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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.
  • 1.0 12v Club 3dr

    Brendan Lawlor , Lincolnshire . Date: 16/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I owned this V REG 1999 1.0L 12V Club for a year before recently having it written off, not my fault may i add. On petrol it was good, insurance was ok for me being 21. When i got the car for a bargain i didnt realise the radiator was knackerd, dont know anything about cars i drove it for two months with it over heating like mad god only knows how the little beast didnt explode. so after two months had to have the radiator changed. 2 weeks later it was over heating again. money was tight so i kept driving it for 6 months turns out it had an oil leek...again is survived my abuse. i got a friend to do me a full service so it wasnt so bad. The first M.O.T I put it though would of cost me 500 pound for wear and tear parts (about everything needed replacing) but again my friend got it though the M.O.T for 150 pound, shows how much garages rob. so in about 6 months the car cost me more than it was worth. BUT...It still went like a tank though my ignorance untill the day a brand new car pulled into my lane and hit me head on from end caved in...everyone was ok but the car completly written off. I cannot really slag the car off coz it with stood all my mechanical abuse. Would never have another one but for a first car its cheap just not me. its im my oppinion second in the list of chavvy boy racer cars behind the saxo and im not the sterotipical 21 year old racer even tho my insurance doesnt look at it that way!! ANYWAY Im getting a PT CRUISER...GOOD BYE AND HAPPY CORSAING

  • 1.2i 16v Comfort 3dr

    antony alderson Date: 16/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I've owned my corsa 1.2 16v comfort for 4 month's now and it's had a head gasket problem since i bought it, it's been repaired at my local garage but it's still loosing water, low level of standard equipment but it's forgivable because it's so good to drive...

  • 1.0 12v Breeze 3dr

    Nicola Paterson Date: 02/11/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This was my first car so ideal for me at the time. Practical running costs and never caused me any bother during the three years I owned it. Sailed through services and MOT. Very practical and economical!

  • 1.0 12v Club 3dr

    Lee Woods , Mid Glamorgan . Date: 27/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Recently purchased a Corsa 1.0 Life on a 06 plate, to replace my ageing Fabia 1.4. I must admit to being surprised at how competent the tiny engine is. It'll win the traffic light grand prix every time (if you've a mind to do so). It'll pull strongly up any hill (my old fabia used to struggle to do 60 up one particularly long steep hill locally, the Corsa will do 65 and feels more relaxed in the process). Also it'll pull smoothly and briskly in 5th from below 1000rpm.

    On top of that the seats are comfortable, the cabin is light and airy with plenty of glass so visibility is very good. Parking is simplicity itself (easiest car I've owned to park).

    The breaks are very good with ABS and Break Assist, which really makes a difference, initially they feel to sharp but after only a few miles you wonder how you managed without them.

    The car starts first time every time, gets me to where I'm going in comfort and still returns around 50MPG.

    It's slightly less refined and slightly noisier than my old fabia, but I can forgive it that because it does everything else (well almost) better.

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