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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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121 reader reviews for Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback.
  • 1.2i 16v Design 5dr

    Guy Hudson , . Date: 10/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44.8

    My car

    I had several off these 5 door 1.2 Design as a driving instructor. Ideal car for a novice, light and little distraction. Can take a massive beating on the clutch, suspension, brakes and gearbox and show no adverse defects. Sunroof open slightly on the motorway will give parents less to worry about as this car is unreasonably skittish at 70mph for a novice. An accomplished driver will get bored very quick. Only when you red line the revs do you get any sense of stimulation.

  • 1.0 12v Club 3dr

    Thomas Solomon , Surrey . Date: 25/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This was my first car as an 18 year old male, so I needed something which was cheap to insure. I it is a 2005 model and at the time was of purchase 4 years old. I really would not recomend it as after just under 40000 miles the camshaft snapped breaking half the engine with it. this is a common fault and Vauxhall has since recalled this car model, stating that the camshaft bolts were not tightened enough. Unfortunately for me it had already broken. As you would expect vauxhall refused to pay the £1700 that I payed in repair costs. The good things about the car are that is it easy to park and the clutch is easy to learn if you are a new driver. Everything else is bad, the steering is a vague and has play in it. It is so loud at 70 you need to shout to have a conversation. And the car just rattles and feels like you are going to fall through the floor as you drive along.

  • 1.0 12v Club 3dr

    Jason Butler , West Midlands . Date: 07/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 2001 1.0L Corsa Club which I've owned for almost 2 years now. It's a pretty old car but I bought it on a strict budget, based on its reputation for being reliable and economical. It pretty much lived up to this - there have been no major repairs, only a replacement wiper rubber, and the handbrake needed tightening, which is pretty normal for an older car. I'm often amazed at how seldom it requires petrol. The foot controls are very smooth, the gearbox feels good, and it handles very nicely on the road. Certainly a perfect first-time car, great city car, spacious enough for my needs.

    The only downsides are it can lack power if I misjudge the gears, and end up struggling up a hill, whereas a more powerful car would probably cope. Then again, it's what you'd expect from a 1L engine, a 1.2-1.4 would be adviseable. Also the suspension bushes appear to be going, which isn't uncommon in this car (from what I've read), which creates a groaning noise at low revs. But they can easily be oiled, which sorts the problem for a while, eventually they'll need replacing, but the parts are inexpensive and it's a relatively simple procedure, shouldn't cost much.

    Overall, a good, reliable car which is pleasant to drive and economical to run.

  • 1.2i 16v SXi AC 3dr

    Michael Northwood , Kent . Date: 26/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I had a 1.2 SXi Corsa. It is the WORST car I have ever driven. The ride was so harsh, it gave me a trapped nerve in my back. The quality of the car itself is poor.

    The engine dropped a valve into the cylinder at 35,000 miles, and as it was out or warranty by 9 months, Vauxhall wouldn't help. they quoted me £3000 for a new engine.

    I will never buy a Vauxhall car EVER again for as long as I live. The dealers don't care once they have your money. Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay are treated better than Vauxhall customers.

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