other members selling bits from there cars.http://www.cardomain.com/check this site out i always go there when looking at kits for my cars to give me some ideas.http://corsasport.co.uk/board/welcome.phphttp://www.corsa-c.co.uk/forum/http://www.cavweb-forums.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=83http://www.allcorsa.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/minichamps-vauxhall-opel-5705.html?s=c6a76e5f18df863081e3399ed8d991ff&a fewThings will get more hardcore when you get a scooby atm iam modding my second skyline and enjoying every minute.enjoy

01-22-2008, 05:41 AM
My son had a corsa and he did it up new wheels,full body kit,new exhaust , induction kit lower suspension and tinted Windows and it looked very nice...