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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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120 reader reviews for Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.2i 16v Life 5dr

    Ewan Wallace , Argyll . Date: 21/10/2008
    • 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

    An excellent little car! Sure, its basic and my entry level car has little equipment; it has been 100% reliable despite a rough life. I live up an extremely bumpy unsurfaced track and do lots of driving on country roads. The 1.2 engine is zippy and eager with decent performance if you thrash it. The interior has stood up to all the abuse. the only slight faults are that been well over 6foot tall, long journeys can get uncomfortable and the I had to get new handbrake cables as the handbrake would not secure the car on some slopes. After this was done (cheaply and quickly) the car would still roll on some slopes meaning I couldn't park there. That aside I would not hesitate to recommend this car and I hope to continue thrashing mine for years to come

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